Do You Show These Signs of Aging?
- Skin color becomes more gray because of less blood flow.
- Facial shape becomes collapsed and droopy as muscle and collagen decrease.
- Dark circles appear around eyes.
- Skin texture becomes less smooth. As a result, the person looks worn or tired. The lively, rosy hue fades to a dull gray.
The PRP Facelift is an all-natural, non-surgical technique that leaves patients looking more youthful for longer than traditional procedures. Cosmetic surgery can remove excess skin and make the person appear younger; however, a surgical facelift can be more than what’s needed for some people, especially when loss of shape without extra skin is the main problem.
As a result of the aging process and weight loss, we lose volume in our faces. These procedure can fill in the areas of volume loss without surgery, giving a natural appearance. The skin of the face can be renewed and the shape corrected.
The PRP Facelift works through the use of platelet rich plasma (PRP).
This procedure use your own blood to stimulate your cells to regenerate. The serum is activated with calcium chloride. This mixture contains growth factors used to stimulate uni-potent (native) stem cells, fibroblasts, collagen, and blood vessels. Activated PRP causes tissue repair and has an anti-aging effect. PRP has been used successfully and safely for many years to treat joint injuries in orthopedics and to speed recovery in oral surgery. In the field of plastic surgery, it has been used in healing wounds in burn patients and diabetics who are often prone to non healing sores and wounds.
During the PRP Facelift, the Eclipse Micropen is used and the PRP is massaged into the skin. PRP is injected into the problem areas of the skin, smoothing out wrinkles and correcting the shape of the face.
Read more about the Eclipse Micropen here.
The effects of the procedure should be noticed within 3 weeks. with a full effect around 3 months. The results can last up to two years, but vary with each individual.
Individuals with the following conditions are not good candidates for the PRP Facelift:
Scleroderma, collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities; blood clotting problems, active bacterial/fungal infection; immune-suppression; women who are pregnant or nursing.
Individuals with the following may not be good candidates for the PRP Facelift:
Keloid scars; history of eczema, psoriasis and other chronic conditions; history of actinic keratosis; history of herpes simplex infections; history of diabetes; prescence of raised moles, warts on targeted area.
If you are unsure whether you are a good candidate for this procedure, we recommend you schedule a 30 minute consultation with our physician.
How Does the PRP Facelift Procedure Work?
Blood is drawn from the arm in the same way as with any blood test. Then, using a centrifuge and a special method, platelet rich plasma is isolated the resultant growth factors. A numbing cream is applied liberally to the face. Using a very thin needle, the growth factors are injected into the face. Once injected, the platelets immediately activate the body’s localized stem cells and begin rejuvenating and revitalizing the skin on the face. The procedure is very tolerable with minimal discomfort and little to no downtime.