“Facial Rejuvenation” and “organic” are terms that one would not typically expect to be used together. With the advancement of using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the cosmetic industry, we can now offer a treatment that gives a more youthful appearance to the skin without invasive surgery,botoxor filler.
While using PRP cosmetically is relatively new, it has been used for years in orthopedic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and dentistry. The platelet rich plasma has high concentrations of platelets and growth factor that stimulate stem cells to help the body regenerate and heal at a faster rate. PRP injections also aid in remodeling the extracellular matrix and induces the synthesis of collagen which is essential for skin rejuvenation.
PRP Facial Rejuvenation Benefits
PRP for facial rejuvenation can improve a variety of cosmetic concerns organically using a unique mixture from a patient’s own blood in areas that can often be difficult to treat with other non-surgical options. It improves overall skin texture, decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and plumps hollowing areas such as undereye grooves and cheeks. PRP can also improve the appearance of acne scars and decrease the signs of aging in the neck and hands. The PRP facial be used on its own or combined with laser, Botox and/or fillers.
Overview of Treatment
PRP Facial Rejuvenation takes about an hour to complete. A numbing cream is applied on the area to be treated to minimize discomfort during the procedure. Next, a few vials of blood are drawn and centrifuged until they contain a layer of concentrated plasma rich cells, platelets and growth factors. This layer is then extracted and injected into the skin using very fine needles while the Zimmer Chiller directs cold air over the treatment area to further minimize patient discomfort. Patients typically experience a mild stinging sensation during the procedure which resolves promptly upon completion of the treatment.
Injecting PRP directly into the tissue allows your body to absorb and utilize all the benefits of the extracted platelet rich plasma. When this treatment is done with micro-needling, a significant portion of the PRP ends up just sitting on the outside surface of the skin.
Unlike filler, PRP Facial Rejuvenation is organically stimulating your body’s own collagen production to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as plump areas that have lost volume and hollowed. It takes about three months for maximum collagen regeneration to occur. Most patients notice an improvement in their skin texture in the first month after the treatment. It is recommended to have 2-3 treatments spaced at 8-week intervals. The results of PRP facial rejuvenation are long term with most patients receiving touch up treatments at one year to further stimulate collagen production and continued facial rejuvenation.
If patients are looking for a more immediate improvement, we can combine the benefits of the PRP facial rejuvenation with Botox, fillers and laser skin resurfacing.
Risks and Recovery
PRP Facial Rejuvenation is one of the lowest risk treatments to improve the signs of mild to moderate aging because the treatment involves injecting a substance sourced from your own body. This organic procedure eliminates the risk of allergic reaction, sensitivity and infection that may occur with other anti-aging procedures.
Mild injection site bruising, swelling or redness can occur but usually resolves after 3-7 days following the procedure and may be safely concealed with make-up shortly after the treatment. It is recommended that patients start taking Arnica, a homeopathic medication that naturally decreases bruising and swelling following procedures.
PRP Facial Rejuvenation is an effective, organic anti-aging treatmentused to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, restore volume to hollowed areas under the eyes and cheeks, and improve the overall appearance of the skin. Unlike Botox and filler, PRP will stimulate your own body to replace collagen offering a long-term solution for anti-aging.