Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an innovative and revolutionary approach in regenerative medicine that has recently gained increased steam in the cosmetic and plastic surgery realm. PRP injections are safe, effective, and a powerful way to rejuvenate the face.
PRP stands for platelet rich plasma, which takes advantage of the body’s own healing powers to refresh soft tissues and skin. PRP therapy uses blood platelets taken from your own blood. This is achieved through a blood draw that is processed through a centrifuge to separate the platelets. The platelet rich plasma is then applied in such a way to promote healing or stimulate collagen; it’s particularly effective when paired with microneedling!
The treatment is designed to restore lost volume and is a viable alternative for patients who want to avoid neurotoxin treatments and synthetic fillers. Additionally, if desired, dermal fillers can be combined with this treatment to achieve even more comprehensive lifting.
The benefits of PRP treatment may include:
The majority of the women who reviewed their own Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift on the website RealSelf.com say they are happy with their results (currently 96% as of 2019!). The RealSelf website allows women to share their experiences with cosmetic surgery and ask questions that are answered by doctors. The reviewers also rate their own doctors. A sampling of reviews:
“I have had the first of a three series prp facial. Procedure itself is comfortable and completely tolerable. Downtime was minimal but payoff is really good so far. The texture and tone of my skin is improved, with an immediate improvement in old acne scars.” Read more
“Prp is great way to look good without the permanence and risk of surgery. Prp facelift also improves your skin texture while plumping up some of the hollows I experience from being 62.” Read more
The National Institutes of Health website cites several articles from peer-reviewed medical journals on studies of the Platelet-Rich Plasma technique for facial rejuvenation. When you have evidence like this, you KNOW the procedure is great:
Histologic Evidence of New Collagen Formulation Using Platelet Rich Plasma in Skin Rejuvenation: A Prospective Controlled Clinical Study
Platelet-rich Plasma for Skin Rejuvenation and Treatment of Actinic Elastosis in the Lower Eyelid Area
Most women who have tried the combination of microneedling and PRP have given the treatment good to excellent reviews. You can achieve a natural lift, fullness, glow, and improvement to skin texture- all by using what your own body provides!
Women who have had the PRP treatments find their faces look even better several months after they have had the treatments. That’s because the plasma stimulates their skin’s stem cells to produce more collagen, grow new cells and literally rejuvenate their skin. The new cell growth in your skin generated by the Platelet Rich Plasma takes weeks to months, which is why it looks so much better after more time passes. Botox and other filler treatments break down with time, but the Platelet Rich Plasma lasts and looks better as long as 18 months to two years. The FDA has not imposed regulations on the use of PRP because it come from the patient’s own body and is not a drug. The use of PRP with other substances and some systems that prepare the PRP for use have been FDA cleared, so make certain the one your doctor recommends is one of them.
If you’ve been thinking about injectable fillers, Botox, or any other treatment for the face- contact us for a consultation! You might benefit more from our PRP treatment, but we’ll need to see you in person in order to make a recommendation. Contact us today!