PRP Facial Rejuvenation
Over the last several years, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) has been used more and more for aesthetic purposes, with wonderful results. PRP administration leads to improved volume, reduced wrinkles, increased skin tone and rejuvenates photo aged facial skin. Unlike traditional dermal fillers which break down over time, PRP builds tissues over time. Results after PRP facial rejuvenations are amazing!
PRP facial rejuvenation takes about an hour to complete and does not require down time or the use of pain medications, however, Patients should avoid the use of anti-inflammatories for several days prior to treatment. Results can be seen right away and gradually improve over several weeks.
PRP is amazing for various types of tissue repair including collagen and skin, and has been used to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders since the 1990’s. When whole blood is collected from a patient and then separated into plasma and blood cells, PRP can then be isolated and used for injection into tissues needing to be repaired. PRP contains growth factors and cytokines responsible for the growth and repair of bone and soft tissues. Application of PRP for non-surgical facial rejuvenation is a great way to provide lasting fullness and volume to facial structures without having to undergo surgery.
All areas of the face can be treated with PRP, including:
- Upper eyelid
- Lower eyelid
- Naso-labial folds
In addition to the face, any area of the body can be treated with PRP!
How many treatments are needed to get the results I expect?
This is decided on a case by case basis, but it is generally advised that at least two treatments are needed to get the results one is looking for. Results are also based upon your individual genetic makeup, age and nutritional status. Those with excessive facial lines or hollowing may need several treatments. Results are generally seen immediately and improvement is noticeable several weeks after initial treatment. After PRP treatment, most will experience:
- Regain a youthful appearance
- Reduced wrinkles
- Improved facial volume
- Remove years of aging
Are there any side effects to PRP facial rejuvenation?
Since PRP contains the Patients own cells there is no chance of adverse reactions. There may be minimal bruising and a very small entry point is needed to administer PRP which his approximately the size of a human hair. One can expect similar experience as giving blood of having an IV. Most Patients recover very quickly due to the healing nature of PRP therapy.
Is PRP facial rejuvenation for everyone?
Almost anyone is a good candidate for PRP facial rejuvenation. Those who should not undergo PRP facial rejuvenation procedure are those with blood born cancers (Lymphoma, Leukemia), malignancies, active blood disorders, those with acute infections, Patients on anti-platelet therapies, Patients with Cerebral Palsy or Parkinson’s disease, Those with allergy to Lidocaine.
Can I use other treatments in conjunction with PRP facial rejuvenation?
PRP facial rejuvenation can be combined with Botox, laser treatments and other cosmetic procedures safely.