Some of the most common visual signs of aging on the face are fine lines and wrinkles. Various techniques exist to help correct these conditions, but one of the most effective is platelet-rich plasma therapy. Abbreviated as PRP, this cosmetic treatment can help you defy the aging process through a simple procedure performed in the comfort of our office. The PRP facelift procedure doesn’t involve surgery, meaning that it isn’t really a facelift at all. However, the results are often so dramatic that many people will feel as if they really did have a facelift performed. You can find out more about this revolutionary procedure by scheduling a consultation at our office.
A Facelift Without Surgery?
A facelift involves pulling the skin upward to reduce the visually apparent wrinkles and creases. A PRP facelift is much simpler. Your own blood is the key ingredient. This is because blood contains platelets, and the platelets are responsible for causing clots to form when you bleed. Platelets also contain proteins and other special growth factors that help get the healing process started after an injury occurs.
When concentrated amounts of platelets, mixed with plasma, are skillfully injected into certain areas of the face, the body responds by accelerating the creation of new tissue. This is because the concentration of platelets in the affected area is recognized by the body as an injury site, even though no injury has occurred.
The Procedure Steps
The procedure itself is relatively straightforward. We first draw some blood from the client. We then spin the blood in a centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelets from the red cells and mix the plasma with other compounds to form a special gel. The solution is then injected into the face. Dermal fillers may also be used to fill in lines and wrinkles and restore lost volume. The process doesn’t take very long to complete. You are free to resume your normal activities on the same day, with absolutely no downtime involved after the treatment.
Learn More About a PRP Facelift
Make an appointment at the Georgia Center for Female Health in Peachtree Corners to get all the information you need about a PRP facelift procedure and how it compares with other cosmetic treatments for the facial skin. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation!