Although it’s referred to as a PRP facelift, this procedure isn’t really a facelift at all. However, those who receive this form of facial rejuvenation may very well comment that they appear to have had a surgical facelift performed. Although there is no surgery involved, PRP therapy can effectively reduce the amount of skin wrinkling on the face. It can also diminish the appearance of other blemishes.
The abbreviation PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, a healing therapy now becoming more and more recognized as a tissue healing accelerator. When blood platelets are concentrated, this plasma acts as a nutrient source for tissue creation. The PRP facelift takes it a step further by also utilizing hyaluronic acid-based fillers.
Smoothing the Facial Skin
Certain techniques for creating smoother, more youthful-looking skin can promote healthy skin growth, but the side effects of the procedures cannot be ignored. A PRP facelift, on the other hand, can significantly improve the health of all skin cells including the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissues. It doesn’t work overnight, but the long-term results are often more than what the client expects.
How We Perform a PRP Facelift
We draw a small amount of blood from the client and spin it in a centrifuge. This separates the plasma and platelets from the red cells. We then spin the plasma further to concentrate the platelets. The PRP is then mixed with a gel substance and injected into the treatment area.
The plasma, now laden with a high concentration of platelets, acts as a signaling mechanism. The body responds as though an injury has occurred. The platelets aid in clotting when we suffer a cut or scrape, but they also act as a first-response nutrient source. They contain proteins and other special growth factors, and these are used to begin a tissue regeneration process when an injury occurs. In PRP therapy, the idea is that the high concentration of platelets will accelerate the production of replacement tissue.
Since the skin is constantly replacing itself, high amounts of platelets in the lower dermal levels and subcutaneous tissues will help accelerate the creation of new, healthy tissue. The hyaluronic acid-based fillers help to further tighten and rejuvenate the skin.
Get Smoother Skin Without Surgery
It’s called a PRP facelift, but it’s really more like a PRP injection procedure. It’s simple to perform, and the results are often above and beyond what the client expects. You can learn more about a PRP facelift during a consultation at Georgia Center for Female Health in Peachtree Corners. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started!