As we age, the collagen in our skin is broken down by repeated UV exposure from the sun's rays. This process leads to thinner skin with textural irregularities, dark spots, and wrinkles.
Since the turn of the century, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used in cosmetic surgery. Previously published scientific articles reveal biopsy-proven increases in new collagen formation and thickening of the epidermis of the skin with the topical application of growth factors.
When the growth factors are derived from a patient's self-donated platelet-rich plasma, there is a potential to “drink from your own personal fountain of youth.” PRP plays a vital role in anti-aging aesthetics because of its ability to stimulate collagen, improve skin tone, reduce wrinkles, and reverse sun damage.
How Does It Work?
After collecting a small sample of self-donated blood, it is placed within a tube in a centrifuge. After spinning the tube for some time, the red blood cells sink to the bottom due to their higher density, while the plasma and platelets collect at the upper part of the tube.
As a concentrated source of blood plasma, PRP includes several different growth factors and other cytokines that can promote the regeneration process of soft tissues. The growth factors in PRP activate your adult stem cells in and under your skin. This stem cell activity results in the enhancement of your skin quality and elasticity, improved blood flow and blood supply, new collagen, and new tissue.
With the Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Liquid Facelift, dermal filler, such as Juvéderm® UltraPlus XC or Restylane-L®, is first administered to restore lost volume. Your Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) can then be layered on top of the dermal filler to enhance its effects and stimulate collagen production, improve the skin's texture, and create lift.
The dermal fillers we use have been shown to instantly reduce moderate to severe wrinkles like smile lines, as well as restore volume for a fresher, more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers are clear gel-like substances composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally exists in the human body. Large amounts of hyaluronic acid are found in the cells, providing skin with its youthful suppleness and moisture.
The body’s natural levels of hyaluronic acid tend to decrease with age. The decrease in hyaluronic acid, combined with other factors, results in facial muscles becoming closer to the surface of the skin, leading to the increased appearance of wrinkles and smile lines. The dermal filler treatment adds back lost hyaluronic acid to your skin, restoring lost volume and smoothing out those unsightly wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid fillers don't weaken facial muscles or inhibit facial movement or expressions, giving you superior results with a natural look.
What Are the Benefits?
A Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Liquid Facelift is a relatively simple, reliable, and quick facial rejuvenating and skin tightening procedure. Many patients report excellent results and a vibrant glow. This treatment utilizes your growth factors to regenerate healthy cell growth and treat many skin conditions. When it comes to healing of wounds, there is a well documented synergistic benefit from using a hyaluronic acid filler with platelet-rich plasma, which makes hyaluronic acid a preferred filler for the Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Liquid Facelift. Turning back the clock and enjoying youthful skin is now possible with this procedure.
What Is the Difference Between a PRP Liquid Facelift and a Regular Facelift?
Many people are opting for a PRP Liquid Facelift over a regular facelift. The term “facelift” when used in the context of a PRP Liquid Facelift, describes how new volume placed strategically and artistically under the skin can “lift” the skin away from the bony facial structure resulting in a more youthful appearance.
A regular facelift is a surgical procedure to reposition sagging cheeks and skin to improve the face, jawline, and neck. Many people prefer a PRP Liquid Facelift to a regular facelift because no surgery or general anesthesia is involved.
What Should I Expect?
The treatment is completed relatively quickly with minimal pain or discomfort. The procedure is a virtually painless series of injections into strategic areas of the face to decrease wrinkles, add youthful volume, and improve the quality of your skin. The procedure comes with no downtime has been dubbed a “lunchtime lift” because recovery is typically minimal. You may notice some redness along with some minor bruising and swelling, which should not take too long to resolve. Patient experience may vary.
You will see instant results, while renewal effects of the procedure continue for weeks to come. Since skin renewal and rejuvenation draws on the body’s active regeneration components, facial skin renewal continues for about three months after the procedure. Depending on the individual’s response, the effects can last for up to two years. Our skincare specialists at Santa Fe Vein & Med Spa can help with follow up visits to evaluate your results and customize your plan. Timeframes and individual results may vary from patient to patient.
Find Out if a Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Liquid Facelift Is Right for You
Visit us at Santa Fe Vein & Med Spa to learn more about the Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Liquid Facelift and how it can help you reverse the signs of aging. We will answer your questions and design a skin care plan tailored to your unique needs!