Platelet-rich plasma Therapy For Facial Rejuvenation
Facial Rejuvenation & Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP/PRF) Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma facial rejuvenation involves the use of platelets derived from a patient’s blood to reduce wrinkles, improve skin texture and other forms of skin vitality. Platelet-rich plasma was first used to restore skin and soft tissue defects, but it has recently gained popularity as a rejuvenation treatment to minimize the visible signs of aging.
The aging of skin stem cells in part, causes the aging of the skin. As stem cells age, they lose their potency to renew human tissues and organs.
How does PRP work?
The process involves drawing the patient’s blood form the arm. The blood is then centrifuged multiple times at a certain speed to separate the cells such as white and red blood cells and the platelets. The plasma, which is free of red blood cells, contains a platelet poor portion and a platelet rich portion. The portion of the plasma that contains a high concentration of platelets is PRP. The platelets in the PRP contains a large concentration of growth factors.
The components of PRP can help stimulate cellular regeneration and growth. They contain growth factors, cytokines, and hormones such as IGF-1, FGF2, PDGF, and TGF beta. These growth factors or a powerful stimulant for the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen helps strengthen the normal function of the skin, helps tighten the skin and restores firmness. Skin texture is improved as well. Elastin helps control its elasticity.
Since the procedure doesn’t involve any drugs, it is very safe as there are no side effects associated with PRP.
What areas can be treated?
Like other aesthetic treatment options such as facial fillers, this therapy can be used for different body areas.
PRP therapy is effective in the following areas:
- Fine lines and stretch marks
- Sun damaged and scarring skin areas
- Sagging skin
How to prepare for the treatment.
The first step is determining if you are an appropriate candidate for this treatment. A consultation is strongly recommend the first so Dr. Carter can review your medical history and assess your concerns. It is good to have realistic expectations as to what this procedure can actually do for you.
How Much Does It Cost?
Platelet rich plasma/platelet rich fibrin is considered cosmetic and not covered by insurance. The cost of treatment depends on your specific needs. Text or email a photo of the areas of concern and we can give you an estimated fee.
What are the risks associated with PRP Facial rejuvenation?
There aren’t any significant side effects associated with PRP. However receiving any type of injection by a needle can cause some minor adverse reactions.
1. The main adverse reaction is mild bruising.
2. Discomfort during the procedure: may occur if you are a sensitive person and can be controlled with medication.
3. Infection is very rare.
5. Mild swelling of the face for about a few days after the procedure.
6. Temporary numbness, redness, or tingling may occur as the area heals. It will go away over a relatively short period.
7. Itching in the treatment area is unlikely, but can occur.
When will I see results after PRP for facial rejuvenation?
Visible results occur within a few weeks. Collagen production continues for months after PRP treatment. The results of this procedure can last up to 12 months or longer depending on your skin care habits and lifestyle.
How can you maximize results?
Make sure you have good skin health. Practicing healthy skin care habits and using quality skin care products are equally important as the procedure itself.
As with most other forms of cosmetic treatment, including Botox and fillers, the key to maximizing results lies in your skincare routine. It includes exfoliating, moisturizing, and carefully selecting quality anti-aging products for your skin.
What is the recovery period?
The recovery process is 1-2 days – similar to other injectable cosmetic treatments such as facial fillers.
The Pros of PRP Facial Rejuvenation
Significant improvement in acne scars, pigmentation spots, and stretch mark removal. This is a 100% natural treatment using your own body to rejuvenate your skin.
• Increased elasticity of the skin and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
• Improved skin texture.
• Minimization of pore size.
• Increased hydration of the skin, improved skin tone, and complexion.
The Cons of PRP Facial Rejuvenation.
The procedure can be uncomfortable for some. However injection related discomfort can be controlled with medications. Insurance does not cover the cost of PRP for cosmetic purposes. The procedure is an out-of-pocket expense.
Platelet-rich plasma is a treatment that can change your way of thinking about skin and aesthetics. With this treatment, patients can feel younger, fresher, and more beautiful than ever before with no downtime. It has been clinically proven to restore skin and soft tissue defects effectively. It also minimizes the visible signs of aging and helps create a more youthful appearance with minimal side effects. All in all, it is a procedure that deserves a place in every aesthetic practice offering rejuvenation treatments.
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This lovely 57-year-old patient’s concerns were deepening of the nasolabial folds (laugh lines), sagging skin of the lower face and loss of volume of the cheeks. Treatment: Hypodermal injections (not micro needling) of super concentrate of PRP into the lower face, including the cheeks, lower eyelids, above and below the lips and into the nasal labial folds. Results: In just 3 weeks, improvements are seen with softer nasal labial folds, tighter skin of the cheeks, lower eyelids, and lip area. Although PRP is not a filler, there is subtle, but improved volume in the cheeks. Injections above the upper lip help lift the lip making it more visible and youthful.
To learn more, schedule a video visit with Dr. Carter, which can be done from the comfort of your home or office. You can also text us a photo of the area of concern for an estimated fee.
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Why Choose Dr. Alicia Carter?
- Dr. Carter is an expert in Regenerative Medicine and has over 15 years of experience using PRP and stem cell therapies.
- Patients typically experience improvement after only 1 injection by Dr. Carter, as opposed to a “monthly series” of treatments that are suggested elsewhere.
- Dr. Carter uses the newest generation PRP centrifuge and unique methods to generate the best PRP sample possible with exceptional platelet counts.
- Dr. Carter does the entire procedure herself (not an assistant or nurse) to ensure the best possible outcome.
- An extensive history is taken from each patient to identify factors that contribute to their skin concerns. Addressing these factors will help maximize treatment outcome.
Fitness and sports enthusiasts of all levels, from weekend warriors to professional athletes have benefited under Dr. Carter’s care. Performing artists with career-threatening injuries have been able to return to their profession with Dr. Carter’s holistic approach to treatment.