Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Facial Rejuvenation
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) For Facial Rejuvenation
Facial rejuvenation is a top priority for many, but not all are ready or willing to undergo invasive surgery to achieve a more youthful appearance. Fortunately, there are a number of effective treatments available that can provide noticeable results without surgery. One of the newest treatments involves the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to correct some of the most common facial aging concerns. PRP is a unique formulation created from the patient’s own blood, which has been specifically processed to increase the concentration of platelets in the plasma.
While its cosmetic applications are relatively new, PRP has a long history of use in orthopedic medicine, reconstructive surgery, and dentistry. It is a popular treatment for joint, tendon, and tissue injuries in professional athletes because it greatly reduces the amount of time the athlete is out of play after an injury. Platelet-rich plasma is rich in platelets and growth factors, which are known to stimulate stem cells. Stem cells in turn stimulate the growth of collagen to help the body heal and regenerate more quickly.
How PRP is used in cosmetic medicine
Also referred to as a treatment with PRP is able to address a variety of cosmetic concerns in areas of the face that can be difficult to treat with other non-invasive techniques. The most popular uses of PRP include:
Improving skin texture
Adding volume to the face, hands, and neck
Treating fine lines and wrinkles around and below the eyes
Plumping up under-eye grooves
Minimizing wrinkles and lines around the mouth
Eliminating acne scars and stretch marks
What is the latest trending product in the USA for revitalizing the face?
The latest product on the market is the platelet-rich plasma injection. It is known by many names such as PRP facial rejuvenation, blood facelift, and Blood PRP Lift. The injection works by inserting enhanced plasma into the face which in turn causes the production of collagen and blood vessels through the stem cells. The result is a younger, clearer, and blemish free skin.
What is the PRP process?
PRP is performed by extracting about 20cc worth of blood from the patient. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the stem and other growth cells from it. Once they have been separated, the enriched plasma is injected into the areas of the face where the signs of aging have begun to show (i.e. wrinkles and creases around the eyes, forehead, and cheeks).
How long does it take to recover from PRP?
Generally, it takes about a week to recover completely from potential bruising and swelling. With that said, many people do recover quickly and can return back to their normal lives in about two to three days. However, the recovery time may be longer if PRP is performed in combination with another procedure such as laser resurfacing or fat transfer. In such cases, it would take about a week to look presentable enough to return to work.
How long does PRP’s effects last?
There is no anti-aging treatment available that is permanent. Each and every treatment requires maintenance and PRP is no different. It is estimated that PRP’s effects can last anywhere from nine months to two years. After that, the effects will begin to fade and a follow up treatment will be required.
Is PRP restricted for use in the face?
No, PRP actually has multiple uses. In fact, for a long time this procedure was used to restore lost cartilage in joints, such as in the knees and shoulder sockets. Additionally, it has even been used to repair damaged muscle tissue.
Who are the best candidates for PRP?
PRP is perfect for anyone that has begun to show the signs of aging. Unlike facelifts which require incisions and long recovery process, PRP is especially popular among older patients as it is a minimally invasive procedure with a short recovery period. Nevertheless, patients need to be realistic about the results and realize the fact that PRP can only treat them to a certain extent.
How many treatments will I require?
That is something which differs from patient to patient. The estimated life span of a PRP treatment is from 9 months to 2 years depending on the person’s circumstances. So, the earliest you would require a follow-up treatment would be after nine months.
What parts of the face can PRP treat?
The entire face itself can actually benefit from PRP. For example, PRP works great in removing the wrinkles and frown lines on the forehead. On the cheeks, it can restore lost volume and make the cheeks for plump. Moreover, it can also help with filling sunken eye sockets.
Is it effective in treating wrinkles?
Yes, quite often it is used as an independent product to treat wrinkles.
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