As you get older your body changes in ways you may not love. Many people will turn to plastic surgery or other procedures to help their body maintain a healthy, youthful, and rejuvenated look as they get older. Others will look for other options that are not as involved, risky, or expensive as plastic surgery. Over the years new procedures have continued to be introduced as an alternative to surgery. Today The Skin and Body Refinery would like to help you understand one of our newer therapies, platelet rich plasma facelift therapy.
How Long Does it Take for PRP to Work on Face?
The platelet rich plasma facelift therapy is an outpatient procedure that can help reverse the sings of aging skin and leave you with younger, smoother skin. One of our certified phlebotomists will draw a small amount of your blood. Your blood will be placed into a centrifuge machine where the components of your blood are separated. In the centrifuge machine your platelets and plasma are separated. The platelets are removed and are then injected into areas of your face that are showing signs of aging. Blood platelets contain growth factors and other proteins that heal your soft tissue damage and help encourage the growth of collagen in your body. You can use the platelet rich plasma facelift therapy on the lines at the corners of your mouth; wrinkles on your nose; crow’s feet in the corners of your eyes; forehead wrinkles; frown lines; smile lines; and to plump your cheeks. This PRP treatment usually takes between 30 minutes and an hour, though this can vary according to how many treatment areas you need addressed.
Benefits of PRP Treatment for Face
The platelet rich plasma facelift therapy can help rejuvenate your face in several ways. It increases the formation of new blood vessels that result in increased blood flow to your skin. This will result in healthier, better quality skin. It also increases new cell formation for skin renewal. Platelet rich plasma facelift therapy spurs the production of new collagen. Collagen is one of the largest components of facial skin that diminishes in facial aging. This therapy will also activate the multi-potent stem cells already in the skin by tricking it into thinking there is an injury, resulting in the use of a combination of growth factors and stem cells to generate new fatty tissues. This will result in a generation of new, younger-skin.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy VS Plastic Surgery
One of the major reasons that people look to platelet rich plasma facelift therapy instead of plastic surgery is that the side effects are significantly less. With traditional plastic surgery you are at risk of bleeding, infection, facial nerve injury, numbness, persistent pain, scarring, swelling, skin irregularities, skin discoloration, and more. With platelet rich plasma facelift therapy there are no allergic reactions and side effects are minimal because the platelets used in the procedure within your own body. No incisions are made into the skin with this procedure so there is no blood loss, extensive bruising, scarring, or pain. The procedure can be done in about twenty minutes. The results last for up to 18 months.
Platelet Rich Plasma Facelift Therapy in Waco, Texas
If you have been thinking about a facelift give The Skin and Body Refinery a call today to see if platelet rich plasma facelift therapy is the right option for you. One of our knowledgeable professionals can help answer any questions that you may have about the procedure.