More about the process
This amazingly safe procedure offers incredible skin rejuvenation using platelets from your own blood. The platelets contain numerous growth factors which stimulate proliferation of fibroblasts and keratinocytes which produce collagen and keratin. These growth factors play a significant role in blood vessel formation, the cellular division of fibroblasts, and in synthesizing the extra cellular matrix and collagen. Collagen production has been attributed to helping correct the visible effect of wrinkles.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is obtained using a highly sophisticated technique used to separate and concentrate the platelets obtained from your own blood so that you have up to five times the concentration of platelets, growth factors, and active proteins for tissue and injury healing. It has been used medically for several years to accelerate wound healing; repair tendon, ligament, and joint damage; heal diabetic ulcers; and help regrow muscle and bone.
These same growth factors can be used to treat:
• Crow’s feet • Lip and frown lines • Deep depressions around the nose and mouth • Volume loss in the cheeks
• Sagging around the jaw line • Overall loss of healthy, youthful skin texture and tone
The procedure is not a surgical facelift nor does it create the same effect as a facelift. Instead, within a few weeks of treatment, an overall improvement in skin hydration, texture and tone can be seen. You will notice a tightening of the skin, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, which will continue up to six months or more. Patients notice an almost immediate return of “youthful glow.” This youthful appearance happens gradually without looking frozen or over-plumped, without surgery, chemicals or toxins. There is little to no down time associated with the treatment. Normal activity can be resumed immediately, but your face should be protected from the sun. Because we use your own blood these is no risk of an allergic reaction.
Optimal results are seen after three consecutive sessions 4-6 weeks apart. The improvement is gradual so instead of looking like you’ve had cosmetic surgery, or toxic injections, you just look younger and healthier. It does need to be repeated about every 6 months to 2 years because the aging process does continue.