Dull, brittle skin is one of the most visible signs of aging. The facial skin of mature adults often shows signs of dynamic wrinkling, discolorations and enlarged pores. Surgical techniques are rather complicated and often do not yield the desired results. An alternative method for breathing new life into dull skin is to stimulate new tissue growth through the use of blood platelets. Platelets aid in clotting, but also contain special growth factors that accelerate the healing process after an injury.
When injected beneath the skin, platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, can help restore the facial skin to its more youthful appearance, especially when used in combination with dermal fillers. This treatment is known as the PRP Facelift, and it may be just what you’ve been looking for to achieve a refreshed, younger appearance.
This procedure is not really a facelift because no surgery is performed. Instead, plasma with a concentrated amount of platelets and dermal fillers are injected into the skin. A small amount of blood is drawn from the client and spun down in a centrifuge. This separates the plasma and platelets from the red cells. The resulting PRP is then injected in areas where discolorations or brittle skin surfaces are most visible.
The body responds to these injections as though a slight injury has occurred. The concentration of platelets and the growth factors they contain help speed up the process of skin cell creation. The newer growth is healthier than what it is replacing. When dermal fillers are added to the process, even better results can be obtained.
Before we perform this procedure, we will consult with the client and examine the facial skin closely. We will design a customized treatment program that involves the use of PRP and dermal fillers. The PRP Facelift procedure is actually quite simple and convenient. Little to no downtime is involved. This means the client can continue most all regular activities without interruption.
This type of treatment is considered cosmetic in nature, but the results can be quite dramatic. The most obvious visual signs of improvements will be the diminishing of superficial scars, more evenly toned skin and less facial wrinkling. Since no abrasive resurfacing is being performed, the treatment is suitable for nearly all skin types.
This non-surgical facelift procedure is very simple, and side effects are quite rare. Make an appointment at The Aesthetic Medicine and Anti-Aging Clinics of Louisiana to get all the facts about the PRP Facelift. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Lafayette or Baton Rouge.