Time, gravity, and sun exposure can make anyone’s face seem tired. Although BOTOX® injections, laser treatments, and fillers can plump and smooth the face, many people eventually realize their face needs more than that to keep it from sagging and creasing. Traditional methods of addressing these issues require surgery to lift, firm, and smooth the aging skin and tissues, but surgical facelifts are invasive and have a fairly long healing and recovery time. A non-surgical facelift with PRP can be a good choice.
Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used for a long time to help acute and chronic injuries heal. When injected into injured sites, it releases growth factors that activate a robust healing process. More recently, professionals have realized it can do far more: it can actively rejuvenate aging tissues. Its potent cocktail of growth factors cause the aging tissues to basically reset to a younger, more robust form. The growth factors stimulate tissues to heal themselves and stimulate the production of brand-new tissue for a natural youthful physiology in the treated area.
During a PRP non-surgical facelift, a normal blood sample is collected and then a procedure is performed in the office to prepare the PRP from the blood. During this time period, the face is usually treated with an anesthetic cream to make the procedure more comfortable. Then, the PRP is injected strategically and carefully into specific areas in the face. The PRP goes to work triggering the facial tissues to produce more collagen and other supporting tissues, leading to improvements in skin texture, facial plumpness, smoothing out wrinkles, and improving the complexion. There is no downtime associated with this procedure, and results become gradually apparent over time. Unfortunately, the results are not permanent and a maintenance treatment is usually necessary every year or so in order to maintain the rejuvenated look.
If you would like to restore your face to a more youthful version of you, we warmly invite you to reach out and book an appointment at The Aesthetic Medicine & Anti-Aging Clinics of Louisiana! At our offices in Lafayette and Baton Rouge, our dedicated team of caring professionals will be eager to explain the process in full, address any questions or concerns you may have, and help you decide whether a PRP non-surgical facelift is right for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!