What is a PRP Facelift?

This amazing procedure get its name because it uses a mixture of a patient’s blood cells and filler to create a smoother and more youthful appearance. Getting a PRP facelift doesn’t require you going under the knife. They call it the “lunchtime lift” because it really is so fast and non-invasive. As long as you’re not afraid of needles you should be just fine!

What is it for?

As we age, our skin tends to lose it’s youthful glow. We begin to develop wrinkles or fine lines in several areas of our face and let’s face it, we all want to age as gracefully as possible!

Here are some of the most common examples of aging in middle aged individuals

  • lines at the corners of the mouth
  • crow’s feet
  • forehead wrinkles
  • bunny lines or “bunny nose” – wrinkles on nose
  • smile lines
  • plumping of the cheeks

The PRP facelift lifts lines on face, restores fullness (youthful look), brightens skin tone all at once. Make sure to discuss your desired look with your before you proceed. Honest and open communication is just as vital for a cosmetic procedure as any other medically necessary treatment. The team should be experts so that we avoid creating an unnatural shape

The PRP Facelift Method:

3 Specific Steps:

1. Filler injections
2. Platelet-rich plasma
3. PRP Injections

Step 1: The patient’s face is numbed. You won’t feel a thing! Hyaluronic acid-based filler will be injected specifically in target areas. This helps sculpt a younger appearing yet natural face. Don’t forget, blood must be drawn to create PRP injections.

Step 2: Standard blood draw is needed ( approx 2 teaspoons). Next, we use what’s called a Platelet- Rich Plasma (PRP). A growth centrifuge used to separate + isolate PRP.

  • These can be known as growth factors that help to heal damaged tissue. They are extracted from red blood cells
  • They work really hard to create increased collagen and you guessed it! Improve blood flow to the tissue.
  • A living human donor provides the amniotic tissues needed for the process. In the final step, they’re re-injected into the injured area. Thus, creating both repair to the tissue and reduces inflammation.

Step 3: Isolated PRP has to be strategically administered to the key areas. Your board certified plastic surgeon will use a small needle to complete the process. Together, the hyaluronic acid-based filler and PRP create what’s known as a platelet rich fibrin matrix or PRFM. PRP injections are also used as treatments for the healing process in sports injuries, making them incredibly safe and effective.

Helpful Tips:
If you’re wary of blood or needles, perhaps this isn’t the best choice for you! However, recovery is usually about 72 hours. You may encounter some skin peeling or flaking. You will also want to avoid sun exposure and exercise for the first week after your facelift. Results are typically noticeable right after the procedure and can last from a few months to a year. Avoid blood thinning meds and discuss any medications that you use with a doctor before the procedure. Be advised an antiviral med may be prescribed. If you have questions or doubts it is always a best practice to contact your physician after all they’re the expert!

The Benefits:
The best part about the PRP facelift is the use of your very own growth factors that activate multipotent cells. These already exist in the skin so that way they can generate newer and younger tissue. You don’t have to go under the knife to get a facelift, but will still have the privilege of working directly with a board certified facial plastic surgeon! Results are typically noticeable right after the procedure and can last from a few months to a year. What are you waiting for? Get your PRP facelift booked!