What if I told you that your own cells might be the source of reversing aging effects on your skin like acne scars, deep wrinkles, crow's feet, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and sun damage? PRP or Platelet rich plasma, or platelets taken from your own blood, concentrated using specialized medical equipment can be reinjected into your skin, wrinkles and scars that can transform it into the magically smooth and even skin of your youth.
You might be like me, someone who spends a lot of time and money on anti-aging products and services that are mediocre at best. My esthetician who does a variety of facials on me tells me my skin is looking better but honestly the results are mediocre at best, according to my critical and unforgiving mirror. Up until now we either had to have the genes that keeps us looking younger than our years or be willing to endure expensive cosmetic surgeries or procedures that make you look "worked on". Fast forward to the 21st century and I'm discovering that the face lift and fillers may be oh so 20th century passe. Want to know the ultimate secret in skin repair and rejuvenation?
A procedure fashionably called the Vampire face-lift aka PRP face lift is something that can be done at your doctor's office with minimal pain and very little recovery time to induce your skin to produce more collagen and elastin to tighten up fine wrinkles and fade dark spots. Moreover, it can repair acne scars, pits, deep wrinkles and uneven skin appearance. PRP face lift is a medical procedure that can get results similar to a surgical face lift but without surgery. This procedure combines the use of something called the DermaPen which painlessly uses microneedling to quickly pierce the skin over the area of concern such as face, neck, decolletage, back of hands etc. Platelet rich plasma is painted onto the skin and let to seep into the treatment area. The plate rich plasma or PRP, derived from your own blood is specially processed to extract the platelets but removing out the proinflammatory white blood cells, red blood cells and plasma. The platelets stimulate growth hormone production and accelerates collagen formation and remodeling of the texture and surface of the skin.
In a treatment or two if you have deep scars or wrinkles, you will be amazed at the renewed vitality of your skin. Crow's feet fade, the marionette lines around your mouth start to disappear and the deep grooves in your forehead can recede. This treatment is terrific for neck lines and wrinkles and on the upper chest that is often prone to aging signs far ahead of the face.
After the treatment your face or area of treatment will be red and feel irritable like a light sunburn for a day or so. Full effects of the PRP and skin remodeling will take 3 months. Many of the improvements will be noticeable in about 3 weeks. If your skin needs a lot of support due to deep acne scars or wrinkles, this treatment can be repeated in 4-6 weeks. Numbing cream is used to assist in comfort during the procedure but in people with just fine lines, this is not necessary. The upside of the PRP facial or vampire facial is that there is little risk of post procedural hyperpigmentation which is a significant risk in people with darker skin. The procedure can also help is some cases of vitiligo.
If you're interested, come to our office for a treatment and watch the hands of time turn back as you regain that youthful smooth skin we remember from our 20's. Also, find out about the use of PRP platelet rich plasma for rebuilding cartilage, torn ligaments and tendons or acceleration of post surgical recovery.
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