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The therapeutic use of platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injections is more popular than ever, allowing patients to rejuvenate their face without the hassle of surgical recovery times and the scarring that comes with facelift enhancements.
As the newest “fountain of youth” in the aesthetics industry, platelet-rich plasma has become a favorite for many cosmetic professionals for its simple and diverse applications. In fact, platelet-rich plasma has even been known to address hair thinning in women and men.
Even so, many patients are wondering if all the hype surrounding PRP injections is real or if it’s simply just too good to be true. Luckily, the accomplishments of a PRP facelift are indeed profound, and with a combination of dermal fillers, PRP can become even more effective than it already is.
Below we will explore how and why PRP is so effective, along with information on its multiple uses besides non-surgical facelifts.
What Is Platelet-Rich-Plasma Really?
As cosmetic treatments become more popular, it can be complicated for the general public to understand a specific medical product’s true nature.
Platelet-rich-plasma is obtained by taking a small blood sample, which is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the blood from its platelet-rich contents. Once this is complete, the platelets are extracted and then reinjected in a pathologic tissue, tendon, or area of concern.
It should be noted that different surgeons use different “recipes” of PRP, taking into account their own experiences, techniques, and concentrations to find the best solution. This is why some studies may have conflicting conclusions, as the scientific literature for PRP injections is still growing. Nevertheless, the PRP’s efficacy is still strong, with more and more surgeons and researchers using the treatment to provide corrections in multiple areas.
Can Platelet-Rich-Plasma Be Combined With Another Treatment?
At PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we offer a uniquely tailored injection therapy designed to address multiple problem areas with skin tone, texture, contour, and overall quality.
First, the appropriate dermal filler for your needs is applied, helping you with volume or preventing future sagging. Then, the PRP is slowly injected into the target areas of the face to complete the facial rejuvenation procedure.
Plasma concentration is key to regeneration and healing. By activating these platelets, we activate an increased concentration of growth factors that help accelerate tissue healing and reverse symptoms of aging.
Interested in Learning More About PRP Injections?
PRP injections are safe when performed using sterile technique. In addition, patients have no risk of exposure to disease or rejection as the blood being repurposed is their own.