At PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we use advanced aesthetic techniques for facial rejuvenation. One of our popular rejuvenation procedures is the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facelift, a non-surgical treatment that can lift, smooth, brighten, and revitalize the face. The PRP facelift uses a combination of dermal fillers and the patient’s own platelet-rich plasma to improve skin tone, texture, quality, and appearance.
Is a PRP Facelift Right for Me?
A PRP facelift may be right for you if you identify with the following facial characteristics:
- Dull complexion
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Minor to moderate sagging facial skin
- Volume loss
- Rough skin texture
- Thinning skin
- Acne scars
- Other signs of damaged, aging skin
- Not a candidate for facelift surgery
How It Works
The PRP facelift begins with the injection of dermal fillers. Fillers such as JUVÉDERM®, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, or RESTYLANE® may be selected to improve facial lines, wrinkles, volume loss, and sagging. The injection of fillers enhances facial contours and softens fine lines and wrinkles to give the face a more naturally youthful look.
Next, platelet-rich plasma is harvested for injection into the facial tissues. Blood is drawn from a vein in your arm and then processed through a machine, which isolates the plasma and platelets. The plasma concentration is altered to contain a higher percentage of platelets, which have growth factors that help regenerate damaged tissue and reverse symptoms of aging. Finally, the PRP is carefully injected into the face to complete the facial rejuvenation procedure.
What to Expect After a PRP Facelift
The PRP facelift is a non-surgical procedure with minimal downtime. Minor side effects such as slight tenderness, redness, spotting, and mild swelling can occur on the first day and will subside within a few hours to a few days. You should be ready to return to normal activities by the next day after your procedure.
The results from the fillers will be immediately noticeable. Your skin will appear smoother and fuller, and your facial contours will be more defined. Over the next few weeks, the PRP will rejuvenate your skin from within, gradually creating a brighter complexion and a more youthful glow. The PRP may even improve the appearance of acne scars. As a result of your PRP facelift, your facial skin will look smooth, healthy, bright, evenly toned, vibrant, and youthful.