PRP [ Platelet Rich Plasma ] TreatmentsRejuvenate your skin! Accelerate healing.
Facelift, Facials, Scar Revisions &
Unlike most procedures, our PRP Treatment offers a way of both restoring shape, and improving tone and texture. This unique facial specifically targets underlying tissue to promote rejuvenation while giving you an overall younger appearance! Your body’s natural healing time is decreased, while promoting muscle and tendon recovery.
To initiate the procedure we begin by drawing a tube of your own body’s blood. From the blood we then isolate your growth factors. These growth factors are micro needled into the cheeks and forehead to help the face increase protein absorption. When these growth factors enter the targeted tissue (face, muscle, scar, etc), they become activated to grow new, healthy tissue. New tissue can include collagen, adipose and blood vessels. This is an excellent alternative to surgical procedures when searching for methods to minimize facial lines and wrinkles.
WHAT IS A-PRP® / PRP™?
A-PRP®/PRP™ is prepared from a small sample of the patient’s own blood using the RegenKit® technology.
A-PRP: the patient’s platelet concentrate prepared with CellularMatrix, provides an autologous reservoir of growth factors from the patient’s blood.
A revolutionary innovation combining two treatment concepts in one.
Platelets are key factors in hard and soft tissue repair mechanisms 1. They provide essential growth factors such as FGF, PDGF, TGF-ß, EGF, VEGF, and IGF which are involved in stem cell migration, differentiation and proliferation. Additionally, platelets also stimulate fibroblasts and endothelial cells to induce new extracellular matrix deposition and neo-vascularisation respectively.
Plasma contains many factors essential for cell survival including nutrients, vitamins, hormones, electrolytes, growth factors and proteins. Among the plasma proteins, the molecules vital for the coagulation process and for the fibrin polymer formation will serve as a scaffold for cell migration and new tissue generation.
Hyaluronic Acid is the key molecule that has unique capacity in retaining water
What do Platelets do?
Platelets release growth factors which regulate the healing cascade by signaling to surrounding cells to repair damaged tissue and regenerate new tissue. Key growth factors involved in this process include but are not limited to:
Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)
Transforming Growth Factor group (TGF)
Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)
Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF)
Do You Show These 3 Signs of Aging?
- Skin color becomes grayer because of less blood flow.
- Facial Shape becomes collapsed and droopy as muscle and collagen decrease.
- Skin texture becomes less smooth. As a result, the person looks “worn”, or “tired” or “droopy.” The lively, rosy hue (seen plainly in playing children of every skin color and in young adults) fades to a dull gray.
3 Steps of the FaceLift® Procedure
First, the injector (1) uses HA fillers to create a beautiful shape. (2) Then, the physician isolates growth factors from the patient’s blood. (3) When these growth factors enter the face (injected by the physician), then multi-potent stem cells become activated to grow new tissue. This new tissue includes new collagen, new fatty tissue (for smoothness), and new blood vessels (for a healthy glow).
1) Creating a Beautiful & Natural Shape
In the first part of the FaceLift procedure, we use a Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler (like Restylane or Juvederm) in a very specific way to sculpt a younger appearing face–while still keeping the shape natural.
Providers of the Facelift procedure take into account the mathematics of beauty as defined by much research (starting with the notebooks of Lonardo da Vinci) to avoid at all costs creating an unnatural shape. These ideas about the HA fillers are not commonly known even among the best of cosmetic surgeons.
After creating a younger, natural shape, the physician then harvests from the woman’s own blood growth factors that her body would normally use to heal damaged tissue.
2) Isolating & Activating the Magic from Your Blood
First, the physician draws about 2 teaspoons of blood.
Then, using a centrifuge, the physician isolates platelets from that blood (platelet-rich plasma or PRP)–all within about 10 minutes in the office!
3) Injecting the Magic into Your Face
Using numbing cream and a very small needle (for almost no pain), the physician injects the woman’s own growth factors back into her face in a particular way. These growth factors then activate multi-potent stem cells already in the skin (tricking them into “thinking” there’s been an injury and new younger tissue should generated).
The multi-potent stem cells then develop into new collagen, new blood vessels, and new fatty tissue trying to “repair” the skin that was never injured!
The result…younger-appearing skin!
The effects of the procedure improve for 2 to 3 months and last for at least 1 to 2 years!
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