What Is The PRP Facelift?
It is virtually identical to a trademarked procedure known as the Vampire Facelift ®.
Wrinkles and fine lines are two of the most unpleasant and unattractive things that come along with getting older. Previously, those who desired to reduce their wrinkles and fine lines needed to undergo risky procedures. The good news is that there is a new procedure called platelet-rich plasma therapy that can help bring back one’s youthful appearance. The PRP therapy involves using one’s own blood to rejuvenate the skin.
Reality star Kim Kardashian paid over $1,500 per treatment for this procedure. It truly is a viable alternative to a surgical Facelift. The PRP Facelift is very similar to a procedure that everyone is talking about called the Vampire Facelift ®.
What Are Platelets?
Platelets are cells found in the blood that help with clotting, and studies show that platelets can stimulate healing. When you add in the part of the blood that is “platelet rich”, it also contains many growth factors that help with healing as well. That is why many cosmetic doctors are choosing to use platelets to help rejuvenate skin.
How Is The PRP Facelift Performed?
There are several steps to the platelet-rich plasma treatment, or PRP Facelift.
- Draw blood from a vein in the arm.
- Place the blood into a centrifuge, which spins it and separates the serum, platelets and white blood cells from the red blood cells.
- Numb the areas to be treated with a local anesthetic.
- The PRP is then injected into the treatment areas.
Before Your Treatment
There will be a consultation with Dr. O’Connor, who will discuss the risks, benefits and what one can expect from the procedure.
Is The Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment Safe?
The platelet-rich plasma treatment is very safe. The chances of suffering a complication are minimal. There is no risk of disease transmission or rejection because the patient’s own blood is used. Infection is possible, but unusually rare. In fact, studies have shown that PRP therapy actually has an antibacterial property!
What to Expect After Treatment
Patients can expect to experience some soreness for a few days. Ibuprofen, Aspirin and Naproxen should be avoided after treatment because they can interfere with the healing process. Tylenol can be used to manage the pain, and the doctor may also prescribe a painkiller. People can return to their normal activities after their treatment. However, they will need to avoid engaging in strenuous exercise for several days.
How Long Does It Take To Notice Results? How Long Do The Results Typically Last?
Patients typically notice the results of this treatment within the first few days. The results can last anywhere from four to six months.
The Benefits of the PRP Facelift
• Minimally-invasive- NO incisions.
• A younger-looking appearance- This treatment reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and scars.
• Smoother skin.
Currently, Dr. Andrea O’Connor at Phoenix Integrative Medicine is offering the PRP facelift procedure. It is safe and effective, call (480) 252-3799 for more information and scheduling!