The beauty term on everyone’s lips: PRP. The long form of the term is platelet-rich plasma, and it is the newest trend in anti-aging. There are many reasons PRP Injections are so popular right now.
Despite the popularity of fillers like Juvederm and Radiesse, there are many people who don’t like to rely on an artificial substance to enhance their look. PRP, unlike fillers, is actually you returning to you. The process is simple. Blood is drawn, spun down to separate, and treated to enhance the calcium content. Then, it is injected into the patient’s face, with a focus on deep wrinkles and trouble spots like the lines around the mouth and eyes. PRP is rich in the building blocks of your skin, and injecting it into the face provides a new base on which your skin can heal and rebuild.
Whether a patient wants PRP alone or a combination of traditional fillers and PRP, the addition of a PRP does not add a significant amount of cost to the procedure. Because there are no external substances used, the price is not significant in comparison to the value. Although many famous men and women have credited PRP for their youthful look, you don’t have to be a star to be able to afford the treatment.
Although the effects of PRP are not notable until the 1-3 month point, the effects are extremely long lasing and easily outlast the effects of a traditional hyaluronic acid filler. The reason is simple: rather than just filling in lines with a gel substance, PRP helps your skin rebuild its base and produce collagen in the area.
PRP can be injected under the skin, like a filler. Or, it can be spread over skin that is already perforated, like after a DOT treatment. Either way, it can easily be fit into another procedure and it is beneficial for use during alternate procedures because it accelerates healing, reduces bruising and enhances the effects of other treatments.
If your desire is to have a real improvement in the look and feel of your skin, PRP can be paired with multiple treatments, like in the NeoJuvenescence Lift. This procedure, created for Dr. Lawrence Broder exclusively for Beleza Medical Spa, combines facial Smart Lipo, fat transfer, DOT and PRP to provide drastic improvement in the look of the face without the unnatural results of a traditional facelift.
Often called the “natural” facelift option, patients turn to the NeoJuvenescence Lift for decreased downtime, decrease in scars, use of local over general anesthetic and the natural healing power of PRP. As the last step to the procedure, PRP aids in healing from the Smart Lipo and more importantly, the DOT.
The truth is, we are only beginning to understand the benefits of PRP and how it can be used to preserve youth and enhance beauty. It is an incredible substance that will likely continue to benefit patients in many ways.