There are multiple steps involved in performing the platelet-rich plasma treatment, or PRP Facelift. The first step is to draw blood from a vein in the arm. After the blood has been drawn, it is placed inside of a centrifuge. A centrifuge is a device that separates the serum, platelets and white blood cells from the red blood cells. The white blood cells and platelets are then collected in a syringe. A small portion of the blood is used to create an activator of the platelet-rich plasma. The next step is to numb the treatment areas with a local anesthetic. The activator and platelet-rich plasma will then be injected into the treatment areas. It typically takes about 45 minutes to perform this procedure.
The PRP Facelift helps stimulate collagen production. Collagen is connective tissue that helps keep your skin firm. The body naturally produces less collagen as one gets older. Not only can this treatment help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, but it can also help reduce acne scars.
A series of 3 injections over a 3 month period. Each visit includes the physician injecting about 8cc of PRP into areas of the face at multiple sites.