Over time, lines and wrinkles can become more apparent on your face, and your skin can become less elastic. If you have been looking for a non-surgical option for lifting your face and reducing wrinkles, our PRP facelifts may be a good treatment for you.
At Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery & Longevity Center, we offer anti-aging services that can help make your skin more radiant and youthful. PRP treatments are a way to get a facelift without the downtime or incisions. PRP facial rejuvenation can be a good option for patients who want to look younger without surgery.
What Is a PRP Facelift?
A PRP facelift is a procedure that involves harvesting platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your own body and injecting it into targeted areas on the face to improve wrinkles, sagging skin, and more. Injections can be given on the forehead or brow to help soften wrinkles and lift the brow, on the lower eyelid to reduce puffiness and sagging, in the cheeks to lift and rejuvenate, in the jawline to help lift jowls, or in the nasolabial folds to refresh and restore.
What Is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma is a material that is taken from your blood. Blood contains several different components including red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Plasma is the liquid portion of your blood that contains proteins, salt, hormones, vitamins, and more. PRP is made by isolating plasma and platelets from the red blood cells and it has a much higher concentration of platelets than regular blood.
PPR contains growth factors and other beneficial properties. During a platelet-rich plasma facelift, PRP is injected to stimulate collagen production, help the body to produce new skin cells, and increase blood flow to improve the appearance and texture of the skin.
How Is PRP Harvested?
Step 1: Drawing the Blood
The first step of any PRP treatment is to draw blood from the patient. Several vials of blood may be taken based on the amount needed for your PRP facelift procedure. Using the same technique as a blood draw from your doctor’s office, the blood will be taken from your arm and then your arm will be bandaged.
Step 2: Using the Centrifuge
The blood that is taken is placed into a centrifuge device that has been FDA-approved for PRP extraction. The device spins the blood for a specific amount of time and at a specific speed to separate the blood into three layers: red blood cells, plasma, and platelets.
Step 3: Harvesting the PRP
Once the components are separated, the plasma and platelets can be manually separated from the red blood cells and placed in a syringe for injection into the skin.
What Are the Benefits of a PRP Facelift?
Reduce the Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
When you are younger, your body produces plenty of collagen, which is a protein that is essential for making the skin firm and elastic. As you age, however, your body will likely decrease the production of collagen by 1% every year, leading to skin laxity. This lack of structural support is one of the main causes of lines and wrinkles on the face. PRP helps to stimulate the production of collagen, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time.
Stronger Skin Texture
An increase in blood flow and collagen production in the area from PRP facial treatments can also result in skin that has a much smoother and stronger texture. It can tighten areas that have begun to sag and make the skin feel firmer.
Improved Skin Tone
PRP can stimulate increased blood flow which leads to faster cell regeneration. When your body is able to create more new skin cells, the surface of the skin can appear brighter and more even-toned. It can be a good treatment for patients with hyperpigmentation and other types of skin discoloration.
Reduced Appearance of Scars
Acne scars are most often depressed scars that have resulted from a loss of tissue. During the healing process, the body will sometimes not produce enough collagen to fill in the tissue that was lost. As a result, boxcars, ice pick scars, and other types of scars may form. By stimulating collagen production in the areas that have acne scarring, some of the scars may begin to fill in over time and improve the texture of the skin.
Minimally Invasive Procedure With No Downtime
While surgery can be right for many patients, PRP facelift treatments offer a minimally invasive option. During a PRP facelift, blood will be drawn from your arm and you will receive injections. Both are tolerable even without numbing cream and will require no downtime. Because PRP is taken directly from your body, there is little risk of adverse reactions. You can talk to your doctor for more information about what to expect from this treatment.
PRP Therapy for the Face in Noblesville
At Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery & Longevity Center, we offer surgical, non-surgical, and wellness treatments and procedures that are customized according to the uniqueness of our patients. PRP facials can improve skin elasticity, resolve fine lines and wrinkles, and provide a non-surgical facelift. At our practice, we offer personalized attention for every PRP facial treatment so that you receive services that will address your specific concerns.
If you are interested in PRP facial rejuvenation or you have concerns about facial wrinkles, sagging skin, acne scars, or more, we are happy to help. We offer services for patients in Noblesville, IN, and the surrounding areas. You can reach us by texting or calling us or you can contact us through our website by filling out our online form.