PRP Face Lift: “True Blood” for Your Face?

Who’d ever imagine that “all things vampire” would suddenly become trendy and chic? Just look at the impact of  “The Vampire Diaries” and “Twilight”—not to mention “True Blood”— in pop culture. Seems we can’t get enough of this gritty, supernatural brand of entertainment.

So it should be no surprise that “The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Facial Lift” is set to become the next big thing.

If you’re squeamish at the thought of going under the knife, no worries. The “Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Facial Lift” is actually not a facelift at all. Or at least, not the kind that requires cutting. Instead, it’s a cool new cosmetic procedure that combines the best of two key technologies: Dermal fillers and a process that turns your own blood into a kind of “fountain of youth.”

Here’s how it works. First, vials of your own blood are placed in a machine called a centrifuge.  It’s then spun at very high speeds to separate red blood cells from a rich golden component called platelet rich plasma, or PRP.  PRP is what stops bleeding and aids in healing; it’s often used in surgery, and injections of PRP are routinely used to help repair conditions such as tennis elbow and tendonitis.

So, why not use this natural treatment to restore dewy youthfulness? With the “Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Facial Lift” your own PRP is mixed with a dermal filler such as Juvéderm or Restylane before injection. This helps makes these injectable agents “supercharged.” While the filler provides the initial volume to plump up lines and wrinkles, the PRP helps stimulate collagen production so you get longer lasting results. Another plus? PRP also aids in circulation, so you emerge immediately with a youthful, rosy glow. Voila! Your client’s face gets a stunning makeover,  and no blood is spilled. That’s a lift we can all use. 

Alexis UflandComment