If you want a younger look to your face, but want to avoid surgery, you might want to consider a PRP facelift. This procedure can give you natural-looking results in a way that is safe and virtually free from risks or complications. Understanding how these and other non-surgical treatments work becomes easier with a bit of knowledge of how the signs of aging develop in the first place.
In the deeper layers of the skin is a substance known as collagen. It is a protein that the body naturally produces in order to give fullness to the skin. As you grow older, your body will slow down its rate of collagen production. This will cause the skin to lose some of its fullness. It will consequently begin to sag and develop wrinkles. These are among the earliest and most common signs of aging.
Surgical techniques work by making incisions, pulling the skin tight and trimming off the excess. Non-surgical treatments like PRP therapy stimulate the skin to rejuvenate itself naturally without the need to go under the knife. They work by causing collagen to grow at a faster rate that more closely resembles what it was before age caused it to diminish. The natural fullness that develops as a result creates an appearance that is free from lines, wrinkles and sagging that is associated with aging.
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. A PRP facelift is done by injecting platelets into certain areas where the wrinkles are located. This will speed up the collagen growth process and restore a youthful, but natural-looking appearance.
The PRP facelift procedure begins when a sample of the patient’s own blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge machine. This causes the components that make up the blood to separate from one another. Things like white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets can be gathered in concentrated amounts. Once the centrifuge activity concludes, the platelets are then injected back into the body near the targeted areas. What results is a natural restoration process that comes about by using the body’s own materials.
This procedure is virtually risk-free. There is no chance of an adverse reaction to a foreign substance because there is no foreign substance involved. The only thing being injected is something that was there all along. With that being said, this treatment can also be combined with other cosmetic treatments, such as dermal fillers, for even more dramatic results.
If you want an all-natural way to improve your appearance, you should ask our team at About Face Anti-Aging Institute about how you could benefit from a PRP facelift. You can avoid surgery and the risk of an allergic reaction. You may determine that you have everything to gain and nothing to lose. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Harker Heights!