It seems everyone knows what the vampire facial is now, thanks to celebrities posting about it on social media. If you’re curious about this procedure which we call the PRP facelift at About Face here in Harker Heights, Texas, keep reading. PRP injections for your face can help restore your youthful looks without having to turn into a vampire to get them.
Our PRP facelift might be the answer to your desires to turn back the hands of time. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation for the PRP facelift at About Face. Keep reading below about this incredible rejuvenating platelet rich plasma injection therapy and how our very own top board-certified physician assistant Mr. Garberich, PA-C performs it.
What does PRP mean?
PRP stands for ‘Platelet Rich Plasma.’ It contains growth factors in your blood that stimulates collagen and elastin production, skin renewal, cell growth, and tissue regeneration. It uses your body’s unique natural healing process the same way it heals wounds and cuts. By taking your own blood, isolating the platelet-rich plasma, and then injecting that back into your body, it can produce astounding effects on the face. It was originally developed for other medicinal fields, particularly for orthopedic surgeons and oromaxiallary surgeons to use on surgical patients as well as athletes. Even Tiger Woods used this for his sports injuries. More recently however, it’s became known as a cosmetic procedure to enhance youthfulness.
What is a PRP Facelift?
The PRP facelift is a cosmetic treatment where blood is drawn. It is placed in a centrifuge which isolates the plasma from the rest of the blood components. Afterwards, it’s injected into your skin for repair. The result creates more plumped up volume, smoothed-out lines, and an extraordinarily radiant appearance.
PRP facelift therapy includes 3 steps which follow in greater detail:
1. Blood is drawn
We take small amount (about 11ml) of blood (about 2 to 4 tablespoons) from your arm.
2. Blood goes to lab
Your blood is drawn into a specific type of tube, placed into a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins at a high rate of speed to isolate the PRP. This platelet rich plasma is gold and is about 4-7x more concentrated than the platelets used in the normal healing process in your body.
3. Blood reinjected
Your own PRP is injected into your face using a very fine needle or coupled with a microneedling procedure. The whole process from beginning to end takes just under an hour.
Can I Use PRP with Other Fillers?
Yes, you can. In fact, at About Face, depending on your specific needs, we may suggest a dermal filler to go along with it for your best results. We use a very similar technique as the Vampire Facelift, made famous by Kim Kardashian in her social media posts. However, the latest techniques ensure you don’t have blood all over your face the way she did. During your free consultation, we will give you our professional advice as to whether or not dermal fillers like Voluma® or Juvederm® Ultra will be helpful for enhancing PRP added to fillers.
What are the Benefits of the PRP Facial?
Everyone wants to look younger, and if you do too, our PRP injections for face might just be the solution you’re looking for. If you’re showing the visible signs of aging, you can come to About Face and get PRP therapy to help reduce your wrinkles, plump up sagging skin, add volume, smooth away deep creases, boost your complexion, and fade away acne scars. Another incredible benefit of the PRP facelift is that there is little to no downtime.
Are There Any Side Effects to the PRP Facial?
Because we take extreme care at About Face to ensure quality and the same stringent procedures for handling your blood as a transfusion center uses, it is a low-risk procedure. If you go anywhere else for your PRP facial, we urge you to research the facilities for your safety.
Come to us and you can be sure your health and safety is our top priority. After your PRP therapy, you may find slight bruising, redness, or swelling. Your face may also feel slightly itchy after injections. All of these will diminish in a couple days. When you come for your free consultation, Mr. Garberich will discuss risks and side effects with you as well if you’re a good candidate for the PRP facial.
Who is PRP Therapy Good for?
PRP injections for your face are safe for most people, although there are a few exceptions. If you have certain medical conditions, you should not get the PRP facial. Those with hepatitis C, HIV, AIDS, any blood cancer type, cardiovascular diseases (especially those that take blood thinners), or skin cancer affecting the area that will be treated should not do the PRP facelift.
How Long Do Results Last?
For your best results, we recommend you get a PRP facelift, once a month for 3 months to keep skin looking rejuvenated and fresh for up to a year or more. During your free consultation, we’ll discuss how dermal fillers can also help. As every face is different, we will help create the right plan for your rejuvenation so you look your best.
About Face Anti-Aging Institute is located in Harker Heights, TX. It’s a convenient location to get the PRP facelift for anyone in Waco, Temple, Killeen, Belton, and Central Texas.
Contact us today to schedule a FREE consultation and find out how our PRP facial can help you!