Some of the most powerful and effective treatments for the body are those that use its own elements, and a PRP is one such treatment. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments use a patient’s own platelets as part of a revolutionary skincare procedure to rejuvenate, smooth, and tighten the skin.
This exciting facelift procedure offers many benefits to patients and is often used to improve skin tone, tighten and smooth skin on the face and neck, and even fill out areas like the cheeks. PRP has been shown to be effective in treating hair loss, as well.
Our team at Mariposa Aesthetics and Laser Center will help you determine whether the benefits that PRP injections offer are what you’ve been searching for, so contact us for your PRP facelift consultation.
What Is a PRP Facelift?
A PRP facelift consists of a series of injections of your own blood platelets with a very tiny needle into the skin. These injections are administered by one of our specially trained practitioners.
When you are comfortably situated for your appointment, your Mariposa Aesthetics and Laser Center practitioner will draw a small amount of your blood. This amount will be about the same amount used for a common lab draw.
The blood is placed into a special centrifuge we have on-site, which spins the sample at an extremely fast rate — fast enough to separate the powerful platelets from the other components in the blood.
Then, using natural methods, the platelets are activated and prepared to become a key element of your procedure. You can see the same type of natural activation in the yellow serum surrounding a scab over an injury. This yellow serum is what activates cells in the area to create new skin, and it is the same component used in PRP injections.
The Benefits of a PRP Facelift
Stem cells that lie dormant in a person’s skin provide the essential materials needed to regrow new skin after a scrape, cut, burn, or similar injury. It wasn’t until recently that scientists were able to stimulate those stem cells.
Now that technology has advanced and we’re able to do so, we can use the blood’s growth factors to activate your stem cells and grow new, fresh skin that looks younger and more vibrant. This is the essence of a facelift that uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
The stem cells that are at the core of PRP treatments are called “unipotent” cells because they only grow one specific type of tissue. For example, unipotent cells in the stomach lining create and replace stomach lining cells. Some unipotent stem cells only grow skin.
The unipotent stem cells used for a PRP facelift take skin rejuvenation to a whole new scientific level.
These cells and platelets are not the only beneficial ingredients in a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facelift. At least eight different growth factors within those platelets will work to rejuvenate the skin when activated. The three biggest benefits that a PRP facial provides are:
- Growth factors smooth skin by building a new outer layer
- Newly stimulated collagen production lifts the skin on the face and tightens it
- New blood vessels form, giving the skin a healthy tone
PRP is a powerful, effective procedure that uses your own platelets to produce more vibrant skin in the treatment area. Since your own platelets are used, PRP facelifts are considered to be safe, natural skin rejuvenation procedures.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Facial Treatment Sessions
The actual treatment sessions for PRP facials are quick, and there is little to no downtime required afterward. In fact, most of our patients leave their appointments and go back to their normal daily activities.
One of our expert practitioners will draw a small amount of your blood for your PRP facial and separate the plasma from the other components. Your plasma is then applied to your skin in the same manner as any other routine skincare product.
Next, an extremely thin microneedle is used to “stamp” the plasma into your skin, boosting collagen and stimulating your body’s ability to heal the treatment area. A tighter appearance and a fresh glow are noticed by most patients soon after treatment.
The amount of time that your treatment session takes will depend on how many areas you will be treating and what those specific areas are.
PRP facials are commonly used on the following areas of the face:
- Lower and upper eyelids
Most adults make excellent candidates for this type of facial. However, if you have cancer, take blood thinners, or have low blood or platelet counts, there are alternative facial rejuvenation procedures and skin treatments we offer that can suit your needs.
PRP Injections in Oklahoma City, OK, at Mariposa Aesthetics and Laser Center
The expert practitioners at Mariposa Aesthetics and Laser Center will create a completely personal, unique, and powerful PRP solution that is autologous for you within minutes. “Autologous” means “from you, for you,” and it is the most natural and effective way to use your body’s own platelets to transform the health of your skin.
Whether you would like to increase the volume of an area of your face for a healthy-looking contour, you want to improve your skin’s texture in a specific area of your face, or you’re looking for an overall skin treatment that tones, firms, and rejuvenates, a PRP facelift may be exactly what you’ve been searching for.
Contact Mariposa Aesthetics and Laser Center in Oklahoma City, OK, to schedule a consultation for your PRP treatment today.