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What Is a PRP Facelift (And Is It Right For You?)
January 7, 2022

woman receiving a facial injection

Many anti-aging treatments and products promise noticeable results, but they can feel like a waste of time and money once you see your results. With a PRP facelift, you’ll notice immediate improvements in the appearance of your skin, and your results will only continue to improve with time. The PRP liquid facelift can improve the appearance of your skin from the inside out.

Read on to learn why so many of our patients love this effective treatment and if it’s right for you.

What is a PRP Facelift?

A PRP facelift is a non-surgical treatment that lifts the lines of your face while restoring fullness and improving skin tone. This aesthetic treatment uses your blood as part of the rejuvenation treatment. The PRP facelift mimics the youthful, rejuvenating effects of a facelift without any surgery or downtime.

By using healing and growth properties housed inside your blood, along with a dermal filler, patients can restore the appearance of youth in a natural way.

How PRP Can Enhance Your Results

The essential ingredient derived from a patient’s blood that forms the basis of a PRP facelift is platelet-rich plasma. When combined with other ingredients, this property can create a natural serum that boosts collagen production and blood supply and can aid in triggering skin regrowth regeneration.

The procedure begins with your provider collecting a small amount of blood from the arm. The platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is then separated through the use of a centrifuge. The PR is then combined with hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers like Restylane or Juvederm to create the platelet-rich fibrin matrix. The patient’s face is then numbed through a topical cream, and the concentrated gel is injected directly into multiple areas of the face.

Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments originated in orthopedic medicine and reconstructive surgery to improve recovery naturally. The cosmetic use of PRP helps damaged, aging skin produce new collagen and elastin for a glowing, rejuvenated, and more youthful-looking complexion.

Benefits of PRP Facial Rejuvenation include:

  • Increases collagen production
  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Firmer, tighter skin
  • Improves moisture retention
  • Enhances skin tone and texture

Ideal Treatment Areas

Liquid facelifts generally target the face, but you can also use dermal fillers on your hands.

If you’d like to focus on your face, there are many areas that your dermatologist or plastic surgeon might target. This includes:

  • under the eyes
  • near the eyebrows
  • the cheeks
  • the temples
  • the jowls
  • folds between the nose and mouth
  • around scars

Potential Risks or Side Effects

Recovery after a PRP facelift is minimal and shouldn’t last longer than 72 hours. Most patients will experience some degree of itching, redness, or swelling. The skin may flake or peel, but do not pick at these areas as it may cause scarring. To ensure proper healing, limit exercise for the first week and drink plenty of water. Side effects from a PRP facelift may include redness around the injection site and minimal bruising.

Liquid PRP Facelift Vs. Traditional (Surgical) Facelift

A PRP facial is best for treating fine lines, crow’s feet, or slight sagging of the upper and lower face and chin. It can also help reduce creepiness in the décolleté and other areas of the chest. While this is the least invasive “lift” treatment, its effects last a relatively short period. You can expect the results to last anywhere from 9-24 months, depending on what type of filler you decide to use. While these treatments will help with cheek-bone volume, fine lines, and wrinkles and stimulate collagen and elasticity, they cannot make the structural changes that a facelift can.

Ready To Achieve Dramatic Results With PRP?

Our goal at Hinsdale Vein & Laser is to help you achieve beautiful results with minimal time away from your busy life. Call our office today to schedule a consultation appointment to discuss helpful ways to create a more confident you.