As we age, our skin loses firmness, smoothness, and elasticity. For many people, that results in fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of facial volume. A PRP Facelift in Mt. Pleasant at Ageless Rx is a cutting-edge, nonsurgical procedure developed to restore, shape AND improve skin tone and texture. This is done using PRP (about PRP) with or without hyaluronic acid dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane. Unlike a surgical facelift, which simply pulls the skin tighter, the PRP facelift actually changes the dermis and subcutaneous layer on a cellular level.
PRP is an acronym for platelet-rich plasma, which is a substance taken from your own blood and then further enriched with natural healing agents. PRP has proved the ability to repair a wide range of human tissues, including the skin. Platelets are blood cells that stimulate cell reproduction. Plasma is the liquid portion of your blood. Platelet-rich plasma is blood that is enriched to include an increased number of healing-promoting platelets.
The PRP Facelift combines the benefits of platelet-rich plasma with hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. Those injectable dermal fillers add attractive volume and contour to your face. The accompanying PRP injections then jump-start dermal healing. Because PRP treatments use your own blood, you may have heard them referred to as “Vampire Facelifts”!
PRP Facelift can:
PRP is a safe and effective treatment, but only under the direction of highly trained, skilled, and experienced providers. That sounds like our team at Ageless Rx!
The patient is injected with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers (If desired) to create a beautiful shape. Factoring in the mathematics and aesthetics of beauty to avoid an unnatural shape is essential to this process. The patient’s blood is drawn and processed in a way that allows the provider to isolate the PRP or platelet-rich plasma. The platelets are activated to release potent growth factors that would normally be used to heal injured tissue.
These growth factors are injected into the face which activates multi-potent stem cells to grow new tissue including new collagen, fatty tissue (for smoothness), and new blood vessels (for a healthy glow). PRP alone will improve lost volume in the face and improve skin color, texture and firmness and should markedly reduce the need for other maintenance procedures such as cosmetic filler injections. The benefits of PRP will be seen over a period of 2-3 months and last for 1-2 years or longer, depending on the individual. The benefit of adding dermal fillers to the procedure is two-fold. Improvement in volume will be seen immediately as opposed to waiting the 2-3 months with the PRP alone, and hyaluronic acid filler acts as a scaffolding for the PRP to build on enhancing the long-term benefits of PRP.
You’ll need to temporarily stop using any medications or supplements that can promote bleeding. Stay out of the sun, and avoid waxing, bleaching or tweezing prior to your procedure.
Downtime following the procedure is minimal. In fact, most patients resume their normal activities immediately. Redness and swelling immediately following the procedure are expected and will be largely resolved by the following morning. There may be minimal residual swelling the following day, typically not noticeable to others. Bruising may occur with any injection and will usually resolve within one to two weeks.
You should see improvements right away, with more dramatic results visible in just a few days.
Schedule a consultation at Ageless Rx in Mt. Pleasant, SC Our team at Ageless Rx in Mt. Pleasant, SC, is proud to offer PRP Facelift among our comprehensive array of exciting and innovative cosmetic treatments. Call us today for a free consultation to discuss if the PRP facelift is the right procedure for your face.
You may feel a mild stinging sensation, but most patients report minimal pain. A topical numbing cream can also be applied before your treatment to further reduce any discomfort.
All procedures carry risks, in this case, including bleeding, infection, scarring, and nerve damage. If you are a heavy smoker or have a platelet disorder, you may be disqualified as a candidate for PRP Facelift.
Typically, just 30-40 minutes, start to finish. The majority of men and women can achieve optimal results with only one in-office treatment.
Yes! You will notice a reduction in your eye “hollows” as well as a smoothing of your under-eye skin. PRP also will reduce and reverse the shadows that cause discoloration under your eyes.
Since PRP Facelift is a cosmetic procedure, your insurance will not pay for it.
Today, it’s never been easier to get the younger, healthier skin you’ve always wanted. When you make an appointment at Ageless Rx (a top-rated medical spa), you will get the advantage of a number of treatments that will not only help you achieve younger-looking skin but will also help you feel better about yourself. We offer everything you need to achieve the look you want without the need for expensive, invasive plastic surgery or other intensive treatments. Schedule an appointment and meet with our team and find the ideal treatment for you. Contact us today.
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