It is a non-surgical treatment to add volume to the face and to help stimulate collagen production. The procedure can usually be performed in under an hour. It is a quick way to rejuvenate the face. Most patients appear less saggy, more rested, and with decreased wrinkles afterward. It is seen as a alternative to a traditional fillers only liquid facelift.
Blood is drawn from the patient, usually from their arm. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is then separated from the blood and injected into the areas of patients face that need treatment, right under the skin. This helps to trigger the collagen stimulating process. Each patient is different and may need multiple injections to achieve the best results. Youthful looking effects are reported to last from nine to eighteen months.
Areas typically treated are nasolabial folds (smile lines), sunken under-eyes, cheeks, temples, and other areas that traditional dermal fillers may have been applied. Along with collagen stimulation, the treatment can also improve color and appearance of skin. Those who undergo the procedure experience minimal downtime. Doctors caution that patients with low platelet count, such as those on blood thinning medication, should not participate in this procedure.