Everyone wants to look and feel their best, and in today’s culture, some individuals feel societal pressure to live up to what may be unrealistic expectations. This motivates many men and women to finds ways to improve how they look and feel about themselves. One way to accomplish this goal of appearing younger is by having a facial rejuvenation treatment.
Facial rejuvenation is defined as any cosmetic or medical procedure used to restore the appearance of a younger age to a human face. AAFPRS member surgeons each performed 1,076 facial cosmetic surgical, cosmetic non-surgical, reconstructive and revision procedures in 2009; almost two-thirds of those procedures were cosmetic and non-surgical. 84% of these procedures were done on women (Statistics provided by the AAFPRS). There are many different treatment options for facial rejuvenation. One type of treatment involves injecting platelet rich plasma into the human face.
PRP Treatment for Facial Rejuvenation
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is fast becoming one of the most useful natural treatments for rejuvenation throughout the body. Most recently, PRP’s benefits in aesthetic medicine have been discovered and the long list of its benefits continues to grow.
Cosmetic fillers are a popular way to rejuvenate the face, lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve scars. While there are several great filler products on the market, PRP offers a truly organic alternative with faster results. Since the patient’s own blood is used to rejuvenate their appearance, using PRP also alleviates the risk of allergic reaction or skin sensitivity.
The procedure helps restore or enhance areas which require volume. PRP can be used for the following:
- Diminishing the glabellar lines, also known as the number 11 sign between the brow
- Diminishing forehead lines
- Improving the appearance of periorbital lines, also known as crow’s feet
- Diminishing nasolabial folds
- Reducing smile lines
- Treating acne scars
- Improving the vertical lip lines, also known as lipstick lines
- Improving the marionette lines (the ones from the corners of the mouth to the chin)
PRP contains growth factors which stimulate the body to repair and restore tissues using the body’s own natural processes. With this technique, you can rejuvenate the skin by isolating elements from the blood which can then be injected below wrinkles, folds and even acne scars.
The benefits of PRP as a cosmetic filler is the ability to help your skin heal faster, no allergic reaction and faster skin rejuvenation for a longer period of time.
The above was part of a guest post by Amiya Prasad, M.D. of Prasad Cosmetic Surgery