PRP Facial Injections and PRP Facelift Treatments
St. Louis PRP Facelift Specialist, Timothy Hipskind, M.D., offers the PRP Facelift, the latest breakthrough in facial rejuvenation. The PRP Facelift, also known as the Platelet Rich Plasma Facelift, is a groundbreaking anti-aging treatment that can dramatically reverse years of skin damage in just one session.
Advances in aesthetic medicine are helping Glen Carbon and Edwardsville, Illinois men and women to reduce the physical signs of aging more than ever before, and now, advanced medical procedures using Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP can effectively restore a youthful look to the face.
In the past, PRP was only used to treat burn victims, sports injuries, and chronic pain; however, the aesthetic benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma are now being recognized, tested, approved, and used in aesthetic and cosmetic surgery clinics.
The PRP treatment process involves the use of the body’s own platelets to restore damaged or aging skin and promote collagen formation. Typically, a small amount of blood is extracted from the patient and spun down to retrieve the platelets and fibrin. Afterwards, these components are re-injected into the area being treated. PRP Facial Injections can slow down or reverse the aging of the skin, particularly the skin under the eyes, around the mouth, and under the neck.
- Facial signs of aging that Platelet Rich Plasma can be used to treat include
- Loss of facial fullness
- Skin Texture
- Sun damage
- Fine lines
- Age Spots
- Acne Scarring
How is Platelet Rich Plasma different from other facial rejuvenation therapies or fillers?
Some patients feel uncomfortable with the idea of a foreign substance being injected into their faces to restore facial fullness or dissipate wrinkles, even though some facial fillers use hyaluronic acid, which is naturally made in the body, to restore facial volume. Platelet Rich Plasma uses components of the person’s own blood, which stimulate repair, circulation, and the generation of new cells in the face. Because this therapy uses a substance from the patient’s own body, there is no risk of allergic reactions, side effects, or infections.
With both facial fillers and Platelet Rich Plasma, results are often immediate; however, the full effect of PRP Therapy often does not show up until around seven weeks after the initial treatment. While facial fillers are often successful in adding volume, they tend to reduce over time, but Platelet Rich Plasma continues to plump skin and add fullness as time goes on.Many patients report seeing continued improvement for up to two years after initial PRP injections.
Benefits of a PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Facial Rejuvenation Procedure
The Platelet Rich Plasma Facial rejuvenation procedure has many unique benefits, while providing patients with astounding and immediate results. Some of the benefits of this therapy include:
- No Downtime
In total, the procedure takes around 20 minutes and is virtually painless. No anesthesia or pain medicine is required, and patients can return to their usual activities directly after the procedure.
- Augments Other Therapies
Platelet Rich Plasma can be used in conjunction with other facial fillers, some of which include Perlane, Restylane, Botox, or Juvederm. Actually, results can be optimized when it is used with other therapies.
- Improves Over Time
- Whereas many facial fillers look amazing on the first day, but over time, results tend to wear off. With Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, the desired effects increase with time, and the full benefits are often seen from 4-7 weeks after the therapy.
- Increases Facial Fullness
- Like many facial fillers, Platelet Rich Plasma increases facial fullness to reduce a sagging, haggard like look that can occur with aging. The difference with PRP is that it uses the body’s endogenous cells to continually restore and rejuvenate facial volume.
- Reduces Wrinkles
PRP can both restore facial volume and diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Many patients have noticed an immediate reduction in the appearance of wrinkles after a treatment with Platelet Rich Plasma.
- Works As a Standalone Procedure
- While using PRP in conjunction with other facial fillers or even lasers is an option, it can be used on its own to create amazing results.
- Fewer Risks
With PRP there are fewer risks of allergic reactions and side effects because components of the body’s own blood are being used, and there are no foreign substances being injected.
Who is a candidate for a PRP Platelet Rich Plasma procedure?
St. Louis patients that are healthy, but are beginning to notice facial signs of aging, are candidates for a PRP facial rejuvenation therapy. Men and women that want to restore their facial fullness, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and look their very best can achieve their aesthetic goals through the use of PRP as a stand alone procedure or in conjunction with other therapies. St. Louis PRP Facelift Doctor, Timothy Hipskind, M.D. specializes in Platelet Rich Plasma procedures and will answer questions and concerns and get you started with a protocol that can help regain a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.
Before getting started with a Platelet Rich Plasma rejuvenation procedure, Timothy Hipskind, M.D. will perform a full intake to learn about each patients’ medical histories, lifestyles, and aesthetic goals. Dr. Hipskind will then do his best to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals using one or more therapies, including Platelet Rich Plasma. Countless men and women in St. Louis have been able to use this revolutionary PRP Facial therapy to increase their youthful appearance and reduce the noticeable signs of facial aging.