What Is A PRP Facelift?

October 10, 2015


Let’s be clear….there is no such thing as a PRP Facelift, or at least not in a surgical sense. What you see advertised is facial rejuvenation with platelet rich plasma, which does work very well but not in the same way facelift surgery does.
It’s often referred to as a “Vampire Facelift” as well, made popular by the one and only Kim Kardashian. The “PRP Facelift” procedure involves drawing the patient’s blood and then spinning in a centrifuge to extract the growth factors. Those growth factors are then penetrated into the skin through a process called “micro-needling”. They can also be injected under the skin with or without other injectables, like Juvederm and Restylane.
With 12 tiny needles, a micro-needling treatment creates trauma in the skin, which kick starts the skins natural healing response, stimulating collagen and elastin. The growth factors boost the process into hyper drive maximizing results and speeding up the recovery process.
The results are reduced fine lines and wrinkles, improved skin texture and tone, and overall smoother, younger looking skin. It’s also a great treatment for patients suffering from acne scarring or stretchmarks.
There is minimal downtime, with slight redness for typically 48 hours post procedure. It’s recommended that patients receive 3-6 treatments spaced a month or so apart.
Actual facelift surgery involves lifting and tightening the mid & lower face as well as the neck and is considered much more invasive. Many patients actually benefit most from both procedures and will undergo facelift surgery to lift and tighten the skin and micro-needling with PRP to improve the texture and tone. It’s a perfect combination for many looking to look 10+ years younger.
For more information on micro-needling with PRP, click HERE. Complimentary consultations are also available by calling (801)776-2220.



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This post was written by Jenny Yergensen

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