You want to look as naturally youthful as possible, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) combined with microneedling helps you do just that. At Ethos Integrative Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, Dr. Alexandra Mayer does PRP facelifts to help you look youthful, but not fake. Call the office or book an appointment using the online tool to schedule yours.
Platelet-rich plasma is an exceptionally healing compound derived from your own blood. To obtain PRP, the doctors draw a sample of blood from your arm and spin it down in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelet count. Platelets are a component of your blood full of rich healing proteins and growth factors.
A PRP facelift uses PRP to add volume to the face and decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A PRP facelift at Ethos Integrative Medicine first involves the injection of PRP into strategic areas of your face to restore contours and plump up gaunt areas. Then, the team performs microneedling, which involves poking dozens of micro holes into your skin with a specialized pen. These micro channels stimulate your body’s natural wound-repair processes to rejuvenate your skin.
The microneedling leaves your skin receptive to the application of topical youth-enhancing serums, too. So following your session, PRP is applied to your skin to take advantage of its ability to better absorb the PRP healing benefits. The PRP sinks into your tissues to promote cellular regeneration.
Women who want to improve the tone and texture of their skin are ideal candidates. The PRP facelift is an alternative to invasive procedures, such as cosmetic surgery. PRP stimulates your own body to produce more collagen and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles naturally over time.
Dr. Mayer recommends three to six total PRP facelifts over the course of 4-6 months. Results appear over time as your body produces more collagen and turns over cells as a result of the microneedling and PRP treatments.
The doctors apply a topical numbing cream or gel prior to the treatment to dull any feelings of discomfort. You may still feel some sensation during the treatment, especially in the thinner skin around the eyes and lips. Most people tolerate the treatment quite well and do not need any downtime afterward. You may have some redness and mild swelling following the microneedling, but are not restricted from your regular activities.
To learn how you can look younger and more radiant naturally, call the office or book an appointment online.