PRP Facelift Beverly Hills
A Platelet Rich Plasma facelift, or PRP facelift, is also called a Dracula Facelift. A person undergoing this cosmetic procedure has his or her blood components injected into the desired area of their face for a youthful glow and appearance. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Bar Refaeli have openly endorsed this practice, as it is minimally invasive and has been deemed fit for people in their 30s.
What Is PRP?
Before PRP became a component of cosmetic surgery, it was used medicinally in various branches of science like urology, neurosurgery, sports medicine, and ophthalmology. It is also called autologous rejuvenation therapy. It harnesses the natural healing ability of our body that repairs the wear and tear of our tissue over time.
A small amount of blood, usually 10 to 20 cc, is taken from the patient and then centrifuged to break into its components. One such component is oxygen-rich platelet plasma, which is injected directly into the affected area to pump up the padding of the skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
How Does It Work?
Platelets are known to be rich in growth-promoting proteins that help in healing damaged tissue. Once platelets are injected into the affected area, they release growth proteins that stimulate the adjoining cells to enhance the tautness of skin by increasing the cell volume underneath the epidermis. This may or may be the ideal treatment for you, as individual patients will have varied medical histories.
Why PRP Treatment?
As we age, the process of cell growth becomes slow and declines, leading to a faded appearance and a rough, uneven, and patchy skin texture. PRP therapy encourages the fibroblast cells to produce more collagen, which is responsible for the firmness in skin.
Facial contours start to become harsh and prominent as skin begins to sag and loses its firmness during the aging process. PRP incites pre-adipocyte cells, which are responsible for filling out gaunt facial contours.
Who Should Have It?
Technically, anyone who has medical conditions like ligament injury, skin lesions, muscle tissue damage, and open wounds can use platelet rich plasma therapy for treatment. In cosmetic surgery, it is requested by people in their 30s for treatment of early signs of aging.
It must be noted that PRP cannot replace an actual invasive facelift. A thorough skin examination must be conducted to see if PRP will get you the desired results or not.
Pre- and Post-Procedure
On the day of the PRP facelift procedure, pictures are taken before the therapy. Your face will be anesthetized before the procedure, and after the procedure is done, an ice pack will be applied to reduce bruises.
You must get this treatment from a reputed clinic and doctor. It may be a good idea to check their labs in advance to ensure that they are safe, hygienic, and equipped to conduct the procedure. This step is important because contaminated blood can cause infection and breakdown of skin.
For an informative PRP consultation, contact our office and arrange an appointment with Dr. Mehrdad Hassid.