Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an innovative new way to rejuvenate your skin using an all-natural product created from your own body. As a new treatment, why are so many seeking PRP injections in Las Vegas, including at Nuance Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery?
Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is derived from your own blood after it has been drawn and separated into various components. The isolated plasma, which contains growth factors, is then injected into the patient's skin, where it helps promote collagen growth and tissue regeneration. This tightens the skin, softening wrinkles and creating a smoother texture and tone. Facial PRP in Las Vegas is widely used in orthopedic medicine, dentistry and reconstructive surgery.
Who is a Candidate for a PRP Facial?
PRP offers true face rejuvenation. As a minimally-invasive procedure, it’s safe for all ages. We recommend it for patients over 40 who do not want or cannot have a surgical facelift, and are seeking a more naturally youthful appearance.
Though a relatively new procedure, PRP has shown great skin rejuvenation results. Among other great benefits, it can volumize faces, soften eye hollows, improve skin tightness and plump out the cheeks.
Indications for PRP Facials
Platelet-rich plasma treatment for the face is used to treat skin aging, including the epidermis and some connective tissue underneath. It at least partially restores collagen and elastin, as well as fat tissue. PRP may also temporarily reduce inflammation, an underlying cause of the aging process. Wrinkles, sagging, thinning skin, and a hollowed-out appearance may respond to PRP.
How Do Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections Work?
Platelet-rich plasma is widely used in orthopedic medicine, dentistry and reconstructive surgery. The therapeutic properties of plasma are becoming increasingly popular in dermatology and cosmetic facial rejuvenation.
Derived from whole blood, Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a concentrated platelet rich plasma protein, with red blood cells extracted via centrifuge. PRP has superior growth factors to whole blood and is widely used for its healing properties. Because of this, PRP is increasingly popular among plastic surgeons, dentists, dermatologists and other health care professionals.
PRP contains cytokines that can stimulate healing of joints and soft tissue and is beneficial for both sports medicine and dermatology. It is an effective, concentrated source of blood plasma and autologous conditioned plasma, which can increase the counts of stem cells and fibroblasts, the cells responsible for collagen production.
What are PRP Injections?
Known in some circles as the ‘Vampire Facial’ because of the blood, the PRP facial sounds strange, but can work wonders for your skin. Instead of focusing on induvial wrinkles like other injections and skin creams, a PRP facial promotes collagen growth, which leads to a fuller, total facial rejuvenation. It can also be safely used in areas where other injections may be unsafe.
How is PRP Performed at Nuance Aesthetics?
PRP is made from your own cells and is completely natural and safe. During a session, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient. While the blood is being separated to isolate the PRP, the patient's skin will be cleansed, sterilized and prepared. A trained professional will then safely inject PRP into the target area. The entire process takes only about fifteen minutes and is relatively painless.
It is recommended that patients take three treatment sessions over a 6-month period.
Post procedure care following your session is not required. Patients may notice mild swelling, bruising or redness. These minor issues will go away on their own in 1–3 days.
The visual effects of your treatment should begin to become noticeable approximately one month after your session and will continue to improve as time goes on.
PRP Benefits for the Face
Patients will see about a 30% improvement within the first week after the skin procedure. Final results will come gradually for up to one year. You can expect to see a reduction in wrinkle depth and volume restoration, including cheek volume and shallower nasolabial folds (“marionette lines”) if they are injected.
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