Most adults consider some sort of facial rejuvenation as they get older. The age-related wrinkling and creasing, brittle appearance to the skin surface, and increasing prominence of blemishes leads one to explore various cosmetic and surgical fixes. Everyone knows what a facelift is. It’s a pretty complex procedure that involves skin repositioning. Many individuals aren’t ready to undergo this type of skin-smoothing fix. A great alternative is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy in New Jersey. A PRP facelift isn’t a true facelift, but it borrows the name for a very good reason.
When the skin is stimulated to create new tissues and increase the concentration of collagen and other proteins, what results is tightening and smoothing of the dermal layers. This facial rejuvenation procedure can really improve the overall appearance of the skin. You’ll find the following information quite helpful.
Using Blood Platelets for Facial Rejuvenation
Originally, the idea behind using concentrated amounts of blood platelets was to kickstart a healing process for injured tendons and ligaments. Today, PRP in NJ is more commonly performed as a skin rejuvenation technique. Blood platelets aid in clotting when we spring a leak in a blood vessel. Because the platelets stick together and form a mesh around a surface wound, the growth factors in the platelets are in the perfect position to act as signaling messengers for the creation of new tissue. This is why most skin injuries heal as fast as they do.
Your blood platelets contain vascular endothelial, epidermal, and fibroblast growth factors. The nutrients rushed to the site of an injury are signaled by these growth factors to produce replacement tissue. The idea behind PRP is to concentrate a high level of platelets in a small area of tissue, and this really speeds up the healing process. As far as facial rejuvenation is concerned, the skin layers go into overdrive producing new tissue, and this tissue eventually moves upward to form a whole new, healthier epidermal layer.
Consultation and Treatment in New Jersey
During a consultation in NJ, we will examine your facial features closely. We’re interested in the texture and tone of the skin, the depth of any blemishes, and the severity of any wrinkling. We also look at the areas where creases and folds are prominent as well as where the skin is sagging. We’ll design a customized treatment schedule that involves a series of PRP injections in strategic areas.
A PRP facelift in New Jersey is performed by drawing blood from your arm vein. We spin this blood in a centrifuge until most of the red cells have been separated from the platelets and plasma. We then take the plasma and spin it further until the mix is about 90 percent platelets.
A chloride solution is mixed with the plasma to help activate the platelets. We then inject the plasma into and beneath the skin layers using a very thin needle.
We will repeat this procedure again a few weeks later, and depending on the treatment we have designed for you, we may schedule up to five treatments. During this time, the skin is becoming more supple and taut because of the health of the newly created tissues.
The skin is now tighter and presents an appearance that’s similar to what happens after surgical raising and repositioning of the skin during a facelift surgery. The increase in collagen production continues for months following the last of the treatments. Many of our clients report satisfactory facial rejuvenation results lasting for up to a year.
A PRP facelift is a safe procedure because the blood belongs to you. This means there’s no chance of cross-contamination or plasma rejection. We draw only about 10cc of blood each treatment, so there’s no risk of oxygen depletion despite the removal of red cells. This is why the procedure can only be repeated every two or three weeks. The body needs time to produce replacement red cells.
We may suggest a couple of follow-up visits at our clinic in New Jersey for the purpose of additional filler gel injections. Eventually, you enjoy the facial appearance you desire.
Not only is the skin tighter and smoother, but scarring, blemishes, freckles, and age spots are also less visible. This is because all of the skin layers have been affected. The new tissue growth has proceeded with rapidity, and much of the damaged tissue that makes up blemishes and scarring has also been discarded in favor of new growth.
Elastin in the skin is very important, and many adults don’t have as much of it as they did when they were younger. Concentration of elastin and other proteins increases during the treatment schedule.
The healthier the skin tissues are, the more moisture they will retain. The skin breathes more effectively after a PRP facelift is performed.
No Surgery Required
This is what interests most of our clients who choose the PRP facial rejuvenation treatment. Surgery is rather complicated, and the results often don’t meet the expectations of the client. You’re likely seeking something simpler that doesn’t require anesthesia and a lengthy recovery period. We’re pretty sure you would like the option of a treatment that doesn’t require any downtime at all.
If this sounds like you, consider a PRP facelift for total skin rejuvenation. Visit the office of Dr. Gregory E. Rauscher in Hackensack, NJ to learn more. You’ll get all the information you need about this revolutionary cosmetic procedure. Turn back the aging clock and boost your self-confidence with a safe, effective, non-surgical skin tightening treatment. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!