Dr. Gregory E Rauscher, M.D. has provided patients in the New Jersey area with top-notch plastic surgery for over 30 years. Nevertheless, a non-surgical technique may have made the surgical facelift obsolete. The PRP Facelift has revolutionized facial rejuvenation and can provide amazing results to any patient without going under the knife. The benefits this treatment provides are unlike any other.
What Are the Benefits of a PRP Facelift?
Surgical Results Without the Surgery
In a traditional facelift, a plastic surgeon repositions the skin on your face by cutting away excess skin and tightening what’s left. While this method can certainly improve your appearance, and it lasts for many years, it isn’t without risks and potential complications. The PRP Facelift avoids these problems by using your body’s own healing mechanisms to rejuvenate your face.
Instead of cutting and stitching, a PRP Facelift heals from within. Your body will remove older, damaged cells and replace them with new ones that restore your youthful appearance. It’s quite literally a way to turn back the hands of time.
Healthier Skin Cells
Why does your skin begin to sag? Why do lines and wrinkles form? These things happen because the cells in your skin deteriorate as you age. They can also worsen due to exposure to that New Jersey sun as well as lifestyle habits, such as smoking.
When your cells are unhealthy, their own shape deforms. They lose their ability to support the weight from cells above, and can’t resist the pull of gravity as easily. They also become looser. All of this leads to lines, wrinkles, and sagging.
Using PRP, we can rejuvenate your existing skin cells and even create brand new ones that will lift your face back into position. So how does PRP benefit skin cells directly? There are several benefits that have been proven by a number of studies.
Increased Collagen and Elastin
Collagen and elastin are two of the most important proteins for your skin. Collagen provides the firmness and thickness that skin cells need to support other cells and prevent folds and wrinkles from forming. Elastin, on the other hand, gives skin its elasticity, letting skin snap back into place, thus preventing sagging. Elastin also helps with areas where the skin frequently bends such as your forehead or in the corners of your mouth and eyes.
When we apply PRP using microneedling, we are able to deliver PRP evenly across your face and stimulate collagen production in all of your skin cells. This makes PRP a much better alternative to collagen supplements or skincare products, since not all collagen is the same. Several clinical studies have shown that every patient who has undergone PRP treatment had a higher collagen count after just one session.
Regarding elastin, it too deteriorates over time and needs to be replenished. However, it makes up much less of your skin’s composition and is difficult to regenerate with supplements or other treatments. PRP can bring your elastin back, with one study even looking at cells under a microscope to confirm the results.
We often take for granted how important water is for our cells. We know we’re supposed to drink eight glasses of water a day, but even that won’t solve your cells’ dehydration problem. As cells age, the cell membrane becomes less efficient at exchanging water and removing waste.
Poor cell hydration has several negative effects. For one, the cells are not as sturdy, since the pressure of the water inside them actually helps them to support the weight of other cells. Picture a plump water balloon versus one that’s only half full.
After a PRP Facelift, your skin cells will be better able to exchange water and remain full, lifting up your skin cells and filling in some of the lines caused by shriveled up cells. This effect has been confirmed in multiple studies.
A Healthy Glow
When your cells are healthier and hydrated, your skin regains that youthful glow that you so fondly remember. This subtle effect is actually explained quite easily by physics.
When light hits your skin, it scatters and diffuses through your cells. Your skin is translucent, and so the quality of your skin cells will determine how smoothly and evenly light is scattered and diffused. When your cells are healthy and uniform, you get a warm glow as light reflects back out from your cells, even in a cloudy New Jersey winter.
Better Tone and Complexion
In addition to having a healthier glow and healthier cells, the surface layer of your skin will benefit from PRP treatment. Our cells do not age evenly and damage to your skin from injuries, blemishes, or other causes can result in an uneven appearance.
By using PRP, cells become more uniform and this smooths out your complexion and unifies your skin tone. The result is a healthy appearance that takes years off your looks.
Schedule a Consultation at our New Jersey Office
If you would like to learn more about the PRP facelift or to find out if you are a good candidate for the treatment, just call Dr. Gregory E Rauscher, M.D. today. Our office is located in Hackensack, NJ, and we can schedule an appointment that suits your schedule.