Platelets contain a number of growth factors that can stimulate collagen synthesis, skin renewal, cell growth, and tissue regeneration. Depending on the goal, the PRP is either rubbed on skin (PRP Facial) that has been treated with microneedling or injected into those areas (PRP Facelift) where you want to lift the skin and decrease fine lines and wrinkles.
PRP Facials and PRP Facelifts can be used to prevent wrinkles as well as treating those fine lines that are already present. For PRP Facials, the PRP is applied on the skin and then the area is treated with microneedling. The micropen will drive the PRP into the skin. The depth of penetration, and the resulting placement of the PRP, will depend on Dr. Chilukuri’s recommendations after consulting with you.
For the PRP Facelift, hyaluronic-acid fillers and PRP are combined to roll back the appearance of wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin. As explained by Charles Runels, MD, who trademarked the name in 2010, the hyaluronic-acid filler acts as scaffolding on which the new PRP-induced tissue growth occurs. PRP can also be effective when used by itself. When used by itself, the procedure is completely natural since you are using your own blood to stimulate new collagen growth.
PRP can also be paired with other rejuvenation procedures incluign Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Juvderm, Voluma, Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk, Sculptra, Belotero, and Radiesse. Dr. Chilukuri may also recommend combining PRP with laser treatments to allow fewer treatments and provide longer lasting results. Whether you wish to erase the “11s” between the brows, lift your fallen cheeks, or simply improve the overall texture and tone of your skin, these nonsurgical, noninvasive treatments are incredibly effective.