USE THE HEALING POWER OF YOUR OWN BLOOD TO REVERSE TIME
Complete your consultation with your provider and determine a plan to meet your goals.
You receive a small blood draw to aquire the plasma needed for the PRP Therapy. The blood is processed by placing it in a centrifuge which spun it at a very rapid rate, separating the platelets from the red and white blood cells.
The Platelet Rich Plasma is topically applied to your skin. A microneedling pen is passed over the area to help the PRP penetrate deeper into the skin resulting in better product efficacy.
Repeat the in treatments according to your treatment plan. Most patients see results within a week however the long lasting results do not become apparent until 4-6 weeks after treatments when we see the new collagen form. Final results are apparent within 6 months. We suggest that most patients repeat this treatments 2 times per year.
Note that we most often sell facial treatments packages or in conjunction with skin care products. We do not suggest stand alone treatments unless you are on a maintainence plan. Our reputations depends on only selling what works. In a meeting with your skin care consultant, you will receive a full plan. We cannot suggest strongly enough to sign up for specials with our email list.
Micro-needling and PRP Facial
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How does Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Work?
The body signals platelets and other components in our blood supply to migrate to the site of injury. Platelets are the injury’s first responders, and under normal conditions these platelets release various factors that initiate and subsequently stimulate bone and cartilage regeneration and repair, promote new blood vessel development to accelerate tissue regeneration, and stop the bleeding. Platelets release many other bioactive proteins responsible for attracting macrophages, mesenchymal stem cells, and osteoblasts.
Inside the platelet are 2 types of granules, namely, alpha granules and dense bodies. Alpha granules contain the clotting and growth factors that are released in the healing process. Normally at the resting state, platelets require a trigger to activate and become a participant in wound healing and hemostasis.
Growth factors and other cytokines in platelets include the following: platelet-derived growth factor, transforming growth factor, fibroblast growth factor, insulinlike growth factor 1, insulinlike growth factor 2, vascular endothelial growth factor, epidermal growth factor, interleukin 8, keratinocyte growth factor, and connective tissue growth factor.
How is this treatment different that facial fat transfer?
The regenerative cells in PRP are different from the ones in the fat used in fat transfer procedures. Also, fat transfer has a more “volumizing” effect than the regenerative cells in PRP. However, the two can be combined for a more comprehensive procedure.
How long is the recovery?
Minor bruising or swelling will last about a week if the procedure is performed alone. Most patients look presentable and return to work in 2-3 days. If it is performed in conjunction with laser treatment, recovery will last about a week. If PRP facial rejuvenation is performed with fat transfer, the recovery is about a week.
Who should NOT have PRP Therapy?
Persons with skin disease (SLE, porphyria, allergies), cancer, chemotherapy, severe metabolic and systemic disorders, abnormal platelet function (i.e. blood disorders), and underlying sepsis excludes the use of PRP.
How does PRP Therapy compare to a Facelift?
Facelift is a surgical procedure therefore more invasive. PRP is an injection therefore much less invasive, and may be better for many patients—especially those requiring a less dramatic transformation. These injections also involve far less healing time.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) utilizes the healing power of isolated platelets to activate collagen production and is all the rage with the Hollywood crowd. PRP is basically a natural product produced from your own body. Through a simple blood draw, a little amount of blood is drawn from an individual into a sterile tube. Using a unique centrifuge machine, the blood is spun down in order to take out and concentrate the stem cells, growth factors and platelets that are very important for tissue healing.
PRP is best known for its wonderful act of skin rejuvenation. When PRP is injected into particular parts of the skin, its high platelet concentration functions as a matrix that stimulates the growth of new collagen, revitalizes skin tissue and hence leads to a naturally smooth and firm skin.
We use our own advanced special skin rejuvenation protocol to perform micro-needling in conjunction with PRP. We combine our experience and expertise with the additive rejuvenating effect of these two procedures in order to achieve the best outcome.
Microneedling is a type of controlled, painless physical injury that is performed on the skin in order to trigger a healing and repair cascade. After numbing your skin with topical cream, we use a pen-like device for microneedling that creates hundreds of tiny channels in the skin. This first step injures the skin in order to provoke a healing cascade. In order to help speed and intensify the repair and rejuvenation of your skin, we inject and apply your own processed serum "PRP" to the skin. Here you can watch a video of microneedling.
Years of Experience
Dr. Jeffrey Weinzweig is a board certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is the founder of JW Plastic Surgery. All Before & After Photos represent actual patients of surgeons and physicians of JW Plastic Surgery. Unless otherwise stated, in all other sections model photos were used on this website. Suitability for services are determined during an in-person consultation. As with all surgery result do vary. Financing and other practice specials and policies are subject to terms and conditions. Specials cannot be combined at any time. All information provided on this site is for educational purposes only. Consult your surgeon directly for individual instructions and advice. *Guaranteed Financing Program: 80% down financing available regardless of credit and you may qualify for more. See terms and conditions.Requirements of financing are you must have a valid checking account in good standing, a social security number, and be a U.S. citizen. You may be approved for a certain percentage of the cost of the surgery or even the entire cost of the surgery. Fees shown may be adjusted due to complications or unforeseen circumstances. Guaranteed financing available regardless of credit for a minimum 20% of the charge for procedures costing $1,000 or more. Additional financing may be available. APR is 0%-17% subject to approval.
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