Have you been battling skin texture issues or signs of aging? Do you want a treatment that works with your body’s natural resources? Our team at Perfect Skin Center in Tempe and Scottsdale, AZ, offer PRP facelift treatments to help rejuvenate your face.
How Long Does a PRP Facelift Last?
A Simple Treatment With Long-Lasting Results
Since each person and their skin is individual, how long a patient can expect to enjoy their results can vary. In general, many patients can enjoy the benefits from their PRP facelift for up to two years. Its longevity is one thing that helps set this treatment apart, but there are also some things you can do at home that may help support or even extend your results.
When it comes to increasing the longevity of your treatment, our experienced team would be happy to give you personalized advice. We want you to be happy with your results and your experience. Before your treatment, we’d be happy to answer any of your questions and give you tips on how to help support the health of your skin for the long run.
1. Practice Safe Sun Exposure
Spending time in the great outdoors can be great for mental and physical health in many ways. However, the effect unprotected sun exposure can have on your skin isn’t as great. Prolonged sun exposure can lead to sun damage. This can cause issues with skin texture, pigment, wrinkles, and premature aging.
Protecting your skin with sunscreen, or makeup that has SPF protection, can help combat these issues. Hats and sunglasses can also be a great way to protect your face.
2. Avoid Smoking
Smoking isn’t just harmful for your lungs. It can damage your skin as well. Two of the most important “building blocks” of the face are collagen and elastin. They help maintain the skin’s structure, encourage it to regenerate, and help it stay flexible and youthful.
Part of what makes PRP Facelifts effective is by encouraging collagen and elastin production. Smoking can undo those benefits, as it can more quickly degenerate your collagen and elastin levels.
3. Treat Your Skin Gently
Sometimes when we hear about the benefits of exfoliation, it can be tempting to go a little overboard with scrubbing our face. The truth is that exfoliation should be done carefully. Generally, you shouldn’t exfoliate any more frequently than once or twice a week.
When it comes to washing your skin daily, consider moisturizing your face afterward so it doesn’t have to overcompensate for the lost oil.
4. Take Time To Unwind
Stress is a part of life, but managing stress can help you inside and out. Stress can contribute to skin issues such as acne, since the hormone cortisol is linked to an increase in oil production.
Setting reasonable goals and limitations, getting a healthy amount of sleep, and setting aside time to do things you enjoy can benefit you in a host of ways. You may even notice your skin thanking you.
How This Treatment Works
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. This treatment is derived from the patient’s own blood. First off, a few small vials of blood will be drawn from your arm. We will only ever use your own blood for your treatment.
Once the blood is drawn, we have to isolate the platelet-rich plasma. We will place the vials in a specialized machine, which will force the blood to separate into different layers by spinning it around. PRP is often called “liquid gold,” as that’s what it looks like once the blood has separated. Once the PRP solution is drawn up, it can be paired with microneedling or injected, depending on the situation.
No Down Time
Once your treatment is done, you don’t have to worry about downtime. Life is busy, but the good news is this treatment won’t interfere with the rest of your plans. You should be able to carry on with the rest of your day and look forward to skin with a renewed, healthy glow. Your skin should respond immediately to the treatment.
Behind the scenes, the nutrient-rich PRP will be encouraging skin regeneration, while the body calls in reinforcements of collagen and elastin to the area. Over the next few weeks, you should continue to see visible improvements develop across the treated area.
Benefits of a PRP Facelift
This treatment doesn’t just offer longevity, it offers speed. The treatment process is quick and easy, and many patients can notice almost immediate benefits. For patients who want especially powerful results, a series of treatments can be carried out as well.
This treatment can be an especially good option for patients who don’t want to introduce anything foreign to their skin. Since PRP therapy uses the platelet-rich plasma found within your own blood, it makes this treatment very easy for the body to accept.
If you have any concerns at all, our team is here to answer them. We want you to be comfortable and excited about your treatment.
A surgical facelift can offer a lot of lasting visual improvements, but surgery isn’t for everyone. A patient may be at the point where they want some visual benefits, but don’t feel ready for surgery yet. They may also not be able to seek out surgery due to health limitations, or the prohibitive cost associated with it.
Surgery also costs time, which can be a significant price to pay for patients who have a busy work or life schedule. A PRP facelift can be an alternative, one that is easier on the wallet, your time, and your budget.
Some patients either aren’t able to or don’t want to use dermal fillers, but still want the benefits dermal fillers can provide. PRP can be the alternative you’ve been looking for. You don’t have to worry about the ingredients, as PRP uses your own body to heal itself.
If you still would like to use dermal fillers, that’s no problem. PRP is a versatile treatment that can often be paired with other treatments for some powerful treatment teamwork.
It Supports Your Collagen and Elastin Levels
Collagen and elastin levels tend to gradually and increasingly decline each year once we hit our mid-twenties. This decline often leads to the skin becoming less soft, smooth, and elastic, and can be associated with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Skin that is starting to sag can also “stretch” out pores, making them more noticeable over time. When collagen and elastin levels get a helpful boost, it can help your skin combat these issues.
It Can Treat More Sensitive Areas
Some of the most sensitive skin on the face is the skin around the eyes. This skin is very thin, and can’t always be treated with other injectables. This treatment, however, is able to gently improve the skin of these sensitive areas. This can be useful if you are specifically looking to improve lines around the eyes, or bags under the eyes.
It Has a Good Track Record
Platelet-rich plasma describes plasma that contains more platelets than circulating blood; it’s basically plasma in a more concentrated, efficient form. Soon after its discovery, its anti-inflammatory properties, and its ability to stimulate beneficial cell growth were uncovered. PRP injections were popularized when athletes began to receive PRP injections to speed up their healing process.
It’s still being used for this purpose today, as it can help boost tissue regeneration and can even offer relief for patients suffering from osteoarthritis. It’s been used during different kinds of surgeries, and it’s expected that more uses will continue to be found for platelet-rich plasma. All of these regenerative benefits are also what make it a great tool for aesthetic improvements.
It Can Be Used for a Range of Concerns
PRP can benefit the face through safe, professional exfoliation and rejuvenation. It can help smooth out those fine lines and wrinkles and can encourage your skin to regenerate itself to improve the appearance of sun damage and skin texture concerns.
In addition to these benefits, it can also help treat the following:
- Acne scars
- Dark circles
- Dull skin tone
- Enlarged pores
- Skin laxity
- Uneven skin tone or texture
We’re Ready To Help
Our team has many resources at our disposal, and we’re dedicated to matching each of our patients with a treatment that will fit their goals and needs. If you’d like to learn more about this, or any of the other facial treatments we offer, reach out to us at Perfect Skin Center in Tempe and Scottsdale, AZ, today to set up a consultation.