The PRP facelift is one of the hottest new trends in the beauty world. It was made increasingly popular when it was featured on a reality TV show where Kim Kardashian got such a procedure. However there some myths about the procedure. There is not nearly as much blood involved as many people are making it seem, and it is not actually a facelift.
Why get a PRP facelift?
The PRP facelift helps a person’s face to naturally look younger and rejuvenated. It helps to fill in some of the lines and wrinkles in your face and adds volume. This helps to restore your face’s natural structure without the need for surgery or overly expensive treatments. Many people see results immediately, and the effects can last for up to two years. Everybody is different, and many things affect skin, so results might fade differ from person to person.
Benefits of a PRP facelift
There are many benefits to a PRP facelift, not only in how good you will look and feel afterward, but also the process is much easier than alternatives. The injection is made from your blood and hyaluronic acid-based fillers, and hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body, so it is a very natural treatment. This is not a surgery, so it has a much faster recovery time than getting a surgical facelift. It is just a few injections into the face, so the most common side effect is just minor bruising. The whole process takes about an hour to complete. Most people can get back to work the day after. It is recommended to avoid direct sunlight for a few days after though as the skin will be more sensitive. There is no surgery involved in this procedure.
How does it work?
First, your skin will be numbed. This is to help reduce discomfort during the injection. Next, they will draw a small amount of blood. They use that to make platelet-rich plasma. They mix the platelet-rich plasma with the hyaluronic acid-based fillers and then inject that into your face. The fillers help with the short term effects to give you results quickly. The platelet-rich plasma is for the long term effects and will keep your face healthy. The platelet-rich plasma helps to promote cell growth, so the results that are seen are all-natural and coming from your body itself. This treatment just helps to encourage your body’s natural healing processes.
Are there any downsides?
The short answer is no. Because the treatment is made from your own blood and other chemicals that are naturally occurring in the body, there is a very small chance of there being any negative reactions. This treatment is minimally invasive, the only things actually entering the body are a few small needles. The only real downside to this treatment is that it is not as dramatic or long-lasting as a full surgical facelift, but it is also not nearly as expensive, so it is much more accessible to everyone. Another thing to keep in mind is that everyone is different, so not everyone will have the same results in the same time frame. It depends on many different things like diet, sun exposure, and even genetics.
Either way, the PRP facelift is worth trying as many people have been very satisfied with their treatment and are living a happier more beautiful life.