What Is an Austin PRP Facelift?
The Austin PRP Facelift is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure which involves injecting a patient’s own blood to boost the anti-aging effects of hyaluronic acid (HA) based fillers. Essentially, it is a variation of PRP (platelet-rich plasma) aesthetic procedures, which involves using plasma from blood to stimulate the growth of stem cells like collagen which work to gently boost volume, brighten and rejuvenate the skin and reduce the signs of aging. These types of procedures can help to rectify crow’s feet, fine lines and lax skin all over the face, and the PRP Facelift in particular can be compared closely to Dr. Sneed’s trademarked StemGlo procedure, which can also be combined with other fillers in order to boost their effects and longevity.
Re-injecting blood – it sounds daunting! Are PRP Facelifts safe?
Absolutely. Any professional environment such as our medical spa in Austin that carries out the PRP Facelift and other PRP procedures maintain exceptional standards of hygiene when dealing with injectables and blood. PRP is only ever harvested from a patient’s own blood, too, so you’ve no need to worry about cross-contamination of any kind.
I’m not sure about all those needles… does the Austin PRP Facelift hurt?
The Austin PRP Facelift and other PRP facial rejuvenation procedures do not hurt any more than any other injectable treatment. Only a very small amount of blood is drawn from the patient, who then has a little time to kick back and relax while the blood is centrifuged to separate out the platelet-rich plasma. Then, the plasma is injected into the skin via a very fine needle, and only in key areas that require an anti-aging boost. If you’ve undergone procedures like Botox or Juvederm before, you’ll know that there’s really very little discomfort with injectables. Some even find these types of treatments relaxing, particularly when immersed in a peaceful spa environment. Plus, other than a little mild redness, there are no side effects of the PRP Facelift and you can get straight back to your normal, daily routine without any downtime.
Sounds great but is it worth it – how long do PRP Facelifts last?
Just like injectables which only provide temporary effects, the Austin PRP Facelift and other PRP procedures don’t give permanent results and the treatment must be maintained. However, what’s brilliant about PRP procedures is that the rejuvenating effects of the injected plasma occurs gradually over a few months, so you can enjoy looking better and better as each day goes on. In terms of longevity, a PRP Facelift can last anywhere between nine and 24 months, which is very impressive as fillers go.
I’m sold – where can I get a PRP Facelift in Austin?
PRP skin rejuvenation therapies like the Austin PRP Facelift are available in several medical spas in Austin, including ours. To discuss how our StemGlo procedure works and to find out how it could give your skin an age-defying boost, get in touch to book a free consultation with one of our specialists.