Reviewed by Dr. Scott Maymon, ND, NPH, and Dr. Sarah Stone, ND.

As we age, our skin naturally loses its elasticity and youthful glow. But what if there was a way to reclaim that lost radiance?

Enter the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) facelift – a revolutionary treatment that harnesses the power of your own body to rejuvenate your skin. This innovative treatment is gaining popularity for its ability to restore natural vitality and reduce the signs of aging without invasive surgery.

This blog will delve into the transformative power of PRP facelifts. We will explore the benefits, the procedure, and why it might be the anti-aging solution you’ve been searching for.

What Is PRP?

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a component of blood that contains a high concentration of platelets, growth factors, and other proteins crucial for cell regeneration and healing.

PRP is extracted from your own blood, making it a natural and safe treatment option. It has been used for many years in medicine to help promote healing and regeneration, especially in the area of orthopedic treatments.

The PRP facelift uses this technology to stimulate cell turnover and collagen production, resulting in renewed skin elasticity and a more youthful appearance.

Key Takeaway

The PRP facelift procedure relies on the power of growth factors in your platelets to produce collagen and elastin. PRP stimulates collagen growth for firmer, more youthful-looking skin, improves skin tone and texture, and boosts blood flow and circulation.

How Does the PRP Facelift Work?

The PRP facelift procedure relies on the power of growth factors in your platelets to produce collagen and elastin.

The injection of PRP activates collagen and elastin production by stimulating stem cells and encouraging new cell growth. This process helps to reduce wrinkles, improve skin texture, and create a more youthful and revitalized appearance.

You can maximize the results of the PRP facelift procedure by combining it with other facial treatments like microneedling and bio-revitalization treatments like PRXT33. 

The PRP Facelift Procedure

During a PRP facelift, your skincare specialist will draw a small amount of blood from your arm. The blood is processed in the MAGELLAN PRP System centrifuge. This machine spins the blood at high speeds, separating platelets from other blood cells. This self-derived concentration system employs a unique centrifuge technology to produce an ultra-concentrated blend of platelets and growth factors.

A numbing cream will be applied to your face to minimize discomfort. The extracted PRP is placed using a cannula in areas such as tear troughs, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and cheeks. The goal is to improve symmetry, volume loss, and natural contour. 

While you may observe immediate results post-injection, the full impact unfolds over the following weeks as your body naturally generates more collagen and elastin.

What Are the Benefits of PRP?

Treatments using PRP can provide a range of benefits, including the following:

  • Stimulates collagen growth for firmer, more youthful-looking skin.
  • Improves skin tone and texture.
  • Boosts blood flow and circulation.
  • Encourages the formation of new blood vessels.
  • Achieves natural-looking rejuvenation without surgery or harsh procedures.

How Do I Prepare for My PRP Treatment?

For the best outcome from your treatment, there are certain preventative measures and activities we advise you to avoid before your treatment:

  • You may be asked to discontinue the use of anti-inflammatory medications like Motrin and Ibuprofen one week before treatment. 
  • We will discuss your medical history with you, and may request that you discontinue blood thinners one week before treatment because they may interfere with the procedure.  
  • Steer clear of extreme heat.
  • Temporarily stop using products, including salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and other anti-aging ingredients.
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure.
  • Refrain from waxing, bleaching, or tweezing.

When you come in for your appointment, please ensure your face is clear of makeup or skincare products.

After your treatment, follow these aftercare instructions for optimal results:

  • Hydrate your skin with moisturizer and drink plenty of water.
  • Resist the urge to pick at or scratch your skin.
  • Avoid sunlight and strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours after the procedure.
  • If you experience any redness or swelling, apply an ice pack for 10 minutes to help reduce any discomfort.

Is PRP Facelift Right for Me?

Are you ready to turn back the hands of time for a more youthful appearance with the PRP facelift? Book an appointment at Pure Body Health today to learn more about the PRP facelift procedure and how it can help you look and feel younger!

To schedule your free consultation or to learn more about PRP in Tempe, AZ, PRP in Phoenix, AZ or PRP in Scottsdale, AZ, call (480) 427-0442 or complete the online booking form. We are located at 1553 Todd Drive, Suite 106, Tempe, AZ. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does PRP Facelift Last?

The effects of the PRP facelift can last up to a year or more, depending on your lifestyle and skin care regimen. We recommend regular touch-up treatments every 12 months to maintain results over time.

How Many PRP Treatments Are Needed for the Face?

The number of treatments needed for facial rejuvenation will depend on your skin’s condition and desired results. Generally, we recommend between 2-4 treatments, spaced out about 4 weeks apart.

What Are the Risks of PRP Facelift?

The PRP facelift is a safe and minimally invasive procedure. Rare side effects are minor swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection site.

Are PRP Injections on the Face Painful?

The PRP injection facelift procedure is relatively painless. A numbing cream can be applied before treatment to minimize discomfort.