Is the PRP FaceLift Procedure Right For You?

The PRP FaceLift procedure may be too much for some patients and not enough for others. However, you don’t need to wonder! Simply contact our office by phone or by e-mail; tell us that you’ve been to our website and that you would like to learn more about this incredible procedure. Next, we will arrange a cosmetic evaluation based upon these remarkable ideas about restoring beauty!

Experience the journey of the PRP FaceLift with Dr. Jason Helliwell by your side! 

Treatments Pro & Con Balancing Your Decision

With so many ways to improve the face and with countless products and procedures available, why look for a better way?

Although there can be a place for a surgical facelift, such procedures are not necessarily a panacea or cure-all to the concerns of the aging face. Cosmetic surgery when needed can remove excess skin and make the person appear younger. However, a surgical facelift can actually contribute to a face collapse as the skin stretches tighter against the bone making the person look skeletonized.

With hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, the face is truly lifted away from the bone and youthful volume can be restored to a beautiful shape. With that in mind, the HA fillers should not be used around specific areas near the eye. Furthermore, the injector must be careful to avoid creating a shape that looks foreign to the person’s face or even foreign to this planet. Also, the HA fillers are not extremely effective for improving skin tone and texture.

Aging Skin:

  • Aging skin color changes because of decreased blood flow.
  • Skin shape collapses and becomes droopy as muscle and collagen lessen.
  • The texture of skin becomes less smooth when someone ages. As a result, the person looks ‘worn.’
  • In contrast, the rosy hue seen in children of every skin color begins to faded to a less-shiny gray when we age.

 The Stem Cells In Your Blood

Did you know that stem cells lie dormant in people’s skin? Yes! Furthermore, stem cells provide the building blocks for healing when you sustain an injury. Until recently, physicians didn’t have a best practice to stimulate stem cells to grow brand-new tissue. Nevertheless, by utilizing the growth factors found in the blood, specifically platelets, a physician can activate your body’s unipotent stem cells already in your skin. As a result, physicians can basically tell those cells to grow new, younger-appearing skin.

During the process of the PRP FaceLift procedure, stem cell science is used to tell the body to grow new younger skin. Unipotent stem cells, which grow only one specific tissue, and can be found in every part of the body.  For example, unipotent stem cells in the liver grow new liver tissue.  Unipotent stem cells in the skin grow new skin. Thus, the FaceLift® Procedure™ takes the cosmetic rejuvenation process to a higher level!

Creating Platelet-Rich Plasma

From You To You

Within a matter of minutes, your practitioner can create autologous, which means from you to you, PRP and activate your stem cells for the PRP FaceLift.

Here’s how:

First: the practitioner draws a similar amount of blood required for a basic lab test.

Second: the practitioner places the blood into a centrifuge and spins the blood at a very rapid rate to separate the platelets from the other components of the blood.

Third: The platelets are activated by using one of two methods that are natural to your body.  This activation of platelets is the final step in producing your very own platelet-rich plasma. The best way to visualize PRP is to remember the yellow “goo” that surrounded the scab you had when you fell on your knee as a child. The thickening of the serum to form that yellow material holds specific growth factors in place that call stem cells to the area and activates them to create new skin.

Activating 8 Growth Factors

Platelet-rich plasma is similar to HA fillers because it can be injected to sculpt the face.  But, here’s the best part: not only does the PRP cause an increase in the volume,  PRP contains at least 8 growth factors that will over a long period of time, continually work like a rejuvenating agent.

By activating these growth factors, all 3 parts of the aging process improve:

1. The skin color becomes a “younger” color because of new blood vessel formation.

2. New collagen formations in the dermis lift the face back to a more youthful shape.

3. Because the growth factors are working to build a new dermis, the epidermis (the outer most layers of your skin) appears smoother.

The Science Of Pure Beauty

The third and final part of the PRP FaceLift implements the science and mathematics of pure beauty.

As far back as Leonardo da Vinci up until the present day, physicians, scientists and artists have worked to define what shapes, contours and proportions make a face more beautiful.

The challenge becomes how to take a face and bring out that which is beautiful, without creating a shape that appears unnatural. In the art and science of pure beauty, millimeters are miles. Therefore, the physician employs the ideas of artists and scientists who have deeply studied beauty when considering where and how much HA filler and growth factor to apply.  Although this third component is the most difficult, it is to be defined and described by Dr. Jason Helliwell on your visit.

Results may not be the same for all patients.