Dr. James Newman is proud to offer the Liquid PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Facelift procedure to appropriate patients to further reverse the signs of aging.
The procedure is completely natural as it takes advantage of a process to concentrate all the healing powers of growth factors found in our blood. Through the process, Dr. Newman will add the key ingredient which is the “rich plasma” from your blood to areas of the face and body to further promote collagen and plump the wrinkles or shadows of the face.
Dr. Newman says , “the use of rich plasma to enhance wound healing from minimally invasive energy based devices such as the CO2 laser, Ulthera, Morpheus, Thermage, and Profound add an extra 20% of benefit to these procedures.”
The skin color changes because of less underlying blood flow. and the shape becomes collapsed and droopy as muscle and collagen decrease. Also the texture of the skin becomes less smooth. As a result, the person looks “worn”, or “tired” or “droopy” The lively, rosy hue seen in children of every skin color fades to a dull gray.
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. 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.
Liquid PRP Facelift
Creating The Shape – The first part of the Liquid PRP Procedure utilizes HA fillers to begin sculpting specific areas of the face. The glycosaminoglycans (what an HA filler replaces) act like a sponge that holds water in the face providing a basic shape.
This initial injection of HA is the precursor to the ultimate desired form. Next comes the polishing and refining step of the sculpting process which ultimately contributes to the appearance of a younger version of you.
Growth Factors In Your Blood
Scientists have known for years that unipotent stem cells lie dormant in the skin and provide the building blocks for healing when you sustain a burn or cut. Until recently, physicians had no convenient way to stimulate those stem cells to grow new tissue.
By utilizing the growth factors found in the blood (specifically the platelets), a physician can activate the unipotent stem cells already in the skin and tell those cells to grow new, younger-appearing skin. During the process of the Liquid PRP Procedur, 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.
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. Activating these growth factors, all 3 parts of the aging process improve:
- The skin color becomes a “younger” color because of new blood vessel formation.
- New collagen formations in the dermis lifts the face back to amore youthful shape.
- 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 Liquid Facelift Procedure 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 the providers listed on this website
Is The Liquid Facelift Procedure Right For You?
The procedure may be too much for some and not enough for others, but you don’t need to wonder. Simply contact us and we’ll make sure you understand the procedure and can arrange a cosmetic evaluation based upon these powerful ideas about restoring beauty.
To schedule an appointment to discuss Liquid PRP Facelift in Palo Alto, San Mateo, Half Moon Bay or Los Gatos, please contact Premier Plastic Surgery