Enhancing Injectable Filler and Laser Treatments with PRP
Posted: 6:00 a.m. Sunday, March 12, 2017
By Anita Mandal, M.D.
Question: I’ve been getting fillers in my hollow cheeks and temples as well as for the wrinkles in my lower face. While the results have been good, I still have stubborn fine lines along my mouth corners and jowl area. Are there any options to help fix this?
Answer: Additional treatment options do exist for your concerns. PRP, or protein rich plasma, has been around for years. It contains a high concentration of growth factors to help stimulate you body’s own collagen. It can be used alone by directly injecting it into the skin to stimulate collagen in the areas of persistent wrinkles, fine lines and poor skin texture. With serial treatments over time, those lines can dramatically improve. PRP can also be applied topically to the face immediately after Infini RF “laser” treatments to enhance the results of Infini skin tightening and wrinkle treatments. Finally PRP can be used in conjunction with other injectable fillers to enhance their results.
PRP is obtained through a simple blood draw in the office. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge for 10 minutes to extract the PRP from your own blood. Since the PRP comes from your own blood, you cannot be allergic to it.
A common example for combination treatment is one such as yours. Deeper placed fillers such Bellafill can effectively restore the lost volume in your cheeks whereas Infini RF can tighten sagging skin and improve some of your skin texture and wrinkles. The residual lines which you still have can be further softened by injecting PRP on the subdermal level in the skin to boost the collagen response and further improve fine lines, wrinkles and aged skin texture.
PRP can play a significant role in enhancing the results of many facial cosmetic procedures ranging from non-surgical to surgery. A board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon can help you decide which options are most suitable for you.
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