How does PRP therapy compare with injections of filler, Botox(Botox® Cosmetic; Allergan, Inc; Irvine, California), or surgical facelifts?

2017-12-24T00:46:47+00:00

This procedure can be combined with dermal fillers, Botox injections, and laser surgery, as well as facial surgery. PRP builds tissue over time, whereas traditional filler breaks down over time.

How does PRP therapy compare with injections of filler, Botox(Botox® Cosmetic; Allergan, Inc; Irvine, California), or surgical facelifts?2017-12-24T00:46:47+00:00

How long are the improvements maintained? If necessary, can the procedure be repeated, and if so, with what anticipated outcome?

2017-12-24T00:46:15+00:00

PRP can be repeated, and better results are seen with a total of 2-3 treatments given 3-4 months apart. Patients can expect to see better results as they receive more treatments. With time, the results of PRP get better and better.

How long are the improvements maintained? If necessary, can the procedure be repeated, and if so, with what anticipated outcome?2017-12-24T00:46:15+00:00

For what types of patients is this procedure most and least suitable?

2017-12-24T00:45:50+00:00

Any patient who wishes to reduce volume loss, fine lines, and textural changes of the skin is suitable for this procedure. It also appeals to the patient who is looking for a natural approach to volumising the face and treating or reducing fine lines.

For what types of patients is this procedure most and least suitable?2017-12-24T00:45:50+00:00

What are the risks or complications?

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Because this treatment is formed from the patient's own blood, there is no risk for rejection, infection, or an allergic reaction.

What are the risks or complications?2017-12-24T00:34:17+00:00

What type of results can generally be expected?

2017-12-24T00:33:55+00:00

The results are subtle, with gradual improvement in the injected area over a 3- to 5-week period. Full correction occurs at 4-7 weeks and can last as long as 18 months especially when combined with good quality maintenance programs such as skin care and lifestyle changes.

What type of results can generally be expected?2017-12-24T00:33:55+00:00

How long does the procedure take, and how is it performed?

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This cutting-edge rejuvenation is a quick 20-minute procedure. After 9 cm3 of blood (approximately 1 vial) is drawn from the patient, it is spun down in a centrifuge for 6 minutes at a pre-calculated speed to retrieve the most viable fibrin and platelets. After centrifugation, the platelet and fibrin component of the blood (the top [...]

How long does the procedure take, and how is it performed?2017-12-24T00:33:34+00:00

By what mechanisms do injections of PRP restore facial appearance?

2017-12-24T00:33:00+00:00

Platelets play a role in stopping bleeding and in repairing damaged blood vessels and cells in the body. Platelets also contain substances called "growth factors" that activate and rejuvenate cells in our body. Unlike fillers that use various synthetic substances, PRP uses the patient's natural biology to address skin defects and volume loss, triggering production [...]

By what mechanisms do injections of PRP restore facial appearance?2017-12-24T00:33:00+00:00
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