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Looking great naked involves restoring our youthful glow through a few simple and effective means.
In our last article we discussed using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to keep you in the gym, pain-free and working on that hot bod. This non-surgical technique can also be used to restore volume to the face and fill fine lines and wrinkles, while continuing to enhance your natural beauty daily, long after it is injected, giving you a youthful, refreshed look.
This therapy is also being called the “vampire face-lift,” as it uses the active proteins in your own blood to stimulate collagen and epithelial growth (but no, it won’t leave you liking bats, drinking blood or shriveling in sunlight).
How does it work?
Unlike other forms of natural and synthetic fillers that use a pre-packaged product, this technique uses your platelets and plasma to stimulate your own natural collagen, fibrin and epithelial growth factors to fill fine lines and wrinkles. This ensures a bio-identical match to naturally add volume and that youthful glow.
Your blood is drawn in the office and spun down in a special machine to capture the platelets, growth factors and stem cells. Once the face is numbed, the platelet rich plasma (PRP) is delicately injected into fine lines and wrinkles, thus beginning the cascade of collagen and epithelial proliferation.
Anyone can say they look good naked … but that’s easy to say with clothes on right? Therefore, it’s best to take a closer look to get the real picture. Once spun, the PRP has a small time window of activation, therefore it is important to find a doctor who is experienced with the procedure.
Your provider should have an eye for detail to precisely thread the fine lines and wrinkles, ensuring the best possible results. Also, the machine used to spin and collect the plasma can vary as well. It is best to use an FDA-approved plasma concentrate system to ensure bio-activated growth factors and a high concentration of viable platelets. Using the right instrument can produce up to seven times more activated growth factors and four times more viable platelets than other techniques.
What to expect?
To experience the full benefit of PRP, a series of treatments is recommended based on each individual’s progress and response to treatment.
The activation of proteins, stem cells and growth factors stimulate the youth enhancing result of collagen, fibrin and epithelial proliferation. As this is a natural volume restoration therapy, the results will be gradual and continue to improve over time, leaving people guessing how you seem to look younger as the biological clock keeps ticking.
For many more ways to look better naked, contact Dr. Farnesi and Dr. O’Connell at Medical Age Management, (619) 795-6700 or check us out online. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for frequent and fun health tips.