PRF & PRP San Jose
New Facial Cell Therapy with Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is Available at Jenesis
Jenesis is proud to be one of the first clinics in USA in the Cosmetic arena chosen to launch PRP. Dr. Jane, Founder of Skin & Body Research already demonstrated the successful treatment results especially when combined with the fat transfer.
Ever heard of the Vampire Facial or the Vampire Facelift? If you are reading this then you probably have. The trend of drawing blood and injecting blood products back into the face or applying topically is the concept of both “Vampire” procedures. These two procedures are some of the latest in the trend of harnessing the body’s own healing powers in areas that need rejuvenation. I perform PRP injections, nanofat injections, and Adult Stem Cell injections in my Southlake and Fort Worth clinics and the demand has increased. Therefore I wanted to touch on a few of those procedures here.
What is PRP and how is it used for facial injections?
Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, comes from your own blood which is drawn prior to the procedure. Blood is composed of blood cells and also of plasma which contains many of the clotting factors, signaling molecules, electrolytes, proteins, and water that surrounds those cells.
By using a centrifuge, the blood cells are separated from the plasma. Through spinning in special test tubes, the concentration of platelets is increased to higher levels that is found in the normal circulation. This platelet rich plasma is then either injected under the skin or applied topically to the skin after microneedling. Indications for PRP injections have expanded from skin rejuvenation to hair restoration and more. These injections are performed in my Southlake and Fort Worth clinics after simple topical anesthesia similar to injectable fillers in the office.
We acquired an advanced PRP process of facial rejuvenation with autologous platelet-rich plasma. PRP can be delivered to the anaesthetized skin by direct injection with a conventional hypodermic syringe and small bevelled needle or combined after Fraxel or Active FX laser treatment for the further tightening as well..
The skin has to be numbed with topical anesthetic cream and subcutaneous injection of local anesthetic agent. All make-up should have been removed prior to this procedure of skin biostimulation with PRP. The needle pricks in the skin are needed to kick-start the healing process of the PRP REJUVENATION and proliferation of fibroblasts that will produce collagen needed to rejuvenate your skin. The process is slow and takes about 3 months, although good results are perceptible as early as 3 weeks. The rejuvenated fibroblasts last for a while and them succumb again to the inevitable chronological aging process and become tired.
Advanced Lipofilling is a new technique to improve engraftment of autologous fat transfer for natural rejuvenation need. Admixture of the fatty injectate with A-PRP (or c-PRP) may well enhance engraftment of the adipocytes in the recipient and thus improve cell retention. Typically, a series of laser or light skin rejuvenation therapies are recommended along with autologous fat transfer to improve skin quality.
- Quantifiable improvement of skin complexion with visible changes noticeable in 3-4 weeks-especially forehead, cheeks, neck and back of hands
- Faster recovery from acne scar treatment from Infini or Active FX laser resurfacing
- PRP is not a volumetric filler, but biological cell therapy with your own cells and enriched plasma
What is PRP process like?
1. Doctor takes a sample of venous blood from your arm
2. Blood is placed in a special collection tube and the PRP is processed.
3. PRP generation takes 30 minutes in a side room and is an accepted process.
4. Cover face with topical numbing cream, or equivalent, a good 30-45 minutes before injection and the face must feel numb. Local anesthesia may still be needed.
5. Multiple small injections are made close together into the skin releasing the PRP in order to kick-start rejuvenation by GF stimulation that is derived from your platelets in the PRP.
6. Recovery is fast and expects results at 3-4 weeks. Some persons show more swelling of the skin under the injections than other clients. It is impossible to identify who will show excessive swelling. Fortunately, the swelling subsides in all and there are no sequelae. Marked improvement in your skin condition and your overall appearance can be expected.
7. Adding sessions of LED (non thermal red light) to the process is in your interest and recommended. Daily application of glycolic formulation will enhance the results even more. So multimodal treatment with the light, creams, and massage is important.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A. 1. Forehead
2. Glabella crease
3. Malar and cheek area
4. Periorbital and perioral zones ( including lower lid)
5. Nasolabial and nasojugal folds
6. Hands and neck
A. Aging of the skin, dermal components and cells, means that the skin texture and appearance deteriorate. Aging affects the hands, soft tissue of the face and body. This is characterized by sagging, thinning of the skin, puffiness, age spots (lentigines) and wrinkling (forehead, cheeks, neck and décolleté). Tissue on the arms becomes thin and empty. General texture of the skin changes and dryness is a problem. Sun exposure worsens the process by solar-aging and UV irradiation. This means that vertical and horizontal facial wrinkles and body texture deteriorate with time.
Some people, of both genders, choose to age gracefully and are not concerned about looking like their grand-parents in years to come. However, in this new era of anti-aging medicine, there are other choices for those unlike the former mentioned above. The trend now is to turn back the clock and undergo some form of rejuvenation to reduce facial wrinkles, lines and blemishes and rejuvenate the body.
The process is based on the regeneration mechanism of your own cells and more specifically, autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP). This is also referred to as autologous cellular regeneration (ACR) an aesthetic practice, which is a safe and tolerable procedure. Used in combination therapy it can potentiate the results of your other anti ageing modalities.
A. NO! Not everyone is suitable. Persons with skin disease (SLE, porphyria, allergies), cancer, chemotherapy, severe metabolic and systemic disorders, and abnormal platelet function (i.e. blood disorders). Anti-coagulation therapy and underlying sepsis excludes the use of PRP.
A. Results are visible at 3 weeks and improve gradually over ensuing months with improvement in texture and tone.
Cosmeceutical and Light therapies can enhance the results.
Advanced wrinkling cannot be reversed and a minimal improvement is predictable in persons with alcohol and tobacco abuse. Combination therapy is advisable talk to Dr. Jane.
Severe scarring may not respond.
Further plasma treatment is also popular and safe. PRP is effective and well tolerated, but patient selection is important if predictable results are to be expected.
A. It is safe treatment because autologous (your own) plasma is used. Expect mild redness, swelling, bruising and minor discomfort.