When it comes to selecting anti-aging treatments that quickly and effectively eliminate wrinkles, fine lines and other blemishes, it is hard to argue against the use of advance Dermal Fillers. But when combined with PRP that uses the patient’s own blood cells to re-introduce growth factors that activate and rejuvenate cells, the treatments work symbiotically together, repairing and enhancing the appearance of the skin, producing a natural youthful look with longer-lasting results.
As we age, our faces begin to show the effects of gravity, sun exposure and years of facial muscle movement. Believe it or not even everyday acts such as smiling, chewing and squinting all take their toll on facial skin. The underlying tissues that keep our skin looking youthful and plumped up begin to break down, often leaving laughter lines, marionette lines, crow’s feet and assorted other lines and folds in our face.
Advance Dermal fillers based on hyaluronic acid, a natural substance already existing in the human body, in expert hands work exceptionally well to fill deep lines, wrinkles and folds, contouring and shaping the aging face and correcting facial asymmetries. As such they can help create the most wonderful and natural rejuvenating results in the eternal battle against the aging process. For this reason the popularity of dermal filler treatments has been rising exponentially over the last decade.
Platelet Rich Plasma skin rejuvenation treatment, known more commonly by its initials PRP, is a leading edge natural approach to facial rejuvenation using the patient’s own blood cells that works by re-introducing growth factors to repairs the damaged cells within the deeper layers of skin, and also stimulates the building of collagen. And when applied together with advanced dermal fillers, the treatments work symbiotically to fill deep lines and wrinkles, restore lost volume in the face and enhance the appearance of the skin, producing a natural youthful look.
Dermal Filler treatment will very effectively treat deep lines, wrinkles and folds, and also smooth out any depressions on the skin. PRP will further plump up the skin. But whilst the effects of the filler will be starting to wear off, the PRP is working away, growing collagen and regenerating tissue, for much longer lasting results. Furthermore PRP also has the ability to help the skin heal faster, and since it is produced from the patient’s own blood, there can be no allergic reaction. The overall result is faster and more durable skin rejuvenation with smoother skin that is vibrant and much younger looking.
One of the facial areas that is most frequently treated using Dermal Fillers is that of the tear troughs, situated between the lower eyelid and upper cheek. As we age this area changes in appearance becoming longer, deeper and more shadowed. This is a normal part of the aging process but gives the impression of being tired and less youthful looking. However eye hollows can develop from a young age, being caused by a multitude of factors including genetic makeup, lack of sleep, stress and poor diet. Hollows under the eyes can make people look tired and aged even when they have had plenty of sleep. But by the subtle use of Dermal Filler with PRP, dramatic improvements can be produced, resulting in an astonishingly rejuvenated look to what was previously a tired and aging face.
Dermal Fillers are eventually metabolised by the body, hence the results are temporary. Researchers believe that age, genetic background, skin quality and lifestyle, as well as the injected body site, may all play a role in the ‘staying power’ of a filler. When used alone, in some patients the results may last only a couple of months, especially if this is the first time that fillers have been had, but in others the results may be maintained for up to 9 months and sometimes indefinitely when the treatment has been repeated several times. However PRP contains growth factors that actively stimulate collagen growth. If we stimulate collagen growth, we can achieve natural fullness and regeneration of facial tissue. As to longevity of results, the tissue that has been regenerated and remodeled by the PRP is permanent, although it will still be affected by the body’s natural aging process. On the other hand, the filler will be absorbed by the body at varying rates. And since the natural aging process cannot be stopped, as we get older the problem areas will eventually reappear. Therefore to maintain the result, touch-up treatments are recommended at an interval of 6 to 24 months depending upon the patient’s age, skin condition and how quickly the fillers are absorbed by the body.
Potential risks and complications of treatment using Dermal Fillers with PRP are very minimal. The PRP itself is entirely natural and produced from a patient’s own blood. In addition PRP contains a concentrated amount of white blood cells which are the body’s natural defense against infection. Allergic reactions to the hyaluronic acid fillers are also exceptionally rare since they are free from animal proteins and completely biocompatible with the hyaluronic acid already in the human body. Another benefit of this combination treatment is the fact that there is little or no downtime.
Dermal Fillers in combination with PRP make a significant contribution to the battle against facial aging, fighting right alongside Botox® as some of the most effective non-invasive means to roll back the years with a fuller, smoother, more vital and altogether younger complexion.