PRP Therapy Procedure vs. Liquid Facelifts – Which Is Right For You?
When we age, our skin loses collagen and elasticity. This loss in facial volume eventually leads to wrinkles and loose facial features. As lines, folds, and wrinkles form, facial features soon appear to sag or droop. With the advancement of new techniques and technology, surgery is not the only option for a facelift. With procedures like Liquid Facelift and PRP Therapy, you can reap the benefits of a youthful appearance without the downtime. Here’s the difference between PRP Therapy and a Liquid Facelift.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy – The PRP Therapy procedure uses the power of your own platelets to regenerate your facial skin. As platelet-rich plasma is taken from the blood, it will be re-injected into the skin to promote tightened skin and collagen production. This treatment is also effective to decrease discoloration and hollowness around the eyes. Within eight weeks, you can add 10-15% more volume to your face, which can last a few years. The PRP Therapy procedure provides a healthy glow to the skin and helps with pores and blemishes. Here are the pros and cons to consider:
- Skin becomes healthier
- Improves scars and complexion
- Adds volume to facial areas
- Reduces folds and lines
- Must draw blood
- Results may vary
- Temporary swelling
- Up to 8 weeks for results
Liquid Facelift – This term is used to describe a technique to inject advanced dermal fillers like Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, and Restylane to lift and contour facial features (note that Botox and Dysport are not fillers, but they are muscle relaxers that reduce crows feet around the eyes and reduce frown lines on the forehead). This type of non-surgical facelift can be used to provide a gentle overall lift and restore natural curved facial contours. Combinations of non-surgical therapies are used based on the priority, focus and desired outcome of the client. As an effective way to reverse the signs of aging, here are the Liquid Facelift pros and cons to consider.
- No downtime
- Injections can be customized
- Dramatic results immediately
- Treatments are quick
- Not effective on advanced aging
- Allergic reaction may occur
- Must be repeated for lasting results
- Needle injections
You can also do both a Liquid Facelift and PRP Therapy at the same time to improve results.
What is the best procedure for you? That will depend on your personal goals. If you have questions, request a FREE skin consultation and get the answers you need. Our professionals at Vivia Center can work with you to help determine which treatment is right for you.