The world of cosmetic medicine is an ever-evolving field of advancement. As the motivation to achieve and maintain healthy, more youthful and vibrant skin grows, so do the cosmetic options. Dr. Wright and his team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center are proud to be on the cutting edge of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP). While PRP has long been used in other areas of medicine, it’s recently been making incredibly safe and effective strides in the field of cosmetic medicine. A combination of innovative PRP techniques are being shown to benefit patients in a variety of ways including liposuction follow up, as an addition to facial fillers as well as overall skin rejuvenation. PRP therapy has additionally been shown to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the body which can promote healing using a patient’s own platelets.
PRP therapy uses a patients’ platelet-rich plasma as a rejuvenating and healing serum to achieve desired cosmetic results. When a patient arrives in a physician’s office for PRP therapy or treatments, a small blood sample is taken which is subsequently separated using a centrifuge to isolate red blood cells from the platelets and serum. Once separated, the plasma and platelets are combined with growth factors and injected back into the patient at targeted sites. This injection stimulates the body to naturally produce collagen which over time adds volume, luminosity and natural health to the skin. Within this process, the platelet-derived growth factors are the key to success. Using the body’s own healing strategies to create cosmetic results is a safe and successful path towards overall rejuvenation.
Patients who choose Dr. Wright and his team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center for PRP treatments will have access to the most innovative product on the market known as Eclipse PRP Treatment. The advantages of Eclipse PRP treatments are many. This type of PRP treatment can be used on any and all skin types as are equally effective for men and women. PRP treatment lets patients avoid the risk of allergic reaction as the process uses the body’s own platelets to promote skin rejuvenation and health. The natural collagen formed by the body as a healing response is likely to create a healthier glow over time, leaving many patients feeling more youthful.
While PRP treatments are highly effective on their own, as an added benefit, they are often successful in combination with other popular cosmetic procedures. Many patients utilizing PRP treatments do so in conjunction with fat transfers. During a fat transfer, fat cells are harvested from one problematic area of the body and reinjected into another. When the transferred fat is combined with PRP, the result is often a high concentration of growth factors. This combination increases the ability of fat cells to graft to new areas more successfully. PRP treatment with fat transfer has proven highly successful for patients using fat transfer for the cheeks, lips, breasts, and buttocks.
Just as PRP treatments work well in combination with fat transfers, they have been just as successful in combination with skin rejuvenation procedures. Adding PRP topically following minimally invasive procedures such as Dermapen or Fractora has been shown to accelerate overall healing and increase collagen. Results are most successful when PRP is administered through micro-punctures allowing for transdermal delivery. The growth factors ultimately increase both collagen and elastin to promote skin improvement related to tone, texture and the disappearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time.
While patients have long utilized facial fillers independently, it’s being more commonly recognized that combining facial fillers with PRP treatment can create an important and long-lasting collagen foundation. When the PRP is injected above the preferred filler, a secondary layer of collagen is formed which enhances results while reducing the amount of filler required and potentially extending the time needed between filler placements. The added benefit of improved skin tone, texture and volume have made a facial filler and PRP combination a new standard for many patients.
Dr. Wright and his team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center understand that skincare is more than a one-off treatment. It’s a proactive and systematic approach to achieving the look you love and deserve. Keeping skin healthy and youthful takes a personalized approach to patient care and at our clinic, that’s a commitment we’re ready to make. Contact the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Wright and to learn more about the many skin care services we are proud to offer our patients. Keeping safety and comfort top of mind, you can be sure that your experience will be one that puts you first. We can’t wait to begin this journey to change with you!
Facial Filler with PRP
Neuromodulator with PRP