We are so fortunate to live in a time that provides a plethora of non-invasive treatments for facial rejuvenation. In fact, there are so many choices that deciding on what treatment you want can be completely overwhelming. In a world of lasers, peels, Ulthera, and more; there’s one treatment that’s rapidly gaining popularity and for good reason! You may be familiar with one of its many names: Microneedeling, Vampire Facelift, or PRP; they’re one in the same, and world famous facial plastic surgeon Dr. Babak Azizzadeh thinks that all patients should consider it. Since his prestigious training in facial plastic surgery at Harvard, Dr. Azizzadeh has gone on to become widely recognized as a leader in the field of facial rejuvenation. He is the author of five best-selling textbooks including the popular consumer guidebook Beverly Hills Beauty Secrets. He has been recognized as a Beauty Expert, and has been featured in numerous media outlets such as Entertainment Tonight, The Doctors, the Oprah Winfrey Show, LA Times, and NY Times.
What is PRP?
A PRP treatment (short for Platelet Rich Plasma Injections) makes tiny pricks across the surface of the face and uses your body’s own platelet rich plasma to help boost collagen production. According to a recent article in Vogue, this microneedeling technique has actually been around since the 80’s, but has only recently become more widely accepted by facial plastic surgeons and dermatologists worldwide. PRP is becoming popular because of of its non-invasive application and fantastic results (think no-pain for lots of gain). Dr. Azizzadeh explains that the procedure involves using a microneedeling pen which creates tiny holes in the skin, and then the patient’s own platelet rich plasma is applied to the face. The procedure is quick and yields fantastic results making it almost too good to be true!
PRP vs. Lasers
Although lasers can be a very effective way to boost collagen production; PRP treatments have a leg up because they don’t rely on using heat. While most patients tolerate lasers without any problem, those who have pre-existing skin conditions such as rosacea can experience flare-ups due to the intense temperatures that the skin is raised to. PRP is a great alternative for these patients because like lasers it is non-invasive; but does not change the skins temperature. For people who don’t experience these side effects, Dr. Azizzadeh explains that lasers and PRP treatments can be complimentary procedures, so patients shouldn’t feel like they have to choose one or the other. During a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, he will determine if PRP alone will give you the results that you are looking for, or if you could benefit from a combination treatment that includes laser.
Schedule Your PRP Consultation Today!
Get your skin summer ready! If you want to improve your skin’s texture and tone while re-stimulating collagen production, PRP could be the perfect treatment to consider! Call The CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with world famous surgeon Dr. Babak Azizzadeh.