It is difficult to find another word that describes your approach to life. You have a passion for your family. A passion for your job. and, you are not ashamed to admit it, you also have a passion for your appearance. In your passion for your family you find yourself constantly carving out large chunks of quality time that you spend together. In your passion for your job you find yourself attending workshop and clinics to improve your skills and your knowledge. In your passion for your appearance you find yourself exercising, eating right, and getting proper amounts of rest.
And while your passion has served you well in your efforts to create a caring family and a successful career, your passion for your appearance does not always seem to be enough. Turns out that no matter how passionate you are about your appearance there is only so much you can do on your own. At some point, your age starts to show and if you have lived a passionate life caring about your appearance then it might be time to see what kind of extra help you can get.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections Nourish the Skin
One non-surgical facelift treatment that can improve the look of your aging skin is PRP injections. A basic understanding of the steps involved with PRP injections include:
- Thirty minutes before the PRP injections, a topical anesthetic, often litacan, is applied to the skin to make the procedure more comfortable
- While waiting for the local anesthetic to take effect, the physician will draw a small portion of the patient’s blood from the arm.
- The vial with the patient’s blood is placed in the centrifuge. The first spin cycle of the centrifuge is to separate off the red blood cells and leave the plasma which is rich in platelets.
- The second spin process of the centrifuge is to create an even greater concentration of the plasma.
- After the platelet rich plasma is prepared, the local anistetic cream is removed.
- The physcian will begin the process of inject the most concentrated parts of the plasma
- The injected area will heal within 24 hours, and when injected correctly may even begin to recover before the treatment is complete.
PRP injections are especially effective around the eyes where the skin is very thin and more prone to wrinkle. Because the skin in this area is so thin and lacks muscle, Botox injections and other fillers are not effective. The PRP injections can rehydrate the skin, provide nutrition to the skin, and repair the skin.
When the platelet rich plasma injections are administered through a cannula, the blunt instrument allows for less trauma to the skin. In many of these treatments the first injections are used around the eyes. The remaining platelet rich plasma can be administered to the smile lines or nose to mouth lines, other areas that can be problematic.
Some of these most delicate areas of the face simply cannot be treated with normal fillers like Botox. PRP injections, however, can be placed in the dermis of the skin. The procedure can be a little uncomfortable because the dermis is also where the nerve endings are located. PRP injections are not a filler, but instead an injection that will nourish the skin and repair tissue. They can be used in combination with more traditionally known fillers, and patients are required to get two treatments approximately four weeks apart.
One of the biggest advantages to this kind of therapy is that there is very little risk of any reaction to the injections because the patient’s own plasma is used.
Are You Passionate about Your Appearance?
If you are passionate about how you look, you are not alone. In recent years the total number of spa visits in a year has increased to 160 million. On average, guests spent $87 per visit. These numbers mean that in the year 2014, the U.S. spa industry reported revenues of as much as $15.5 billion. The secret to life is following your passions and letting those dreams lead you toward your success. If you decide that you are passionate about your appearance it may be time to seek skin therapy help.