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Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is the part of your blood without blood cells. About 60 percent of human blood plasma corresponds to a 40 percent red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets (thrombocytes). Growth factors are proteins in platelets.
The PRP is a revolutionary facial rejuvenation procedure. The treatment involves removing a small amount of blood from the patient (18 to 20cc) and processing it in a special centrifuge for removal of platelets and growth factors; obtaining a platelet-rich concentrate, lipids, amino acids, growth factors and peripheral stem cells nourish, repair and rehydrate the skin for its regenerative properties.
The PRP is injected into the facial skin. Act by stimulating the production of collagen in the skin. Collagen is a protein that forms fibers. These fibers are important for keeping the skin firm. Throughout the procedure the patient's damaged tissue is regenerated. This procedure is suitable for all ages and skin types.
The treatment does not cause side effects or allergies because the plasma is produced by the patient's own body (autologous substance).
Today more people decide to enhance your facial appearance by filling that does not require going under the knife or by an anesthetic procedure. The fillers are substances that are injected into the body to provide volume or fill certain sites, according to the indication of the specialist.
Biopolymers, liquid paraffin and liquid silicone are NO biocompatible and permanent fillers, this means that the body can recognize as foreign, increasing the risk of infection (NOT RECOMMENDED FOR USE).
Among the best known and most widely used are those facial fillers containing hyaluronic acid. This acid is a polysaccharide which is present in human connective tissues including skin, which is a primary component of this elastic, which contains water (99.5%), and it plays an important role in the formation of collagen and stable the organization of the extracellular matrix. Externally, gives skin a smoother and hydrated appearance.
As important features are:
It is a natural, biodegradable and resorbable product.
The implant is integrated into the tissues in a natural way, letting oxygen and nutrients through the skin.
Lets fill glabellar lines, forehead lines, scars and depressions, upper lip lines, periorbital online, oral commissure and vermilion.
¿How is it done ?
By injections in the treatment areas, the product is introduced later into the desired shape. Using this technique, dermal fillers may experience a change in the appearance of the face, painless and safe quickly. Ideal for treating superficial lines and wrinkles and crow's feet and perioral wrinkles. Recommended for filling facial wrinkles when they are not too deep, such as the eyebrows, or little or moderately marked nasolabial folds. It is used for cold forming, increase lip volume, reinforcing the corners and lip hydration.
Are there side effects?
After the procedure, bruising may occur which will disappear with the passage of days. Also, it is normal for a slight swelling occurs, except the upper lip where inflammation is usually more important and last even several days occurs. Very occasionally you may need to perform a touch to achieve the desired volume.
The average duration of facial filler with hyaluronic acid varies from four months to eight months. The speed of absorption depends on the lifestyle, skin type and environmental conditions. Treatment is usually performed every six months.
Lipotransference (Stuffed with Autologous Fat)
The lipotransference part of reconstructive or regenerative medicine and is a technique that involves removing fat from one area of the body to place it in another. That is, first we perform liposuction and in the same operation, we use the fat obtained to place it elsewhere in the body that wanted to increase or improve, for example, remove facial wrinkles, making a lip filler or increase breast and buttocks.
Using the patient's own fat as a filler material to restore and give volume to the buttocks or lips, or remodel the body, sparing you the use of semi - synthetic or synthetic materials, which can cause complications extrusion and / or reaction to a foreign body, and subsequent rejection being a foreign material.
The results obtained with the autologous fat graft are very satisfactory, both in case of reconstructive plastic surgery, in small and large quantities as in our fat there is a 5 % of stem cells, mesenchymal calls regenerating tissues.
Almost everyone can be performed one lipotransference if they wish, but there are certain considerations to take to be discussed in the consultation with your plastic surgeon. Patient's own fat is always applied, never another patient.