Plasmolifting for the face – what is it?
Plasmolifting (plasma therapy, PRP-therapy) is a popular anti-aging technique, which consists in the subcutaneous injection of a person’s own blood plasma, enriched with his own platelets. The plasmolifting procedure involves the donation of the patient’s venous blood, the isolation of platelet-rich plasma from it, and the further introduction of this plasma into the deep layers of the skin of the face with the help of injections.
Why is blood plasma used for facial rejuvenation? This faction has a number of special advantages:
- Plasma is made up of a unique complex of human-related proteins, hormones, and beneficial trace elements.
- Platelet-rich plasma contains so-called growth factors that help stimulate the synthesis of your own collagen, elastin and other structural substances important for maintaining youthful skin.
- Plasma is a 100% related biomaterial for the patient, which rapidly reduces the risks of complications and possible allergic reactions.
Indications and contraindications for plasmolifting
In cosmetology, plasmolifting is highly valued for a large list of indications and the ability to use this technique to combat a variety of facial skin problems:
- age-related changes: wrinkles, loss of elasticity, “sagging” of the skin, loss of clarity of facial contours;
- minor skin defects: small scars, scars, traces of post-acne, stretch marks;
- reduced ability of the skin to regenerate, dryness, thinning, unhealthy appearance;
- hyperpigmentation (pigment spots), uneven skin tone and relief.
At the same time, the list of contraindications for conducting a course of plasmolifting for the face is small and consists mainly of standard restrictions:
- pregnancy and the period of breastfeeding;
- infectious and inflammatory processes;
- blood clotting disorders and other diseases of the cardiovascular system;
- a number of endocrine and oncological diseases.
Why do you need plasmolifting for the face
What does plasmolifting give for the face? This is a broad-spectrum procedure from which the following results can be expected:
- activation of metabolic processes in the skin, improvement of its tone and appearance;
- stimulation of cellular activity and synthesis of its own structural proteins: collagen and elastin;
- increase in firmness and elasticity of the skin, reduction in the number of wrinkles, general lifting effect; smoothing small scars, scars, traces of acne and acne;
- lightening age spots, evening out skin tone and improving complexion;
- improvement of capillary blood flow, reduction of “bruises” and puffiness under the eyes.
The undoubted advantages of plasmolifting include low trauma to the skin, and a low risk of developing allergies or unwanted side effects, and a fairly long-term result (especially with proper skin care).
How does plasma lifting work?
The main difficulty of this cosmetic procedure lies, of course, not so much in the injections themselves, but in the process of collecting and processing the blood plasma necessary for plasma lifting. However, let’s take a look at the description of the procedure in order.
- Preparation for the procedure: it takes place at home and is mandatory. A few days before a visit to a beautician, you should exclude fatty, salty and spicy foods, as well as alcohol from your diet. This can adversely affect the quality of the blood. In addition, it is recommended to drink more pure water.
- Venous blood sampling: blood is donated at the clinic, immediately before the plasmolifting procedure itself. This is important, since plasma-based cosmetic preparations tend to deteriorate quickly and cannot be stored or transported.
- Centrifugation: the hardware process of separating blood into fractions. Test tubes with blood are placed in a special centrifuge, where the platelet-rich plasma is separated.
- Skin disinfection: at the same time, the beautician disinfects the surface of the skin and, if necessary, applies an anesthetic.
- Direct injections: the resulting plasma is injected into the skin of the face using special ultra-thin needles.
- The final stage: the skin is disinfected again and special agents are used to soothe it.
Remember that during the recovery process (usually it takes 3-5 days, but the exact period depends on the individual sensitivity of the skin), you should stop using decorative cosmetics, avoid sun exposure, and prevent skin overheating. The more competent skin care is during the recovery period, the longer and visually noticeable result you can count on.