One of the oldest cosmetic medicine practices in the United States, surgical facelifts, are disappearing. Rather invasive with the potential for severe downtime and complications, surgical facelifts have been transitioned by aesthetic physicians, into less invasive facelift procedures, including Fat, PRP and stem cell injections. At Orchid Aesthetics Medical Spa in New York City, our preferred non-surgical facelift method is the Fat transfer and PRP injection.
PRP, Fat transfer and stem cell injections are facial rejuvenating procedures with the effect of a non surgical facelift.
Facelift or Rhytidectomy( wrinkle excision in greek) is a cosmetic procedure to restore a youthful looking face.
A traditional facelift is a surgical procedure performed by a plastic surgeon. To perform this procedure, the surgeon makes a number of incisions at the hairline and around the ears. The procedure carries with it a certain amount of risk including infection and an unexpected final appearance.
PRP and stem cell injections are different because these are considerably less invasive. These also do not involve traumatizing the underlying facial tissue.
Fat Transfer Facelift before and afterFat Transfer Facelift
Natural autologus fat can be transferred from your thighs or belly to the face by specialized medical technique using Viafill non invasive kits.
The process is safe, relatively painless and with little downtime.
The fat grafted from your thighs or belly is being centrifuged and separated from blood than prepared for injection similar to a dermal filler.
The donor site, your thighs or belly are anesthetized with local anesthetic 20 minute prior the procedure start time.
Results are immediate, natural and long-lasting.
PRP (plasma rich platelet) injections constitute a facial rejuvenation process that takes advantage of your body’s natural healing principles.
The injected PRP directly affects the dermis as growth factors and specific proteins extracted from your own blood, encourage natural collagen production as well as the growth of additional tissue to support the underlying structures of the skin.
The main advantage of PRP injections is the speed by which treatment can be completed.
Because the typical treatment can be completed in about an hour, PRP facial rejuvenation is considered a “walk-in” procedure.
Patients come into the office, receive their injections, and return to their daily routine within 24-48 hours. Any swelling and facial discomfort is minor to moderate depending on the injected area and subsides within 24 to 72 hours.
The PRP is a small amount of blood drowned from the patient and placed into a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates out red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, growth factors and protein. The entire centrifuge process only takes a few (5-15) minutes.
The stem cell facial rejuvenation process works on a principle similar to PRP injections. It uses cells from your own body in order to encourage natural tissue production. The amazing thing about stem cells is that these can be manipulated in order to become any sort of tissue the patient desires.
When the patient chooses stem cell facial rejuvenation, both blood and fat need to be taken from a separate location and processed. Just the preparation of the compounds for injection can take an hour or more. The entire process can take several hours from start to finish.
So why would someone choose stem cell injections? Because stem cells are believed to provide much better results because of their ability to grow new tissue.
Whether or not the Fat transfer and Stem cell therapy is more effective for facial rejuvenation remains unclear. Some believe it is; others believe it is not.
If you are considering a facelift procedure, we encourage you to contact Orchid Aesthetics in New York City to get all the information. We believe that less invasive Fat transfer and PRP Facelift rejuvenation is preferable over traditional facelift surgery. We would love the opportunity to explain why we think so.
Prices start at $2500 for one area, $4200 full face
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