Filler Injection with PRP
Whether male or female, every skin needs to be taken care of. And the more the years go by, the more the need for skin rejuvenation intensifies. Although the skin can require rejuvenating for maintenance purposes, there are other factors that might lead one to seek out skin rejuvenation treatments. These include;
- Appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Active acne that is difficult to resolve with creams
- Sun-damaged skin
- Dry and dull skin
PRP, which is short for platelet-rich plasma is a liquid ‘gold’ that is obtained from the patient’s own blood and plays a big role in reversing common signs of aging. Mixed with dermal fillers, not only does one experience volume restoration, but he/she gets a rejuvenated, hydrated and younger-looking skin. The combination of dermal fillers with PRP is considered to be the perfect anti-aging skin booster.
Filler injection with PRP Technique
PRP contains growth factors and proteins that stimulate the body by restoring and repairing tissues in a natural way. The technique isolates elements from the blood thus rejuvenating the skin when injected into it.
Fillers on the other hand generate volume and revive tired skin by filling-in areas where there’s substantial volume loss like deep wrinkles and sunken skin.
During this skin rejuvenation technique, the plastic surgeon takes a small amount of blood from the patient and centrifuges it to concentrate the platelets contents of the blood plasma, which increase by up to four times. The platelets have proteins and growth factors that regenerate collagen, and when injected they release their healing power into the skin which restores damaged, wrinkled, discoloured and sagging skin. Collagen is a skin component that maintains the elasticity of the skin.
When both PRP and fillers are used simultaneously, the skin receives a more significant improvement than if the two were used separately.
Our Commitment To You
It is perfectly normal to feel uncomfortable with the idea of surgery or injections. Don’t worry, we will guide you smoothly and comfortably along the entire process to allow you to make the best decision. At Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery, our experts have more than 20 years of experience in plastic and cosmetic procedures and have helped more than 10,000 patients safely achieve their dream of beauty and confidence. We will identify the most suitable expert for you, will listen to you, understand and identify your individual and detailed requirements in a tailor-made consultation, advise you on what you expect from the right treatment and ultimately develop the most suitable treatment plan with you.
The procedure Process
a) The Consultation
The first step of a filler injection with PRP treatment is having a detailed consultation and examination in the clinic with our board-certified plastic surgeon, to determine a tailor-made plan for each candidate.
b) The Treatment
The second step is to schedule the filler injection with PRP surgery with the highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who is an expert in Platelet Rich Plasma and anti-aging procedures. The procedure requires 45 minutes to 1 hour with a topical anaesthesia is used.
Prior to any surgery or skin treatment, each patient is screened to ensure that it is safe to proceed with the procedure. This includes a pre-anesthetic consultation, blood testing, and to ensure the patient is a fit candidate for the procedure.
During the treatment, which is done in the clinic, the doctor draws a vial of blood from the arm of the patient. The PRP component is then obtained by separating blood platelets by centrifuging it, which also concentrates it. The platelets are injected onto the face, or any other target area, and after, the dermal filler is also injected to generate volume correction under the skin. The procedure can be done in two sessions to achieve greater results.
The expert plastic surgeon accompanies the patient throughout the entire process of recovery and healing, through scheduled follow-ups.
c) The Recovery
The rejuvenation and healing is activated immediately and the patient normally feels a bit of skin tightness. In addition, he/she experiences some redness on the skin as well as minimal bruising which disappears after a few hours. The treatment does not have any downtime, and the patient can resume his or her normal day-to-day activities.
There are follow-up re-touch sessions which are done after eight weeks.
Although a filler injection with PRP procedure is straightforward, it is important that the right level of intervention or treatment is determined and that the procedure, whether surgical or non-surgical be performed by a qualified and expert plastic surgeon. A potential candidate has to fit into certain criteria to be eligible for the procedure and should:
- Have realistic expectations regarding the expected results.
- Be in good health both physically and psychologically.
- Not be pregnant or lactating
- Not be anaemic
- Be a non-smoker
What To Expect From A Filler Injection With PRP
The main benefit of a filler injection with PRP is to restore volume and rejuvenate the skin. Since everyone is different, the expected results of a filler injection with PRP might vary from person to person, but benefits typically include:
- Forehead lines and glabellar lines (between the brows) are diminished.
- Treats acne scars.
- Improves the lines from the corners of the mouth to the chin (marionette lines).
- Improves the appearance of the crow’s feet.
- Lipstick lines are also improved.
- Achieves a youthful skin.
Book your appointment for a Consultation.
Would you like to understand what the best options for a younger, fresher, better-looking-you are? Meet one of our experts at Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery for a personal consultation, to develop a tailor-made plan for you. Contact us or book an appointment and our patient care coordinators will identify the most suitable expert for you.
Dr. Claudia Alves Silva Machado
Dr. Kamal Sawan
Dr. Buthainah Al Shunnar