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Plasma Facelift

A Plasma Facelift is a nonsurgical procedure that combines injections of Human Growth Factors (HGF) taken from your own blood with hyaluronic acid–based dermal fillers.

The treatment provides both instant gratification—the fillers immediately smooth lines and wrinkles, soften creases, enhance facial contours, and restore volume loss—and improvements in skin tone and texture over the next two to three months, from the growth factors in HGF.

Benefits of Plasma Facelift

  • The treatment is fast (typically less than an hour), painless, and requires little downtime. 
  • It’s safe for all skin tones and types.
  • There’s little chance of an allergic reaction from the treatment: hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body, and HGF is derived from your own blood. 
  • Hyaluronic acid–based fillers, including Juvéderm and Restylane, can be dissolved early with hyaluronidase if you don’t like your results.

Does Hyaluronic acid remove wrinkles?

The hyaluronic acid ‘lifts’ collapsed areas, which helps restore a more youthful and natural structure to the face. But it’s the addition of HGF that starts the magic. 

The injected substance takes the form of blood vessels, collagen and elastin, hyaluronic acid, and fatty tissue, and the matrix that holds cells together and thickens the skin. Fine lines, texture, moisture, and overall skin quality and integrity are improved.

HGF contains eight growth factors, each of which plays a role in cell turnover, growth of new blood vessels, collagen production, and tissue repair. Studies show that the growth factors in HGF also inhibit melanocytes, the cells that produce melanin, the pigment responsible for brown spots. It’s a wonderful treatment—it’s not painful, there’s almost no downtime, and you get amazing nonsurgical rejuvenating results.

Who's a good candidate for Plasma Facelift?

Most of the concerns people want to address with a Plasma Facelift show up with age, so it’s good news that the treatment is appropriate for anyone who’s interested in facial rejuvenation—even those in their 50s and beyond. 

The younger you are, the better your body will respond to the HGF.

Over time, you should see 10–15% more volume in your face, and the benefits can last a few years. That said, its ability to turn back the clock is much more limited than a surgical facelift. 

While the treatment is safe for most people, a Plasma Facelift isn’t recommended for anyone with hepatitis C, HIV, or AIDS; any type of blood cancer; cardiovascular disease that requires taking a blood thinner; and skin cancer in the area to be treated. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, these conditions affect your tiny blood, making them unable to deliver the expected results.

Am I a candidate for this treatment?

Many doctors believe that plasma facelift procedures yield better results than either HGF or hyaluronic fillers used separately, but there’s little research on the use of HGF for facial rejuvenation (in combination with injectable fillers or otherwise), a criticism of the treatment. 

Because it hasn’t been well-studied, the procedure isn’t standardized—so it’s difficult to judge its efficacy. An analysis published in 2018 reviewed 16 studies on the use of HGF for facial rejuvenation, none of which used it in combination with hyaluronic acid fillers. Researchers reported that HGF helped rejuvenate aging facial skin by reducing wrinkles and improving skin texture and tone. 

Despite these promising results, the question of whether HGFs cocktail of growth factors generates a more youthful appearance has not been definitively answered. On the plus side: the analysis found that HGF injections appear to be safe, with a low complication rate.

What happens during a Plasma facelift?

Like the liquid facelift, a Plasma Facelift isn’t plastic surgery—it involves a series of injections. The whole procedure takes less than an hour. 

To reduce discomfort, your provider will first apply a numbing cream. While the numbing cream takes effect, they’ll draw your blood and spin it through a centrifuge to isolate your human growth factors from your red blood cells. 

Injection techniques vary, with some doctors injecting filler first, followed by injections of HGF, and others injecting HGF first. Some inject HGF deep into the skin, while others inject more superficially. 

HGF is very versatile: It can be used anywhere you use a filler. One tube of HGF can go pretty far to treat multiple areas of the face—she’ll inject the nasolabial lines and under the eyes, then put a little in the chin and the cheeks.

Some doctors use HGF exclusively in the notoriously tricky under-eye area, to avoid the clumping that injectable fillers often create. In a recent study, researchers noted that HGF injections in the lower-eyelid region are a safe, efficient, virtually pain-free, simple, and rapid treatment option for an area with otherwise limited treatment alternatives.

What is the recovery like after a Plasma Facelift?

There’s very little downtime after a Plasma Facelift, so you should be able to go back to work the next day. You’ll likely have mild bruising, tenderness, and swelling for a week or two, mostly due to the filler; HGF is just fluid that gets reabsorbed after a couple of days. Applying ice or a cold compress intermittently after injections can help ease the swelling. 

Lumps and bumps that occur after filler usually resolve on their own, but icing and massaging the area can help smooth them out (it may help the HGF be absorbed more quickly too). Just don’t press your skin too hard, or the filler could move. 

You should avoid direct sunlight for the first few days and be extra diligent about wearing sunscreen. Doctors also recommend not wearing makeup or washing your face for at least 12 hours after treatment and avoiding strenuous activity for the first day—it can bring blood to the skin and increase the risk of bruising.

Avoiding vigorous activities will also minimize migration or displacement of the filler. 

How soon do you see Plasma Facelift results?

Dermal fillers create immediate volume, so you’ll see a difference right away. Your real results will become apparent as the swelling subsides and the effects of the HGF and fillers start to kick in.

If you regularly get fillers, you may notice over time that you need less and less filler as your body produces more of your own natural collagen.

How long does a Plasma Facelift last?

The benefits of a Plasma Facelift can last a year or more, but because everyone’s body metabolizes fillers differently, your results may fade sooner.

Schedule a Free Consultation.

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Schedule a Free Consultation.

Call us at 909-902-1988 or fill out the form below:

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