PRP Cosmetic Procedures

In the battle against aging, often our skin loses the most. We begin to notice fine lines, wrinkles, folds, and creases in places we had not even noticed. We lose the glow that we once were able to maintain with minimal effort and we find ourselves in a daily struggle to get it back. Want rejuvenated, younger-looking skin without requiring surgery or invasive injections? Then it is time to discover the PRP Facial and the PRP Facelift, now available at Palm Springs Life Extension!

What is PRP

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a substance that’s thought to promote healing when injected. Plasma is a component of your blood that contains special “factors,” or proteins that help your blood to clot. It also contains proteins that support cell growth. Researchers have produced PRP by isolating plasma from blood and concentrating it.

The idea is that injecting PRP into damaged tissues will stimulate your body to grow new, healthy cells and promote healing. Because the tissue growth factors are more concentrated in the prepared growth injections, the body’s tissues heal faster.

The PRP Facelift and PRP Facial offer a way for patients to restore their natural shape, improve skin’s tone and texture, and rejuvenate new tissue.

What is the difference between the PRP Facial & PRP Facelift?

The PRP Facelift and the PRP Facial are not the same treatments. The PRP Facial does not use any fillers. The purpose of the PRP Facial is not to add volume to the face, but rather to enhance the benefits of microneedling with a device such as the Rejuvapen. The procedure aims to improve the texture of the skin by applying PRP (platelet-rich plasma) during and after the microneedling process. This allows the PRP to be absorbed topically over the whole face allowing for improvement of skin elasticity, texture and improvement of scars and wrinkles. (PRP can also be injected for improved results.) The combination of microneedling with application of PRP results in the stimulation of collagen and improvement of the skin texture. Click below on PRP Facial and PRP Facelift to learn more about each procedure.

Are there any side effects?

There is minimal risk associated with PRP treatments, since it is derived from your own blood. Common side effects that are associated with injections in general apply to the PRP Facial®. These include but not limited to mild redness, swelling, itching, tenderness, or bruising at site of injection. These usually are not serious and will subside after a few days.

What is the cost

Regenerative medicine treatments are currently not covered by insurance. However, many patients find that it has great value that outweighs its cost. Furthermore, the procedure costs less than surgery while being much less risky and having no downtime.

Cost for each treatment vary depending on one’s specific needs. A consultation is recommended to discuss your treatment course. This can be done via a virtual consultation from the comfort of your own home or an in person consultation.

We accept cash, credit cards (sorry, no Discover), debit cards, and Advance Care. Interested in applying for financing? Visit Advancedcarecard.com and apply online for health financing.

If you have further questions, please call our office at 760-327-8939.

Vampire Science

The magic behind the Vampire Facelift is PRP. When you fall and scrape your knee, platelets perform multiple treatment functions. Platelets first stop the bleeding. Next, they activate white blood cells to remove dead-cells and debris. Finally, platelets release growth factors and stimulate stem cells, which triggers tissue regrowth and repair.

With the Vampire Facelift, we draw your blood and isolate a concentrated solution of your platelets from the remainder of your blood. This PRP solution consists of your own blood products. We basically trick your platelets into thinking there has been an injury and inject the PRP into your face in a certain method to stimulate growth of new tissue. This growth occurs gradually over the next 3-12 weeks.