Alessandro Thione MD, PhD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Mobile Phone: 0034639002875
Hope that answers your questions.
R. Herbstman, MD FACS
So for Juvederm, as far as fillers under the eyes - I wouldn't recommend it, I've done it for the dermal filler smile lines and lips. I have heard patients get that done, but it's approved for certain things. I know they have voluma, but I cannot honestly tell you about getting both of them together. You probably can, but it depends on who does it, the machine and their product. I recommend you find a place you like and go in for a consult to see their products.
You can do PRP first then wait 3 weeks for the collagen stimulating effects to begin, then do your fillers, OR do the reverse.
We are using PRP and autologous fat to create a stem cell stimulating emulsion filler that lasts for up to 4 to 5 years. It is called ALMI, for autologous lipocyte micronized injection. We are very excited with our early results, done with the patient awake!
Thank you for your question. PRP and Fillers are compatible for staging separately or together. I would recommend doing them together. The PRP can be applied via micro needling to treat the skin surface texture and tone (Vampire facial) and/or as an injectable around the filler (Vampire facelift) for volumizing. We would be happy to schedule you a complimentary consultation for evaluation. Please contact our office at 909-463-0715 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
PRP or platelet-rich-plasma is a relatively new treatment that utilizes a concentrated fraction of platelets from your blood. These tiny blood cells are full of growth factors and stimulants that can help regenerate your skin and provide a natural glow.
Often, treatments are performed every 1-3 months (for a total of 3-4 treatments) depending on age, patient needs, and the degree of skin laxity/aging. Unfortunately, there is currently no standardized protocol for PRP treatments, and it is often left up to the patient and their doctor to have a thorough discussion of expectations and goals. There are many commercial kits available each with their properties and platelet recovery rates, so it's important that you ask your physician which equipment they use and what kinds of results they've obtained in the past.
The current standard of practice is to provide the patient undergoing the treatment with a printed sheet that shows the percent recovery rate of platelets (you want this to be above 65%). Some doctors deliver the plasma using needles, Mesotherapy delivery device (my preference), or a micro-needling device. Some doctors also include injections of certain vitamins during the sessions.
As for the use of hyaluronic acid fillers, this can be safely done along with the PRP session, and there is no risk from having the treatment performed that way. In fact, the original developer of the "Vampire Facelift" intended for the treatment to be carried out in this way.
The side effects from a PRP treatment are usually very mild and can include redness, mild swelling, mild bruising, and some irritation that usually subsides after 2-3 days.
Best of luck.
PRP will rejuvenate your skin, stimulating new circulation which increases skin thickness, tone and elasticity. Best results with PRP are realized with a series of 3 treatments 2-4 weeks apart.
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