People have been searching for the fabled fountain of youth throughout history, desperate to turn back the clock on their aging skin. Although some treatments are marginally successful, the holy grail of renewed skin has been elusive — until now.
The emerging field of regenerative medicine has some amazing applications in the cosmetic and anti-aging industries, and Dr. Michael Tachuk at Viva Wellness Medical Group is on the cutting edge of this new technology.
In addition to offering the most advanced treatments to tighten and clarify aging skin, such as PDO thread lifts, Infini RF microneedling, and Ultherapy, he also offers PRP facelifts to rejuvenate your skin from the inside out — no knives necessary.
Understanding regenerative medicine
Before we dive into PRP facelifts and how they work, it’s important to explain regenerative medicine.
When you experience an injury or illness, conventional medicine addresses the symptoms it causes while you wait for nature to take its course and heal the problem. Sometimes, the underlying problem never heals completely, and your symptoms persist.
But regenerative medicine goes straight to the source to repair damaged tissues to stop the symptoms for good. Dr. Tachuk uses regenerative medicine techniques to help patients overcome joint pain and other types of chronic pain.
Stem cell therapy, one type of regenerative medicine, introduces blank stem cells into an injured area, where they morph into the type of cells needed to repair the damaged tissues.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, another type of regenerative medicine, uses the powerful platelets in your own blood to create a concentrated serum that Dr. Tachuk injects into an injured area. Once it reaches the damaged or diseased tissue, the PRP releases growth factors that jump-start cell renewal in your body.
This accelerates the healing process and is especially beneficial in areas where blood supply is limited, and healing is slow, like rotator cuffs, Achilles tendons, and other soft tissue injuries.
PRP also amps up your body’s supply of collagen and elastin, the two essential proteins that make your skin strong, smooth, and resistant to wrinkling and sagging — and that’s the part that has turned the anti-aging field on its head.
What PRP can do for your face
If you’re noticing the signs of aging in your face, you may have looked into your options for achieving a tighter, smoother complexion. There’s certainly no shortage of treatments that promise excellent results, and we offer the best of them here at Viva Wellness Medical Group.
One of our most popular is the PRP facelift.
For this treatment, Dr. Tachuk injects the concentrated PRP serum containing elements of your own blood into strategic locations in your face — such as your cheeks, temples, forehead, chin, and the areas around your mouth and nose. Wherever you have wrinkles, lines, and folds, PRP can restore volume under the surface of your skin without using any foreign chemical or medication.
You can expect to see an immediate improvement in the contours of your face and the condition of your skin, but the results continue to get better as your body responds to the growth factors over time. You’ll never look “overdone” with a PRP facelift because it isn’t an artificial filler. Rather, it’s a way to trigger your skin to heal itself and restore your natural smooth complexion.
Depending on the condition and age of your skin, Dr. Tachuk may recommend either PRP facelift injections or a PRP facial, which involves a microneedling process that deposits PRP into your skin by creating countless micro-perforations.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for a PRP facelift or facial, book an appointment online or call us today. You can have naturally younger-looking skin just in time for your next big event, meeting, or vacation.