PDGF facelift is one of the latest minimally invasive methods of cellular and tissue regeneration based on stimulation of host’s stem cells within a particular area by the direct introduction of one’s growth factors into the tissue to be restored and rejuvenated. The technique basically jump starts the process that normally occurs when any traumatic injury has been sustained by any given tissue and the cascade of regenerative reactions leads to activation and aggregation of stem cells at the area of injury. The said cascade is quite complex but it ultimately leads to mobilization of body’s restorative potential as a response to any damage sustained, which also includes tissue aging.
Recent scientific studies allowed us to better understand our body’s defense mechanisms against internal and external (i.e. environmental) aggressive factors as well as its response in a form of regeneration of tissue composition and function. One of the basic mechanisms is activation of platelets: tiny blood particles normally circulating in our bloodstream. Previously believed to be responsible only for blood clotting and termination of blood loss, it turned out that platelets’ function is far more complex than that. Once activated platelets are capable of releasing multiple growth factors that in turn initiate healing and self-repair by attracting migration and activation of otherwise dormant stem cells. This is the main feature that medical practitioners have been using in such fields as dental implantology, orthopedic and spine surgeries to say just a few. Recently, the technology has been developed and introduced to allow this remarkable mechanism to be used in the field of esthetic medicine and regenerative dentistry.
The cellular rejuvenation is achieved by production and careful introduction by injection into the specific tissue of gel derived from reprocessed patient’s blood. This gel is produced immediately after a specific amount of blood is drawn, processed and activated to free up aforementioned growth factors. The procedure is becoming very popular due to a very natural way of jump starting regeneration and rejuvenation process without inflicting any injury upon the tissue. Though not without its own side effects (mostly related to injection site temporary irritation), another factor that speaks up in favor of this method is its biological compatibility and virtually no complications/side effects that are usually related to the usage of pharmacologically derived tissue/dermal fillers.
The indications for this procedure are quite wide and include skin aging, skin sun damage, skin sagging, acne scars, mild and moderate skin wrinkles and age spots, dry thin skin and even hair loss (at the early stage of hair thinning). Contact us today for a free initial consultation. 239-261-8200
Very important factor is that PDGF face lift does not cause any allergic reactions due to its ultimate compatibility with patient’s tissue and can be used in combination with other treatment modalities of esthetic medicine such as Botox, Juviderm, various therapeutic peelings, ultrasonic stimulations etc.
Though results can vary from individual to individual they can be quite amazing if proper rejuvenation therapy complex is selected based on individual patient’s assessment that is done in our office!!! We carefully gather medical history and sometimes administer specific blood tests and even diets to achieve the most optimal results for each candidate. The procedure normally takes four sessions 10-14 days apart and since natural tissue healing and collagen re-growth takes some time results are most dramatic within a few months after procedure completion and especially if combined with other modalities such as Botox.