- Posted by Dr. Julio
- On April 10, 2014
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By combining the applications of hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane or Juvederm, with blood derived growth factors we can achieve a unique, balanced approach to restoring a more youthful appearance. Hyaluronic acid is a water-binding molecule found at the core of all connective tissues in the body. Hyaluronic acid maintains healthy skin and stimulates elastin and collagen production. The natural aging process and sun exposure slow down our body’s production of hyaluronic acid thus causing our skin to wrinkle and lose its youthful structure. Using hyaluronic acid fillers alone will add volume to skin. However, when combining fillers with your own blood plasma, we are able to improve volume, skin tone & texture.
Platelet-rich plasma is a regenerative technology which utilizes the body’s own biochemistry. The activated growth factors within the plasma will instinctively repair and strengthen the specific tissues to which they are applied. The platelet-rich plasma is easily obtained by drawing blood in the same manner as it is done for routine blood tests. This blood is then placed in a centrifuge, spun and separated to obtain the plasma. By utilizing your own blood there’s virtually no risk of an allergic reaction.