Biological growth factor injections has long been known to have regenerative properties and has been used in sports medicine for years to help speed recovery following surgery. Only recently have the cosmetic benefits of biological growth factor treatments come to light, made popular by celebrities, such as Kim Kardashian in Los Angeles, who use it to keep their skin youthful and smooth. Biological growth factor injections, also colloquially known as “vampire facelifts,” are a great way to turn back the clock on your appearance through a relatively quick and simple procedure that uses your own blood.
Dr. Ava and her team of board-certified dermatologists in Santa Monica were some of the first in Los Angeles to adopt this innovative procedure, and have years of experience and the skill necessary to create natural, youthful results. To learn more about biological growth factor treatments and find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure, contact Ava MD in Los Angeles today!
What are Biological Growth Factor Injections?
Biological growth factors separated from the blood can be turned into a gel that works like a dermal filler, which is then injected into problem areas in order to help regenerate the skin and add volume. Biological growth factor treatment can also be delivered into the skin through microneedling, which creates micro-channels that allow topical solutions to penetrate deeply into the skin and become more effective. Biological growth factor injection treatment is an effective and natural way to stimulate skin renewal for a healthier, more youthful appearance.
During a biological growth factor injection procedure, the patient’s blood is drawn into a tube which is then placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates the biological growth factors from the rest of the blood, allowing it to be reconstituted into a gel which can then be injected into the skin. This method of delivering the patient’s own growth factors back into the skin as a dermal filler is what is known as a vampire facelift.
There is no risk of allergic reaction with biological growth factor injection treatments, since it is made with your own blood, and the results are long-lasting. Typical biological growth factor injection procedures generally lasts less than an hour.
What Can this Treat?
Biological growth factor injections can treat static wrinkles such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines, and can also add volume to skin that is thinning or sagging. If you are just beginning to see the effects of gravity and age, biological growth factor treatments may be a good choice for you. The effects from biological growth factor treatment injections are not immediate like those of hyaluronic acid gel fillers, but they are longer-lasting, with results lasting up to two years.
There is no recovery time necessary following a biological growth factor treatment procedure. Side effects are minimal and may include temporary bruising, swelling, or redness around the injection site, same as any other dermal filler.
Additional Cosmetic Uses
Other than the standard vampire facelift, biological growth factors can be beneficial when combined with other Los Angeles cosmetic treatments, including the following:
Biological Growth Factor Hair Restorations
Biological growth factors can be used to help men and women suffering from hair loss by stimulating hair follicle growth. The biological growth factors are injected into the scalp either as its own treatment or in addition to a hair transplant procedure. The growth factors can trigger hair growth as well as speed up the healing process and stem cell activity of newly transplanted hair follicles. Biological growth factors for hair restorations typically requires a series of treatments over a period of months in order to achieve the best possible results.
Microneedling with Biological Growth Factors
On its own, microneedling is a highly effective procedure that can help smooth fine lines and wrinkles, fade scars and stretch marks, and soften uneven texture. When biological growth factors are added to the procedure, patients can experience enhanced results with a much shorter healing time as a result of the extra boost of tissue-regenerating cells. Typically, biological growth factors are applied to the skin topically following the microneedling treatment. The miniscule openings in the skin provide direct paths for the biological growth factors to penetrate the skin and target the deeper tissues for amazing results.
Biological Growth Factors on Top of Lasered Skin
Similar to microneedling, laser resurfacing and other laser skin services can dramatically transform the look and feel of the skin. Applying biological growth factor to the skin following a laser treatment can not only improve the overall healing time, but also increase the chances of reaching the best possible results sooner.
Schedule a Biological Growth Factor Injection Consultation Today
If you are beginning to see the effects of time on your face, biological growth factors injection treatments may be able to help you turn back the clock. To learn more about this innovative treatment and to schedule your consultation, call Ava MD in Los Angeles at 310-843-9915 (Beverly Hills) or 310-828-2282 (Santa Monica) today!
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