Stem Cell Facelift
Here at Gecko Joint and Spine we pride ourselves on being the premier center for all things rejuvenation. We are at the forefront of this exciting new field called biological medicine, constantly exploring and developing the latest, most effective treatments available in this phenomenal new realm of medicine.
Inherent within this powerful treatment is the ability to rejuvenate and restore the youthful appearance of our body, including the face. One of these treatments gaining recognition in both the medical and lay community, is a procedure performed using the platelet rich plasma (PRP) in a patient’s own blood to repair the skin. This process is only one of the many ways in which biologic medicine is revolutionizing contemporary treatment options and posing plastic surgery alternatives to discerning surgeons and patients
Biologic medical procedures: cutting-edge technology, all-natural results
Biologic medical technology enables us to perform plastic surgery procedures without the use of synthetic fillers or invasive surgery, and our processes yield safe, natural and effective results for the face and body you desire. We offer the following treatments using biologic principles:
- Fat Injection & Fat Transfer: This facial rejuvenation procedure uses excess fat cells from the patient’s own body to plump and refresh sagging or thinning skin around the lips, cheeks, chin, temples and under the eyes. As a natural alternative to surgical facelift procedures and injectable fillers, this process is ideal for patients who wish to regain a more youthful appearance without undergoing invasive surgery or filling their body with foreign chemicals.
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Skin Therapy: PRP skin regeneration, as detailed in throughout this site, involves the use of growth factors in the patient’s own blood to revive skin and reverse signs of aging. This procedure offers another alternative to conventional injectables and reflects the latest in biologic medical technology
The rejuvenation that occurs with our treatments, simply allows for the restoration of our natural appearance without giving the appearance of being “plastic”, which is an unfortunate result of standard plastic surgery. The results are permanent, however as the aging process continues so does the need for future treatments. We approach each case on an individual basis and the number of treatments recommended, varies depending on a number of factors including age and severity of degradation.
We look forward to sharing the gift of regenerative medicine with you. Call us today at 941-330-8553
is effective particularly for inducing skin regeneration, the therapy
is also effective in treating wrinkles, acne marks, sags, and wrinkles
on the neck.
between PRP and white blood cells results in the release of growth
factors that potentiate the natural healing power and tissue
reorganization potential at injection sites and subsequent regeneration
of the skin.
conventional therapy, it takes about two months for any benefit to be
seen, although the time varies among individuals. PRP Skin Regeneration
Therapy produces noticeable symptomatic improvement in a short period of
about two weeks.
|Conventional procedures||PRP Skin Regeneration Therapy|
|Enrichment of platelets||About two-fold||
About six- to ten-fold
(three to five times that for conventional procedures)
|Time to benefit||About two months||
About two weeks
(one-fourth that for conventional procedures)
|White blood cells||Little or no WBC||Appropriate amount of WBC|
Skin Regeneration Therapy uses components called platelets contained in
the blood. Platelets play a role in stopping bleeding and repairing
damaged blood vessels and cells in the body. Platelets contain
substances called growth factors that activate and rejuvenate cells in
the body. The growth factors, when released, induce the production of
collagen and generation of new capillaries to rejuvenate the skin.
As described previously, skin
regeneration with PRP is based on the mechanism that platelets release a
variety of growth factors to promote tissue repair, angiogenesis, and
collagen production for skin rejuvenation.
The aged skin has less collagen, low elasticity, reduced
Cell growth is activated, and collagen is produced.
Collagen is produced, and skin elasticity is improved. The ability to retain moisture is restored.
Skin Regeneration Therapy is expected to provide great benefit. The
therapy uses the patient’s own blood for rejuvenation and thus poses no
risk of infection or allergy. It has the advantage of a longer duration
of efficacy compared with injection of hyaluronic acid and collagen that
are absorbed into the body. Other features such as no need for skin
incision and short downtime (swelling usually resolves in two to three
hours) make this therapy a safe treatment.
Injection of platelet-rich plasma containing autologous
white blood cells collected from the blood. Use of regenerative power of
Injection of medical-grade hyaluronic acid or collagen for
maintenance of firm skin, or injection of Botox to reduce the movement
|Benefit||Crepy skin under the eyes, fine wrinkles in the face, nasolabial grooves, acne marks, sagged skin, etc||
Nip and tuck for fine wrinkles in the whole face, wrinkles
on the neck and hands, nasolabial grooves, wrinkles between the eyebrows
and forehead, expression wrinkles at the corner of the eyes, chin,
|Adverse reaction||Infections and allergy do not occur because the patient’s own blood components are used.||Unlikely to occur.|
|Effective period||About 1 year||Absorbed in about 0.5 to 1year|
|Re-injection||The blood is not absorbed, and thus repeated injections are not necessary (additional injection is allowed).||Repeated injections are necessary because those agents are absorbed into the body.|
|Costs for 1 session||1 site(6cc): $650||
Botox: $600 or more
Angelina Jolie Receives PRP Injection in Face
Superstar actress Angelina Jolie
has received PRP Injections in her face to boost collagen. Jolie is
trying to keep her youthful beauty and got the PRP facelift which should
improve collagen production. This platelet rich plasma was injected
into the Jolie’s face which should smooth out her wrinkles and give
Jolie a glowing look. Angelina Jolie is one of the most famous
actresses to use PRP Injection on her face.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Facial Rejuvenation and anti-aging. This treatment consists of using the patient’s own blood components to stimulate stem cells to regenerate new tissue. PRP treatments stimulate collagen and improves skin texture, tone, and complexion. PRP facial rejuvenation is very effective for fine wrinkles around the eyes, nasolabial grooves, wrinkles on lips, wrinkles on the forehead, wrinkles on the neck, acne marks, bags and dark circles under the eyes, and loose and saggy skin.