Plasmolifting is a relatively young technique in cosmetology, which, in fact, is a kind of mesotherapy. The main difference of this method is that instead of drugs, hyaluronic acid, trace elements and amino acids, the patient’s own blood is used, more precisely, plasma is one of its components.
The whole truth about plasmolifting
Plastic surgeon Madina Bayramukova dispels myths associated with this procedure
Over the history of its existence, the plasma lifting technique has experienced many ups and downs, but now it has taken a worthy place among other cosmetic procedures.
Initially, plasma lifting was positioned as one of the most expensive procedures that can solve any age-related problems, including pronounced gravitational ptosis. By effectiveness, he was equated with a circular tightening. This was justified by its high cost in comparison with other cosmetic procedures. Patients were also attracted by the novelty of the technique, the absence of contraindications and allergic reactions due to the use of the patient’s own plasma.
However, the first plasmolifting boom led to the complete disappointment of patients – they did not receive the expected lifting effect. It turned out that everything that was said in the advertisement was no more than a marketing ploy: the enormous price of the procedure was not combined with the result that the patients received.
The effect was not bad, but no more than that: it became clear that plasmolifting is nothing more than a skin care procedure, and it is unlikely that it will ever replace surgery. It got to the point that for some time plasmolifting was considered a swindle, and the doctors who offered it were called charlatans.
But time has put everything in its place. As soon as the procedure began to cost sane money, and patients began to be warned about what, in fact, they would receive changes, plasmolifting gained popularity and occupied its niche among cosmetic procedures. Following cosmetology, plasmolifting techniques became interested in other areas. For example, in surgery, where it began to be used for faster healing of tissues. Today, this technique is successfully used in progressive gynecology and burn treatment.
What is a plasmolifting technique? After centrifugation, heavy blood cells (erythrocytes) settle, and a suspension of lighter cells – platelets – remains in the plasma. Since school, we know that our body needs platelets to heal wounds. They actively arrive at the site of injury, contribute to the formation of a clot, which, in turn, closes the vessel. Thus, platelets prevent further bleeding.
When studying platelets, it turned out that they have a number of additional properties – they contain a huge number of peptides, which contribute to the speedy healing of tissues. This function was the basis of the method. Among other things, in a plasma saturated with platelets, there was a huge number of immune bodies whose task is to prevent infection of wounds.
In cosmetology, plasmolifting is used to improve turgor and skin quality, reduce pigmentation and manifestations of acne. Plasmolifting gives a slight effect of skin tightening due to the production of collagen and elastin. With the introduction of plasma in the form of microinjections, we seem to deceive the body: we make a wound and introduce a suspension of platelets into it. They begin to actively isolate growth factors that stimulate the proliferation of young cells and skin renewal (regeneration, production of collagen and elastin). At the same time, the immune bodies contained in a huge amount in the plasma help fight other skin problems (acne, rosacea, pigmentation).
Advantages of plasmolifting:
- low cost of the procedure;
- almost complete absence of risk of an allergic reaction;
- lack of contraindications;
- good therapeutic effect.
As such, this procedure has no minuses.
The only thing worth noting is that plasmolifting does not meet the high expectations of patients associated with marketing moves. It does not give a skin tightening effect. Nevertheless, plasmolifting copes with its tasks of high-quality skin care. Of course, plasma therapy could become a more correct name for this procedure, but the old name has taken root, and the procedure itself is in constant demand among patients.