Friva Lift / PRP / Stem Cells

Friva Lift

How do we create a fresher, more vibrant look?   With the Friva Lift!

Face lifts require surgery and significant downtime.   The Friva Lift is a simple way to remove the “old” skin, replace it with new skin, and create that younger look.   Older technologies such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing have long been the traditional treatments available.  Now for something new!

Microneedling

We start with a revolutionary procedure to allow medications to penetrate beyond the surface of the skin (epidermis), and provide nutrients to the dermis.   The stratum corneum, containing approximately 18 layers of cells, is a barrier to medications penetrating to deeper layers.    Microneedling creates tiny channels through the stratum corneum to allow delivery of solutions to the dermis.

First, we apply a topical anesthetic for about 10 to 15 minutes.  You can select from one of four topical solutions:  aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid, or glycolic.  Once applied to the skin, we gently apply the microneedling with either a roller or a small pen that contains hundreds of very tiny pins.   Most patients feel a mild tingling senation.  A second application of solution is applied, followed by Friva’s popular Evening Mist solution.   Your skin is pink for about 24 to 48 hours.  You’ll see the difference in a week. 

Microneedling is far superior to other treatments as it creates a mild inflammatory response in the dermis, and stimulates the fibroblasts to create new collagen and elastin.   Far superior to microdermabrasion with less downtime than chemical peels and lasers, microneedling is a simple way to create a fresher look.

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

Platelets are components of blood that have cytokines and growth factors.  When activated, they instruct stem cells to become blood vessels.  In addition, they stimulate collagen and elastin formation.   Today, plasma rich with platelets (PRP) is used in dental and orthopedic procedures to promote healing and growth of new tissues.

Friva combines microneedling with PRP to promote facial rejuvenation.  It’s simple.  We collect blood from your arm, place in a centrifuge, and create the PRP.   We add calcium to release the growth factors.   We apply the PRP to your face, and then microneedle the skin as described above.   After completing the microneedling, we apply the remaining serum to your skin.   This simple procedure delivers the growth factors and cytokines to the dermis.  The result is new collagen and elastin.  And it’s entirely natural!

Stem Cells

Everyone has heard of stem cells.   Stem cells are collected from placentas at the time of birth.  Fat collected during liposuction also has stem cells that, when combined with PRP, enable new blood vessels to grow, and result in increased fat transfer survival.   Some say stem cells are the future of medicine.

Friva is one of the first to offer facial rejuvenation with stem cells.  It’s simple.

First, we collect blood from your arm.   Partnering with a local organization that has  patents on this revolutionary technology, your stem cells are prepared and available the next day.   Instead of the typical stem cells collected (CD34 cells) during liposuction that are more mature, you will receive smaller, less mature stem cells that are very powerful.  After applying topical anesthetic, your stem cells in a small solution are applied to your face.   Microneedling creates channels that allows the stem cells to enter your dermis.   Here they release growth factors and cytokines that increase collagen and elastin production.  

Others claim to have stem cell by-products to apply to the skin.  Friva is the only organization we know today that actually delivers to the dermis your stems cells from a peripheral blood collection.

This is the future.