Bio-filler is perhaps one of the most exciting treatments we have added to our PRP Services this year! Bio-filler is a plasma gel made from your own blood and used to replace volume loss and soften wrinkles in the face. Because bio-filler is created from your own blood there is very little risk of having a reaction to the product. Instead of breaking down over time the way a synthetic filler can, this bio-compatible plasma gel is slowly reabsorbed by the body evenly without risk of lumps or uneven distribution.
To create Bio-filler, Platelet Pure Plasma is heated in a special incubator at an exact temperature for an exact time and then cooled to create a gel. (Platelet Pure Plasma is the part of your blood from which we have removed all the platelets; it’s what is left over after we’ve isolated the Platelet Rich Plasma used for PRP). This gel can be filtered to a smooth consistency that when precisely injected, fills the area, softening wrinkles and restoring volume instantly.
When used in conjunction with the PRP Facelift, bio-filler offers the added benefit of acting as a support or scaffolding for the new tissue that the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Facelift is building. This enhances the effects and appearance of the PRP treatment as collagen production becomes more quickly apparent, usually within just a few weeks. Over a few months the body easily and completely absorbs the bio-filler gel and you are left with the results built by the PRP Facelift—results which get even better over time.
Another exciting use for bio-filler is as a stand-alone injection (not combined with PRP injections). For patients who may want to correct the appearance of volume loss but have avoided standard Hyaluronic fillers, plasma gel offers an affordable and safe alternative.
Because bio-filler is made from the patient’s own blood, it becomes difficult to say exactly how long the filler will last – every patient’s blood product is unique to them. However, clinicians using bio-filler in their practices report that on average, the filler lasts about 3 – 6 months with some patients reporting it lasting much longer. Once the bio-filler absorbs, patients typically return for another set of injections. Because the cost of treating an area with bio-filler is typically significantly less than with a synthetic filler, using bio-filler, even if it has to be repeated more frequently, can be a very affordable option.
Choosing to use bio-filler allows the physician and patient to treat areas in need of high volume filling without the significantly greater cost using a synthetic filler would demand. In addition, because the bio-filler is easily absorbed by the body, should a patient decide the added volume is not ideal for them, there is no need to re-treat with injections of a solution to dissolve the filler – the body simply re-absorbs the plasma gel over a few months. Use of a plasma gel gives patients the ability to control the progression of added volume and refinement of their appearance in a very natural and healthy way.
For best results, we suggest adding a bio-filler treatment to a PRP Facelift procedure. For preventative care patients can do one combination treatment of bio-filler with a PRP Facelift and then return for just bio-filler injections in 4 – 8 weeks to build volume. Patients needing a greater amount of correction are encouraged to purchase a discounted series of 3 PRP Facelifts with the bio-filler upgrade spaced 4 – 6 weeks apart.
If choosing to use bio-filler alone, most patients will want to do 2 – 3 treatments, again spaced 4 – 8 weeks apart in order to build volume.
$400 per session, covering 1-2 areas
We are thrilled to offer Patient Financing through Advanced Care Card, to assist with the cost of these procedures.