Try Next-Generation Skin Rejuvenation Treatments with ezGEL in Madison, WI
Due to a gradual reduction in collagen and hyaluronic acid over time, we tend to lose facial volume and see the contours of the face changing with age. Bio-fillers from Madison, WI’s Radiance Skin Therapy & Laser Center—making use of ezGEL and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF)—are a natural, advanced treatment to restore a more youthful appearance to the face.
Bio-fillers with ezGEL are 100 percent natural treatments that are created from a patient’s own blood and don’t contain any additives.
What Are Bio-Fillers?
To understand how bio-fillers work, you first need to understand how platelets work and how PRP and PRF enhance the skin.
Platelets are one of the four components of blood, and they play an important role in healing injuries and reducing inflammation. They also promote the skin’s collagen-building process.
A PRP treatment involves processing a sample of the patient’s blood to concentrate the plasma, then re-injecting it into the skin. The PRP contains a high concentration of the patient’s own platelets to stimulate healing and counteract signs of aging in the area where it is injected.
PRF can be thought of as an “upgraded” version of traditional platelet-rich plasma. PRF works similarly to PRP, but has some advantages over the traditional approach. After some blood has been drawn from the arm, the blood goes through a centrifugation process and is spun around to separate platelets and other components, including a fibrin matrix and white blood cells.
A lower centrifugation speed is used in the preparation of PRF for bio-filler than PRP, which is why PRF contains white blood cells and a much higher concentration of platelets compared to PRP. Another difference is that PRP releases growth factors rapidly, whereas the fibrin matrix in PRF allows it to slowly release growth factors over time. These growth factors stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, so their gradual release allows for longer-lasting results.
What Is ezGEL?
ezGEL is a PRF bio-filler that can rejuvenate the skin and add volume where needed. ezGEL is commonly used around the eyes, around the mouth, and for lip enhancement.
To create ezGEL, a sophisticated heating and cooling process turns the PRF into a gel consistency, which is then injected into the areas where rejuvenation is desired.
A topical numbing cream is applied to the face before the injections are made to maximize patient comfort.
Once introduced into the skin, PRF helps to soften or reduce common irregularities including fine lines, uneven texture, and skin folds. It also provides overall skin rejuvenation.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Bio-Fillers?
Anyone who is seeking anti-aging or preventative treatments that improve the quality of their skin could be a good candidate for bio-fillers. They are not a substitute for hyaluronic acid fillers.
Due to health reasons, not everyone is a good candidate for this treatment and may need to consider other options.
What Can You Expect from Recovery and Results for Bio-Fillers?
Gel injections with PRF are simple and well-tolerated. It’s unlikely for any adverse reaction to occur because the patient’s own blood is used for the bio-filler treatments.
Minor swelling and bruising from the injections are common side effects.
The results of bio-fillers with PRF show up gradually but can last for up to one year. For optimal results, we may recommend multiple ezGEL bio-filler treatments.
Are There Other Skin Rejuvenation Treatments That Complement Bio-Fillers?
Bio-Fillers with ezGEL represent just one out of many options for restoring more youthful-looking and vibrant skin. Radiance Skin Therapy & Laser Center provides many types of skin rejuvenation treatments including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, AQUAGOLD® microchanneling, and Genius® RF Microneedling. Peels and microdermabrasion remove the top layer of skin to promote skin cell turnover and reduce skin imperfections. AQUAGOLD® microchanneling is a microinjection system that infuses the skin with powerful ingredients. Microneedling uses needles to prick the skin, creating tiny, controlled injuries that stimulate the growth of collagen.