Getting older, you may have noticed that your face has begun to sag a little? This happens as a normal part of ageing as the ligaments that support the face start to stretch.
A ground breaking new treatment to reveal your skin’s beauty
To remedy this, a treatment called Cellular Matrix, with effects similar to a non-surgical facelift, can help to rejuvenate and give a youthful firmness and plumpness to your skin.
This innovative treatment combines the benefits of two therapies, the healing and cell regenerating properties of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, with the cell-hydrating effects of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), that provides support and plumpness.
Cellular Matrix has the effect of strengthening facial ligaments while boosting skin hydration and luminosity, giving a lifting and tightening effect to your features, coupled with a radiant glow.
How does Cellular Matrix work?
A small sample of your own blood is taken and put into a centrifuge, where it’s spun to separate the red blood cells from the platelet plasma. It is this platelet-rich plasma (PRP) that contains growth factors, which are chemicals that stimulate cellular regeneration and collagen.
The rejuvenating Platelet-Rich Plasma is then combined with a hydrating solution of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a natural sugar that is present in the body, which provides a ‘scaffold’ for the platelets, which supports new cell growth.
In addition, the Hyaluronic Acid creates a space in the deeper layer of the skin, on top of the muscle, for the growth factors in the PRP to multiply. HR also attracts and holds water, boosting the plumpness of your skin.
What is Cellular Matrix best for?
This treatment can have the effect of a non-surgical facelift. The creator of the therapy, Dr Robin Chok from Adelaide, believed that by strengthening the ligaments in the face, the treatment would have a tightening effect, lifting and contouring the face. Your dermatologist can make up your blend of treatment to suit the tissues on your face, with a stronger version for deeper ligaments, and a lighter blend for improving skin texture and reducing lines and wrinkles.
What’s involved in Cellular Matrix?
A small amount of blood is taken, similar to a routine blood test. This is spun to separate the platelet plasma. The Hyaluronic Acid is then added to the test tube, to create your own unique formula. Any makeup will be removed and a local anaesthetic is applied to the skin of the injection site for 20 to 30 minutes. The preparation is then injected underneath the skin into the sub dermal deeper layer of skin, on top of the muscle.
The whole process usually takes about an hour, and most people feel fine to go about their normal day soon afterwards.
You can expect some bruising, swelling and tenderness, but this quickly disappears.
What results can I expect from Cellular Matrix?
You will notice subtle results over the next few weeks to three months, as your face gradually feels plumper, firmer and radiant. We recommend a course of 3 treatments, spaced 1 month apart.
The boost of Hyaluronic Acid helps the platelets last longer and be more effective, heightening the results of the treatment.