Dr. Clevens applies platelet gel during surgery to help speed recovery and minimize downtime. Platelet gel benefits Dr. Cleven's patients in nearly all facial cosmetic surgery procedures, especially facelifts, laser resurfacing and nasal surgery. Platelets are special cells in the bloodstream responsible for orchestrating the healing symphony. A gel is prepared using your own platelets. Immediately upon application, the platelet gel goes to work speeding healing and shortening recovery time. Dr. Clevens has used platelet gel in thousands of procedures over the years and has seen downtime after facial cosmetic surgery shortened by 25-40%. In fact, the results have been so impressive that Dr. Clevens has given lectures and published articles on the use of platelet gel in plastic and cosmetic surgery throughout the country.