Many of my patients are concerned with keeping their youthful appearance
and good looks for as long as possible. Who isn’t? That’s been true for a millennium!
What some of you may not realize is that technology has teamed up in amazing ways. We now have tools to encourage and stimulate our own bodies to speed up repair, rejuvenation, and anti-aging processes.
I am sure you are, celebrities like Kim Kardashian uses this groundbreaking
new therapy to keep her skin young and fresh.
These days, we do more with less. We have minimally invasive surgery, and nano-technology, and teeny little computers inside our tiny little cell phones and ear buds.
The same principle applies to the science of aging (or, more accurately– non-aging). The old ways of ‘going under the knife’ have gone the way of the dodo (i.e., extinct).
Now we use Micro-Needling combined with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy to
produce better results with less down time, minimal scarring, and for lower cost.
Rather than trying to force the body to re-form, we use the body’s own natural growth patterns and processes to return to a more youthful image.
Sometimes called a ‘vampire’ facial (that’s kind of a misleading nickname), Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy takes components from the patient’s own blood and infuse them into the skin through micro channels generated by micro-needling procedure.
This Dermapen, which is really composed of multiple micro-needles, creates thousands of
microscopic channels (called a ‘cascade’) through the skin.
The body quickly rushes to repair these infinitely small cha/nnels– by depositing collagen and elastin, by increasing blood flow to the area– and in the process restoring skin to its taut, youthful appearance.
PRP has been used for decades for elite athletes recovering from surgery, where it is known
to help wounds heal faster. PRP also improves the texture and color of skin, by encouraging the
growth of new tissue.
The beauty of this treatment is that it doesn’t break down the epidermis (outer layer of the skin) so there is no scarring, and no down time. The body’s immune system simply goes to work repairing the perceived damage. All you see is fresher, younger, ‘glowier’ skin.
The answer to that question depends on you. Some women are annoyed by sagging flesh on the arms
and legs, or in the neck area. For others, it’s a worn-looking face on a youthful body– which can
betray their younger, biological age.
A close look in the mirror is all you need to see what the years can do to all of us. Subtle scars, broken capillaries, acne, tiny wrinkles . . . all combine to give the face and body a wan, aging appearance. On the legs and arms, you might see stretch marks or the dreaded dimples of cellulite.
If any of this describes your situation, the first step is to sit down with us at the clinic. We’ll have a talk about your concerns and your goals. I can usually tell within a few minutes which type of treatment would best meet your expectations.
In the case of micro-needling with PRP: either is an effective treatment, but they are both enhanced if you apply them together.
I can tell you from experience that there is little risk in this treatment. The micro-needles are ultra fine and thin– microscopic, really. And since we are applying plasma from your own blood, there is no auto-immune response (i.e., allergic reaction) to worry about.
Since this is considered maintenance therapy– not an invasive, major overhaul– you can schedule repeat visits once or twice a year. See how you feel after the first treatment session. If you decide this is for you, we can decide where to go from here. This might be just the look you’ve been looking for, just in time for spring!