PRP for facial rejuvenation in Charlotte
PRP facial therapy can seem as mysterious as its primary source. Some have even called it a “Vampire Facial.” Humans have had a fascination with blood, dating back to the first finger cut. Some people faint at the sight of it, others faint at the very thought about it, and creative minds have held it to be one of the mysterious wonders of the universe. Once we began to recognize blood as a significant element of our life-force, it was a natural step for storytellers to create the ultimate horror. What could be more mysterious and frightening than the legend and lore of Vampires, mythological beings who roam the world at night, searching for people whose blood they can feed upon…
Scientifically, we understand that blood plays a vital role in keeping us alive. Blood circulates through the body to regulate every system, supply oxygen and nutrients to every cell, removes waste, transports hormones, and one of the most important functions of blood; to promote healing. No matter what kind of injury we experience, the healing begins with our blood. The key component for healing is platelets in the blood. Platelets are the tiniest cells in the blood. Primarily, they circulate within our blood and bind together when they recognize damaged blood vessels. They also release substances that promote tissue repair. If you want to minimize your fine lines and wrinkles but you don’t want surgery, PRP therapy may be the solution.
Creating platelet-rich plasma
PRP facials are a combination of both medical and cosmetic dermatology. Your dermatologist draws a small sample of your blood. They spin it in a centrifuge to separate the protein-rich-plasma. The next step is to extract the platelets. Finally, the concentrated sample is called platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
What happens during treatment?
Your dermatologist spreads plasma on your face and then uses microneedling to help your face absorb the proteins. Microneedling is a procedure that creates a series of tiny, superficial punctures using sterile needles. The PRP and microneedling combine to stimulate collagen growth. Studies show that this is a very effective therapy when PRP and microneedling are done together.
PRP dermatologist in Charlotte, NC
If you seek to avoid problems with your skin, hair, or nails, Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide high quality and innovative treatment in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon is a board-certified dermatologist whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your cosmetic concerns.
Their range of services includes medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. In addition to Halo by Sciton, they provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. Treatment is available for both adult and pediatric patients. Call Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte today for a skin care evaluation and to determine if dermal fillers are the answer for your concerns.