Is PRP in Charlotte the secret to younger-looking skin?

PRP in Charlotte

PRP therapy in Charlotte, NC PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) treatment utilizes your body’s own growth-factor and proteins for skin rejuvenation. Patients report less sagging and fewer wrinkles after this treatment. (PRP) has received so much attention that it seems important that if you are considering the treatment, here’s what you should know. What is PRP? Every person has platelets in their blood. PRP is a procedure that involves having your blood drawn from your arm and placed into a machine that separates the platelets from the rest of your blood. Then those platelets are re-injected into your skin for a more youthful rejuvenated appearance. Your board=certified dermatologist injects the high concentration of platelets into your face or scalp, using a syringe or microneedling device. Depending upon your desired outcome, your dermatologist may also inject a filler. The entire procedure takes about an hour. There are good reasons why so many people are opting for PRP treatment. Platelet Rich Plasma can: Reduce fine lines and wrinkles Plump up aging and sagging skin Reduce or eliminate deep creases Improve your complexion Diminish acne scars There’s little to no downtime. Is PRP safe? Approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the procedure itself appears…

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May and June 2019 Newsletter

Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte:  May and June 2019 SKIN CARE NEWS How the FDA is addressing sunscreen safety Have recent headlines left you wondering whether you should continue to slather sunscreen on yourself and your family? Find out what dermatologists and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have to say about using sunscreen. Find out more about what the FDA is saying about sunscreen- is it safe?        A health screening that everyone needs- a Skin Cancer Screening More skin cancers are diagnosed in the United States each year than any other type of cancer. That’s why the AAD offers free skin cancer screenings across the country. You can sign up for alerts to know of Free SPOTme® Skin Cancer Screenings in your area here.     Surprising places you can get skin cancer Skin cancer often develops on the face or a hand, but it can also occur in areas where the sun seldom shines. Discover one thing you can do to find skin cancer no matter where it appears. You can get skin cancer on any part of your body- not just the parts that get sun. Ask questions here.      …

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March and April 2019 Newsletter

Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte:  March and April 2019 SKIN CARE NEWS Sidestep skin infections at the gym Anyone who works out at a gym, pool, or fitness center can be sidelined by a skin infection, such as athlete’s foot or plantar warts. Find out how you can sidestep the germs that cause common skin infections. While working out has many benefits, including weight control, disease prevention, and even mood improvement, germs can thrive at the gym. This could put gym goers at risk for a variety of common skin infections, including ringworm, plantar warts, or impetigo, unless they take certain precautions. Learn how to prevent workout-related skin infections here.     Also, here is a video on preventing skin infections in the gym, pool or fitness center.   Acne Scars: What really works? Learn from board-certified dermatologist M. Laurin Council, MD, explains what you should know about microdermabrasion as a treatment for acne scars. You’ll also discover which treatments work best for deep acne scars and can submit your questions here.  Also, here is a video teaching you more about acne scars.                  Whole-body cryotherapy: Helpful or harmful? While cryotherapy chambers…

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January and February 2019 Newsletter

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Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte:  January and February 2019 SKIN CARE NEWS How to spot melanoma on your foot Early signs of melanoma, the most serious skin cancer, often go unnoticed on the feet. Here’s what to look for. Signs that could be melanoma on your foot Dirty makeup brushes can wreak havoc on your skin Product, dirt, and oil can build up on your makeup brushes, creating an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. Protect your complexion by following these dermatologists’ tips for cleaning your brushes. How to clean your makeup brushes A burger and fries may cause pimples Are you convinced that certain foods cause you to break out? You may be right, but probably not for the reason you think. Find out what the research shows. Can the right diet get rid of acne? Stop genital itch An itchy groin doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Here are 8 non-STI reasons for itchy private parts— along with tips for getting relief. 8 reasons your groin itches and how to get relief Financial aid is available for treating skin cancer If you cannot afford to treat your skin cancer, turn to these resources…

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December 2018 Newsletter

Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte:  December 2018 SKIN CARE NEWS What bothers you most about your skin? Tell us your skin concerns It’s National Healthy Skin Month. This year, we want to hear from you, so we invite you to: Ask a board-certified dermatologist your burning question. It’s free. If your question is selected, you’ll find a video of a board-certified dermatologist answering your question on the AAD website. You don’t even have to give us your name. To ask your question, go to: Ask a dermatologist Join us on Facebook @AADskin and tell us your biggest skin concerns during #NationalHealthySkinMonth. We’ll respond by directing you to dermatologists’ tips and other resources that can help.   PATIENT EDUCATION During a vampire facial, also called platelet-rich plasma, small amounts of your own blood are injected into your face. People hope it will erase years from their face, but is this just wishful thinking? Here’s what the science shows. Is platelet-rich plasma the secret to younger-looking skin? Find our more by clicking here.       How to apply topical acne medication: Dermatologists’ tips for using acne creams To get the greatest benefit from acne treatments that you apply to your skin,…

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