PRP facial treatments in Charlotte
PRP injections came to the forefront as an effective beauty therapy when many celebrity beauties touted the skin improvements they experienced after receiving the treatment. Before that, for decades, professional and amateur athletes used PRP injections to address orthopedic injuries to their joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Select Charlotte dermatologists will combine PRP facial treatment with microneedling to stimulate your facial skin to produce new collagen and elastin, leaving you with younger looking and vibrant skin.
What are PRP injections?
PRP injections is an innovative medical treatment that uses our body’s natural chemistry to generate healthy, vibrant skin. PRP’s renewing properties make the procedure ideal for the reduction of scars, elimination of fine wrinkles, restoring volume loss, and even as treatment for hair loss. PRP is an acronym for Platelet-rich-plasma, the concentration of platelets in blood plasma. The platelets in our blood is rich with growth factors that the body produces to stimulate healing.
What is the treatment like?
Your dermatologist’s medical staff will draw a small amount of your blood. They spin the blood down in a centrifuge to concentrate and isolate platelets, your dermatologist applies the plasma to your skin, often in combination with laser or microneedling procedures. PRP is sometimes injected into the skin with dermal fillers. Your dermatologist will recommend the best combination of treatments according to your desired goals. The procedure lasts for around 30 minutes. Your dermatologist can repeat it every four weeks if needed. There are no negative side-effects; however, patients can experience a little redness and bruising. The major benefit is that PRP facials are a safe a natural way for people to use their body’s natural chemistry to improve their skin.
How do I prepare for PRP treatments?
The foundation of PRP treatments is platelet function, therefore patients must temporarily discontinue any medications that can interfere with platelet function. This means discontinuation of blood-thinning medications and herbal supplements at least one week before treatment. Besides blood thinners, patients must pause the use of aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Your dermatologist will give you a specific list of these kinds of medications. Gentle skincare is the order of the day once you have had the procedure. Especially if your PRP treatment is combined with microneedling.
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 treatment for your cosmetic concerns.
Their range of services includes medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. Besides 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.