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PRP facial is available in Charlotte, NC

Are you aware that a PRP facial can minimize your facial lines and wrinkles? For those who don’t want surgery, this may be your best option. As a new facial therapy, PRP combines plasma and platelets from your blood with other rejuvenation treatments. The secret sauce is that PRP therapy triggers collagen production. Collagen is the most prominent protein in our body. It is a crucial component in the development of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and skin. Collagen also plays an important role in the developing of blood vessels, corneas and teeth. We can think it of as the foundation upon which it builds all these parts, but the most important aspect for this article is that collagen helps tighten, smooth, and improve skin tone.

What you need to know about a PRP facial

PRP facial is a medical, rather than a cosmetic procedure. Your dermatologist’s medical team will take a small sample of your blood, then they spin it in a centrifuge to extract protein-rich plasma. They extract the platelets, creating the concentrate that we call platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The therapy is effective and proven. Although it is only recently that dermatologists have used PRP to stimulate collagen production; orthopedic doctors have using platelet rich plasma to heal injured joints for many years.

What happens during treatment?

Your dermatologist spreads plasma on your face and then uses microneedling on targeted problem areas to help your face absorb the proteins. Microneedling is a long-proven procedure with a device that creates a series of tiny, superficial punctures, using sterile needles. The combination of PRP and microneedling stimulates collagen growth. Both are more effective when done together. This is because PRP facials addresses the problem in two layers; beneath the skin, and on the surface of the skin.

What to expect

We approve the PRP facial for almost everyone; except for patients who take blood thinners, or those with other blood-related health concerns. It is also important to set realistic expectations for the results of any non-surgical treatment like PRP. You should not expect the same results as a face-lift. Non-surgical treatments, however effective, will provide nonsurgical results. It’s important to understand that PRP therapy is the best choice for countless patients with aging skin. Consult with your Charlotte dermatologist when deciding which treatments are likely to provide the best results for your skin.

Board-certified 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.

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