Stretch marks, acne scars, and other unwanted blemishes make your skin appear rough and damaged, but they’re a fact of life. Fortunately, Kaizen Medispa in Bethesda, Maryland, offers an increasingly popular treatment called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to safely heal and reinvigorate your skin. To learn more about PRP injections and the possibility of brighter, clearer skin, call Kaizen Medispa or reserve an appointment online today.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a liquid injectable substance that looks a lot like your blood. In fact, it’s made using a concentration of platelets, growth factors, and liquid plasma that all come straight from within your veins.
Your Kaizen Medispa provider draws blood from your arm and separates it into distinct layers using a centrifuge. They remove the layer containing platelets suspended in plasma and prepare it for injections. When injected back into your body, the platelets release growth factors that stimulate cell turnover and new collagen fiber growth.
PRP has a myriad of clinical and aesthetic purposes, including joint repair, skin rejuvenation, and hair growth stimulation for balding men and women. The team at Kaizen Medispa offers three aesthetic procedures using PRP to motivate cell growth and health.
A PRP microneedling procedure works just like standard microneedling with purportedly quicker results. Your provider uses a skin roller with many tiny needles that faintly puncture your skin. Your skin naturally heals the puncture spots and a topical application of PRP accelerates healing.
During this procedure, your physician injects pure PRP into the skin on your face as a natural filler. It may help subtly reduce signs of aging like skin looseness, age spots, acne scars, and dark circles under your eyes.
You can combine PRP with hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane® for a boost to your facial plumping and recontouring results. With this combination, you can add volume to wrinkles and folds, fine lines, eye bags, and thin lips.
Aesthetic PRP injections are an enticingly natural treatment option. Since the product comes from your own body, there’s little to no chance that you’ll react poorly to it. However, not everyone can safely get PRP treatments, so you must first undergo a consultation.
You are a candidate to have your own PRP injected into your skin if you:
If you don’t meet the criteria for PRP treatments, your Kaizen Medispa provider discusses other skin rejuvenation options that may be a better fit for you.
Call Kaizen Medispa or request an appointment online today to learn more about regenerative aesthetic treatments with PRP.
Micro-needling (also known as collagen induction therapy) is a minimally invasive treatment that has been used for decades to rejuvenate the skin. A device with fine needles or pins creates tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, which triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin. Results can include improved texture and firmness, as well as skin resurfacing. RF micro-needling adds the element of radiofrequency energy to the traditional micro-needling procedure. The RF energy is delivered via small needles into the dermis. In addition to the benefits seen with the micro-injury provided by the traditional microneedles, RF micro-needling also delivers RF energy deep into the dermis further enhancing skin tightening and scar reduction.
How Does (RF) Micro-Needling Work?
The RF energy heats the underlying layers of skin, causing constriction and tightening of the skin, as well as the stimulation of collagen and elastin production. Because the RF energy is delivered so deeply, it can produce faster results that are more dramatic.
The Lumenis solution:
Unlike the rest of the market, VoluDerm™ does not use needles to puncture the skin and deliver RF energy into the dermis after the needles are fully inserted. Instead, VoluDerm™ uses an array of ultrathin electrodes that thermally ablate the outer surface of the skin to reach the deep dermis. The ultra-thin electrodes create micro-channels to induce controlled micro-wounds and thermal damage, which activate the body’s natural healing process and stimulate the generation of new and healthy skin. Using the thinnest electrodes in the market (ø 0.15 mm), this smooth RF-assisted ablation means reduced pain and downtime. While there is no bleeding, and minimal to no pain with VoluDerm, patients obtain visible results from its proprietary technology that delivers RF energy from the skin surface through to the deep dermis. The unique smart tip design enables even distribution of RF energy between the electrodes and the tip surface. This design reduces the risk of arcing and undesired side effects while at the same time creating areas of ablative and thermal damage. Several disposable tip configurations are available, differing in length and density, to ensure flexibility for creating the desired clinical effect. Treatment is suitable for all skin types in dermatological procedures requiring ablation and skin resurfacing.
Available with the Hybrid Energy™ applicator, the TriFractional™ is using RF electrodes pins for superficial skin resurfacing, via pinpoint ablation with controlled volumetric heating. Unlike the Hybrid Energy™, this treatment is more superficial for texture and is associated with some downtime and higher sensation then the Hybrid Energy™. The treatment achieves skin resurfacing and regeneration of tissue via wound healing process, resulting in skin texture improvement and refinement.
A combination protocol: Legend M²™
VoluDerm™ is ideally combined with TriPollar ® RF macro-volumetric tissue heating through Legend M 2 ™ combination therapy. The two technologies target different skin layers individually and synergistically in a single treatment.