Month: September 2015

What Should You Know About Platelet Rich Plasma?

hair-blowingWith so many cosmetic treatments available, it can be difficult to keep track of all your options. Platelet Rich Plasma (or PRP) is one option that can benefit many patients. Keep reading to learn more about it.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma?

Platelet Rich Plasma is made from your own blood. Before the designated procedure, about one ounce of blood will be drawn. It is then put into a centrifuge that spins it around and separates the blood into different components. This process takes about 15 minutes.

After the components have been separated, the part that is rich in platelets is extracted. This is the platelet rich plasma and it contains growth factors that aid the healing process.

What Can It Be Used For?

Platelet rich plasma’s primary function is to aid the healing process. It can be used to speed up hemostasis, reduce scarring, promote tissue regeneration and more.

Platelet Rich Plasma can be used to complement other cosmetic procedures and speed up the healing process.

How is PRP Administered?

After other procedures have been completed, PRP is used to seal wounds and aid the healing process. The platelet rich substance extracted from your blood is mixed with other components and sprayed onto the skin in the area that has been treated.

What Are The Advantages of Using Platelet Rich Plasma?

Because Platelet Rich Plasma comes from your body, you don’t have to worry about a negative reaction. Instead, PRP can help to seal wounds, speed up healing, reduce swelling, and prevent bruising.

In addition to helping your body heal, PRP can enhance the appearance of your skin. Some of the growth factors contained in PRP stimulate the production of collagen. This in turn can replenish lost volume and improve the tone and condition of your skin. Because PRP helps to rejuvenate your skin, it can leave you looking younger and feeling more confident and attractive.

If you’d like to learn more about Platelet Rich Plasma and other cosmetic procedures that can improve your appearance, restore your youth, and boost your confidence, schedule a consultation at the Sahara Medical Institute.

Juvéderm and Restylane

Beauty ZenAre you looking for a non-surgical solution that will leave you looking younger and more attractive? Unfortunately as we age, gravity, repeated movements, and time can take a toll on the skin—especially the skin on the face and neck. If lost volume or wrinkles are making you look younger than you feel, there are a few non-invasive options available.

 

Botox is probably the most common tool for treating wrinkles, but it isn’t the only option. Botox is an excellent tool for treating wrinkles on the forehead and brow, but in some situations, dermal fillers provide better results for the lower sections of the face. Dermal fillers are often used to treat lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth.

 

Dermal fillers can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but they can also be used to give your face a more youthful contour. As people age, their face often loses volume, which can make the cheeks look sunken or make your face look older.

 

Two of the best dermal fillers include Juvéderm and Restylane. Keep reading to learn more.

Juvéderm

Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid filler that is designed to treat facial folds and wrinkles.  The FDA approved Juvéderm and its family of products (which include Juvéderm Ultra and Juvéderm Ultra Plus in 2006.

 

Juvederm can be used to restore volume to the cheeks, smooth the hands, or reduce the appearance of lines on the face.

 

The majority of patients have results that last for up to 6 months, and in some cases the results last even longer.

Restylane

Restylane is another hyaluronic acid filler that was specifically created to treat moderate lines on the face. It is an excellent tool for treating marionette lines, smile lines, frown lines, and other wrinkles and folds in the lower section of the face.

 

Restylane has also been approved by the FDA, so it is a safe and trusted option for treating wrinkles.

 

Both Juvéderm and Restylane can provide excellent results that will improve your appearance and boost your confidence. If you’re interested in a non-surgical way to look younger, contact Sahara Medical Institute for a consultation.