PRP is injected by multiple tiny punctures under the dermis, with or without topical local anesthesia. The process is painless if sufficient topical anesthesia is applied. When injected into the damaged area, it stimulates the tissue, causing mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. Thus, new collagen begins to develop. As this collagen matures, it begins to shrink and tightens and strengthens the skin, as well as the tendons and ligaments of the damaged area when it is injected at that level.
Dermal fillers can be used to improve the texture of the skin (fine lines, wrinkles, etc). or to sculpt certain facial areas (lips, cheeks, etc). Fillers are generally well tolerated by all patients. Combining PRP with specific dermal fillers can provide longer lasting positive effects. Combining PRP with specific dermal fillers can provide longer lasting positive effects.
Dermal fillers are injected into the desired area with a very fine needle and produce immediate results. Generally, very small amounts are injected into each area to ensure a smooth and even distribution. They offer various treatments to patients including the softening of fine lines around the nose and mouth: nasolabial folds, melolabial folds, and Fine lines around the lips.
Additional treatments include: lip enhancement producing subtle to dramatic results in a very natural way, cheek augmentation, and filling of hollowing under the eyes that occurs as the midface migrates downward. Dermal fillers are performed in the office with topical local anesthetic so there is no need for sedative anesthesia resulting in no down time. There is minimal bruising and it produces immediate results.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription drug that, when injected, temporarily paralyzes muscles. It contains a purified and safe form of botulinum toxin A, which is produced by the microbe that causes botulism. Manufactured by Allergan, Inc., it is used to treat permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin that are formed by the continual contraction of facial muscles. In addition to its cosmetic applications, it is used to treat a number of medical problems, including excessive sweating, overactive bladder, neck spasms, crossed eyes, chronic back and jaw pain, and migraines.