What healthy skin needs

What healthy skin needs

Here are just a few of the things your skin needs to stay young and healthy.

Moisture. To avoid wrinkles, your skin needs to stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water every day, using a hypoallergenic soap and wearing protective sunscreen can all help your skin retain moisture. 

Collagen. Collagen is a protein that acts like a natural glue holding your body together. Your body produces collagen regularly up to about the age of 25, then production slows down. Without collagen, wrinkles and loose skin occur. Eating a collagen-producing diet can help, and so can microneedling facial treatments, which stimulate your body into producing new collagen.

Hyaluronic acid (HA). This clear, gooey substance is produced by your body and helps retain water, keeping your skin smooth and elastic. As you age, your body produces less HA, leading to dry, inelastic skin. And if you spend a lot of time in the sun, your HA levels fall even further. [1]

Elastin.  As its name suggests, elastin is a protein that keeps your body’s organs and tissues elastic. In fact, elastin is roughly 1,000 times more flexible than collagen! And, like collagen and HA, you lose elastin as you age— especially if you spend a lot of time in the sun.

[1] Papakonstantinou, E., et al. “Hyaluronic acid: A key molecule in skin aging.” Dermatoendocrinology, July 1, 2012.

The natural way to rejuvenate your skin

The natural way to rejuvenate your skin

To repair damaged skin, we offer the following treatments—

PRP Microneedling

Microneedling gently abrases the surface of your skin, causing your body to produce new collagen and elastin in response. The result is firmer, healthier skin with fewer wrinkles. While microneedling has been around for years, we combine it with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to even better results.

We take a small blood sample when you arrive, then spin it down to extract your platelets. These are your body’s repair agents. We make a solution of these platelets, then apply them topically and slightly below the surface of your skin in key areas of your face. Your platelets significantly accelerate new collagen and elastin growth.

The result is firmer, more radiant skin with improvements in fine lines, texture, hydration, and skin tightening. Patients often notice improvements immediately after treatment, with the most significant improvements at one month after treatment.

Botox

As you age, muscles in your face can stay contracted, leading to frown lines and crow’s feet. Botox temporarily disables these muscles, reducing wrinkles and fine lines to give you smoother, younger-looking skin. Results typically last for up to four months.

Restylane

As you age, your body makes less hyluronic acid (HA). Restylane adds HA beneath the surface of your skin, increasing your skin’s moisture content. The result? Reduced wrinkles, lines, and crow’s feet, and a fuller, firmer skin tone.

Juvéderm

Like Restylane, Juvéderm adds HA beneath the surface of your skin, increasing your skin’s moisture content. We administer Juvéderm to cheeks, lips, and wrinkle sites to give a subtle lift to these areas. 

“This office is staffed with wonderful and caring professionals; they are very willing to educate their clients and provide a great service (PRP). I had the microneedling with PRP done as well as PRP injections under the skin nine days ago– my skin is amazing(for reference I am in my late 30s)! There is an overall lift to my face, glow, and improvement to faint wrinkles and acne scarring already. If you’re able to take advantage of this great offer don’t wait! You will love it so much.”

Jennifer O.

October 6, 2018

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FAQ

How long before I see the results?

The exact time varies from person to person, but many of our patients begin noticing results before they leave the office. 

What happens during my visit?

We take a blood sample— just like the one you give during your annual physical. We spin it down in a centrifuge to distill your platelets from the rest of your blood to create your own, custom platelet-rich solution. Next, we carefully inject this PRP mix into select areas just below the skin. Your platelets starts triggering stem cells in your body to gather at each injection site. These stem cells start changing into new skin cells, promoting new collagen and elasticity to damaged tissues.

Your entire procedure will take about an hour, and you’ll be able to continue your day after you’re done.

 

How long does PRP skin rejuvenation last?

In general, your results will last from 6 to 8 months. We recommend scheduling your next appointment during check-out.

Is PRP safe?

Because PRP therapy uses platelets from your own body, the risk of complication is virtually zero. That’s one of the primary reasons PRP skin rejuvenation is a powerful alternative to treatments that involve injecting foreign material like collagen under your skin.

Does PRP actually create new collagen?

Yes. A 2018 study in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal reported that PRP treatment resulted in the growth of new collagen and elastic fibers. Additionally, a 2011 study in the Annals of Dermatology found that PRP therapy led to new cell growth.

Can PRP skin rejuvenation be used with other skin treatments?

Yes. Depending on your goals and the specifics of your case, we can recommend additional treatments including hyluronic acid or Botox. 

I had a fantastic microneedling prp facial with Paula! She was amazing! I will definitely be back. I’m only 1 week post prp and my skin looks so healthy already!
—Julie P.

…This team is really great. Very professional, very clean, very knowledgeable, and super friendly and welcoming! I’ll definitely be back. I had the microneedling. I’ve been to other places for microneedling on Groupon and this was the best. Plus, they’re led by an MD.

—Anne Marie M.

The staff is very nice and makes you feel very comfortable. I have just been to one treatment and it felt like a deep tissue massage. I am looking forward to my end results.

—Maribeth W.

Very very nice people who made the facial great!!

—Theresa S.

Everyone was so nice!

—Lacy M.

I will definitely be returning to ReGenMed. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The doctor and nurse we awesome. Made me feel very comfortable. It was my first PRP and I never felt more relaxed. If your looking to try this, this is the place! I’ll be back in 6 weeks for another.

—Rachael M.

 

I had the microneedling with PRP done as well as PRP injections under the skin nine days ago– my skin is amazing (for reference I am in my late 30s)! There is an overall lift to my face, glow, and improvement to faint wrinkles and acne scarring already. If you’re able to take advantage of this great offer don’t wait! You will love it so much.

—Jennifer

Absolutely loved the PRP with needling. I have definitely seen an improvement and will be going again.

—Jeannie O.

I had a PRP facial and I love it! The doctor explained to me the whole procedure. The ladies working there are so friendly. Clean place. Good parking. And my skin is very improved and very bright!

—Peerla L.

The doctor and the ladies working there are so friendly. Clean place, they were very careful. I had PRP with microneedling 2 days ago and I know is so soon but my skin looks radiant and luminous! Love it!

—Perla S.

Very nice staff. Procedure done by a physician is a plus.

—Rosa

The staff was very friendly and the procedure went well.

—Jennifer R.

 

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