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The Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma Phoenix

The Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma

Are you starting to notice that your complexion is looking a bit dull? Or perhaps early signs of aging such as wrinkles and lines have begun to pop up. If this sounds like you, you may be able to benefit from PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy. Read on to learn more about this treatment and what it can do for you.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets – many times greater than occurs normally in blood. As a concentrated source of autologous platelets, PRP contains several different growth factors and other cytokines that stimulate the healing of soft tissue.

What is PRP Therapy?

PRP therapy is a treatment that involves withdrawing a patient’s own blood, spinning it down so that only the PRP cells remain, and then either injecting it into the skin or placing it on top of the skin with other treatment modalities.

What are the benefits of PRP Therapy?

The PRP Platelets release growth factors which regulate the healing cascade. They signal the surrounding cells to repair damaged tissue and regenerate new tissue, reduce inflammation, and are significant contributors to cell proliferation. The PRP induces new collagen and blood vessels (which produce a healthy glow).

What treatments use PRP?

There are a number of treatments that can use PRP to enhance results, including:

Microneedling

Application of PRP after microneedling, also known as the Vampire facial, is a very popular treatment to stimulate collagen and improve pore size and fine lines.

Hair Regeneration

The newest trend is injecting it into the scalp.  PRP contains essential proteins that stimulate natural hair growth.  We recommend a series of three, done four weeks apart.

Laser

We apply PRP after laser treatments to enhance the results and promote faster healing.

Fillers

We use PRP combined with fillers to help stimulate collagen, improve skin tone and elasticity, and promote healing.

If you are interested in learning more about PRP treatments in Scottsdale, contact MDSkin Lounge today to schedule your consultation!

Popular Non-Surgical Treatments for Men Phoenix

Popular Non-Surgical Treatments for Men

In the past, plastic and cosmetic surgery was mainly reserved for women. However, nowadays, men are choosing to undergo procedures to help improve their appearance and self-esteem. This sudden change may be due to the fact that cosmetic and plastic surgery are now widely accepted by society. Also, cultural shifts have caused the idea of the “ideal” male to change, with soft skin and a youthful appearance becoming desired.

The recent development of quick and easy non-surgical treatments that require little to no downtime may also attribute to the popularity of men’s treatments. These treatments often appeal to men since they do not require extended downtime from work, and do not interfere with physical activities. Many men also look to achieve subtle and natural-looking improvements, which can be achieved with non-surgical options.

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ASPS Stats

According to the latest stats from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), male plastic surgery has risen 28% since 2000. In 2016, the top five male cosmetic minimally invasive procedures included Botox, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and soft tissue fillers.

At MDSkin- The Lounge, we offer a wide array of non-surgical treatments to help men look and feel their best, including injectables, dermal fillers, lasers, body sculpting, skin rejuvenation, and more! Our team of certified experts understand that a man’s cosmetic needs are different from a woman’s, and work to create an individualized treatment plan to meet your goals.

If you are interested in learning more about the non-surgical treatments we offer for men, contact our Scottsdale office today at 480-696-6670 to schedule a consultation. Our team works to create a comfortable and professional environment for each of our patients for a superior treatment experience.

No More Razor Bumps and Painful Waxing Phoenix

No More Razor Bumps and Painful Waxing

Summer is just around the corner and you know what that means – bikini season. For women, this can be exciting and mortifying all in one. We all want one thing during this time of year – to feel confident and beautiful in that bikini.

Have you ever stayed away from a bikini or ditched plans on the beach because you had razor bumps or had to grow out your hair a little longer before you were ready for a wax? Something as silly as hair shouldn’t keep you away from your summer fun — this is the year to try laser hair removal!

Why laser hair removal?

Unlike waxing or shaving, laser hair removal does not leave behind red, damaged skin. This treatment is very precise and targets the hair follicles. Depending on your age, ethnicity, hormones, and coarseness of hair, you can have unwanted hair permanently removed in as little as 3 sessions. Laser hair removal is a safe, effective way to get rid of hair on your face, legs, bikini line, underarms, and more!

How does it work?

The laser setting is based upon your skin type and gives off a pulsed light laser beam in a systematic, spot-to-spot treatment. Each “zap” disables hair follicle growth at the root to eliminate the possibility of future hair growth.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Everyone’s hair removal experience is different. Those with darker skin, for example, tend to experience more discomfort due to additional pigment in the skin. Patients with coarse hair also report to have a higher level of pain. In comparison, waxing has been said to be more painful than laser hair removal. Many say that the “zap” feels like a quick rubber band snap. To minimize discomfort, your provider will provide creams or instruct you to apply a cold compress.

To see if laser hair removal is right for you, contact Dr. Gawley and the MDSkin – The Lounge in Scottsdale, Arizona to schedule your consultation today!