Today, there are more options than ever before for revitalizing your skin. Many of these choices can be found at the drugstore. But, when physician-strength help is needed, turn to Aesthetic Laser Center for professional skin rejuvenation in Milwaukie.
To schedule your skin examination and consultation, call our Milwaukie office at 503-353-0888.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) facial rejuvenation is a new technique that offers quantifiable improvement in skin and complexion while increasing collagen deposition that is long-lasting. This treatment is an excellent option for Milwaukie cosmetic surgery patients who are looking to maintain the results of their surgery and for people interested in non-surgical skin rejuvenation methods.
PRP is a versatile technique that is also used to accelerate wound healing and in a number of related medical specialties. The Platelet-Rich Plasma is easily obtained by drawing 20 cc’s to 60 cc’s of blood from the patient. The blood is centrifuged, and the platelet-rich portion is separated out. This super-charged platelet gel is then used to enhance the healing process.
PRP Rejuvenation with MicroneedlingB.
We combine PRP with Microneedling collagen induction therapy to rejuvenate areas such as the face, neck, chest and hands. The Microneedling creates 1,000s of minute punctures in the surface of the skin. These tiny injuries cause the skin to release growth factors and cytokines, thereby inducing scar-free healing and stimulating new collagen and elastin to tighten the skin.
To begin treatment, the face is numbed with a topical cream. It can also be numbed with nerve blocks or Lidocaine, and light sedation may be given orally. PRP is then injected into the face. The micro-injections trigger the skin to start repairing itself, and the wound-healing cascade is activated.
After the PRP is injected, the skin is treated with the Microneedling device. This increases the absorption of the PRP by about 400%. The Micro-needling preserves the top layer of skin, which makes the procedure safer than lasers, dermabrasion or microdermabrasion. There are no adverse effects such as scarring or discoloration, which can sometimes occur with other procedures.
We use 1.5 mm and 2 mm depth of penetration on the Microneedling for clinical treatments of acne scarring, stretch marks and facial rejuvenation. This penetration sizes are ideal for improving deep wrinkles, acne scars, elasticity and pigmentation. A topical anesthetic is placed on the area before treatment. When treating thicker scars and stretch marks, oral or intravenous sedation can be given.
Aftercare and Side Effects
Post-operative care is minimal. Cool soaks are used initially to remove any oozing that may occur. Swelling and bruising can occur for 2 to 3 days after the procedure. PRP accelerates healing, so the duration of bruising and swelling is lessened.
A Difference You Can See
Together, PRP and the Microneedling can improve skin texture, shrink the size of pores, minimize the appearance of scars and stretch marks and make skin shine. Skin texture improves gradually during a 3-month period following treatment, but most patients will see a noticeable change in their skin texture and complexion after 3 weeks.
The best results are seen in patients between the ages of 40 and 65 with modest wrinkling. (Microneedling treatment only) Patients who have more serious skin damage can have as many as 3 treatments, spaced 6 weeks apart. For maintenance, about 1 treatment a year will be needed, depending on age, extent of damage and amount of sun exposure. Facials can be resumed 2 weeks after treatment.
With PRP, Dr. Lopez obtains results that her patients say are equal to or better than fractional lasers or hyaluronic acid fillers such as JUVC DERMB. injectable gel or RestylaneB..
Our light chemical peels in Milwaukie and Portland are designed to gently remove skin cells that build up and cause your skin to appear dull. Chemical peels can be tailored to your individual skin needs, so you do not have to worry about your treatment being ineffective or unnecessarily removing healthy skin. Chemical peels can be done alone or in conjunction with personalized facials. We are carring Epionce Skin Rejuventation line and are featuring Sal-e and Mal-e chemical peels. Also doing Jessner and Phenol chemical peels.
Skin rejuvenation treatments are safe and effective cosmetic treatments that can be customized to fit the needs of almost anyone. Dr. Lopez will perform an assessment of your skin and ask you about your medical history during your consultation to determine which skin rejuvenation treatment is best suited for your individual needs.