Nothing that science can do is capable of stopping a person from aging. The minute a baby is born, he or she immediately starts to age. However, there are things we can do to slow down the effects of aging over time. That is what aesthetic medicine is all about.
Aesthetic medicine is designed to address the visible effects of aging including hair loss, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, unsightly blemishes, etc. Through a number of different procedures that are recommended based on need, aesthetic medicine helps patients look younger and feel better about themselves.
More About Aesthetic Medicine
The roots of aesthetic medicine go back to ancient times. In the modern era though, it really came into its own when plastic surgery became popular a few decades ago. Aesthetic medicine today goes way beyond plastic surgery, implants, and hair replacement. It includes a complete range of treatments that can truly change a person’s outlook on life.
Here are a few examples of common aesthetic medicine procedures:
Microneedling is a very successful procedure that uses small needles to puncture the skin. In our late 30s and on, collagen production is significantly decreased. We can take as a supplement and provide the perfect surface area damage to provide an environment for rejuvenation. Some practitioners use with PRP for an even better result. The PRP from our blood has the healing properties needed to help improve the look and texture of our skin. This procedure can help heal old acne scars, improve fine lines/wrinkles, tighten skin, correct complexion issues, create a face lift, and more! Expect redness, like a sunburn, for 24 hours and then possible pealing day 3 or 4.
Plasma Fibroblast is a minimally invasive, ablative procedure that is performed using FDA 510k cleared equipment and best practice safety and hygiene techniques to rejuvenate and tighten skin and reduce the signs of aging. It harnesses the power of plasma energy to create small thermal wounds at the skin surface that extend deep enough (into the upper dermis) to rejuvenate and tighten skin and reduce the signs of aging. Treatment involves the use of a local anesthetic, either topical or injected, for pain control. Immediately after treatment, brown dots (carbon crusts) will be visible for approximately 5 to 7 days following your procedure. In rare cases, these brown dots may desquamate (flake off) and be replaced with pink markings while the skin is regenerating. This may last for up to 8 weeks and will typically resolve naturally as the skin heals below the surface. Minor swelling of the treatment areas and surrounding skin may be present for a few days after treatment and bruising may occur from the local anesthetic injections.
We offer a variety of procedures for varying needs. Whatever your need, do not be afraid to ask questions. We want you to fully understand our aesthetic medicine procedures before you choose to be treated.