Let’s talk about the treatment options like facials, microneedling, PRP injections, PPP injections, synthetic fillers, and Botox. These are all in-office procedures that target various skin concerns.
What is the difference between all these and which ones might you need?
Here's a brief overview of each:
- Description: Facials are skincare treatments performed by a licensed esthetician. They typically involve cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, massage, and the application of various skincare products.
- Purpose: Facials aim to improve the overall health and appearance of the skin by addressing issues such as acne, dryness, and uneven texture.
2. PRP Microneedling:
- Description: PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) microneedling involves the use of a device with tiny needles to create micro-injuries in the skin. Platelet-rich plasma, derived from the patient's blood, is then applied to stimulate the healing process.
- Purpose: This procedure promotes collagen production, helps move lymph, improves skin tone and texture, and can be used to address fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. This treatment especially shines for the treatment of acne scars.
3. Botox Injections:
- Description: Botox is a neurotoxin that is injected into specific muscles to temporarily relax them. It is commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines caused by repetitive muscle movements.
- Purpose: Botox injections are primarily used for cosmetic purposes to smooth out dynamic/superficial wrinkles like forehead lines, crow’s feet, and “elevens” (glabellar lines).
4. Synthetic Fillers:
- Description: Synthetic fillers, such as hyaluronic acid-based fillers, are injected into specific areas of the face to add volume and reduce the appearance of deeper wrinkles.
- Purpose: Fillers are used to restore volume, plump lips, and soften facial lines. They can also be used for contouring and enhancing specific facial features. (Please note: At this time, we are not offering synthetic fillers at Elevated Natural Health.)
5. PPP Fillers:
- Description: PPP (Platelet Poor Plasma) fillers are autologous fillers made similar to PRP (by collecting a sample of blood from the patient) and then heating it to denature the albumin protein in the blood. This converts the plasma into a thick, viscous gel-like substance (made entirely of one’s own blood). This substance is then injected into the deeper wrinkles or areas of deficit on the face (hollowing). Once injected, it dissolves over a period of several week, but, in it’s place, new collagen forms. This effect can look more natural than that of synthetic fillers
- Purpose: PPP Filler is a more natural option compared to synthetic fillers. It does not cause as significant of a change in volume the way synthetic fillers can.
The bottom line is that it's important to note that the choice of procedure depends on individual needs, preferences, and the specific concerns being addressed. Consultation with a qualified and experienced medical professional is crucial to determine the most suitable treatment for each person.
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