By now you may have heard of the term "Liquid Gold" when talking about skin treatments. Made famous by Kim Kardashian West, Tiger Woods, and Angelina Jolie, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is one of the hottest trends to hit the regenerative medicine market.
Plasma contains red blood cells; white blood cells; and platelets, or thrombocytes, that contribute to essential growth functions and healing processes. When these platelets are separated and reintroduced into the bloodstream, your body’s reparative cell production is stimulated.
Pros of PRP
The plasma comes from your own body, so there’s little risk of negative reaction.
The procedure can address aesthetic concerns, help heal injuries, and regenerate cells.
PRP treatment helps to ensure your skincare products penetrate deeper, providing you with enhanced results.
In our office, we offer a range of treatments that PRP can be added to. From Microneedling to blending filler, you can take advantage of your body's natural growth factors to take your treatment to the next level.
Mirconeedling + PRP
Combining Microneedling also known as (collagen induction therapy) with topical application of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) derived from your own blood for a skin rejuvenation treatment that creates an overall improvement to skin texture and tone. This treatment can also address acne scars, correct hyperpigmentation, tighten lax skin, smooth fine lines, and minimize the appearance of pores.
Pros of Microneedling + PRP
The treatment is fast (typically taking less than an hour) and requires little downtime.
Microneedling + PRP allows for your skincare products to penetrate deeper, allowing your products to work more effectively.
It’s safe for all skin tones and types. Still, to minimize the risk of hyperpigmentation, Dr. Chaudhary may microneedle to a more shallow depth and/or pretreat patients who have olive or brown skin tones.
Cons of Microneedling + PRP
Several monthly treatments are recommended, to see full benefits, followed by maintenance sessions every six months.
This procedure involves blood, there can be a risk of bloodborne disease transmission (including HIV) with an inexperienced provider who doesn’t follow proper safety protocols. This is one procedure you definitely want to have done by a doctor.
Aquagold Fine Touch is a microinjector device that uses 24k-gold-plated surgical steel microneedles to rejuvenate skin. This treatment is 100% customizable to your specific skincare concerns and can be filled with neurotoxins, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, growth factors, peptides, and PRP, that are then evenly distributing the products on the face, neck, and décolletage, effectively treating everything from fine lines, wrinkles, and laxity to hyperpigmentation, acne scars, large pores, and dullness.
Pros of Aquagold
Adding platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to your Aquagold treatment stimulates cell growth and collagen production.
A series of Aquagold treatments promotes collagen production, which can increase the skin’s firmness over time.
It’s gentle and less painful than traditional microneedling.
The device uses gold-plated needles, which are less likely to cause an allergic reaction or irritate skin than those made from impure metals.
Cons of Aquagold
This treatment does not take place of your regular Botox/Dysport treatment. If you want to smooth wrinkles or replace significant volume loss, injectable toxins and fillers will be more effective.
Co2 Fractional Laser
A carbon dioxide laser (CO2 laser) resurfaces skin with targeted beams of light. This laser removes surface cells of the epidermis, making way for fresh, new skin. At the same time, it penetrates the deeper dermis layer to stimulate collagen production, which tightens and plumps skin over time. CO2 laser treatments can address fine lines and wrinkles; discoloration (including sun damage and age spots); acne scars; stretch marks; and uneven skin texture on the face, neck, and chest.
When you combine Co2 Fractional Laser with PRP, the length of downtime you experience due to erythema and skin peeling can be decreased and the overall outcome improved.
Pros of Co2 with PRP
Skin is smoother, thicker, and more youthful.
Long-lasting results that continue to improve over the first six months from your procedure.
Patients recover in nearly half the time and the results are better with the use of PRP.
PRP is a blood product, meaning the place you are going to have your PRP treatment needs to use universal precautions. Many spas have popped up on the news lately for PRP mishaps, such as this New Mexico spa who had two confirmed HIV cases from mislabeling blood samples. Ensure that wherever you decide to have your PRP treatments done, they are done in a professional setting such as a doctor's office. Dr. Chaudhary personally draws the blood and our highly trained staff ensure the integrity of the treatment.