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How to Use Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Skin Rejuvenation and More

Woman receiving a PRP treatment
April 26th 2019
What is PRP and how is it processed? Blood is composed of liquid plasma, which is full of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets. Platelets are important due to their role in the blood clotting process because they are rich in growth factors, such as vitamins and hormones, that aid in wound healing. For years, these healing properties have been incorporated into medical procedures. A small blood sample is required to collect the platelets. The blood is centrifuged to separate the platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) from the rest of the blood and all other cells. This separate PRP concentrate is what is actually used in medical and aesthetic procedures. PRP is used for the treatment of injured athletes. The pain of sprains or tendonitis can be reduced with PRP injections. In a recent study, PRP injections were found to reduce osteoarthritic knee pain more so than saline injections. Recently, these beneficial properties have been, in conjunction with microneedling, incorporated into sk ...

Injecting the Infraorbital Area

A woman with her hand on her face
March 22nd 2019
Looking tired is among one of the most common complaints that prompts the aesthetic correction of the infraorbital area. The skin in this area is thin, so anything that distorts its structure is visible.  Some people simply show age and fatigue more easily, which can have a negative impact on self-esteem. A popular treatment option for the infraorbital area is injecting a hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler. Such a filler can be injected in the lower eyelid region to reduce the depth of the tear troughs and freshen up the face. Unfortunately, the area is difficult to treat due to the fact that the skin in this area is unforgiving, so it does not hide overcorrection or filler misplacement. As a result of this, Dr. Tom van Ejik developed the Palma Technique.   A complex, high-risk area The infraorbital area is a delicate region that is layered with structures that are susceptible to aging; these include fat pads, septa, muscles, and vessels, and they all contribute to lookin ...

Offering Profiloplasty

Measuring the proportions of a female face
February 28th 2019
Profiloplasty is a form of treatment that enhances the profile of a patient. This procedure is non-surgical and results in a more harmonious and balanced appearance. A dermal filler is used for chin augmentation, rhinoplasty, and occasionally for lip enhancement with the goal of balancing the proportions of the face. Patients seldom realize how greatly all of their facial features influence the appearance of their nose and face in general, and they will often focus on their one dominant aesthetic feature. Plastic surgeon Dr. Mario Gonzalez-Ulloa has theorized about the ideal chin-nose ratio. A standard that he uses involves drawing one line perpendicular to the horizontal line of the Frankfurt horizontal plane and tangential to the nasion. According to him, in a face with ideal proportions, the most projecting point of the chin should be on the line or just posterior to it.  The Treatment Profiloplasty can enhance the profile of a patient and help them avoid the trauma, scarrin ...