Cosmetic services can assist you in reviving and rejuvenating your skin.
Cosmetic dermatology focuses on the improvement, enhancement and appearance of skin, hair and nails. Georgia Skin & Cancer Clinic prides itself on being a medical office specializing in cosmetic as well as general dermatology. We offer quality, safety, and expertise in advanced aesthetic techniques with the utmost in patient care. We would love to help you develop a skin rejuvenation plan specific to your needs and budget. We offer specialty services through our cosmetic division, The Studio. Whether you are looking for a skincare regimen or anti-aging procedures, we have a highly specialized medical team that is ready to exceed your needs. Schedule an aesthetic consultation today!
Microneedling & Microneedling with PRP
Microneedling is minimally invasive and does not produce significant side-effects or require downtime for recovery. It is appropriate for all skin types and can be used anywhere on the body. During this procedure, tiny needles puncture the skin, a process that spurs natural healing. When the skin heals, it may appear smoother and more youthful looking. Microneedling is also called collagen induction therapy because during the healing process collagen is remodeled by the body within the injured skin. Patients often choose microneedling because it is “friendlier” than alternatives such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and various laser-assisted techniques. These other procedures can be harsh, require longer recovery periods, or cause hyperpigmentation in patients with certain skin types.
Microneedling with PRP (platelet rich plasma), also known as Collagen Induction Therapy is ideal for the treatment of acne scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, wrinkles and fine lines, hyperpigmentation, lax skin, sun damaged, large pores, and uneven skin texture. It can be performed either on the face or body, and is suitable for all skin types and colors. Used for: Large pores, Acne scars, scars, stretch marks and skin rejuvenation.
How Microneedling with PRP Works
This therapy is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment with quick recovery time, and is designed to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. The treatment actually involves the use of two procedures, micro-needling and PRP (platelet rich plasma) done consecutively.
The first procedure is called Microneedling. A small hand held, automatic device that contains tiny micro-needles is passed over the skin creating tiny micro-wounds, or channels, on the skin. During the body’s natural wound-healing process of these channels, collagen and elastin are automatically produced.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
The second procedure is called PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). Platelet Rich Plasma is produced from an individual’s own blood. After a blood sample is obtained from a patient, the blood is put into a centrifuge, which is a tool that separates the PRP from the blood. The blood is spun for approximately 15 minutes. PRP contains highly concentrated amounts of natural growth factors and other cytokines that promote the regeneration process of soft tissues. The PRP is applied directly to the channels that were created from the micro-needling to further stimulate the natural healing process and creation of collagen.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is an extract of your own blood that contains three to five times more platelets, growth factors, and active proteins for tissue and injury healing. It has been used medically for years to accelerate wound healing; repair tendon, ligament and joint damage; heal diabetic ulcers; and help regrow muscle and bone. When PRP is placed back into the skin by injection or micro-needling, it initiates a localized stem cell response. Over the weeks and months following treatment, this stem cell response recruits collagen-producing cells called fibroblasts. The fibroblasts replace tissue that has been damaged or lost through the aging process with healthy skin that looks refreshed and rejuvenated.
Advantages of Cosmetic PRP
The potential benefits of PRP have led to a recent widespread interest in its use for anti-aging and regenerative purposes. The healing properties of the blood components in PRP can be used as a cosmetic treatment for the following: Reducing fine lines and wrinkles Tightening and toning skin Mild collagen and volume loss Crow’s feet and dark under eye circles Acne scarring Rosacea Within a few weeks of treatment, an overall improvement in skin hydration, texture and tone can be seen. New collagen and blood vessels begin to grow after three to six weeks, and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and volume correction happens over the next three to six months. The effects of Cosmetic PRP can last 12 months to two years.
Signature Chemical Peels
A chemical peel is an effective way to revitalize your facial appearance by using acids of varying strengths to exfoliate the skin and promote fresh new skin cells. As one of the oldest skincare methods of the modern age, chemical peels provide valuable solutions to a variety of skin problems.
What Issues Can Chemical Peels Address?
For decades, facial peels have been used to treat a number of conditions, such as: Fine lines Wrinkles Sun damage Uneven pigmentation Age spots Acne scarring Poor skin texture Large pores There are many benefits of chemical peels, and the types of peels offered at Georgia Skin & Cancer Clinic can safely address a wide range of facial skin issues.
If you are thinking about getting a chemical peel for the first time, consider the Illumination Peel. This is considered a mild peel to rejuvenate your skin with minimal irritation or peeling. Some of the benefits of this treatment include: Can provide the skin with a healthier, more radiant glow Gentle, superficial peel Good for all skin types Little to no downtime
In addition to its ability to effectively rejuvenate the skin with beautiful results, this powerful peel is known for its reduced skin irritation and minimal downtime. The Revitalization Peel can help you if you are concerned with fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation changes, sun damage or melasma. While some patients enjoy positive outcomes after just one skin peel, a series of three to six peels is recommended to achieve maximum results. Benefits include: Minimal downtime Improves the signs of aging, sun damage, hyperpigmentation and a number of other issues Good for all skin types
Designed exclusively for your skin. The signature facial begins with a personalized skin assessment. Deep pore cleaning and thorough exfoliation under steam, sweeping away dulling surface cells.
Benefits of Routine Facials
Relieves stress and muscle tension that causes deep wrinkles Removes environmental impurities from the upper layer of the skin (epidermis) Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles Reduces the effects of sun damage, age spots, and acne scarring Evens out skin tone and complexion Increases blood circulation Promotes collagen production Restores your skin’s radiance
PRP treatments for hair re-growth work similar to the way the facial treatments work. Platelets are injected at problem areas and begin to stimulate the growth of the hair follicle. While PRP treatments are still in the early stages of research, this usage shows great promise as a non-surgical, virtually painless treatment which effectively promotes new hair growth. During the procedure, a small amount (10mL) of the patient’s blood will be drawn into a tube with a separator gel. The tube will then be spun in a centrifuge, which separates the platelet-rich plasma from other components in the blood, like red and white cells. This highly concentrated, platelet rich plasma is then injected into the patient’s skin (on the face or the scalp). Usually, there is no turnaround time and the patient is able to leave the office and resume their normal day. Patients will see a gradual, natural improvement as the PRP treatment begins to stimulate rejuvenation of skin or re-growth of hair.
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