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Mike Yuan, MD
How To Enhance Your Natural Beauty
Butterfly Medical Spa
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How To Enhance Your Natural Beauty

It can be frustrating trying to find the best aesthetic procedure since there are so many options to choose from. A variety of procedures are available to help you look your best, from laser treatments to Botox injections.

The latest trend that has been used successfully for years to improve the appearance of fine wrinkles, scars, sun damage, and to help treat dark circles under the eyes is Platelet-Rich Plasma.

Platelet-Rich Plasma is gaining popularity due to its great results and organic nature. The plasma that is used is taken from the patient's own blood, which means side effects are practically nonexistent because the body will not reject its own blood. It has also become popularly known as the “Vampire facial” thanks to many celebrities, including Kim Kardashian.

How Does This Procedure Work?

After drawing a small amount of blood, the drawn blood is placed in a sterile tube, which is centrifuged to separate the different components of the blood (red and white cells) where the plasma now contains a high concentrate of platelets, which is called Platelet Rich in Plasma (PRP).

Platelets are the cells in our body that help tissue heal and grow new cells. When injected into specific areas of the skin, it boosts collagen, and regenerates tissue, creating tighter and smoother skin.

Combining PRP and Microneedling

Microneedling uses micro-needles to puncture the skin creating a controlled destruction of certain cells deep within the skin.

This procedure triggers the body's natural process to stimulate the collagen. Another benefit of this procedure is how it prepares the skin to absorb topical treatments. Combined with the PRP these two therapies work in synergy to accelerate results.

What To Expect After the Treatment

Side effects after both procedures tend to be minimal, there might be some redness, swelling, slight bruising, or mild peeling. These side effects tend to disappear within the next few days after the treatment.

How Many Treatments Will You Need?

Patients may need several treatments depending on their skin type. Advanced issues (scars or deep lines) may require additional treatments.

The only way to determine how many treatment(s) you will need is by consulting with a specialist. You are only one step away from having tighter smoother skin.

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