Growth Factor Facial in Scottsboro, AL
Growth Factor Facial Introduction
The Growth Factor Facial is a procedure which combines platelet rich plasma (PRP) with the use of sterile microneedle dermal stimulation.
The Growth Factor Facial does not include any injection with a syringe. The PRP (platelet rich plasma) is spread over the skin and the fine needles of of the micro needle device creates “entry pores” to the top layers of the skin.
How Does Growth Factor Facial Work?
The medical micro needle procedure using the Rejuvapen® is a method of “collagen induction therapy” also referred to as “CIT”. The small entries into the dermis cause the skin to respond with collagen which softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as superficial sun damage.
The platelet rich plasma (PRP) delivery to the dermis further enhances the micro needle treatment so collagen and other skin enhancing support is stimulated by the growth factors in the platelet rich plasma (PRP). The platelet rich plasma (PRP) also has factors which stimulate blood supply to the skin. This creates a look of glow and luster to the skin which is unique to platelet rich plasma.
The benefits of this treatment can be appreciated as soon as 1 week. The skin can continue to improve over several weeks and the benefits can last for months.
Growth Factor Facial Before and After
What to Expect
In preparation, we begin with a thorough cleansing of your skin to remove makeup, dirt and residue. Then we apply numbing cream masking your face. Next we clean off the numbing cream are you are ready for treatment.
We will begin your procedure by taking a blood sample from your arm. This blood sample will then be filtered through a special machine that is used to separate the platelets from the blood. The blood platelets are responsible for making clots and healing wounds and bruises, but in high concentrations, platelets have been shown to stimulate other types of skin repair and rejuvenation, specifically on the face. These platelets are then applied to the skin to promote new cell growth. The collagen-rich treatment will firm and tighten your skin and promote a youthful glow. The Growth Factor Facial is non-invasive, using tiny injections.
Growth Factor Facial FAQs
What results can I expect from the Growth Factor Facial?
Growth Factor Facial treatment is to ease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and creepy skin and minimize the appearance of sagging skin around the eyes or face. The result is a refreshed, natural-looking glow that takes years off your appearance!
What is the downtime?
There is no downtime, meaning you won’t need to take a day off from work or other obligations From start to finish, your procedure should take about 30 minutes. Most patients undergo a series of 3 treatments for optimal results.
When will I see results?
The treatment will provide a gradual increase in volume by helping to stimulate your body’s own collagen production. Following your treatment, you will see immediate results. Once the initial swelling goes down, it may take up to 3 weeks to see sustained volume gain.
Am I a good candidate for the treatment?
The Growth Factor Facial is good for skin that has been damaged by the sun or smoking; skin that shows a lack of elasticity due to aging; and skin that has a dry, rough or wrinkled texture. Anyone who wants to look younger and feel more confident is a great candidate.
Dr. Tuesday uses the Growth Factor Facial to treat:
• Crow’s feet
• Dark circles around the eyes
• Fine lines around the mouth
• Poor skin texture
• Sun damage
• Acne scars
• Crepey skin in the eye, neck and décolletage areas
What are the side effects?
Since Growth Factor Facial uses your own blood and does not contain any animal or synthetic components, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction and there have been no reported allergic reactions to date. Consequently, skin allergy testing is unnecessary prior to treatment. However, if you have a history of allergies please inform Dr. Tuesday. There have been no known serious side effects reported in actual usage. However, you may experience some common reactions, such as mild irritation, edema, bruising, swelling, itching, discoloration or tenderness at the injection site. These temporary conditions typically resolve themselves within one to two days.
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