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Our age shows up on our faces so quickly. One day you see yourself; the next you are looking at an older person you don’t even recognize.
There are so many treatments available to improve the look and feel of our skin. One of the newest is plasma skin resurfacing which includes platelet-rich plasma (PRP). This procedure is becoming a popular way to create a new fresh look. Dr. Namita Murthy, fellowship-trained and board eligible by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers plasma skin resurfacing in Annapolis, MD.
There are two proteins that lie within our skin that give it its strength and the ability to bounce back from damage. These are collagen and elastin.
The production of these substances slows down as we age and what we do have, starts to break down. When we lose them, our skin starts to show wrinkles, fine lines, discolorations, and rough patches. Scars don’t heal as completely as they did when we were younger.
Plasma skin resurfacing is a non-laser cosmetic treatment that can reduce the evidence of aging and environmental damage. The procedure consists of ultra-high frequency waves that use inert nitrogen gas to reach deep into your skin, creating small injuries. Your natural immune system takes over and boosts collagen production. When collagen production is increased, the overall look of your skin recovers its youthful glow.
One technique that can be added to plasma skin resurfacing is the use of platelet-rich plasma or PRP. In this method, blood is drawn from your arm and placed into a machine that separates out the platelets. The blood containing the highest concentration of platelets is then injected into your skin through the plasma skin resurfacing process. In some cases, the PRP is applied topically.
This type of treatment is also referred to as a “vampire facial.” The addition of PRP can boost the improvements of the plasma skin resurfacing. Downtime can be reduced, making it an excellent solution if you can’t afford a long recovery process. If you are looking for plasma skin resurfacing in Annapolis, Dr. Namita Murthy can help you achieve your refreshed appearance with or without the addition of PRP injections.
Plasma skin resurfacing can reduce the signs of wear on your face.
It is especially helpful to even out skin tone and texture. Fine lines and wrinkles as well as discoloration can be alleviated. The shorter recovery time and limited downtime can be a big advantage over other treatments. It is an effective alternative to laser treatments and is non-invasive. Annapolis plasma skin resurfacing is offered by Dr. Murthy, a safe and experienced choice.
When you meet with Dr. Murthy, the two of you will discuss your cosmetic goals.
She will outline the treatments that will be most beneficial to obtain the look you want. In addition to or in place of plasma skin resurfacing, she may recommend other solutions such as laser resurfacing, IPL Photofacial, or microneedling. The two of you will decide if you want to add PRP to the process.
After discussing your desired outcome, Dr. Murthy will first examine your face and skin. The area will be cleansed.
If you have decided to add PRP to the treatment, blood will be drawn from your arm and placed in a centrifuge which will separate your blood into its components so that the part with a high concentration of platelets will be collected. Plasma skin resurfacing starts with a topical numbing cream applied to your skin to reduce any discomfort. A handheld device will be held over the area being treated to deliver the energy from the nitrogen gas.
If PRP is being added to the treatment, platelet-rich collected blood will be injected into your skin. Dr. Murthy may also inject filler so you will see more immediate results. The session will last less than an hour, sometimes only 15 minutes. Afterward, Dr. Murthy will explain your follow-up care so you will experience optimum results from the treatment.
With plasma skin resurfacing, you may have some mild discomfort after the treatment. There may be some redness and swelling that may last for a couple of days. For the next week or more, there will be some flaking.
This is your skin shedding its outer layer and as it does, you will see the new layer of skin appear. Full recovery usually takes two weeks, but the use of PRP may reduce the length of time needed for healing. Collagen production continues to increase, so you will see improvements over several months.
It will be necessary to avoid sun exposure and use gentle skincare products. If you do not reach the desired improvement, additional treatments may be needed. You will probably want to come in for annual treatment to maintain the results.
Annapolis plasma skin resurfacing provided by Dr. Namita Murthy will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and may help with the loss of facial volume. Your skin tone and texture will be more uniform and healthier looking. This improved appearance can help you feel more self-confident. Dr. Murthy is dedicated to helping you become your ideal self.
Dr. Namita Murthy brings ten years of facial plastic surgery experience to every procedure. Her expertise with PRP injections means you can have the finest and safest result. She pays personal attention to your wants and needs. Dr. Murthy is available to provide some of the best plasma skin resurfacing Annapolis has to offer. Contact our team to learn more.