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If you feel overwhelmed by the endless list of cosmetic treatments available, don’t stress, we are here to make it simple for you! It can be hard to keep up with the rapidly changing technologies and just when you feel like you’ve got your head around Anti Wrinkle treatments, the conversation over brunch is about PRP or IPL or LED! All these abbreviations are enough to make your head spin so let’s break it down.
What is PRP? It stands for Platelet Rich Plasma and is a rejuvenating treatment that uses your body’s own growth factors to repair, renew and rejuvenate areas of concern. We take blood from your arm and spin it in centrifuge separating the plasma portion of the blood (sounds like something from a horror movie, right?). This is then injected into the treatment area, this can be the face, just the under eye area or even the vulva or penis when performing intimate area rejuvenation.
The plasma is jam packed full of your body’s growth factors and healing factors which stimulates your own healing and repair processes resulting in rejuvenation. Sounds like something straight out of Halloween but actually it is one of the most effective treatments for rejuvenation and because it only uses your own plasma made in your own body, there is zero chance of allergic reaction!
After two sessions of PRP to under eye bags
IPL- this one is not so new to the scene and has been around for many years, however its popularity is increasing and its many uses are now becoming known. Intense Pulsed Light therapy can be used to destroy hair, pigment and unwanted broken capillaries. Whether you have Melasma from a previous pregnancy or pigmentation from too many summers of sun worshiping (guilty) IPL can save the day and your face. The energy omitted from the machine destroys the unwanted pigment leaving you with skin like a baby’s bum. It works basically the same way to remove veins and hair, the settings are simply adjusted to the correct wavelength accordingly.
Before and after IPL for facial pigment
LED- the newest kid on the block and your skins new BFF, led light therapy is quick, painless (in fact it’s really very relaxing to lay under a warm lamp for a 20 minute time out on your lunch break) and super effective. The different lights use different wavelengths to either stimulate your skins fibroblasts (the cells that produce collagen and elastin and all the other good stuff) resulting in a smoother, younger looking, plumper and rejuvenated skin. Or to kill P- acne bacteria that causes acne and breakouts! Because of its healing abilities, it’s great to pair with any other treatment as it reduces bruising caused by injectables or other in clinic treatments.
All these treatments can be combined together too, there is no one size fits all when it comes to cosmetic medicine, depending on what your concern is we can tailor a treatment plan specifically for you using all available technologies to make sure you get the best result possible!