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March 2016

Dermapen® Or Dermapen with PRP Boost.

Have a Dermapen face treatmentHave a Dermapen® face treatment. Three treatments for $900.

Dermapen® is a new, revolutionary skin needling treatment that unlike traditional skin needling rollers, causes less trauma, therefore reducing pain and discomfort with minimal down time. It is intended to stimulate the skin for natural collagen induction. It helps with absorption of active ingredients. It helps pores, fine lines, increases collagen, reduces scars and may also tighten the skin. It is used to treat both the face and body even hard to reach areas like around the eyes and nose and upper lip.

Or

Combine PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) with Dermapen for an additional $300 for each treatment.

This is a full Dermapen treatment with the addition of your own cells to enhance collagen production. (PRP applied with Dermapen, not injected).

Treatments can be performed on face and/or neck, and are especially useful for under eye area, acne scaring and texture issues.

This is a relatively comfortable treatment with minimal down time. Treatments take about 90 minutes for face or neck and can be repeated monthly.

*Limit of 3 treatments in 4 months.
*Conditions apply.
*Results may vary.

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Dermapen® at Skinfresh Clinic

Skin needling was first considered as an aesthetic treatment many years ago when doctors noticed that those that had had tattoos had improvement in scars and generally through the skin that had been tattoed over. This led to the invention of medical dermal needling as a treatment to improve collagen, skin thickness and elasticity. The problem with it was that is was so painful that many patients had to have it done under general anaesthetic.

Today, medical dermal rollering is still performed in clinics with sedation, gas and local anaesthetics, but it still carries a certain amount of discomfort and several days of downtime where you just can't go out.

Medical rollering is not to be confused with gentle face and body rollering that people can do at home - these effects will be less dramatic however.

Dermapen® is a new, revolutionary skin needling treatment that works better than Microdermabrasion, and virtually as well as the traditional medical rollering, but without any significant pain and minimal down time. It helps pores, fine lines, increases collagen, reduces scars and may also tighten the skin.

You can just have three or more Dermapen® treatments initially then perhaps one per year for maintenance, depending on your goals.

At Skinfresh Clinic we also have treatment protocols that combine Dermapen® with our gentle laser treatments or other non laser treatments to potentially enhance its effect on skin.

It is an ideal mix to help many problems at once while helping scars, texture and tightening the skin.

Book now for your comprehensive nurse consultation.

PRP Boost

PRP is a naturally occurring component extracted from your own blood. Patients that want a natural appearance are increasingly recognizing PRP as a useful natural intervention to aid tissue and collagen stimulation.

PRP is used for Facial rejuvenation, crinkling skin on the neck, crinkling around the eyes and acne scars.

*Conditions apply.

Book now for your comprehensive nurse consultation.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma TherapyWe were the first to use this treatment cosmetically to increase collagen production, reduce pores and tighten the skin.

However, when Dr Pitsilis researched it further, she found that it has been used for many years to help in orthopedics, plastic surgery and dentistry.

We also use it in the clinic for large joint arthritis and joint and tissue repair.

Some injections are performed by Dr Pitsilis who works with an Ultrasonographer to enable accurate placement under ultrasound control.

We can also use it for:

  • Tennis elbow, wrist and shoulder tendonitis
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Non healing wounds
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee and hip
  • Shoulder joint inflammation and pain
  • Achilles tendonitis or partial tears
  • Wound healing
  • Cosmetic uses include stretch marks, scars, acne, skin tightening, collagen production

What is Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment?

PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. This is the plasma section of the blood that is composed mainly of your own platelets. After obtaining a sample of blood from you, it is centrifuged or spun so that the individual components are separated, leaving the remaining fluid or plasma rich in platelets.

What is significant about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Platelets are the cells in our blood that help in the healing process. When we injure a part of the body, the platelets automatically migrate to the site of injury, initiating a healing response by releasing numerous growth factors and other proteins which promote healing.

The Platelet Rich Plasma treatment delivers a significant number of platelets into an injured site. It enhances the body's natural healing capacity, leading to a more efficient and thorough restoration of the tissue to a healthy state.

What are the results?

Responses are individual and depend on the severity of the problem and well as the general health of the individual and the health of the tissues.

Who should not have Platelet Rich Plasma treatment?

  • Any allergy to the treatment or any of its components eg antiseptic
  • Any problems with bleeding, ability to clot your own blood, or any platelet problems
  • If on blood thinning medicines or herbs of any sort Anticoagulants drugs, Warfarin, Aspirin, Pradaxa® (Dabigatran) omega 3, ginko biloba, Vitamin E, Ginger (please circle) or anything else that may cause bleeding
  • Chronic Liver Problems
  • Taking Steroids
  • Infection at treatment site
  • Pregnant of Breastfeeding
  • Keloids or hypertrophic scarring - in some patients
  • HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, or any immunosuppression drugs

What does the Platelet Rich Plasma treatment entail?

  • Blood is taken from you and placed in centrifuge to separate plasma rich with platelets.
  • PRP is collected into a sterile syringe
  • The skin is prepared using an antiseptic agent
  • The PRP filled syringe is then guided into the relevant body site with or without the aid of ultrasound
  • Several joints or injured tissues can be injected in one visit

How many treatments should I have?

  • Current expert advice on PRP injections for large joints is to give 3 treatments approximately 1-4 weeks apart each and then to repeat the treatment yearly or earlier
  • For tissue sprains like tennis elbow, one or more as needed
  • Cosmetic - 3 treatments then one yearly for maintenance

Combination Therapy

Some conditions can be helped by a combination of our Regenerative Medicine treatments Depending on the situation, a medical consultation will first be needed to decide on management. This may either be a detailed medical consultation - see consulting with Dr Pitsilis Or a brief consultation with Dr Pitsilis depending on your problems. If you are uncertain, you can use this link to ask which type of appointment you need.

 

Product of the Month

Lytera Skin Brightening SystemLytera Skin Brightening System

Lytera features a patented blend of ingredients that work together to help brighten and even skin tone by reducing the appearance of dark spots.

The cream doesn't just block one reaction in the skin causing pigmentation, but most of them, giving a comprehensive treatment in one cream, and is a first!

Benefits of the Skin Brightening System:

  • Easy to use and apply.
  • Non-prescription and Hydroquinone-free
  • Appropriate for all skin types

Effective in reducing the appearance of:

  • Age spots
  • Freckles caused by the sun
  • Photoageing
  • 'Pregnancy mask'
  • Dark spots

 

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