Pre-Juvenation Treatments

Woman using computer to consider treatments to address signs of aging

Regenerative medicine is in its infancy and there is exciting evidence that we may be able to harness the body’s own healing mechanisms to help accelerate healing, reduce inflammation and to promote growth of healthy tissue.

Men and women from New Haven, New London, Mystic, Westerly, Hopkinton, and the surrounding areas who visit Dr. Beth Collins’ plastic surgery practice for pre-juvenation treatments to fight the signs of aging may consider PRP for skin and hair restoration, laser skin treatments, (plated) SkinScience medical-grade skincare products, BOTOX® Cosmetic or dermal filler injections and plastic surgery procedures to slow the hands of time.

Dr. Beth Collins specializes in treatments that help improve your skin’s appearance, restoring it to health and radiance while slowing the signs of aging. Contact her Guilford office at (203) 689-5295 or her Mystic location at (860) 572-6868 or request your consultation online to learn how pre-juvenation treatments can help you age gracefully so you look your best at any age.

PRP for Healthy Skin

Platelets are a major contributor to the inflammatory process that governs the healing of tissues. They contain growth factors and inflammatory mediators that are released naturally in our bodies when we are injured.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to use each individual patient’s own healing system to improve the treatment area.

How Is a PRP Treatment Performed?

PRP injections are prepared by taking anywhere from one to a few tubes of your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. These activated platelets are then injected directly into the area to be treated. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.

What Does PRP Treat?

There is good evidence that it helps in the following cosmetic applications:

PRP for Hair Loss

Men and women lose hair as they get older for various reasons. The process is gradual and consists of a slow miniaturization of the hair follicle which eventually results in complete involution.

We have found that if you catch the process in the phase of miniaturization, when the vellus hairs (or baby hairs) are still present, a series of injections of PRP can reverse the process.

PRP for hair loss is best performed in a series of 3 treatments spaced one month apart. Hair growth is a slow process, and it takes time to see the full benefit of the treatment.

If there was a good response to the treatment, a maintenance phase of one treatment every six months is recommended to prevent a relapse.

If there was a less-than-satisfactory response to treatment, the degree of hair loss may be too extensive for PRP alone and we can discuss follicular unit transplant (NeoGraft®).

To help supplement the PRP hair restoration treatment, Dr. Collins often recommends using one or all of these treatments at home between PRP sessions:

  • Vivescal vitamins for hair growth
  • Cap therapy
  • Propecia
  • Minoxidil

How Much Does PRP for Hair Restoration Cost?

Vials may be used all at once to cover a larger area of treatment, or they may be used on different days to be used as a series. Most people need one vial per treatment session.

  • 1 vial: $550
  • 2 vials: $1,075
  • 3 vials: $1,575
  • 4 vials: $2,075

Laser Skin Treatments to Fight Signs of Aging

Dr. Collins and her team often use laser skin treatments to address early signs of aging and to treat sun damage than can lead to the development of lines and wrinkles. At Dr. Collins’ Results Medical Spa, we have a variety of laser skin resurfacing treatments that can be used to treat your unique needs to maintain healthy, youthful skin without surgery.

HALO: This hybrid laser combines ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to treat deep lines and wrinkles as well as early signs of aging with minimal downtime.

MOXI®:  This gentle laser treatment works to address sun damage, age spots, and other early signs of aging to keep your skin healthy and smooth.

BBL HERO: This powerful IPL laser works to address a variety of skin concerns, including age spots, lines and wrinkles, sun damage, acne scarring, active acne, and rosacea.

Forever Young® BBL Photofacial: Using the power of BBL laser light, the Forever Young BBL photo facial treats redness, dark pigmentation, and sun damage to keep your skin looking radiant and youthful without downtime.

SkinTyte®: This nonsurgical laser treatment works to lift and tighten sagging, loose skin on the face, neck, and body. By encouraging your skin to generate new collagen and elastin, SkinTyte can help turn back the clock.

At Results Medical Spa in Guilford and Mystic, our team of skin care experts can recommend the best combination of treatments to suit your needs and help you maintain a healthy, radiant glow for years to come.

(plated) SkinScience Medical-Grade Skincare Products

One of the most talked about medical-grade skincare product lines available today is (plated) SkinScience. Their proven serums work to hydrate and rejuvenate skin before and after cosmetic surgery procedures, laser skin treatments, and other medical spa treatments.

Maintaining healthy, hydrated skin is key to achieving healthy, youthful skin for life. Using medical-grade skincare products like (plated) can help improve and maintain your skincare treatment results.

You can purchase (plated) SkinScience in the Results Medical Spa online store.

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dermal Fillers for Lines and Wrinkles

Nonsurgical injectable treatments like BOTOX Cosmetic and dermal fillers, including JUVÉDERM and Restylane, are a great way to treat early signs of aging and keep wrinkles from forming.

BOTOX is widely used to treat dynamic wrinkles on the forehead, between the brows, around they eyes, and on the neck. By temporarily blocking the nerve signals to the muscles under the skin, BOTOX works to stop wrinkles from forming.

Dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM and Restylane are used to restore or enhance volume in the cheeks, temples, around the mouth and along the jawline to enhance and shape the face. As we age, your skin loses volume and hydration, resulting in sagging, lax skin. Dermal fillers work to restore the lost volume while adding hydration to the cells to lift and plump the skin.

Preventative Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Collins specializes in facelift surgery for men and women who want to lift and tighten the skin on their mid-face where skin starts to sag as the skin ages. Dr. Collins’ approach focuses on the unique needs of the individual, addressing your specific concerns to achieve a natural-looking result without appearing pulled or overdone.

During your consultation, Dr. Collins will talk with you about your concerns and will develop a unique treatment plan that may include a combination of medical-grade skincare products, nonsurgical med spa treatments, and plastic surgery procedures like facelift, brow lift, eyelid surgery, or fat grafting to help you look your best for years to come.

Take the Next Step

If you are ready to learn how pre-juvenation treatments can help you slow and reduce the signs of aging, contact Dr. Beth Collins’ office in Guilford office at (203) 689-5295 or her Mystic office at (860) 572-6868 or request your consultation online.

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