Stress and worry lines are an inevitable part of life, with some of our patients developing these concerns in their late teens and twenties. Powerful wrinkle relaxers, such as Botox®, Dysport®, Daxxify™, and Jeuveau®, help Dr. Fishman bring better balance to the face and relax excess muscle activity which lead to bothersome lines — whether the vertical stress lines between the brows, horizontal forehead worry lines, or excessive smile or so-called “crows feet.” While Botox®, Dysport®, Daxxify™, and Jeuveau® are all FDA-approved for cosmetic indications in the United States and act to relax excessive muscle activity, these wrinkle fighters have individual and significant nuances, making some medications better suited for certain patients than others. During your one-on-one consultation with our expert facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Fishman evaluates your health, anatomy, and aesthetic goals to determine which wrinkle fighting medication may be right for you.
The use of PRP is popular in the aesthetic industry for skin and hair rejuvenation as well as sexual health treatments. While PRP in aesthetics is relatively new, it has a long-standing history in Oral Surgery and Orthopedics, being used for wound healing and bone growth. In fact, the clinical use of PRP was first described in 1999 to improve the healing of dental implants after multiple specific individual growth factors important for wound healing were identified in PRP.
Besides its cosmetic uses, PRP is used for a variety of medical indications, including in heart surgery, orthopedics, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. PRP has been studied for multiple years and has a well-tested safety record. Because it is your own tissue, there is a lowered risk of allergy or inflammation.
Most patients describe a mild-moderate stinging sensation immediately after the injection of PRP. To decrease the discomfort of PRP treatment, Dr. Fishman sometimes employs cold compresses, a topical numbing medication, a vibration distraction device, and ProNox (laughing gas) during treatments.
The most common side effects of PRP include temporary redness, swelling, and mild tenderness at the injection sites. Microneedling with PRP usually results in 1-3 days of redness and sometimes slight peeling of the treated sites. Very rare risks include skin irritation and infection.
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