Collagen Induction Therapy

Fractional RF Micro-Needling

Collagen Induction Therapy utilizes specialized tools and equipment (hand-held or mechanical laser) to induce skin responses in two pathways. In the first pathway, Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) allows for delivery of pharmaceuticals directly into the dermis, surpassing the outer layers of skin, and almost completely eliminating the "absorption loss" of traditional topical medicines. Treatment medications such as Protein Rich Plasma (PRP), Minoxidil Serum Sterile, Vitamin C Serum Sterile, Hyaluronic Acid Sterile, and other micro nutrients can be directly introduced into the skin. 

Secondary, and more significantly, CIT allows for induction of your own cellular regeneration and collagen growth, thereby achieving a more natural, rounder, and youthful face while minimizing the need for external collagen fillers. 

In other words:

  1. Treatment medications and micro nutrients can be directly introduced INTO the skin, and

  2. The treatment induces your collagen cells to GROW producing a “thicker” under layer of skin and a more “firm”, “lifted”, “youthful” face.

  3. Imagine an effect of “filling” in acne scars or laugh lines from the “inside out”.

This is our most sought-after treatment for acne scarring and hair loss.  It is also very popular for mature patients who want a more youthful face but aren’t ready to seek injectable dermal fillers at this time.   

Collagen Induction Therapy can be used on many areas of the body to treat scarring (acne scarring, enlarged pores or other dermal scars), loose skin, stretch marks (breasts, upper arms, thighs, abdomen), skin discoloration, and even hair loss.

Many aesthetic clinics will offer Collagen Induction Therapy and offer PRP as an add on service for an additional fee. 

However, we feel so confident about the benefits of PRP therapy, in particular in conjunction with CIT, that here at Pretty Faces Atlanta, we do not charge any addition fee for PRP. 

Your PRP treatment is INCLUDED in your Collagen Induction Therapy service.

We use both hand-held tools such as Dermaroller® or Dermastamp®, and we also use Fractional RF Microneedling.  After a detailed consultation, our team will determine the optimal modality to achieve your best results.

Please call our office at 678-650-2009 to book your consultation today! We look forward to seeing you soon.

 


PRP/Protein Rich Plasma 

What is PRP (Platelet- Rich Plasma)?

Curious about the "vampire facial"? Kim Kardashian made this skin treatment famous years ago, and it remains popular because it works! So what is it? Collagen Induction Therapy (more commonly known as Dermaroller) with (PRP).

Curious about the "vampire facial"? Kim Kardashian made this skin treatment famous years ago, and it remains popular because it works! So what is it? Collagen Induction Therapy (more commonly known as Dermaroller) with (PRP).

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is an injectable substance known to promote healing. Plasma is a component of your blood.  Aside from supplying proteins involved in blood clotting, plasma also contains special “growth-factors” and protein precursors that support cell growth. Physicians and medical researchers produce PRP by isolating plasma from blood and concentrating it.

By injecting PRP (concentrated tissue growth factors) into damaged tissues your body will be stimulated to grow new, healthy cells which promotes increased cellular growth, regeneration, and quicker healing.

What are the purposes of PRP injections?

Hair Loss: Specialists inject (via Syringe or Collagen Induction Therapy/Dermaroller/Dermastamp) PRP into the scalp to promote hair growth and prevent hair loss.  PRP can be helpful in treating many types of Hair loss including hair loss resulting from tension, inflammation, and chemical damage, and, according to recent research, PRP injections are very effective in treating androgenic alopecia, which is also known as male pattern baldness.

Acne Scarring/ Scarring from Burns, Keloids, Friction or Abrasion, Post-Surgical Healing, Post-Procedure Healing, etc: Physicians often PRP in conjunction with invasive procedures and treatments (Collagen Induction Therapy/Dermaroller/Dermastamp) or after surgery (Torn ear lobe revision) to promote increased skin/cellular growth, more organized tissue growth (avoid disorganized scarring), collagen regeneration and faster healing.

Tendon Injuries/Soft Tissue Acute Injuries/Arthritis: Tendons are tough, thick bands of tissue that connect muscle to bone. They are usually slow to heal after injury. Most commonly Sports Medicine Specialists or Orthopedic Doctors have used PRP injections to treat tendon injuries and chronic tendon problems, such as tennis elbow, Achilles tendonitis, Jumper’s knee (pain in the patellar tendon in the knee.)  Doctors also use PRP injections to treat acute sports injuries, such as pulled hamstring muscles or knee sprains.  Physicians are also injecting PRP into the knees of people with osteoarthritis. A 2015 study found that PRP injections were more effective than hyaluronic acid injections (a traditional therapy) for treating osteoarthritis. Tiger Woods and tennis star Rafael Nadal have been known to use these injections to help heal sports injuries.

PRP is autologous, which means it contains substances that come directly from your own body. This reduces the risks for an allergic reaction that can occur from injecting other medications, such as cortisone or hyaluronic acid.  In other words, your body won’t reject PRP because it’s withdrawn and concentrated from your own blood.  There is “0” risk of allergic reaction to PRP.

Highlights of PRP Treatment

  • Promotes soft tissue, skin and hair regeneration, cellular growth and wound healing

  • Treats hair loss

  • Treat acne scarring

  • “0” Risk of allergic reaction

  • Minimal down time

At Pretty Faces Atlanta, we use Protein Rich Plasma (PRP) to treat hair loss and acne scarring.  Prepared PRP is either directly injected into affected areas of the scalp or, more commonly, PRP is included in our Collagen Induction Therapy Treatments as part of the combination of ideal growth factors and pharmaceuticals “tilled” into the skin and scalp. 

If you are interested in aggressive treatments to address acne scarring, thinning hair or hair loss, or other dermal issues, please call 678-650-2009 to book your consultation appointment with our team today!