Dr. Dhai Barr has been utilizing platelet rich plasma (PRP) to perform nonsurgical face-lifts, a.k.a. “Dracula Facelift”, since 2009. Recently she has been trained in collagen induction therapy or CIT. This procedure using micro-needling creates small microscopic channels in the epidermal skin layer. Micro-needling itself induces your skin to produce more collagen and elastin, resulting in tightened and firmer skin. By adding the PRP to this procedure the results are enhanced, as PRP provides concentrated growth factors to stimulate skin repair and encourage the healing response. With this method, fine lines and wrinkles are reduced, acne scars are improved, the skin is tighter, and stretch marks disappear.
Dr. Dhai uses a device for CIT called a DermaPen. The DermaPen stamps small 1mm channels into the epidermal skin layer. She then uses a variety of serums that are tailored to your particular concern, and when needed, Platelet Rich Plasma PRP is stamped into the skin to induce even more collagen induction. PRP is especially useful in eradicating acne scars. There is no damage done to the dermis so there is no downtime, and patients get all the results of a laser or fraxel treatment at a fraction of the cost!
The procedure takes about an hour and has very minimal if any pain. Please call our office with any questions or to schedule a consultation.