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DOYELSTOWN, Pa., May 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As a plastic surgeon in the Philadelphia area, Dr. Scott D. Chapin has long demonstrated his commitment to providing modern procedures and treatments—whether surgical or non-surgical—that will safely and effectively benefit his patients in their personal journeys of transformation. That commitment has led to the addition of an advanced treatment at Chapin Aesthetics: Microneedling and PRP.
Dr. Chapin began offering this new rejuvenation strategy in February 2019 at Chapin Aesthetics at 253 W. State Street in Doylestown, PA.
Microneedling and PRP
are actually two separate treatments that, when used in conjunction, revitalize the skin more dramatically than either could alone.
Microneedling involves the application of especially tiny needles directly to the skin, where they create numerous channels that extend below the surface. Perceiving these channels as wounds in need of closure, the body begins natural healing processes that include stimulating the production of new collagen—a protein responsible for giving skin its firmness and resiliency.
Because the channels are so small, they are quickly healed, and the fresh collagen benefits all of the skin in the area. The result is a smoother, more youthful look, as microneedling can reduce the appearance of everything from hyperpigmentation to fine lines and wrinkles to acne scars.
PRP stands for “platelet-rich plasma.” This treatment involves the extraction of a small amount of blood, which is carefully processed in order to create an injectable that features highly concentrated amounts of platelets. These blood cells are focused on forming clots to close up wounds, as well as healing damage to the skin and other tissues.
As with collagen generated due to microneedling, the PRP works to improve healthy skin in addition to areas that need healing. When injected into the skin, it can have a rejuvenating effect.
Put together, microneedling and PRP make for a potent pair. The PRP enhances the body’s healing ability, which is initially triggered by the microneedling. The process is entirely nonsurgical, but can be used to improve the look of the skin to complement a facelift, brow lift, or similar plastic surgery procedure.
To find out more about microneedling and PRP in the Philadelphia area, contact plastic surgeon Dr. Scott D. Chapin at Chapin Aesthetics at 253 W. State Street in Doylestown, PA, by calling 267.880.0810 or sending a message online.