It never ceases to amaze me the regenerative powers of the human body. This has been the secret not only to our survival, but to the enticing powers of beautiful women throughout history. Controlled damage to the skin to stimulate repair and regeneration for a younger look—that is the basis of microdermabrasion, chemical peels, micro-needling, and even laser treatments.
As a physician in medical aesthetics and owner of The Doc Spa in Albuquerque, NM, I am trained to do “everything”. While I can do micro-needling, I typically preferred to leave it to the hands of my trusty aesthetician. Instead, I liked the more aggressive laser treatments. Well, fortunately for me, I had the perseverance of a very smart Eclipse rep, DJ Shooter, to enlighten me on a new twist to micro-needling. He said the magic letters, “PRP”. He had my attention. See, about a year earlier, DJ had introduced me to PRP, and I was hooked. I love PRP. No, I really LOVE PRP. So, a new use for PRP? Ok, I was in.
I was already aware of the benefits of micro-needling, but the combination of micro-needling with PRP would provide synergistic results like 2+2=5, bigger and better than expected. Moreover, Eclipse had redesigned the micro-needling instrument into the new MicroPen. Now I could control the vertical damage into the specific depths of the skin with more precision to stimulate regeneration of collagen, elastin, and fibrinogen—all those wonderful components of new youthful skin. Plus, the power of the stem cells and growth factors in the autologous (human, your own) PRP would bring out the hidden regenerative powers of the body that would otherwise have been untapped. The effect, a qualitative change in the texture of the skin that brings out a radiant shine to the skin that is pure and natural. The skin is softer, smoother, more supple and elastic—simply younger and healthier!
Now, over a year later, I still love this combination of micro-needling and PRP, what we call the “Stem Cell Facelift”. I have seen the results consistently in my patients, treatment after treatment. My patients can see the results themselves, and they love it! So much that they return for additional treatments. In fact, it has become part of their maintenance anti-aging program. Not to be out-done by my patients, it is part of my own maintenance anti-aging treatment. After all, the doctor that “walks the talk”, gets the patients.
It baffles my mind that anyone would settle for micro-needling alone when given an option for this beautiful Stem Cell Facelift. And what doctor would not want to offer this amazing procedure to his/her patients? The difference is like that of day and night, young and old, beauty and beast, Jimmy Choo and generic shoes.
Judy Lui, MD, DOM
The Doc Spa