There are natural anti-aging regimens that successfully restore the appearance of youthful vitality to your face without using harsh chemical peels or expensive surgical procedures. Dr. Chad Young offers residents of Mayfield, Kentucky cosmetic treatments with Botox® injections and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy that can keep you looking as young as you feel. Call Young Health USA today to make your appointment, or use their convenient, 24/7 online scheduling service.
Anti Aging Q & A
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How do Botox injections work?
Botox has been in use for decades to treat migraine headaches, muscle spasms, and other debilitating medical disorders. In the mid-1980s to early 1990s, physicians discovered that Botox injections also improved the appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles. Since its approval for cosmetic use in 2002, Botox has become one of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatments available.
As a neurotoxin injected in very tiny doses, Botox temporarily relaxes the muscles just under your skin that are active when you frown, smile, or use other facial expressions to communicate your feelings. When these facial muscles contract normally, they cause lines across your forehead, around your eyes, and in other areas.
Botox greatly lessens the appearance of these wrinkles. The effects last for months and therapy can be repeated once the desired results fade.
What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) anti-aging therapy?
Your blood contains red cells, white cells, platelets, and fluid (plasma). Platelets contain natural substances that stimulate healing and new cell growth, such as collagen. For PRP therapy, a small amount of your blood is drawn and placed in a tube.
The tube containing the blood is then placed in a special machine (centrifuge) that spins at a high rate of speed, separating the platelets and plasma from the other components. This leaves behind platelet-rich plasma.
The PRP solution is then injected into the skin using very fine needles that minimize discomfort. As the platelets promote repair and regeneration of tissue, skin tightens and wrinkles fade. Your skin’s tone and texture also improves, becoming brighter and smoother.
Are these treatments safe?
Botox has been used for decades with minimal risks. The effectiveness, however, often depends on the skill of the doctor or clinician providing the therapy. If injected incorrectly, Botox can cause a wooden or mask-like appearance that’s far from natural. Dr. Young has extensive experience with Botox cosmetic therapy and has the medical skills required for producing results that appear natural.
PRP therapy is an extremely safe and natural treatment that uses your own blood to promote tissue repair and regeneration. Dr. Young’s experience and skill make PRP therapy an effective solution for:
Reducing dark circles and puffiness under your eyesRestoring youthful skin tone, texture, and vibrancy to facial skin Decreasing the appearance of fine lines and sagging around your mouth, cheeks, and eyes.