MCSC Newsletter, Spring 2018
Happy spring everyone! We hope all the moms out there had wonderful mother’s day celebrations. Thanks very much to all of you who participated in our “Mama Says” contest on facebook! Our lucky winner will be announced soon so congratulations in advance, and stay tuned for more great Mississauga Cosmetic Surgery Clinic campaigns and contests. Be sure to check in on our facebook and Instagram regularly so you don’t miss your chance to win discounts and free treatments!
As always there’s been lots of buzz and activity at the clinic. Dr. Weinberg’s Art Works For Cancer organization is gearing up to do another great art hanging at Lakeridge Hospital. We’ll be sure to keep you in the loop as that great project unfolds over the next few months. Our Medical Aesthetician Suzanne has just filmed some short educational videos about peels, facials and skincare, so keep an eye out for those on facebook and Instagram . We are very excited to announce Suzanne has also expanded her hours at MCSC, and will now be available on Fridays! Call to book your free skincare consultation, and take advantage of “10% OFF Fridays” this month for all aesthetic services, so you can look amazing for every spring weekend!
Our nurse Chris has participated in some education training sessions with Allergan and Croma recently, and Dr. Weinberg and Dr. Schiffer attended a lovely meet and greet evening sponsored by Croma this past month as well. We’re delighted to partner with Croma to bring you new and exciting treatments at the Clinic, including PRP, otherwise known as Platelet Rich Plasma, an innovative treatment that harnesses your body’s own healing mechanism to achieve remarkable things! Do you have fine lines, loose saggy skin, or scars? Is your hair thinning as you age? Find out what PRP can do for you- Read on!
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What is PRP?
PRP treatment is the injection of your own plasma into the skin to achieve improvement in complexion, reduction in scarring, and revitalized hair growth.
What Can you Expect During a Treatment?
A nurse will draw blood, much the same way as if you were giving any routine blood sample. In a few moments the blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from the “ plasma”, the component of blood that contains structures called platelets. Some calcium is added, and the plasma is re-injected with a small needle into the area of treatment , most often over the face or scalp. Treatment takes less than 30 minutes, and you can return to normal activities immediately. Results can be seen over the next few months, and best results are seen with repeat treatment.
How Does PRP Work?
Platelets are vital parts of the blood that help you heal when your skin sustains any kind of injury. That’s because platelets contain important growth factors. These can be activated by the addition of calcium to the plasma. The growth factors stimulate the production of complexion improving substances like collagen , elastin and hyaluronic acid. They can also stimulate hair growth in individuals who’s hair is thinning.
What Can you Expect After Treatment with PRP?
Over the two or three months after a PRP treatment, you will see some improvement in the texture and quality of your skin. Skin will appear smoother, with fewer fine lines. Areas where PRP is especially helpful include around the mouth for “ smoker’s lines” or in the skin adjacent to the eye area, so called “ crows feet” lines. If injected into areas of scarring, these will hopefully fade over some weeks to months, and be less visible. Best results for these indications are seen after three PRP treatments. For Hair growth, 6 treatments are recommended.
What are the Advantages of PRP?
Because it uses your own blood, PRP is very safe and well tolerated. Results are gradual and very natural looking. Treatment is quick and easy. Finally, PRP can easily be combined with other treatments, such as skincare, lasers, and other injectables , as well as surgical treatments like facelifts, breast or tummy surgeries, to improve healing, and augment the aesthetic benefits.
Interested in Seeing what PRP can do for you? Take advantage of our introductory pricing- purchase three PRP treatments this June, and save 30%!! See the add below