Research in aesthetic medicine has led to the development of cosmetic procedures with transformative results. These advanced therapies can rejuvenate your skin and boost your confidence with minimal side effects. You can receive treatments from your home formulated by Dr. Tiffany Su Houston from Skin Shop medSpa.
Intramuscular injections for fast and effective relief
Intramuscular injections administer prescription drugs directly into the muscle. Muscular tissues have a high circulation of blood to supply energy when required. They also retain medication more effectively than fat tissue.
By injecting the muscle, intramuscular injections deliver medication faster into the target area. The drug does not need to pass through the gastrointestinal tract, which may diminish and slow its efficacy.
Intramuscular injections can help manage pain or boost energy. It is invaluable for patients who require immediate relief from their symptoms.
Since the muscle absorbs more compounds, an intramuscular injection may consist of medication and essential nutrients. Your provider can recommend nutrients depending on your condition. The options include vitamin B-12, glutathione, vitamin B-6, and choline, amongst other micronutrients.
Are you the right candidate for intramuscular injections?
The procedure is not suitable for people with muscle atrophy. The condition interferes with the absorption of the drug. Intramuscular Injections could lead to nerve damage and long-term neuromuscular issues.
Your provider cannot inject a site with an infection, swelling, or inflammation. People with scars, moles, and birthmarks on the target area are also unsuitable candidates for Intramuscular injections.
PRP Injection therapy and microneedling for skin rejuvenation
Microneedling involves puncturing the skin with minute needles using a specialized applicator. The device utilizes miniature, sterilized needles to create micro-wounds to stimulate collagen production. Collagen and elastin work together to keep the skin firm and supple.
Micro-needling differs from microdermabrasion in that the latter involves exfoliating the skin’s upper layer. Additionally, microdermabrasion treatment does not use minute needles. It is not as effective for addressing some skin problems and skin discoloration.
The procedure may be the right choice if you have acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged skin pores. But it is not recommended for people with skin rashes, blood disorders, or undergoing chemotherapy or cancer treatment.
Your provider may combine micro-needling with PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) therapy. PRP is blood plasma with concentrated growth factors and platelets to facilitate wound healing and cell regeneration.
PRP works with micro-needling to augment collagen production. It improves tissue elasticity, making your skin firmer and more youthful. PRP therapy can also address specific cases of hyperpigmentation and skin discoloration.
The procedure involves extracting blood plasma from your body’s fat tissue. The plasma is placed in a centrifuge to separate blood components. A platelet-rich solution is applied on the target site.
Since the platelet-rich solution is from your body, it eliminates the risk of rejection. Research shows it has fewer side effects than most treatments.
However, only a skilled practitioner should perform the procedure. A certified aesthetic specialist will always conduct exams and health evaluations to minimize the risk of complications.
Contact Skin Shop medSpa to schedule a house call appointment today.