Turn Back The Clock Anti-aging Laser Treatments

LASERS & TREATMENTS Turn Back The Clock Anti-aging Laser Treatments By Elizabeth Rostan, MD Filed Under DEVICES & TREATMENTS Quick Look AGING SKIN Around age 30, our skin stops producing collagen. Aging and sun damage lead to collagen loss as well as loss of elastic tissue in our skin. Collagen can be thought of as the strength of

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra is an injectable filler agent that contains microparticles of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is a biodegradable product from the alpha-hydroxy acid family. Biodegradable means that it breaks down gradually into natural substances – mainly lactic acid which is non-toxic and a product the body is used to dealing with daily. So, Sculptra is a product made from natural sources that breaks down slowly via natural, biologic

PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma

PRP is short for platelet rich plasma. PRP is obtained from your own blood that is drawn at the office at the time of procedure. The PRP or platelet rich plasma part is obtained by spinning the blood to separate the plasma from the red blood cells and white blood cells. Additional separation yields platelet rich plasma from platelet poor plasma. This part of the blood draw

Solar Eclipse Signals Time for Renewal

Many of us felt fortunate to view the solar eclipse this week – either here in Charlotte or nearby areas that experienced 100% eclipse. The sight was amazing indeed. American Indian tribes across the country observe the eclipse in quiet contemplation as they anticipate renewal that this unique event is believed to bring. Many believe that the eclipse represents the sun dying and then coming back to

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