There are effective and exciting treatments to address time-related changes, stop aging appearance, and help rebuild your confidence when all eyes are on you.
Attorneys are no different from anyone else when faced with waning confidence due to changes, however subtle, in their appearance. As we age, it is natural for our hair to thin, our faces to lose volume and fat to accumulate under the chin. These are all universal concerns for both men and women, regardless of profession. The good news is that there are effective and exciting treatments to address these time-related changes and help rebuild your confidence when all eyes are on you.
PRP Hair Restoration
Suffering from hair loss? Have you tried platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, injections? PRP hair restoration is an evolving and exciting treatment for hair loss. It is a nonsurgical and natural treatment for both men and women. PRP is a regenerative therapy that has been used by various medical specialties. Plastic surgeons and dermatologists are now effectively using the procedure for skin rejuvenation and hair regrowth.
PRP therapy takes advantage of growth factors that are made by the platelets in our blood. The platelets are injected directly into the hair-deficient areas. The growth factors from the platelets create an optimal environment that supports growth of the hair follicle.
The procedure involves drawing your blood, processing the specimen and then injecting the platelet-rich plasma from your blood into your scalp. It takes about three sessions usually spaced one month apart, and a maintenance session may be required every six months to maintain optimal results.
Certain disorders and events can trigger hair loss – thyroid disorder, nutritional deficiency, severe acute and chronic stress, hormonal changes as seen post-partum and with menopause, side effects from certain medications, and major surgery. Certain hair styles, including weaves, cornrows, braids, and dreads, can result in scarring types of hair loss that are more likely to be permanent. Regardless of the reason or etiology for the hair loss, early medical intervention is essential.
Skin Volume Restoration
Noticing some sagginess in the cheek area? That’s volume loss. Volume restoration, when done correctly, gives the face a more rested and youthful appearance while still looking natural. Facial skin can be restored to a more youthful appearance with fillers, such as Voluma, Restylane Lyft, Radiesse and Sculptra.
Aging skin experiences diminished collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, leading to volume loss in the mid cheek and a sunken appearance to the face. Laugh lines also are a result of cheek volume loss. Laugh lines, or overlying skin laxity, can be corrected with laser and microneedling treatments.
But volume restoration should not stop at the face, as telltale signs of aging also can appear in the neck area. Submental fullness, more commonly known as the double chin, stems from aging, genetics and weight gain. It can make one look heavier and older and can be resistant to exercise.
Now, this problem can be permanently and nonsurgically treated with Kybella, which restores a more youthful appearance to the neck. Kybella is a deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in our body. When injected into the double chin, it destroys the fat cells, permanently revealing the healthy angles of the jawline and the neck.
On average, three sessions spaced one to two months apart are required for full correction. The more common side effects are transient; they typically include swelling and bruising.
Article previously published in the Maryland Women’s Journal. Dr. Katina Byrd Miles