The Rawal Institute for Hair Restoration and Aesthetic Medicine
Shamila Gupta Rawal, MD
Otolaryngologist & Head and Neck Surgeon located in Madison, WI
For many years, surgery was the only way to rejuvenate your aging facial skin, but that has changed. Now you can turn back time, restore younger skin, and love what you see in the mirror with innovative treatments like platelet-rich plasma infusions. Shamila Gupta Rawal, MD, at The Rawal Institute for Hair Restoration and Aesthetic Medicine specializes in the most effective non-surgical therapies to reverse and even prevent sun- and age-related damage to the skin. Younger patients can take advantage of a “Prejuvenation Plan” to address the earliest and often invisible skin changes that start in childhood to keep their skin glowing. To schedule a consultation, call the office in Madison, Wisconsin, or use the online booking feature.
Rejuvenation Q & A
What should I know about skin rejuvenation?
Skin rejuvenation refers to a variety of treatments designed to improve the appearance of your skin. Dr. Rawal offers three of today’s most advanced non-surgical therapies: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), laser infusion therapy, and collagen induction therapy. These treatments at The Rawal Institute for Hair Restoration and Aesthetic Medicine can:
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Tighten and tone skin
- Restore a brighter complexion
- Fade acne scarring
- Improve the appearance of rosacea
- Restore mild volume loss
- Minimize dark spots
All three treatments can be used alone or combined with fillers and neuromodulator toxins to enhance your skin rejuvenation.
How does platelet-rich plasma rejuvenate my skin?
PRP is plasma that contains more platelets than the amount normally found in your blood. Platelets are packed with growth factors, which naturally trigger healing, reduce inflammation, and activate the growth of new, strong tissues.
Dr. Rawal produces PRP in the office using a sample of your blood. She places the blood in a centrifuge, which rapidly spins, separating platelets and plasma from the other blood components. Dr. Rawal then injects the PRP into a problem area or infuses it into your skin following laser treatment or collagen induction therapy.
How does collagen induction therapy rejuvenate my skin?
Collagen induction therapy can be performed mechanically or thermally. The mechanical form is called microneedling and uses very thin, short needles to make tiny wounds in your skin. The wounds activate the body’s natural healing response, which in turn stimulates collagen and elastin production. As a result, new skin is strong, resilient, and glowing.
Dr. Rawal uses SkinPen®, which is the first FDA-approved state-of-the-art medical microneedling device. Unlike other microneedling techniques, the SkinPen doesn’t roll over your skin. Instead, it delivers tiny needle pricks vertically, so it can treat areas of your skin the dermal rollers can’t reach. The SkinPen’s medical-grade motor also creates the micro-injuries at a fast but well-controlled pace.
Thermal collagen inducation therapy can be performed with a variety of laser or radiofrequency technologies, to achieve the same skin firming and rejuvenating results as above.
The Rawal Institute for Hair Restoration and Aesthetic Medicine also offers injectables like Botox® and Kybella® to further improve your appearance and to help you achieve your anti-aging goals.
If you’re ready to turn back time and rejuvenate your appearance, call The Rawal Institute for Hair Restoration and Aesthetic Medicine or schedule an appointment online.