Rejuvenation Specialist

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), stem cell 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 collagen induction therapy.


How does collagen induction therapy rejuvenate my skin?

Collagen induction, also called microneedling, 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.


How are stem cells used in skin rejuvenation?

Stem cells self-replicate, producing a new cell that develops into whatever type of tissue you need to heal your skin. Adult stem cells are usually harvested from your own body fat. After the fat sample is processed, and the stem cells separated, Dr. Rawal uses them to rejuvenate and repair your skin. Like PRP, stem cells may be injected or infused after microneedling.

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.