Regenerative Aesthetics is an emerging field centered on the restoration, replacement and / or rejuvenation of tissues for anti-aging purposes. Regenerative Aesthetics includes the use of biologic products including platelet rich plasma (PRP), stem cells, growth factors and more for the treatment of wrinkles.  

Microneedling

Microneedling is a process to induce production in your skin. It is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that helps minimize the signs of aging, improve the appearance of acne scars and rejuvenate aging skin.

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We only use high quality materials. Tupelo Pointe uses proprietary EmCyte technology to ensure pure product and higher cell counts for optimal aesthetic results. 

At Tupelo Pointe, Dr. Wang uses MD Needle Pen™. The MD Needle Pen™ sterile micro-needle tips are designed to be disposable and are for a single-use only to prevent cross-contamination. The MD Needle Pen™ needle tip creates tiny puncture in the skin’s surface, causing micro-trauma, and induces an immune response to create of new healthy collagen. The punctures also act as micro-channels that carry topical nutrients or PRP used during the treatment deep into skin layers for an increased effect.

MD Needle Pen™ is special because the needles oscillate rapidly to allow for the tip of the MD Needle Pen™ to easily *glide* across the skin, without catching or causing any dermal tearing.

MD Needle Pen™ can be followed by PRP for maximum effect. 

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PRP Facial

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The Emcyte system delivers the optimal combination cellular products.

PRP is a procedure that involves withdrawing a patient's blood, processing it to isolate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP). This is applied to the skin to erase wrinkles and create a more youthful look. At Tupelo Pointe, Dr. Wang uses proprietary EmCyte products to ensure pure PRP product and higher cell counts to optimize treatment results.

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Microderm Abrasion

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment that exfoliates the skin to remove the top layer of thick, uneven and discolored dead skin. This process makes the skin noticeably smoother and brighter, while treating scarring, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and blackheads.

In addition, the treatment stimulates collagen production, and allows products to be more effectively absorbed. Microderm can be used on all skin types and colors, and is best when done regularly.

Typically, a treatment takes around 30 minutes, and the machine will use either crystals or a diamond tip to polish off the skin, while also vacuuming the dead skin away. Avoid the sun and strenuous exercise for 48 hours afterwards. Most patients experience little downtime with a small amount of sensitivity, swelling and redness.
For maximum results, it is recommended you get up to 4-6 treatments treatments, each 3-4 weeks apart. The more treatments you have, the better the results are each time. 

Microdermabrasion is a technique that was developed in Europe during the mid 1980s. It involves scraping and sanding of skin on the microscopic level. This causes cellular trauma and forces the cells into a regenerative process, resulting in collagen stimulation. Pre- and post-procedure regimens are extremely important to maximize and maintain results. 

Microdermabrasion is used to fight photo-aging on the skin, provide treatment for acne and discoloration, and minimize the appearance of superficial wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks on the face and body. 


Pre-procedure regimens will be initiated at least two weeks prior to treatment. Other factors that need to be addressed include hormone therapy, pregnancy, decongestants, allergic reactions or sensitivity to specific ingredients, at home exfoliation such as Retin A™, Renova™, or other AHA use, or hypertrophic scarring. Normally, it takes four to six bi-weekly treatments to obtain desired results for the client, with monthly maintenance to follow.


Post- procedure regimen will also be addressed. These include topical vitamin C (Ester or L-ascorbic acid) and retinol will help stimulate growth and strengthen the skin between treatments. 


Before administering a microdermabrasion treatment, the clients' skin should be cleansed and contact lenses removed (if applicable). There are several microdermabrasion techniques that have been created and used over its development. Essentially, the machine consists of a closed loop vacuum unit, separate canisters for fresh crystals and waste, and a hand piece. In general, the microdermabrasion machine uses a vacuum and pressure to force the crystals over the surface of the skin. Control of the unit determines the depth of treatment. The rate of movement and the number of passes over the surface area of skin determines the amount and depth of abrasion that occurs. This allows for special care to be taken over problem areas of the skin. Treatments can be enhanced through the use of alpha hydroxy acids, topical vitamin A, or other treatments. Using additional topical treatments allows for greater absorption into the underlying layers of skin and enhanced exfoliation, exposing fresh skin cells and giving a healthy glow to the skin. After the procedure, the resurfaced skin will feel tight and dry. Applying a moisturizer or healing balm can soothe skin.

Diamond tip microdermabrasion uses a diamond tipped hand piece to abrade the skin as opposed to crystals. Control over the intensity of the crystal-free microdermabrasion can be determined by the density of the crystal on the tip of the hand piece and by the rate of movement and number of passes that are taken over the surface area of the skin. This technique is less drying than the traditional crystal technique and therefore is more beneficial when dealing with dry and mature skin types. Crystal-free methods can also assist in the re-introduction of nourishment into the underlying layers of skin.

Research:

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  • Fabbrocini G, Annunziata MC, D’Arco V, De Vita V, Lodi G, Mauriello MC, Pastore F, Monfrecola G (2010) Acne scars: Pathogenesis, classification, and treatment. Dermatol Res Pract 2010: 893080.
  • Fife D (2011) Practical evaluation and management of atrophic acne scars. Tips for the general dermatologist. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol 4: 550-57.
  • Goodman G (2003) Post acne scarring: a review. J Cosmet Laser Ther 5: 77-95.
  • Goodman GJ, Baron JA (2006) Post acne scarring: a qualitative global scarring grading system. Dermatol Surg 32: 1458-1466.
  • Jacob CI, Dover JS, Kaminer MS (2001) Acne scarring: a classification system and review of treatment options. J Am Acad Dermatol 45: 109-117.
  • Leheta TM, Abdel Hay RM, Hegazy RA, El Garem YF (2012) Do combined alternating sessions of 1540 nm nonablative fractional laser and percutaneous collagen induction with trichloroacetic acid 20% show better results than each individual modality in the treatment of atrophic acne scars? A randomized controlled trial. J Dermatolog Treat epub ahead of print.
  • Leheta TM, Abdel Hay RM, El Garem YF (2012) Deep peeling using phenol versus percutaneous collagen induction combined with trichloroacetic acid20 in atrophic post-acne scars: a randomized controlled trial. J Dermatology Treat epub ahead of print.
  • Leheta T, El Tawdy A, Abdel Hay R, Farid S (2011) Percutaneous collagen induction versus full-concentration trichloroacetic acid in thetreatmentofatrophicacnescars. DermatolSurg37:207-216.
  • Levy LL, Zeichner JA (2012) Management of acne scarring, Part II: A comparative review of non-laser based, minimally invasive approaches. Am J Clin Dermatol 13:331-340.
  • Shah SK, Alexis AF (2010) Acne in skin of color: practical approaches to treatment. J Dermatolog Treat 21:206-2

 

 

 
 

 
 
 

 
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