While a healthy diet and exercise are essentials in maintaining glowing skin and strong hair, previous poor lifestyle choices alongside daily wear-and-tear can certainly compound and present itself physically on our skin and bodies. For these (and many other possible reasons), there are times when a little extra self-care is needed to get our skin to the next level. Let’s discuss how to combat pesky skin and hair concerns and maintain a youthful-looking glow. In this blog, we’ll be exploring natural, vitamin and mineral-rich injectables that can be used to address aging, acne-ridden, dehydrated and dull-looking skin, thinning hair and more!

Eat your fruits and vegetables, they say — and we’d certainly agree! However, sometimes the vitamins and minerals we get from our foods and supplements just aren’t enough to affect change in the outward appearance of our skin and hair. For these reasons — board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar and his highly-experienced team of medically-trained professionals at Toronto’s Elements Spa — utilize the most advanced techniques, technologies, and treatments to get patients the results they long for and deserve.

At Elements Spa, we use nutrient-dense vitamin and mineral injections, as well as PRP to stimulate the patient’s body to promote healing and rejuvenation of the skin and scalp. Treatments we offer include mesotherapy and microneedling. These involve micro-injections into the skin and/or scalp that are rich in bioavailable vitamins, minerals and hyaluronic acid. The concoction then nourishes, hydrates and plumps the skin by promoting the production of collagen, as well as tightens the skin by encouraging the skin’s elastin to better structure itself. Alongside these benefits, the micro-injections supply added essential nutrients deeper into the skin than your typical high-end luxury skincare products.

Alongside microneedling, many of our patients have reaped the benefits of Elements Spa’s PRP Therapy treatments. Many of you may already be familiar with the ‘vampire’ or ‘blood facial.’ And while the colloquial terminology may relay a daunting impression, PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) treatments are more accurately recognized to be one of the most natural treatments in the cosmetic field! PRP utilizes a patient’s own blood to repair, restore and rejuvenate. A small blood sample is taken from the patient’s arm, then spun in a centrifuge system to separate the growth factors and platelets from the red blood cells. These concentrated platelets are powerhouses, used to more effectively heal the skin and reverse damage due to sun exposure, natural aging, severe scarring, and even hair thinning.

These platelets are re-injected into the patient’s skin (usually across the face) to tighten, plump and promote total facial rejuvenation. PRP is also widely-used on men and women who experience hair thinning and loss. PRP — sometimes alongside hyaluronic acid-dense vitamins and minerals — can also be safely injected into the patient’s scalp where hair appears sparse and thin. While PRP is not a solution to balding, it certainly will encourage the growth of thicker, stronger hair follicles (already existing) as well as subtle regrowth.

Patients who have had PRP and/or vitamin-rich microneedling notice great improvements to their skin and hair. Lines around the upper lip are softened along with deep creases and wrinkles, acne is lessened and scars are reduced, dark circles are less apparent, hyper-pigmentation is less noticeable, and patients are left with more radiant, refreshed and revitalized skin without looking unnatural or needing any laser treatments.

If you’re interested in learning more about PRP, hyaluronic acid vitamin injections or Skin Boosters, feel free to reach out to our specialized medical team who will be able to inform you of the benefits and expected results of each customized treatment. These treatments can be catered to patients of all ages and skin types and work remarkably well to boost skin cell activity as well as collagen and elastin for skin that looks firmer, more hydrated, and radiant. Depending on the patient, a series of multiple sessions is typically encouraged for best results.

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