What is plasmaX at Aesthetx?

Aesthetx remains at the forefront of dermatology, and they are proud to offer cutting-edge treatments like plasmaX. This versatile treatment can be used for a variety of purposes, such as skin rejuvenation, reducing bruising and bleeding after surgery, and even encouraging hair growth in patients suffering from hair loss. But what exactly is plasmaX and how does it work? The following guide explains everything you need to know about this exciting new treatment.

PlasmaX Explained

Our blood contains different components, including white cells, red cells, and platelets. Platelets are key in clotting blood, but they are also packed with proteins called growth factors. These growth factors are essential in healing injuries. plasmaX essentially harnesses the body’s own healing system and jumpstarts it at the source.

During a plasmaX treatment, a patient’s blood will be drawn similar to a routine blood draw. The vial of blood is then placed in a centrifuge, which separates the different components, leaving a highly concentrated solution of platelet-rich plasma (“PRP”). Once this platelet-rich plasma is isolated, it can be injected into the skin, where the platelets quickly get to work producing new collagen and encouraging cell turnover.

PlasmaX is often performed with microneedling to make it even more effective. Microneedling is a procedure that uses a small device with tiny, acupuncture-sized needles. This device is applied to the treatment area, creating microinjuries that regenerate the skin during the healing process that follows. When microneedling is combined with plasmaX, the platelets can use the microinjuries as direct pathways through the skin.

Benefits of plasmaX

PlasmaX has recently become such a popular treatment because it is versatile, requires virtually no downtime, and is minimally invasive. Additional benefits of plasmaX include the following:

  • Can be used to treat scars
  • Can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Can stimulate hair growth for patients suffering from hair loss
  • When used during surgical procedures, the regenerative effects can reduce bleeding and bruising
  • Promotes healing and encourages cell turnover for vibrant, rejuvenated skin

If you’ve been considering a plasmaX treatment, the specialists at Aesthetx would be happy to personally meet with you to discuss the benefits of this procedure. Contact Aesthetx today to schedule your personal consultation for plasmaX in San Jose.

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Medical Dermatology vs. Cosmetic Dermatology

In the world of dermatology, there are three main fields: medical, cosmetic, and surgical). While each respective approach can help patients achieve great skin, medical and cosmetic dermatology offer different types of treatments to serve patients’ skincare needs. Surgical dermatology overlaps with both of the other two depending on whether the surgery is necessary for malignant or concerning conditions such as skin cancer or elective for benign but otherwise bothersome spots. This quick guide will outline the main differences and help you explore your treatment options for cosmetic and medical dermatology.

Medical Dermatology

Medical dermatology is primarily concerned with the actual health of your skin and disorders related to skin function. Typically, patients seek medical dermatology treatment for acne, skin cancer, warts, rashes, eczema, and other conditions that affect the health of the skin.

For patients seeking medical dermatology, Aesthetx currently treats a wide range of skin conditions, including the following:

  • Acne: Although acne often starts in the teen years, for some patients it extends well into adulthood. Grown women frequently have hormonally-related acne – it’s common but often ignored, so patients feel hopeless or frustrated. Aesthetx offers completely customized treatment for acne, which may include OTC and prescription products, oral medications, chemical peels, and laser treatments.
  • Eczema, Rosacea, and Psoriasis: Patients suffering from inflammatory skin conditions know just how uncomfortable a flareup can be. Aesthetx’s treatment plans can help manage and even eliminate these bothersome skin issues.
  • Hyperpigmentation and Melasma: An even skin tone is something that many people strive for, but hyperpigmentation and melasma can disrupt an otherwise clear complexion. Aesthetx treats these cosmetic concerns from a multi-faceted approach, resulting in vibrant skin that is free of patchy brown spots. Uneven pigmentation is a stubborn problem so having a well-versed physician partner is invaluable.
  • Birthmarks, Moles, and Lesions: The team at Aesthetx can remove moles and birthmarks like café au lait spots, port wine stains, hemangiomas, and more. And whether removing benign or cancerous lesions, they take great care not to disrupt the aesthetic harmony of your surrounding skin and tissues.

Cosmetic Dermatology

While medical dermatology is aimed at treating the health and function of the skin, cosmetic dermatology is more concerned with aesthetics – those problems that aren’t health- or longevity-threatening but make patients self-conscious or are otherwise distressing. For example, men and women seeking to rejuvenate their face or achieve a younger look would seek out the services of a cosmetic dermatologist. Or, patients who want to slow or reverse hair loss.  Although in many cases, dermatologists provide both medical and cosmetic services, seeking a board-certified (and if possible, fellowship-trained) doctor who has expert training in the most innovative and cutting edge technologies and procedures is important

Aesthetx offers a full selection of cosmetic dermatology treatments to suit your needs:

  • BOTOX® and Fillers: Due to their convenience and quick treatment sessions, injectables like dermal fillers and BOTOX® or similar agents like Xeomin® and Dysport have remained the most popular options for non-invasive rejuvenation.
  • PRP Therapy: PRP therapy uses a patient’s own blood platelets to encourage the growth of new skin cells and/or hair. It can be used to minimize the appearance of scars, revitalize full complexion, grow and thicken hair, lighten dark under eye circles, or smooth stretch marks.
  • Microneedling: During a microneedling treatment, a small device with tiny needles is passed over the skin, creating microinjuries. This process stimulates the production of collagen, which results in rejuvenated, healthy skin. Forget scars, stretch marks and fine lines. Microneedling can be done in isolation or in combination with PRP for an extra boost.
  • Laser and Light Therapies: Depending on the device used, light and heat delivered to the skin can stimulate the production of collagen and elastic fibers to improve texture, erase blood vessels and flushing, or even out sun spots and uneven pigmentation.
  • CoolSculpting: This FDA-approved method of non-invasive fat reduction allows you to target stubborn pockets of fat on the body.
  • Skin Care: From peels to professional skin care products, Aesthetx provides customized options to treat your specific needs.

When it comes to your skin, a comprehensive approach is always best.  A successful regimen involves layers of preventative and corrective options. By incorporating both cosmetic and medical dermatology into your skincare routine, you can achieve healthy, vibrant skin from head to toe. Ready to take the next step? Contact the team at Aesthetx for a consultation and customized treatment plan.

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Introducing Dr. Amelia K. Hausauer to Aesthetx

Introducing Dr. Amelia K. Hausauer to Aesthetx

Aesthetx is delighted to announce that board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Amelia K. Hausauer, has joined the team. Dr. Hausauer brings an intuitive sense of aesthetic beauty and extensive dermatological knowledge to produce results that showcase patients’ natural beauty.

She upholds Aesthetx’s core values by performing each cosmetic treatment from a highly individualized, patient-focused approach. Learn more about Dr. Hausauer, and how you can benefit from her dermatology treatments.

Dermatology: Beauty Meets Biology

Optimal dermatology results require a careful, skilled approach, and Dr. Hausauer can expertly treat your skin while being mindful of the delicate balance between medical precision and beauty. With nearly two decades of experience as a classically trained ballet dancer, Dr. Hausauer developed an instinctual sense of what makes something beautiful. Using these same principles in her work as a dermatologist, she achieves stunning aesthetics while respecting each patient’s unique anatomy and cosmetic needs. Her practice is centered around a philosophy that combines the foundations of cutaneous biology with a refined sense of aesthetic beauty.

Education and Training

Dr. Hausauer earned a Bachelor of Arts with highest honors in Human Biology from Stanford University, and she later advanced to the University of California San Francisco, where she earned her medical doctorate. Her dermatology residency was completed at New York University, allowing her to gain invaluable experience in medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatology, and she studied under pioneers of the field. Dr. Hausauer then completed a cosmetic surgery fellowship at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills, receiving direct mentoring in methods used to treat wrinkles and skin folds, body contouring, scar revision, hair therapies, and more.

Your Dermatology Treatments with Dr. Hausauer

Dr. Hausauer brings her wealth of knowledge to every procedure she performs, giving patients access to the highest standard of care and expertise. Through highly selective mentorship programs, she gained insight into some of the most innovative methods in dermatology, including platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy and microneedling.

She remains dedicated to staying abreast of the latest developments in dermatology, which means her patients can take advantage of the best and most effective treatments on the market. In fact, Dr. Hausauer has led several research trials that studied the efficacy of PRP therapy for both male and female hair loss. Whether you’re considering a cutting-edge dermatology treatment or you’re interested in a more traditional procedure, Dr. Hausauer is excited to work with you and help you achieve your cosmetic goals.

If you’d like to learn more about these treatments or you want to schedule a dermatology consultation, contact Aesthetx today at (408) 559-7177.

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