Steel Family Medicine
Family Medicine located in Pleasant View, TN
If you're beginning to notice signs of aging or your complexion looks dull and tired, med spa services could be just what you need. At Steel Family Medicine in Pleasant View, Tennessee, Shannah Steel, DO, provides aesthetic treatments alongside primary care services. Steel Family Medicine offers facials, microneedling, chemical peels, dermaplaning, Dysport® injections, and a range of treatments enhanced with PRP (platelet-rich plasma), including hair restoration. Call Steel Family Medicine today to find out more, or book an appointment online.
Med Spa Services Q & A
What are med spa services?
Med spa services are aesthetic treatments provided at Steel Family Medicine to help you look and feel younger and healthier.
Many aesthetic treatments involve the use of technologies, chemicals, and medications that require expert knowledge to ensure your safety and excellent results.
Choosing your primary care provider for med spa services, therefore, makes perfect sense, as well as being a more convenient option. That’s why Steel Family Medicine provides the leading med spa services to its patients.
What are the available med spa services?
Some of the med spa treatments Steel Family Medicine offers include:
Facials are relaxing skin treatments that cleanse your face, remove dead skin cells, open your pores, and moisturize your skin to give you a youthful glow.
Dysport is an injectable treatment containing a safe form of botulinum toxin. It acts on the chemical messages that your nerves send to your facial muscles, breaking the line of communication, so your face doesn't form deep frown lines and wrinkles.
Chemical peels use various ingredients to remove the topmost layer of skin on your face. Some peels are mild and just take off the dead skin, while others are stronger, meaning they're able to improve the appearance of blemishes like acne scars.
Dermaplaning involves having the very top layer of skin shaved off to uncover healthier skin underneath.
Microneedling devices create hundreds of tiny pinpricks on your skin. The damage is very slight, but enough to trigger your body's natural healing processes. As a result, collagen levels in your skin increase, providing a rejuvenating effect.
What is PRP?
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a natural product that Dr. Steel uses for a variety of treatments. PRP injections are useful for reducing joint pain from arthritis and tendinitis, for instance.
The PRP you receive comes from a sample of your blood. The sample goes in a machine called a centrifuge, which spins at high speed, separating the platelets from your red and white blood cells. Dr. Steel can then inject the PRP serum into your body.
PRP works by stimulating healing. The platelets it contains are packed with growth factors – essential proteins that enable your body to repair itself. Flooding an area with PRP increases the healing effect significantly, producing superior levels of tissue rejuvenation.
How is PRP used in med spa treatments?
Med spa treatments like facials and microneedling often include PRP. Instead of having an injection, the PRP goes directly onto your treated skin. Your skin absorbs the PRP, which makes the healing process that much more effective.
Dr. Steel also uses PRP in scalp injections for thinning hair and hair loss. The PRP helps activate dormant hair follicles in your scalp to encourage your hair to grow again.
Find out more about the range of expert med spa treatments available by calling Steel Family Medicine today or book an appointment online.