Aesthetic Medicine & Facial Rejuvenation Specialist

Rocky Mountain Spine & Sports Medicine

Rock Navarkal, MD, JD

Pain Management Specialist & Spine & Sports Medicine located in Denver, CO

Some of the most advanced treatments for musculoskeletal problems are also incredibly effective at reducing signs of aging. At Rocky Mountain Spine & Sports Medicine in Denver, Colorado, Rock Navarkal, MD, JD, is trained in both aesthetic and rehabilitative applications of advanced techniques such as Botox®, stem cell, and platelet-rich plasma injections. If you want to look and feel your absolute best, call Rocky Mountain Spine & Sports Medicine or book an appointment online today.

Aesthetic Medicine & Facial Rejuvenation

What is aesthetic medicine?

Aesthetic medicine encompasses a variety of different procedures that improve your appearance. Throughout his medical training, Dr. Navarkal realized that some of the procedures that are effective in treating sports injuries can also help rejuvenate the skin.

Common conditions that may benefit from aesthetic medicine include:

  • Scarring
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Sagging skin
  • Sun or age spots
  • Melasma
  • Poor skin texture

How does a sports medicine specialist use aesthetic techniques?

Depending on your individual aesthetic goals and areas of concern, Dr. Navarkal may recommend using one or more of the following minimally invasive procedures:

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, therapy improves skin tone by stimulating collagen production and new cell growth. PRP is a concentrated solution of platelets and growth factors derived from your own body. Although this procedure is still being investigated, research shows PRP to be an effective treatment for facial rejuvenation and improving skin quality.

Stem Cell Therapy

Similar to PRP, stem cell therapy uses cells from your own body, or in some cases from a donor, to promote rapid self-healing and rejuvenation. Stem cells may help restore lost volume to your face or breasts, and can reduce scars, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.

Botox Injections

In addition to treating migraines and muscle spasms, Dr. Navarkal offers Botox injections for cosmetic treatments. Botox uses a special medicine to deactivate the muscles in your face that create crow’s feet around your eyes and worry lines between your brow.

What should I expect from an aesthetic procedure?

PRP, stem cell, and Botox injections are all minimally invasive procedures that require no incisions, anesthesia, or downtime for recovery. You should be able to resume normal activities immediately after leaving the office.

The amount of time each treatment requires depends on the exact procedure, but Dr. Navarkal can, for example, finish a Botox treatment during your lunch break.

Side effects are minor and generally pass within a few hours or days, but you may experience some discomfort, redness, or swelling at the treatment site.

You may notice results right away, but most patients need multiple or follow-up treatments for optimal results.

If you want to learn more about how advances in aesthetic medical technology can improve your appearance, call or click online to schedule an appointment at Rocky Mountain Spine & Sports Medicine today.  

*Individual results may vary.

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