Mountain West Medical Services
Wellness Center & Cosmetics Specialists located in Meridian, ID
As a practice that takes a more holistic approach to medicine and aesthetics, Mountain West Medical Services in Meridian, Idaho, offers safe and effective cosmetic injections that treat your skin to reduce the signs of aging. In addition to hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvéderm® and Restylane®, John McRae, DNP, MPH, NP-C offers platelet-rich plasma and platelet-rich fibrin injections, or PRP/i-PRF, to create a more youthful appearance using your own blood. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn more about the cosmetic injection options available at Mountain West Medical Services, conveniently located off I-84.
Cosmetic Injections Specialist
What are cosmetic injections?
Cosmetic injections are a tool used to minimize lines and wrinkles caused by aging. Dr. John offers a number of injectables, including:
- Dermal fillers: Juvéderm® and Restylane
- Platelet-rich plasma or fibrin
Cosmetic injections provide a temporary fix to reduce the signs of aging. To enhance the longevity of treatment, it’s important to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun by using sunblock daily and wearing protective clothing such as a hat and sunglasses.
You can maintain the effects of the cosmetic injections with regular visits.
How do dermal fillers work?
Dermal fillers fill in the lines and wrinkles on your face to smooth them out. They’re also used to enhance the lips. Dr. John uses two different brands of dermal fillers:
- Juvéderm: used to smooth wrinkles, lift cheeks, and enhance lips
- Restylane: used for facial wrinkles and folds and lip enhancement
You and Dr. John discuss your needs and settle on which filler is right for you, then he injects the filler into the desired area. The fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which is a substance naturally found in your body that holds moisture, and it plumps up the skin underneath the line or wrinkle.
Dermal fillers are safe and keep wrinkles away for up to a year.
What are PRP and i-PRF injections?
Platelet-rich plasma and platelet-rich fibrin injections help rejuvenate your skin to smooth out imperfections and give a healthy glow. The specialized injections are platelet preparations made from your own blood. PRP/i-PRF treatment for facial rejuvenation is a relatively new technique that’s aimed at turning back the hands of time.
These treatments require a little more time for preparation. To start, Dr. John draws your blood and places it in a special centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other components of your blood. The platelet-concentrated blood is rich in growth factors and other proteins, such as fibrin, which are released to heal and rejuvenate the skin.
Dr. John injects the PRP/i-PRF mixture into specific areas of your skin to stimulate growth of new skin cells and collagen, which is the protein responsible for supple and youthful-looking skin. Scientists continue to study how PRP/i-PRF works, but it’s theorized that the concentration of platelets, fibrin, and growth factors speeds up healing and cell production.
If you’re interested in learning more about cosmetic injections offered at Mountain West Medical Services, call the office for an appointment or book a free consultation using the online booking agent.
*Individual results may vary