DR. LAUREL’S BEST FACE FORWARD
“At the center of my practice is the use of PRP (platelet-rich plasma), which involves the isolation of growth factors in the blood. Those growth factors recruit omnipotent stem cells, which rejuvenate the skin, hair and body. New blood vessels grow and the result is new connective tissue strengthened with collagen,” says Dr. Laurel Matthews, a board-certified physician with more than 35 years of practice experience and the owner of Dr. Laurel’s PRP Bar.
“What I do is take microneedling and supercharge it, so you’re getting an extremely high-level result without the financial sacrifice or downtime laser treatment represents,” Dr. Laurel says.
Her exclusive Vampire Facial involves the use of microneedling as noted above, something many people are already familiar with.
“But what I offer is the combination of PRP with microneedling. The addition of PRP significantly amplifies the result,” she says.
For those with significant facial aging, Dr. Laurel offers the PRP Facelift. PRP is used in combination with fillers.
“Everyone is different,” Dr. Laurel notes.
“Together we’ll identify the areas where there has been volume, contour and elasticity loss, then determine how best to treat them. Typically that includes adding volume to the cheeks with filler to lift them up, lifting the inferior tear trough to appear less tired, lifting the corners of the mouth to restore beauty and erasing deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines to correct assymetry and create a young shape. For the Vampire Facelift, I incorporate filler to sculpt and create shape and use PRP to polish and refine.”
Offered to her patients as UpLift, this procedure is based on the use of PDO (polydiaxanone) absorbable suture thread to fill in wrinkles and lift sagging skin. The thread lift is ideal for any area beneath the eyes that would typically require a facelift or treatment with fillers. Results are immediate—and dramatic.
“The highest quality PRP precisely injected into the scalp is a medically-proven way to regrow hair without drugs or surgery,” she says.
The best candidates for her Hair Regrow treatment are women with perimenopausal hair loss or thinning, men with male-pattern baldness, and people with certain types of alopecia.
Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Laurel Matthews, of Dr. Laurel’s PRP Bar, by calling 216-245-6682. The office is located at 3439 W. Brainard Rd., Suite 107, in Woodmere, next to the Whole Foods Plaza on Chagrin Blvd. Hours are by appointment with evenings and weekends available.