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Injections may have multiple skincare benefits


The healing properties of your own blood can be an important factor in having healthier skin.

Because she has her own lab, Innovative Aesthetics of Las Cruces founder Nora Medina can draw a client’s blood and use it to create platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) injections. PRF treatments have many potential benefits, Medina said, including wound care, reducing surgical scars and acne scars and healing physical injuries.

Medina said she has seen “a real benefit” to her clients from PRF injections, which can also help rejuvenate skin and reduce signs of aging. Research indicates PRF can also reduce hair loss.  

PRF can be an important part of “healthy, quality skincare” for anyone, Medina said, no matter his or her skin type or skin color.

Medina, who is a certified esthetician (skin care technician), clinical medical assistant, laser technician and permanent makeup and paramedical tattoo artist, has written a paper on her trademarked PRF treatment regimen, which she recently presented at a medical convention in Las Vegas, Nevada and will present at an international conference in London in June, she said.

PRF is a new technology, Medina said, and she would “like to see more physicians embrace it.
“I just want people to be happy with their skin,” she said.

Often, three, once-monthly PRF injections will provide the results clients are looking for, Medina said.

She charges $35-$190 for treatments.

Medina said she takes a holistic approach to her work, reviewing a client’s health and lifestyle choices as they impact skin care.

“I treat the whole person,” Medina said.

Medina was a finalist in the compromised skin category in the 2019 Skin Games, as she completed an eight-week case study of a Las Cruces client diagnosed with lupus. Medina used an aggressive treatment program that included exfoliation, chemical peels, micro-needling and hydration, along with dietary changes and dry-skin treatment that got the client’s skin “to a really healthy space,” she said.

Medina has an associates degree of applied science from New Mexico State University. She

Medina has been in the skincare business for 16 years and has lived and worked in Las Cruces since 2014.

You may also know her as an actor and director in local theatre, where her credits include “Little Shop of Horrors,” “The World Goes Round,” “Cabaret” and “Young Frankenstein” the musical.

Innovative Aesthetics is in Walnut Professional Plaza, 780 S. Walnut St.

For more information, call 575-647-8925. Visit innovativeaestheticsspa.com.