Platelet Rich Plasma

Natural Image Skin Center is pleased to announce that we are now offering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair restoration and facial rejuvenation!

PRP utilizes concentrated platelets derived from your own blood. These platelets contain growth factors that facilitate wound healing and tissue rejuvenation.
The process is simple: A small sample of your blood is drawn in the office and processed with a centrifuge to yield PRP- rich in your own platelets and growth factors.
This product can be injected into your scalp to help regrow hair. It can also be placed on the skin in combination with a microneedling procedure to treat wrinkles, photodamage and even acne scarring.
PRP for hair
PRP is an emerging natural non surgical therapy for thinning hair. Numerous studies in the medical literature show positive results. The theorized process by which PRP works for hair growth is via platelets in the PRP fraction of the blood. Platelets contain many growth factors which stimulate the stem cells inside the hair follicle. This causes inactive hair follicles to “turn on” by going into the active growth phase. To read further, please see the recent NY Times article about PRP:
Call to schedule your consultation today!!

Summer Sun Safety Tips

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Follow Dr. Nervi and Dr. Rocca’s Summer Sun Safety Tips:

  • Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM.
  • Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
  • Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day.
  • Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons or a shot glass full) of sunscreen to your upper body and 1 ounce to your lower body 30 minutes before going outside.
  • Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.

DID YOU KNOW? May is skin cancer awareness month!

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1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. 

Skin cancer affects people of all ages and races, and is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in the U.S..  According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer diagnoses equal more than the new diagnoses of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined.

Please Join us for a Meet & Greet April 23rd


DID YOU KNOW? Your diet can affect your acne.

boywfruitreesYour diet can affect your acne. Both Dr. Rocca and Dr. Nervi find that diets with high glycemic indexes, or diets high in carbohydrates and sugars, increase the chances that you develop acne and may possibly make it more difficult to treat. After a large carbohydrate-rich meal, there is a sugar spike in your blood stream that increases insulin, insulin-like-growth factor and sex hormone binding globulin, hormones that increase oil production and ultimately acne.

Diets rich in lean protein, fruits and vegetebles are important when a person is at risk for developing acne or already struggling with it. A healthy acne diet involves avoidance of white breads, pastas, carbohydrate-rich snacks, white rice, candy, soda, and high-calorie energy drinks.

Here is a sample of some Acne-Friendly recipes:

A Welcome Letter From Dr. Rocca & Dr. Nervi

Hackettstown New Jersey Dermatologists Dr. Nervi and Dr. Rocca

elcome to our family at Natural Image Skin Center!  Our new office in Hackettstown, NJ will be opening on March 7th, 2013.  We are thrilled to expand our 15 combined years of expertise in Dermatology to Hackettstown and the surrounding areas.  We are passionate about and committed to excellence in all aspects of the overall health of you and your family’s skin.  From general dermatological needs to pediatric, surgical and cosmetic dermatology, we implement the latest technologies and treatments with care and compassion.  We are offering 10% off all cosmetic services for new customers, including Botox, Dermal Fillers and Chemical Peels.

We are excited to be your new doctors!  Call us today to schedule an appointment 908-509-1938.
Warmest Regards,
Dr. Nicole Rocca and Dr. Stephen Nervi