Microneedling with PRP
A professional skin care regime helps to maintain, preserve and protect skin from sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles – but as time passes, collagen production slows, and topical treatments are not enough. Microneedling with PRP may be the right treatment option to rejuvenate and repair the skin.
What is Microneedling with PRP?
Microneedling with PRP (platelet-rich plasma), also known as collagen induction therapy is ideal for the treatment of acne scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, and fine lines, hyperpigmentation, lax skin, sun damaged, large pores, and uneven skin texture. It can be performed either on the face or body and is suitable for all skin types and colors. The treatment involves the use of tiny needles that produce micro-injuries to the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. PRP is used in the process to speed the healing process.
Microneedling with PRP has many benefits including:
- Reduces broken capillaries and spider veins
- Reduces the appearance of large pores
- Reduces acne scars
- Evens skin tone
- Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Gives the skin a fresh glow
- Gives the skin a firmer and smoother texture
- Helps lighten sunspots
The Microneedling with PRP Procedure
The PRP is obtained from drawing a small amount of your own blood, from which the plasma is separated to concentrate healing properties. Microneedling with PRP can be used in several different areas of the body, including the face, neck, arms, décolleté, arms, abdomen, back, hands and legs. Prior to the procedure, topical anesthesia is applied to the areas to be treated.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this procedure painful?
Numbing cream is applied prior to treatment for patient’s comfort.
How long do I need to keep the platelet-rich plasma on my face?
About 4 hours and then a gentle face wash can be performed.
How often should I do this treatment?
For optimal results, a series of 4 to 6 treatments, 3 to 4 weeks apart.
Is it blood that is applied to the face?
No, platelet-rich plasma is extracted from your own blood and this is applied before and after microneedling. It is a clear to yellow color.
Is there any downtime?
You will be red for about 24 to 48 hours after treatment. Some bruising is possible.
When do I see results?
Results can be seen as early as 2 weeks, but the production of collagen and elastin can continue up to 6 months, which can lead to newer, healthier skin. Doing this treatment in a series and combining it with a healthy skin care regimen can improve overall skin health!