Microneedling / PRP

Platelet Rich Plasma for Skin Rejuvenation
PRP was initially used to repair damaged and injured tissues on the body. The many different types of rich growth factors in PRP accelerates the process of healing. PRP, also known as the “vampire facial”, was then introduced to medical aesthetics for skin rejuvenation purposes which stimulates collagen production to achieve a youthful, smoother, and glowing skin appearance.Your series of treatments will gradually diminishes such signs of aging as lines, fine wrinkles, dark spots, acne scars, enlarged pores, and rough skin texture caused by age and sun damage. You may choose to combine PRP treatments with microneedling to maximize your results.

Microneedling

Microneedling is a minimal invasive treatment that treats acne scarring, enlarged pores, fine lines and other signs of aging. It rejuvenates the skin by using a cordless handheld pen with a sterile, single-use applicator containing 12 tiny needles attached to puncture the skin (up to 2mm). This process causes trauma to the skin which then repairs and rebuilds itself to stimulate collagen growth and other healing factors.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of microneedling includes:
•Reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
•younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging
•Acne scars
•Reduction of pores

Prior to the treatment, topical anesthetic cream is applied to the treatment area for about an hour to minimize discomfort. Upon the start of the treatment, the anesthetic cream is removed and the skin is cleansed with an antiseptic solution. A topical serum is applied to help the microneedling pen glide across your skin. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered. The sensation associated with the treatment is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated. Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin.

Each treatment can take up to 1.5 to 2 hours in our office. Topical anesthesia is applied to the treatment area prior to starting the treatment to minimize discomfort. The procedure itself takes about 15 minutes or so followed by post-procedure care.

The total healing time depends on the microneedling setting used and the number of overlapping passes performed. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Many patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.

There is minimal downtime after having the procedure done. Most common side effects from microneedling include mild sunburn-like redness and skin dryness/flaking on the treatment area. Some can get bruising from PRP injections, but we offer complimentary laser treatment to help bruising subside faster.

Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months

Depends on what skin issues you’re looking to improve. Acne scars can have permanent improvement/results after a series of treatments. However, there are no treatments that can permanently reduce the size of your pores and keep them that way. If you’re looking to minimize pores you will have to start with a number of treatments. Thereafter, it is advised to maintain desired results by repeating the treatment every once in a while.

During your consultation with our medical team, several factors will be considered to determine if treatment with PRP is right for you and your skin concerns.

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