Microneedling is a popular solution to skincare issues, but traditional methods may not be enough for problems like textured skin and hyperpigmentation. There’s where our microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) comes in to help. It combines the benefits of non-invasive microneedling with the advantages of PRP.
Whether you have issues with enlarged pores, uneven skin tons, sun spots, acne scars, or fine lines and wrinkles, microneedling with PRP is an excellent way to get the smooth, soft skin that you want. It offers a natural glow that makes you look great minutes after the treatment is completed.
Are you looking for a way to enjoy more youthful-looking skin? Have you tried facial treatments only to realize they don’t work? Microneedling could be the solution you’ve been searching for. Also known as collagen induction therapy, it involves applying tiny needs to the skin. This creates wounds that the body heals and more healthy-looking skin.
Platelet-rich plasma is the liquid found in blood and made of proteins and water. This is taken from your own blood and helps promote tissue repair and cell growth. It also helps boost elastin and collagen production. All of these things combined can help with a variety of skin issues.
When PRP is used with microneedling, a small amount of blood is taken and spun to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood. These are then used with the microneedling process. The PRP serum is placed on the skin and absorbed before the skin is cleansed.
Microneedling with PRP is recommended to be done about every four to six weeks. The initial microneedling treatment may be done three or four times for the best results. After that, two or three treatments can be done each year to ensure the results continue to be seen.
Every microneedling with PRP appointment will help freshen up the skin and keep the results intact from previous sessions. Results tend to last about a year, but this can vary based on your skin and the number of treatments received. Combining microneedling with PRP and a great skincare routine can ensure glowing skin that has less scarring, age spots, or other issues.
From age spots to fine lines and wrinkles, microneedling with PRP is an excellent treatment option. It works for all skin types, even those more prone to hyperpigmentation. Combining microneedling with PRP promotes the growth of new skill cells and collagen production to create healthy and supple skin
Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that is safe for all skin types. There are several conditions can be effectively treated with microneedling:
During Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Microneedling, a vial of the patient’s blood is extracted from their arm. Following this, the blood is entered into a centrifuge, separating the plasma from the red and white blood cells.
The remaining plasma contains high volumes of platelets, which are the part of the blood responsible for “growth factors.” As such, the plasma is then injected into the face, either through microneedling, or with a fine syringe.
PRP Microneedling came to be known as the “vampire facial” when several social media celebrities posted photos of themselves following the procedure with shocking amounts of blood on their faces.
While the image of a bloody face may appear disturbing to some, there is actually no pain or danger involved in the so-called “Vampire Facial” at all.
The microneedling PRP facial procedure requires very little blood, with only 10cc of blood required to complete.
Your skin cells naturally produce collagen, a substance that gives skin its elastic qualities and helps to prevent sagging. Collagen also helps widened pores pull back into place and makes skin appear more supple. The microneedling process provides just enough damage to skin cells that they respond by turning on their regenerative abilities.
In turn, new, undamaged skin is created and cells begin to produce collagen at a faster rate. As your skin heals from the microinjections, the extra collagen creates elasticity and plump, youthful skin. In turn, you cut years from your appearance.
As your cells work to heal themselves from the needle pricks during the treatment, they also heal other damage like spots, acne, and scars. The rejuvenated skin is healthier and looks stronger than it did before. It is also free of spots, scars, and clogged pores that cause breakouts.
After your skin is regenerated and collagen production begins, something else happens after your treatment. Your skin also becomes more open to the absorption of facial products. This means that your moisturizer will work more efficiently, and your skin cells will be able to retain moisture for a longer period. Other skin care serums or creams will also be absorbed more easily into your skin, leaving you looking and feeling your best.
The first step in your microneedling treatment is to visit us for an evaluation. We will talk to you about your problem areas and what kind of results you are hoping to see. We will also conduct an examination of your facial skin to determine what has caused these issues and the best way to approach treatment. We will assess how much treatment we believe you will need, and we will give you a plan for moving forward.
We will also ask you questions about medications you are taking and your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment. We will ask about your lifestyle, such as whether you are a smoker and if you drink alcohol or take drugs. We will use this information to decide what type of treatment will be appropriate. We will also answer any questions you have about your eligibility or about the procedure itself.
About a week before your treatment, you may need to stop using supplements such as vitamin E, fish oil, and ginkgo. You may also need to temporarily stop using medications that cause the blood to thin, such as aspirin. Discontinuing these supplements and medications will reduce the likelihood of bleeding and bruising during the treatment. You may also want to prepare for your appointment by stopping the use of chemical exfoliants for at least three days before your treatment.
After your appointment, you will be able to go back to work, but you may have a few restrictions you need to follow in terms of skincare. For example, you should not wear makeup for at least 24 hours, and you should avoid hot water, steam, and harsh cleansers on the skin. Moisturizing your skin with a gentle cream or lotion is advisable. You should also be sure to wear SPF outside for one to two weeks after your treatment to protect new skin cells.
The first time you come in for a treatment session you will see one of our aesthetics professionals. We extract a vial of the patient’s blood from their arm. The blood is then spun rapidly via a centrifuge, separating the plasma from the red and white blood cells.
The remaining plasma contains high volumes of platelets, which are the part of the blood responsible for “growth factors.” This rich blood plasma is then injected into the face via the microneedling process.
The purpose of the needle pricks is to stimulate your skin cell’s self-healing response. When the needles puncture your skin, your cells will begin a natural regeneration process. This process takes around 10 to 20 minutes.
Most of the time, you will be able to see early results from this treatment very soon after your initial appointment. The collagen produced by this treatment will generally have a noticeable effect on the superficial appearance of your skin within two to four weeks. These results will continue to improve as the subdermal layers of your skin are healed by more collagen and fibroblasts. You should notice a marked improvement in skin quality after 30 days.
After your treatment it is vital to avoid sun exposure. We recommend using sunscreen and your favorite moisturizer cream.
The total number of treatment sessions you will need depends on the extent of the damage to your skin and the results you are hoping to get from the treatment.
Because microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment, it can be done several times a year. The more frequent your treatments are, the better your results ultimately will be. For most people the best frequency for this treatment is once every four to eight weeks, depending on your skin concern and your skin type.
No, we use an extra strength topical numbing cream. Clients generally do not report any discomfort.
Microneedling has minimal downtime. After the procedure your skin will look and feel like it has a sunburn. The serum we send you home with will help with this. Most patients will notice that by the next morning, the sunburn feeling is gone, but there may still be redness that can last a few days.
We suggest no exercise, or anything that will make you sweat, for 24 hours because sweat is irritating to the skin – but otherwise there is no real downtime, it is just up to your comfort level.