Microneedling with the use of Plasma Rich Platelets is a cosmetic treatment that helps stimulate the production of collagen. The process involves rolling very fine needles over your skin to stimulate your body’s natural healing factors while applying purified blood platelets sourced from your own body.
Microneedling combined with the use of platelet rich plasma can help improve healing and lessen redness and swelling typically seen with a traditional microneedling treatment. Plasma rich platelet has a high concentration of platelets in comparison to other components in the blood. These components have proven to be very useful for healing after an injury.
How Is PRP Made?
Before the procedure, we’ll take a blood sample which will then be put into a centrifuge to separate the plasma rich platelets from the blood. PRP is high in protein concentration, which is great for repairing skin tissues. PRP also contains other growth elements and cytokines, which are all vital for skin repair.
The first step is to use a microneedling tool and prick the skin. This process will make tiny holes on the surface of the skin. The PRP is then applied directly into these tiny holes to help improve cell production in the skin and tissues and enhances collagen production.
Benefits of Microneedling with PRP
Traditional microneedling can be used to treat various aspects of the skin, including large pores, surgery-induced scars, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone and texture, wrinkles, and acne. When combined with PRP, patients can reap even more rewards. Adding PRP to the microneedling treatment has shown to improve acne-related scarring and helps decrease the downtime associated with the standard microneedling treatment.
Post Treatment Recovery
Microneeding with PRP has is a minimally invasive treatment that causes minor damage to the skin to help promote healing and rejuvenation. The treatment may cause some discomfort and redness, but these effects are temporary and will subside. Patients can leave our facility shortly after the treatment with a very short recovery period. Patients usually return to their normal daily activities within the next day.
Generally, the microneedling with PRP procedure takes about a few weeks time to show initial results. Full results can be seen within a few weeks after the procedure. This is due to the fact that the body requires some time to heal and produce a healthy amount of collagen. Patients can expect to see major improvements in their skin in the following weeks to come post-treatment.
Candidates for Microneedling with PRP
Microneedling with PRP is an excellent cosmetic treatment for those who desire rejuvenated skin but have no desire to undergo an invasive surgical procedure. This innovative treatment is safe in all skin types and has minimal chance of risks. Patients who are pregnant or have pre existing skin conditions will be advised to pursue other skin treatments. Our team will perform an assessment of your skin and help develop a personalized treatment plan for your needs.