MICRONEEDLING WITH PLATELET RICH PLASMA

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an extract of your own blood that contains three to five times more platelets, growth factors and active proteins for tissue and injury healing. Microneedling with PRP is said to create more tightness in the skin and speed the healing process. When PRP is placed back into the skin via microneedling, it initiates a localized stem cell response. Over the weeks and months following treatment, this stem cell response creates collagen-producing cells called fibroblasts. The fibroblasts replace tissue that has been damaged or lost through the aging process with healthy skin that looks refreshed and rejuvenated. As the collagen production increases, your skin regains its natural elasticity, smoothness, firmness, and glow. Traditional microneedling is used to treat everything from age spots and wrinkles to scarring and other forms of hyperpigmentation. Microneedling with PRP may boost these effects and help you achieve your desired results faster.

The healing properties of the blood components in PRP can be used as a cosmetic treatment for the following:

  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles

  • Tightening and toning skin

  • Brightening uneven skin tone and texture

  • Mild collagen and volume loss

  • Crow's feet and dark under eye circles

  • Large pores/rough texture

  • Acne scarring

  • Surgical scars

  • Stretch marks

  • Rosacea

 

The process:

We draw 30 mL of blood of the individuals blood into a vial, which is then placed into a centrifuge that separates your blood to obtain only the platelet rich plasma.

People who are not candidates for this procedure include the following:

  • use Accutane for acne

  • have certain skin conditions, such as facial eczema or rosacea

  • scar easily

  • have a history of poor wound healing

  • have undergone skin radiation in the last 12 months

  • Remember to avoid direct sun exposure or tanning the week before your appointment

  • Most patients see noticeable results after 4-8 weeks from their first treatment. You will continue to see improvements in your skin as your body’s natural repair process creates more collagen.

  • 3 treatments, 2-4 weeks apart is recommended for optimal results, followed by maintenance treatments every 3 months

  • Must wait 2 weeks after Botox or filler to have this procedure done

  • Those prone to cold sores may want to consider prophylactic treatment of Valacyclovir 3 days before and after treatment

  • Immediately after the treatment, your skin will feel very tight and a little tender like you have a sunburn or windburn.

  • By the following morning you can go back to your normal routine and use a gentle cleanser, SPF and even apply a little makeup if you wish.

  • No retinol or glycolic acid for 5 days after treatment

  • You’ll want to avoid alcohol-based products and exfoliants during the recovery stage.

  • Avoid the sun for at least 3 days after treatment. Sun exposure may also slow down your results.

  • Until your skin has completely healed, avoid rigorous activities that might cause excessive sweating and heat production. Sweating may cause additional irritation and rigorous activities may increase the risk of swelling or bruising. This usually should be avoided for at least 72 hours after your treatment.

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