MICRONEEDLING WITH PRP
WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING WITH PRP?
Microneedling with PRP (platelet rich plasma), is most ideal for the treatment of scars such as acne scars and surgical scars. Since this treatment can be performed on the face or body, it is also ideal for stretch marks, wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, lax skin, sun damaged, uneven skin texture and those with large pores. Microneedling can also be used to stimulate hair growth and increase the number of hair follicles. Individual results may vary.
The first procedure is called Micro-Needling. A very small hand held and automatic device containing tiny micro-needles passes over the skin creating tiny micro-wounds (channels) on the skin. During the body’s own natural wound-healing process of these channels, collagen and elastin are automatically produced. Individual results may vary.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
The second procedure is called PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). Platelet Rich Plasma is produced from a person’s own blood. After a blood sample is obtained from a patient, the blood is put into a centrifuge, which is a tool that will separate the PRP from the blood. The blood is then spun for about 15 minutes.
PRP contains highly concentrated amounts of natural growth factors and other cytokines that promote the regeneration process of soft tissues. The PRP is applied directly to the channels that were created from the micro-needling to further stimulate the natural healing process and creation of collagen.
Individual results may vary.
After the treatment, the patients skin will be slightly pink and feel minimally sunburned. For most people, the skin will completely recover within 24-72 hours. The body’s collagen production usually takes about 4-8 weeks, so you will continue to see improvements over this time. Individual results may vary.