Microneedling with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Microneedling with PRP (platelet rich plasma), also known as a vampire facial or collagen induction therapy is an ideal treatment of wrinkles and fine lines, acne scars, surgical scars, large pores, and uneven skin texture. First, your skin is throughly cleansed and a topical anesthetic is applied 30 minutes before your skin rejuvenation procedure. The microneedling device is a small hand held, automatic device that contains tiny micro needles that is passed over the skin creating tiny micro wounds, or channels, on the skin. These micro-wounds initiate your body’s natural wound healing process of these channels and collagen is automatically produced.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a secondary procedure to add on to either the microneedling or IPL Photofractional Laser Treatment procedure. Platelet Rich Plasma is produced from an individual’s own blood. After a blood sample is obtained from the patient, the blood is put into a centrifuge, which is a tool that separates the PRP from the blood. The PRP is applied directly to the micro wounds that were created from the microneedling procedure to further stimulate the natural healing process and creation of collagen.
Recovery after microneedling with PRP is typically 24-72 hours, however, no downtime is required. Immediately following the treatment your skin will be slightly pink and feel slightly sunburned. Your body’s collagen production usually takes about 4-6 weeks, so you will continue to see improvements in your skin over this time. Microneedling with PRP is recommended on a routine basis every 3 to 6 weeks until you get your desired results.
- The procedure time is approximately 60 minutes
- Sessions required for optimal results every 3-6 weeks
- Recovery time: No Downtime – Slightly pink skin for 24-72 hours