November 13, 2018

Micro-needling with PRP can help reduce the signs of aging and minimize the appearance of age spots and scars.

If you have wrinkles, fine lines, scars or other age-related skin issues, you may want to consider micro-needling with PRP.

Micro-needling with PRP in the Washington, DC areaMicro-needling with PRP

Micro-needling with PRP, also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a non-invasive procedure involving a mechanical pen that creates tiny channels at a specific depth in the skin to trigger the body’s natural healing process in order to create new collagen and elastin. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons goes into further detail on the micro-needling process used for this treatment.

During this procedure, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is obtained by drawing a small amount of blood from your arm into a sterile tube. The PRP is then applied topically during and after the micro-needling procedure in which the top layer of skin is penetrated without being damaged.

Micro-needling with PRP: What to Expect

This procedure can take as little as twenty minutes with a recovery time of just 4-6 days. You should expect to experience some redness and mild peeling. One PRP patient goes into further detail on how the treatment:

First, Sara will put numbing cream all over your face and neck.  Once it’s kicked in, you don’t feel much of anything other than a vibration. For me, it was nearly painless during the procedure.  Once the numbing cream starts to wear off it feels like you’ve been sunburned and your face feels hot. 

You leave the office with PRP on your face (it’s clear and looks like you’re walking around with a light gel facemask on). Your face is pretty red right after the procedure, but I was able to pretty effectively cover the redness with makeup the day after.

What are the Benefits to Micro-needling with PRP?

  • Treated stretch marks
  • Minimized appearance of age spots
  • Reduced signs of premature aging
  • Improved appearance of rosacea
  • Improvement in skin tone and texture
  • Reduction of scares
  • Firmer, more even skin
  • New collagen and elastin produced
  • Reduced hyperpigmentation

Micro-needling with PRP will consistently trigger the bodies repair process until your desired level of skin rejuvenation is achieved.  While this procedure does penetrate the top layer of the skin, it does not cause damage and results can last up to one year.

We look forward to hearing from you to schedule your Micro-needling with PRP procedure soon.