What Is Microneedling With PRP?
Microneedling with PRP is a non-invasive facial cosmetic procedure that involves using a small mechanical pen to make tiny channels in the skin to trigger the body’s natural healing process. During this treatment, PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is taken from your blood and added to the channels just created on the skin of your face. This helps to revitalize your skin by reducing signs of aging, minimizing scars, and creating new collagen and elastin. As people age, collagen levels fall, and collagen fibers become weaker and thinner.
Despite the procedure also being referred to as the ‘Vampire Facial’, microneedling with PRP is safe to use and has very little downtime.
What Are The Benefits Of Microneedling With PRP?
Microneedling with PRP is used to address a variety of cosmetic and health issues for a patient, including:
- Boosting collagen production
- Minimizing scarring
- Decreasing the appearance of age spots
- Reducing hyperpigmentation and pore size
- Improving the appearance of rosacea
- Treating stretch marks
- Preventing premature aging
- Helping improve skin tone and texture
- Creating firmer and more even skin
- New collagen and elastin produced
Where Else Can PRP Injections Be Used?
In addition to getting microneedling with PRP done, many other areas can be treated with PRP injections.
The top three areas are under the eyes, in the nasolabial folds, and to treat hair loss.
Under the Eyes: Eye bags are generally formed from strain around the eyes which can occur mainly due to lack of sleep, fluid retention, allergies, dermatitis, and/or heredity. The strain in your eyes takes away the blood and nutrients in that area. When PRP is applied, the tissue generates blood and nutrients for its active metabolism and growth to help regain the lost elasticity resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Nasolabial folds: The nasolabial folds run from the nose to the corners of the mouth and are a natural feature of the face. As our skin ages and thins with time, lines start to form in this area and become etched on the surface. PRP can improve the appearance of these because it is a biological stimulator of collagen production. This means that it encourages the renewal and regrowth of one of the components in our skin that have started to diminish.
Hair Loss: If you have thinning hair, the growth factors found within PRP can help stimulate your hair follicle activity to promote new hair growth. PRP injections can help increase hair count, hair thickness, and lengthen the growth phase of the hair cycle. This treatment works well as a prevention measure for continued or early hair loss but works better on those whose hair loss is recent.
What Happens During The Procedure?
During a microneedling with PRP procedure, the mechanical action of the microneedling pen creates tiny channels at a specific depth in the skin. This triggers the body’s natural healing to process to fill in the channels by producing new collagen and elastin in the papillary dermis. In addition, new capillaries are formed for improved blood supply. By combining microneedling with PRP, the healing process starts faster and the recovery time is only between 4-6 days.
Check out this video showing a real patient a Microneedling with PRP treatment to treat acne scars and fine lines!
PRP is gathered by drawing a small amount of blood from your arm and placing it into a sterile tube to extract it. The PRP supercharges the benefits of microneedling, virtually eliminating side effects and speeding up recovery time.
Microneedling With PRP Before And After
Results from your microneedling with PRP appointment usually happen fairly quickly, but the exact improvements you will see on your skin will depend on your specific skin care treatment plan outlined during your consultation. Below are some before and after photos of the procedure:
Microneedling With PRP In Washington, DC
It’s incredibly important to get your microneedling with PRP done at an office where there are trained professionals. Your face deserves the best possible care. At Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery, our skin care professionals have the experience to make each patient feel safe and confident in their results. We prefer to take a holistic approach to achieve your facial rejuvenation goals and make sure to include you in every step of the decision-making process.
Unfortunately, there are countless reports of inexperienced cosmetic providers that perform microneedling with PRP incorrectly, which damages the patient’s skin. Ensuring that you are going to a professional that you can trust for your treatment is vital for your safety. Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery’s skin care experts place you in great hands, so you don’t have to worry about any part of your procedure going awry.