December 4, 2018

If you suffer from acne scars due to previous breakouts, Micro-needling with PRP can help reduce their appearance.

Micro-needling with PRP, sometimes referred to as a Vampire Facial, is a non-invasive procedure that helps minimize the appearance of scars and age spots, and also reduces the signs of aging.

The Benefits of Micro-needling with PRP in Washington, DC micro-needling with PRP

Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), micro-needling with PRP uses a mechanical pen to make tiny channels at a precise depth in the skin to trigger the body’s natural healing process, which creates new collagen and elastin. Unlike some other types of treatments, micro-needling has very few contraindications and is safe to use on all ethnicities and skin types with very little recovery time or side effects.

Some benefits of the micro-needling procedure can include:

  • Reduced appearance of scars
  • Minimized appearance of age spots and fine lines
  • Improvement in appearance of rosacea
  • Skin tone and texture of skin becomes firmer, and more even
  • New collagen and elastin produced
  • Reduced hyperpigmentation
  • Pore size shrunken
  • Reduced stretch marks

What is Involved in a Micro-needling with PRP Procedure?

First, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is obtained by drawing a small amount of blood from your arm into a sterile tube and then separated out from the other elements of the blood using a centrifuge. The PRP is applied topically to your face during and after the micro-needling procedure, which penetrates the top layer of skin without damaging it. PRP also speeds up the healing process. Learn more about micro-needling from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Micro-needling with PRP will consistently trigger the skin’s repair process until your desired level of skin rejuvenation is achieved. The procedure can take between 20-40 minutes with a recovery time of 4-6 days.

One PRP patient goes into further detail on what to expect after treatment:

“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 red right after the procedure, but I was able to pretty effectively cover the redness with makeup the day after.”

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