PRP skin rejuvenation isn’t a new means of healing: it has been used for years in dentistry, reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. In recent years, PRP has been recognized as a beneficial cosmetic treatment, allowing patients to naturally fight the effects of aging.
How Does PRP & Microneedling Work?
Simply explained, PRP Therapy begins by obtaining the patient’s blood, preparing it for application, and injecting it into the area to be treated.
Step 1: Prepare the Blood
To begin, blood is extracted from the patient — the amount of which is dependent on the treatment area. After the blood is obtained, it is placed in a centrifuge which spins the blood until the various parts separate — this takes about 15 minutes.
Step 2: Apply the Numbing Agent
Before application, a topical numbing agent is applied to the patient to lessen discomfort during the procedure.
Step 3: Microneedling Treatment
A microneedling pen is used to apply the treatment: microscopic needles within the pen push the plasma mixture into the tissue under the top layer of skin.
What Are the Benefits of PRP & Microneedling?
Platelets naturally found in your blood help to rejuvenate tissue and stimulate cellular turnover as well as collagen and elastin production. Practically speaking, because of cellular growth stimulation, the effects of aging, environmental stressors, physical changes, and other imperfections are, at the very least, reduced and, in some cases, even reversed.
Is PRP & Microneedling Right For Me?
This treatment offered at our med spa can be beneficial for anyone, regardless of skin tone or gender. However, to find out if it is the right treatment for you and your needs, it is best to set up a consultation with our medical staff or doctor.
Does PRP & Microneedling Have Side-Effects?
Rarely do patients experience long-term side effects. Most of our clients will feel discomfort and experience redness up to 48 hours after treatment. However, most can return to regular daily activities that day or the day after treatment.
Is PRP & Microneedling Painful?
This treatment does involve some discomfort. However, we do our best to minimize the pain experienced during the procedure with topical numbing agents.