Everything to Know: Microneedling with PRP
You may have heard of the Dracula Facial or even seen the infamous pictures of Kim Kardashian getting a bloody facial treatment. This treatment is not as scary as it may sound and includes a ton of unbelievable benefits for your skin and youthful glow.
We are going to give you an easy break down of the entire treatment including how it works, benefits, and what to expect!
What is Microneedling with PRP?
Microneedling is a treatment that involves the use of quickly pulsating tiny needles that produce micro-traumas to the skin. These micro-traumas stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. Microneedling is further complimented by injecting PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) into the tissue. The PRP is gathered from drawing a small amount of your own blood, from which the plasma is separated to concentrate healing properties.
Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Reduces acne scars
Evens skin tone
Reduces the appearance of large pores
Gives the skin a fresh glow
Gives the skin a firmer and smoother texture
Helps lighten sun spots
Reduces broken capillaries and spider veins
How it works:
PRP is a concentrated blend of plasma cells and specific growth factors. When injected, it bathes the cells to naturally stimulate the healing process. In conjunction with microneedling, the treated area of skin can rejuvenate for a firmer, more youthful texture and suppleness.
What to expect:
Before your treatment begins, a topical numbing cream is applied to the entire face to ensure comfort. While you are numbing, we will perform a blood draw to obtain the PRP. We will then cleanse the face and prepare the skin for treatment. The appropriate depth for the microneedling will then be selected, based on your skin type and condition.
Hyaluronic acid serum and PRP will be applied to the treatment area and the microneedling will begin. Our patients report that the treatment is not uncomfortable, with a sensation like a light sandpaper moving across your skin. After the entire face has been treated, we will cleanse the skin with water and apply another layer of hyaluronic acid serum and PRP. Then, we will inject PRP into any areas of concern as discussed during consultation.
After your treatment, you may have redness similar to a sunburn and will notice immediate results, which will continue to improve over the next few days and weeks. As your body’s natural collagen production is now stimulated, you should see the texture and quality of your skin continue to improve for up to six months. Recovery time is about one to three days depending on how aggressive the treatment.