PRP for skin rejuvenation is an exciting new treatment for rejuvenating the skin that utilizes your own body’s reparative cells to increase all the benefits associated with a regular microneedlingtreatment. If you are familiar with microneedling, you might recall that it:
Stimulates the production of collagen
Improves fine lines and deeper wrinkles
Reduces acne scars
Softens stretch marks
Evens skin tone
Lightens hyperpigmentation and sun spots
Reduces appearance of pores
Firms and smooths skin texture
Reduces broken capillaries and spider veins
Brings back the glow for fresher, younger-looking skin
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)? PRP is platelet-rich plasma that contains highly concentrated amounts of natural growth factors, stem cells and other cytokines that promote the regeneration process of soft tissues. It is obtained by centrifuging your own blood at very high speeds.
How does the Microneedling Facial with PRP work? The resulting plasma layer is then applied topically to your skin before and after the microneedling treatment to maximize penetration. The procedure itself involves using a specialized micropen with precisely spaced micro-needles to create tiny vertical micro-channels in the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis. A potent numbing cream is applied to the skin prior to the start of the procedure which minimizes any discomfort during this procedure. As a result of these micro-injuries, the skin shifts its natural repair mechanism into high gear and starts producing collagen and elastin to repair these micro-perforations. At the same, these micro-perforations allow for deep penetration of PRP with all its healing properties.
What to expect? The treatment takes about an hour, with little downtime (any redness will disappear within a day or two). After treatment, you’ll notice an immediate “glow” to your skin and it will continue to improve over the next few weeks. The full results can be seen up to 6 months post treatment as collagen production continues. For best results, we recommend a series of at least 3 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. After that, a yearly maintenance treatment should be sufficient to maintain the results you desire.
PRP use in skin rejuvenation is a relatively recent application, although the healing properties of PRP have been used for years in orthopedic medicine and dentistry. We also use the powerful growth factors of PRP in our hair restoration treatments.