What is PRP?
As we constantly look for ways to keep our skin and hair looking healthy and young without invasive surgical procedures, we are excited to bring microneedling with PRP on as a new service option at Skin Med Spa! This new treatment takes advantage of your body’s own healing power to help keep you looking young. Microneedling with PRP is a non-invasive skin resurfacing procedure that can help correct stretch marks, age spots, wrinkles and fine lines, lax skin, hyperpigmentation, large pores, and sun damaged or uneven skin.
Microneedling with PRP is the combination of two procedures done simultaneously: Microneedling and PRP. When the two procedures are combined, it results in a facial and hair rejuvenation treatment that can create a younger-looking you!
Traditional microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves a small, handheld device with tiny micro-needles. As the device passes over the skin, it creates tiny channels, or micro-wounds, on the skin. These micro-wounds trigger your body to produce new collagen and elastin, as well as stimulate the production of new capillaries to improve blood supply. The creation of these micro-wounds can also allow topical products, such as serums or PRP, to penetrate the skin deeper than they normally would. The skin’s ability to utilize the nutrients in skin care products increases up to 3,000%!
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is obtained from an individual’s own blood. After a single blood sample is taken, the blood sample is spun in a centrifuge to separate platelets from the blood. The PRP can be injected into the skin or inserted via microneedling. PRP is full of growth factors that can help repair damaged tissue. Growth factors found in platelets promote cell growth, tissue repair, and the production of new collagen. PRP also contains stem cells, which can stimulate collagen production.
You may be a candidate for PRP or PRP Microneedling if you have concerns about:
- Enlarged pores
- Acne scars
- Uneven skin tone
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun spots
- Hair loss
Healing time and process:
Most people notice a healthier complexion just a few short days after the treatment. Over the course of 4-6 weeks, your skin will continue to produce collagen and remodel itself. You’ll notice that flaws on your skin disappear and correct themselves gradually over this period.
Side effect risks:
Side effects from treatment are typically mild and short-lived. Your skin will be red for a few days after the treatment. Some people also report tightness on their skin and some bruising. Other than that, you won’t be able to wear makeup for a couple of days after the treatment to help with the recovery.
We will advise you to keep the PRP on your face for at least 12-24 hours so that it’ll continue to heal your skin. The longer you leave the PRP on your face, the better the results will be. In most cases, you’ll be able to return to your normal routine the next day. We also advise to refrain from wearing facial makeup for at least 24-48 hours.
It can take a few weeks for results to appear, as the body takes time to produce collagen. As a result, you can expect to keep seeing improvements in your skin in the weeks following your treatment. Depending on your aesthetic goals, you may need between three and six sessions of microneedling with PRP. We strongly advise our patients to schedule these sessions four weeks apart.