Microneedling & PRP
What are the reasons to consider a microneedling or PRP facial?
Increased collagen production
Reduced wrinkles + fine lines
Reducing sun damage
Tightening + toning the skin
Reducing acne damage + scarring
Producing healthier skin
Lessening dark under-eye circles
Reduce poor size, improve texture
Who is a good candidate for a PRP facial or microneedling?
One of the best things about PRP facial rejuvenation is that almost any man or woman can be considered a great candidate for the procedure. This process is effective on all skin types and ages.
PRP facial rejuvenation is an excellent treatment option for individuals just starting to explore anti-aging and skin rejuvenation. Additionally, PRP facials are great for people looking to maintain healthy skin or looking to enhance their skin before a big event.
Before you begin the process, we will go over all your questions and concerns to make sure PRP facial rejuvenation is a good fit for you.
How? Our blood is made of plasma, red and white blood cells, and platelets. These platelets help our blood clot and produce growth factor proteins that are essential for healing. PRP facial rejuvenation uses platelets from your own blood to help heal and renew your skin. Growth factors are essential in our skin to keep it looking plump & full of elastin.
What does a PRP facial treatment involve?
A PRP facial is a type of cosmetic treatment that involves injecting platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into the face. PRP is a component of blood that contains growth factors and other proteins that can promote healing. When massaged into the skin with a microneedling device , PRP can help to improve texture and tone, reduce wrinkles, and promote the growth of new collagen.
PRP can also be used as an effective treatment for hair restoration.
To start this process, a medical professional will draw a small vial of blood from you, and it will be placed in a centrifuge that separates the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from the blood. This concentrates the platelet count to many times higher than usual, and the result is amazing. From there, it can be used to address skin complaints.
How Often Should I Get PRP Face Treatments?
To get the best results possible, it’s recommended to get PRP treatments every 3-4 weeks for at least 3 months in a row. Of course, this may vary depending on how well your skin responds to the platelet-rich plasma injections.
Is PRP Better Than Botox?
It depends on what you want from your aesthetic or cosmetic treatments. Botox works best for preventing fine lines, wrinkles, dynamic wrinkles, and other small signs of aging. However, PRP facial rejuvenation treatments work best for patients who are looking for ways to increase collagen production and improve the overall quality of their skin.
Botox injections work well to relax and inhibit the nerves that cause dynamic wrinkles on your face. But PRP injections will help your cells reactivate and restore your skin’s natural layers of collagen, elastin, and more.
What Should You Do After a PRP Facial or microneedling session?
Avoid touching your face for at least 6 hours.
Avoid applying makeup on your face until the next day.
Take special care not to irritate your skin by touching it. If you do need to touch your face, make sure to wash your hands with soap and water.
Don’t rub the skin, especially when washing and drying your face.
Use pain relievers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen to reduce any discomfort after the treatment. Especially if you notice pain or swelling lasting longer than 24 hours.
You can apply cold compresses wrapped in a clean dry towel to help reduce swelling and discomfort as well.
Plan to sleep on your back with your face slightly elevated for at least two days after your treatment.
You should also avoid using any kind of exfoliating cleansers on your face for about three days or 72 hours.
You should still moisturize your skin as part of your treatment aftercare.