Microneedling with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is the key treatment to jump-start and maintain your skincare goals. 

SkinPen®, the first-ever FDA cleared Microneedling device is an effective, non-invasive medical-grade treatment designed to address fine lines and wrinkles, coarse skin texture, enlarged pores, and has proven successful in treating acne scarring. 

Perhaps the best part, Microneedling with PRP has virtually no downtime so the process fits conveniently into your schedule and budget.

How does it work?

Also known as micro channeling, or collagen-induced therapy, Microneedling stimulates your own collagen remodeling by delivering a controlled microtrauma to the dermis with tiny needles. 

During the treatment, your own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is spread over the skin.  The micro channels created by the SkinPen® help to draw the PRP into the deeper layers of the skin.  As your skin heals, growth factors are released and a remodeling occurs, inducing collagen and elastin stimulation.  This process results in smoother, softer, more luminous skin.

Where does the PRP come from?

At the beginning of your appointment, we will draw a small amount of blood from you.  Because of this, please come to your treatment well hydrated and having eaten.  Your sample of blood is placed in a centrifuge to spin, which separates the platelet rich plasma from the other components in the blood. 

What will I feel during and after treatment?

Because topical numbing cream is applied prior to treatment you will be surprised at how little discomfort you experience during your Microneedling with PRP procedure.  When the treatment is finished your skin will begin to feel taut and will appear red or flushed, like a mild sunburn. 

You may also experience mild swelling, tightness, and peeling.  These are normal effects and typically clear within 24-72 hours following the procedure.  It is advised that you not wet your skin for 5-24 hours after the procedure to allow the PRP to continue to penetrate the skin. 

While the immediate tightening and redness will subside within 24-72 hours, your skin’s appearance will progressively improve in tone and texture in the weeks to come.

How many treatments will I need?

Microneedling with PRP is packaged in a series of three (3) treatments to the face to achieve maximum results.  These treatments should be spaced four to six weeks apart.  More serious conditions such as acne scarring may require additional treatments.  The neck and décolletage (upper chest area) are commonly treated as well.  Maintenance treatments should be considered every six to nine months and can typically be accomplished with a single treatment versus repeating the series.

How can I learn more?

Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation with Hillary Ching, PA-C to learn more about Microneedling with PRP.  Or, if you’re ready to begin treatment, call today to schedule.