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PRP microneedling is the next generation in skin rejuvenation treatments. Introducing the PRP component increases the skin’s powerful healing capabilities to generate healthy new skin cells creating a vibrant complexion.
What is PRP microneedling?
PRP is a high concentration of platelets surrounded by its own plasma. It contains fundamental protein growth factors that contribute to healing. PRP microneedling involves applying pure platelet-rich plasma directly on your skin using a microneedling device. The microneedling process encourages these growth factors to embed beneath the skin’s surface expediting the body’s own repair process to stimulate new collagen and elastin.
Microneedling involves ultra fine needles that create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to aid in the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are important to your skin’s overall health because they provide firmness and elasticity to create a more youthful appearance. These micro-channels will allow the PRP to be absorbed more effectively. The skin’s repair process results in a firmer epidermis with a softer appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, skin tone and texture.
What skin condition does PRP microneedling treat?
PRP microneedling can be used on all parts of the body: face, neck, décolleté, hands, and abdomen. It has the ability to treat a wide variety of skin imperfections, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin texture irregularities
- Acne or surgery scars
- Large pores
- Stretch marks
Benefits of PRP microneedling
Benefits of this treatment include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, improved skin tone, with softer, younger looking skin. PRP microneedling is also very effective in improving the appearance of scars or acne scars. By using the patient’s own blood there is virtually no risk of allergic reaction or rejection. Minimal discomfort and minimal downtime also make this procedure very popular when looking for an effective all natural treatment.
What to expect during and following PRP microneedling
The practitioner will draw an amount of blood similar to what is required for a basic lab test. Your blood will be spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other components of the blood.
Our skincare professionals will apply a thin layer of anesthetic gel to provide you with additional comfort during the procedure. A sterile cartridge containing 12 tiny micro-points is attached to the Eclipse Micro-pen elite. The appropriate pen position will be based upon your individual needs. The micropen will glide along your skin until the entire treatment area has been covered, feeling similar to light sandpaper moved across the skin. The PRP is applied directly to the surface of the skin. Depending upon the size of the area treated the procedure takes approximately 15-30 minutes. Most of our patients require a series of three treatments for an optimal outcome.
Following the PRP microneedling procedure you will notice a bright redness to the skin. On average this redness will subside in 1-4 days. You may resume with your normal activities after 1 day.
Most patients notice an immediate glow to their skin. Visible changes will develop over the next several weeks. Collagen and elastin will continue to develop over the next 6 months creating renewed, healthier skin and enhance your overall complexion. Micro-needling with PRP application is an ideal treatment for smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, scars and overall rejuvenation of the skin.
We invite you to schedule a consultation at our Palm Beach Gardens office today, and let esteemed facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Mark R. Murphy, help you create the enhanced appearance you deserve.