Microneedling is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that deliberately uses fine needles to create “micro-injuries” in the skin. That stimulates the natural wound-healing process, thereby prompting a boost in collagen and elastin production. Microneedling works to naturally heal scars, correct hyperpigmentation and stretch marks, reduce signs of aging, and more.
For microneedling with plasma-rich platelets (PRP), your blood will be spun in a centrifuge to create a plasma that contains a high concentration of platelets. These platelets are rich in skin-boosting growth factors that amplify the effects of the microneedling treatment. Topical application of PRP improves your desired outcomes and decreases how long the swelling and redness will last following the treatment session.
Microneedling with PRP has become popularly known as the “vampire facial.” In a microneedling treatment, the fine needles create tiny micro-channels in your skin. These channels allow topical serums to penetrate deep within the dermis for optimal effect. By using your blood cells as a topical treatment, you increase your body’s regenerative power via the unique, nourishing growth factors contained within the platelets. These growth factors stimulate the repair of injured tissues and collagen growth, new skin cells, connective tissues, and more.
Microneedling with PRP can be used to treat:
Adding PRP to a microneedling procedure can speed healing and stimulate additional collagen and elastin growth, thereby accelerating skin renewal. In this way, PRP can induce superior results to microneedling alone.
A 2019 review of published studies on using microneedling with PRP for acne scars showed that this treatment combination reduced the appearance of scars, produced higher patient satisfaction, and decreased how much downtime patients required after the treatment.
When you come in for a session of microneedling with PRP, a small blood sample will get taken. While the sample is being processed in a centrifuge to create the platelet-rich plasma, your doctor will apply a numbing cream to the treatment area to prevent any discomfort. Next, your doctor will use a handheld device to roll the microneedles over the treatment area, opening up micro-channels in the dermis.
The next step will be to apply the PRP to the skin, which has gotten prepped to absorb the treatment and receive maximum benefit. From start to finish, the entire process only takes about half an hour. Afterward, your skin will feel firmer and tighter, and the overall appearance of the skin will continue improving over the next few weeks. You can resume your regular activity immediately after leaving the doctor’s office post-treatment, but try to leave the PRP residue on your skin and not wash it off until the following day to optimize benefits.
Microneedling treatments with PRP are safe to repeat once a month, although most sessions get scheduled about six weeks apart. The body should receive at least four weeks to produce collagen between treatments. Although some patients enjoy good results after one session, most require three to five to obtain their desired results.
The Med Spot is a five-star medical practice that draws clients from Tarzana, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Woodland Hills, and the surrounding areas. Dr. Michelle Reyes is well-respected for enhancing her patient’s health, attractiveness, and confidence through proven technologies like microneedling with PRP. This simple, short procedure can harness your own body’s healing power to transform your skin and help you look your best.
Loyal clients from celebrities to private individuals trust The Med Spot for healthy age management and non-invasive cosmetic care. To learn how Microneedling with PRP could work for you, schedule a personal one-on-one consultation with Dr. Michelle Reyes.