Microneedling alone is one of the best choices when it comes to minimally-invasive facial treatment. Over the years of being practiced by dermatologists, it is an aesthetic procedure that promises to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, tighten the skin, and bring back naturally young-looking skin. This happens with the use of a specialized equipment with micro needles gently applied all over the face to stimulate new collagen production. The successful result of microneedling is always visible to its patients, but when combined with PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma), it creates even more results than just minimizing the signs of aging.
What is Microneedling and PRP?
The microneedling is a cosmetic procedure primarily used to minimize the signs of aging. During a standard session, your provider uses a Rejuvepen that mechanically with special needles to puncture the skin and stimulate the production of new collagen. For this reason, microneedling is also known as collagen induction or percutaneous collagen induction therapy.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can be added to the session as an injection or topically for an additional fee. PRP may improve healing and reduce the duration of redness and swelling that occurs after microneedling. Studies show that microneedling with PRP improves outcomes in patients undergoing microneedling for acne scars, but the evidence is currently inconclusive.
How to Prepare for the Appointment:
Your provider will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for your treatment. This may include:
- Avoiding unprotected and excessive sun exposure or tanning several weeks before your appointment
- Drinking plenty of water in the days leading up to your appointment
- Arrive bare-faced (you can clean that morning, but avoid using makeup or moisturizer)
Before the Procedure:
Arrive at your provider’s office at least 15 minutes before your appointment. This gives you time to deal with any paperwork or last-minute payments.
After cleaning your skin, your provider will apply a topical anesthetic. This must be set for at least 30 minutes before microneedling begins.
During the Procedure:
A small amount of blood is drawn using a syringe from your arm while your face is anesthetized. The blood is then placed in a specialized container called a centrifuge which separates the PRP from other components of the blood.
The PRP solution is then massaged into the treatment area, usually after microneedling. The microneedling treatment creates small controlled microdots in the skin that allows the penetration of the PRP.
In the past, PRP was injected into the skin as an independent procedure, but it is becoming more common to use it with microneedling.
After the Procedure:
Once the procedure is done, your provider may apply a serum or balm to soothe redness and irritation. You may also have the option of putting on makeup to hide temporary side effects if you wish to go back to a normal routine or errands.
If you don’t experience any side effects, go home at this point. While many people will be comfortable enough to drive home, arranging a drive home in advance can help avoid any confusion.
Microneedling creates tiny holes within the surface of the skin. In rare cases, this may introduce bacteria into the skin and cause an infection.
PRP treatment is typically safe since it uses the person’s own blood for the procedure. Patients ought to follow the medical aid directions that their practitioner provides to cut back the chance of any complications.
If the patient experiences any severe pain or side effects once the treatment is done, they must see a doctor as soon as possible.
Microneedling with PRP might not be appropriate for pregnant women or individuals with specific conditions or alternative risk factors such as the following:
- Have used or are using isotretinoin to treat acne active acne skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea history of scarring or bruising easily
- Blood or platelet disorder
- Have had major surgery in the last 6 months
- A chronic disease
- An infection on the face, such as herpes.
If people fall into any of these categories, they should consult with their provider about the safety of microneedles with PRP treatment.
Traditional microneedling is used to treat everything from age spots and wrinkles to scars and certain forms of hyperpigmentation. PRP can amplify these effects and help you get your desired results faster. Although microneedling can be used to treat scars and stretch marks on other areas of the skin, most studies with PRP and scars seem to focus on treating the face.
The term vampire facial typically refers to microneedling with PRP that is then applied topically.
Microneedling with PRP is broadly popular and effective for treating signs of aging, specifically:
- Age spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin conditions such as discoloring
When Will You See Results of Microneedling with PRP?
By creating tiny micro-injuries, microneedling speeds up the body’s natural healing response and sends out collagen-rich tissue to repair and replace the damaged areas. Microneedling uses the body’s repair mechanisms to achieve a smooth, radiant, and more even effect on the skin. Initial skin tightening and pore shrinkage can be seen immediately after treatment. However, you won’t see the final microneedling results for about four to six weeks after your anti-aging treatment. Both collagen production and cellular turnover are accelerated, but it still takes time for your body to produce new, strong, and healthy collagen.
Where to Get Microneedling with PRP:
Microneedling with PRP is the holy grail of skin rejuvenating and age-defying treatment. The successful combination of these procedures should be done by a professional provider with years of experience. If you want to guarantee the result of Microneedling with PRP procedure, you may contact Simplicity Medspa for an appointment or send us an email at [email protected] for your queries and we will be happy to help you.
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