Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment
This innovative treatment is the new must have anti-aging treatment in the industry. The science behind microneedling is using tiny needles (our dermapen) to ignite collagen and force “controlled injury” to the skin, thus regenerating, rejuvenating and renewing more rapidly. We then apply your own platelet rich plasma to absorb into the tiny little micro puncture wounds we’ve created to heal, firm and tighten the skin.
Single Treatment – 90 minutes, $700
3-Treatment series $1,950 ($650 each)
We recommend 1-2 treatments per year for people who already have great skin and are looking for a plumper, more radiant, youthful-looking glow. For patients with severe acne scars, large pores, brown spots, or deep lines we recommend one treatment once a month for 3 months.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment Benefits
The biggest advantage to microneedling is that it’s a non-destructive, naturopathic-like treatment that actually harnesses the skin’s very own power to naturally rejuvenate, smooth and regenerate itself.
It’s easy to understand how revving up collagen production in the skin alone would result in significant improvements, but microneedling also boosts the release of several important factors responsible for skin growth. The increased amounts of these growth factors circulating in your system further enhances the smoothing of your facial skin, its body, tone and softness. Actually, these same growth factors improve firmness and tone even more by increasing the elastin content of the skin, which helps to tighten and firm age-related laxity.
These benefits are noticeable after a short period of time. A series of 4 – 6 treatments usually gives the best results, but better skin tone and visible improvements in lines and wrinkles are commonly seen within 1 – 2 weeks of the first treatment. These improvements become even more obvious after 3 – 4 weeks, with remodeling improvements in the facial skin actually continuing to develop for the next 6 – 12 months.
Invasive surgeries, lasers, and the harsh chemicals such as chemical peels sometimes cause damage to the skin or unwanted scarring, however microneedling is controlled and relatively harmless. It’s quick, safe, effective, and there is no recovery to speak of – typically just some redness for a day or two.
The revolutionary twist to the microneedling treatment exists through a variation of the procedure. It involves drawing one’s blood and separating the platelet-rich plasma in a centrifuge before injecting it back into the patient’s face.
We refer to the platelet-rich plasma as “liquid gold”, and with good reason. It turns out that PRP has been used in sports medicine for several years: by stimulating collagen and elastin growth, it’s been demonstrated that platelets can kick the healing process into overdrive.
Thanks to modern science, we now know that platelets contain various factors that stimulate the production of collagen, elastic fibers and new blood vessels. Microneedling causes direct trauma to the skin. As a result, the body rushes to repair the wounds, sending platelets and cells to the rescue. As platelets play a significant role in terms of growth factors, it seems particularly appealing to inject the plasma back into the skin through the punctured holes from the dermapen to really speed up the healing of the tissues. After all, PRP is prepared from your own blood so it is perfectly biocompatible. Essentially, your skin is regenerated with its own blood cells.
What to Expect
At the start of a treatment medical grade numbing cream is applied to the patient’s skin, causing vasodilation – which prevents bleeding and less discomfort during the needling process. The second step consists of taking a small amount of the patient’s blood and having it centrifuged in order to separate the red blood cells. Next comes the microneedling itself, after which hyaluronic acid is applied topically to deeply penetrate the skin. The patient’s PRP or “liquid gold” is then applied to the skin along with peptides and green apple stem cells. The treatment ends with LED light, driving all of the nourishing ingredients deeper into the dermis layer.
You should not expect anything as dramatic as the Kim Kardasian video – there is very little bleeding on the face and no large needles are used; we believe that was all done for television ratings. Patients should expect tightness, tenderness and redness for 1-3 days and sometimes slight peeling/flaking on days 3,4 and 5. Please feel free to call or email us with any questions.
To view an actual experience, we did find a very thorough video online and included the link for your reference, https://youtu.be/2N90s3UezJQ.