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Micro-needling with PRP

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Micro-needling with PRP

Are you sick of fine lines, wrinkles, rough skin texture, or acne scars? These skin blemishes are far too common, especially as a result of aging. Fortunately, solutions do exist for these intrusive imperfections. Our micro-needling with PRP can make your skin shine with renewed health and vitality by eliminating skin blemishes, smoothing skin texture, and improving the overall appearance of your skin.

What is the Treatment Like?

We use PRP treatments in conjunction with micro-needling to maximize results. During a PRP treatment, we use the patient’s own platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which contains healing agents that stimulate skin repair. We first take a small vial of blood from your arm, taking less than what’s normally used for a typical blood test. We send the blood through a specialized system that concentrates the blood platelets, providing platelet-rich plasma (which has the appearance and consistency of honey). We apply this PRP to the top of the targeted area.

We then continue with micro-needling, a minimally-invasive, non-surgical and non-ablative procedure that can be used for all parts of the body, such as the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, head, back, and scalp. We use a micro-needling device to create controlled injuries to the skin. The controlled impressions of micro-needling allow fresh blood supply and a deep penetration of the PRP, encouraging regrowth of damaged skin cells. The skin responds to these controlled injuries by producing its own collagen and elastin, both natural healing agents. The procedure happens so quickly that you don’t feel much pain; you’ll feel a sensation similar to light sandpaper brushing your skin.

One of our experienced estheticians applies topical hydrating gels, creams, and serums to the micro-channels to ease any discomfort. The procedure lasts about half an hour, depending on the size of the targeted area, and the entire appointment takes approximately one hour. You’ll experience little down time beyond redness in the targeted area, which lasts as little as 24 hours but up to *4 days.

The Advantage of Micro-Needling

Micro-Needling w/ PRP can lessen the results of hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, traumatic scars, acne scars, and stretch marks. With micro-needling, you’ll see fine lines, wrinkles, and scars slowly fade away in the next six months. Your skin will look and feel continually younger and healthier as it continues to produce collagen. After your treatment, you’ll notice a fresh new glow to your skin. We use our Micro-Needling procedure in conjunction with our FUE hair transplant procedure as well as an independent service.

How Frequent are the Treatments?

We recommend a series of 4-6 treatments every 6-8 weeks. If you have a severe condition, such as advanced wrinkles and aging, extremely visible marks, or deep acne scars, we recommend 7-8 treatments with 6 week intervals.

Who Qualifies to be a Candidate for PRP?

Not everyone qualifies as a candidate for PRP. The state of the skin and blood disease might exclude patients from receiving the treatment. We also need to be aware of all prescription medications and supplements that you’re taking. All skin types or skin colors are candidates.

*Results vary.

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