Microneedling with PRP
Microneedling is precisely how it sounds: a procedure that involves sterile needles creating tiny, superficial punctures in the skin. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is frequently used topically as part of a facial, along with Microneedling to enhance penetration into the skin, and it is even injected into the skin.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is taken from your own blood. As a whole, blood contains plasma, red and white blood cells, and platelets. A typical PRP procedure begins when some of your blood is taken and then spun in a centrifuge, which separates the platelets from the blood cells. The end result is a liquid with a golden hue. This liquid is full of proteins and growth factors that speed up the body’s natural healing. The doctor first spreads the plasma on your face and then follows up with Microneedling across your face, which helps you absorb the proteins.
Together, PRP and Microneedling can effectively stimulate collagen growth. This occurs because the “problem” is generally attacked from beneath the skin and on top of it. The PRP procedure is safe for everyone, but those with clotting conditions requiring blood thinners or people with other blood-related health issues should steer clear of the needles.
If you are interested in getting this procedure done, your first step is to schedule a free consultation. The doctors at Remedy Sports and Regenerative Medicine in Walnut Creek can answer any questions you may have about the procedure, as well as discuss any related costs. Treatment sessions are generally spaced out a few weeks apart, depending on the doctor’s recommendations. There is minimal recovery time for this treatment. Call Remedy Sports and Regenerative Medicine at (925) 291-9911 to learn more about rejuvenating your skin with microneedling.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes. Several skin imperfections, which are generally treated with lasers or IPL, are able to be addressed with a series of skin needling treatments. Microneedling treatments are non-ablative, or less invasive, do not cause trauma to the skin, and are a safe, effective tool in an anti-aging skin care regimen. You won’t have to avoid the sun after treatment, though sun protection is always recommended.
Since we numb for this procedure, we include the numbing time. Numbing time is about 20-30 minutes and the actual micro needling process itself usually takes about 15-30 minutes, depending on skin thickness, areas being treated, and any target issues. In short, the average total treatment time for a micro needling session is one hour.
Microneedling is truly non-ablative and produces little downtime – skin may be red and sensitive for about two to three hours after treatment.
Though most people are great candidates for micro needling and can be treated very successfully, there are certain people with pre-existing conditions that may keep them from being candidates for this service. The following contraindications will eliminate someone as a candidate for a micro needling procedure: Hemophilia, Skin Diseases, Eczema, Autoimmune Diseases, Allergies, History of Cold Sores, History or Tendency to Keloid Scar, History of Cancers, Acute Infections, Broken or Bleeding Scabs.
Micro needling is a professional procedure that is performed in a board-certified doctor’s office only. In an effort to save money, some people might opt for home rollers instead. Unlike professional micro needling done by a licensed medical professional, rollers do not puncture the skin hardly at all. While this might seem a less painful option, you will not achieve the same results. The punctures made during professional micro needling are designed to induce collagen production and skin rejuvenation. With a roller device, you may achieve brighter skin at best, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. If you’re interested in more dramatic, long-term results, micro needling is a much better option than a store-bought roller device.