Microneedling with PRP (Micro-PRP)
Ever since Kim Kardashian had a PRP treatment, also referred by many as Vampire Facial, it has become a very popular procedure for skin rejuvenation.
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma, often referred to as “PRP’, means abundant platelets that are concentrated into a small volume of plasma. This technique uses collagen induction to stimulate skin remodelling and new tissue formation, leaving your skin rejuvenated and more youthful.
PPR has greater concentrations of growth factors compared to the whole blood and is used in varied specialities like dermatology, plastic surgery, orthopedics and dentistry. The growth factors in PRP help in tissue repair, remodeling and promotion of growth of cells. PRP is used in various dermatological indications ranging from treatment of acne scars, age spots, wrinkles, fine lines, stretch marks, pigmentation, and even enlarged pores.
What is Microneedling?
In February 2016, Vogue Magazine declared Microneedling as the next best thing in skincare with this quote from a famous medical aesthestician:
“Done regularly, microneedling will make your skin act like it did in your 20s - it’ll be thicker, it’ll glow, it’ll have the most beautiful tone and texture.”
Microneedling is the insertion of very fine short needles into the skin using a microneedling pen. The pen is made up of micro-fine needles that range in diameter from 0.5 and 2.5 millimeters. But if the prospect of multiple needle wounds sounds slightly ominous, rest assured, your experienced Amazing Medspa Healthcare Provider will put some numbing cream on your skin for about 30 to 45 minutes. Also, the the punctures are more like pin-pricks that enter only skin deep. The PRP is added to your skin during the microneedling procedure.
What’s the downtime after having this procedure?
This is minimally invasive procedure returns your complexion to normal within just a few days with less stress.
What Skin Types are used for PRP?
Since it uses the body’s natural regenerative process, microneedling is suitable for all skin types!
When do I see my results?
You can expect to see noticeable improvements in your skin within the first few days of your PRP microneedling session as your body’s healing mechanisms take action. Because skin cell renewal is a gradual process, you can expect to see continued improvement for several weeks.