Last Updated on March 14, 2023 by
Rewind the effects of time for a more youthful appearance.
Microneedling with PRP, also known as platelet-rich plasma, is a form of microneedling with the use of the patient’s plasma from their blood. This plasma contains stem cells and nutrient-rich platelets that accelerate the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin to provide overall skin rejuvenation when injected back into the skin.
You may have also heard microneedling with PRP therapy called the “Vampire Facial,” or a PRP facial. While neither microneedling nor PRP therapy are new procedures, they have become increasingly popular as a non-invasive, non-surgical option for those who wish to improve their skin concerns and fight aging signs.
How does PRP work?
A PRP facial starts a process called neocollagenesis, the body’s natural wound response. By essentially creating tiny wounds or punctures, collagen and elastin production are jumpstarted into the skin. Collagen and elastin occur naturally in our bodies, but their production diminishes as we age. Since they’re the building blocks to firm, younger-looking skin, in stimulating the body to produce these new cells, new skin can be revealed on the surface.
The benefits of PRP.
PRP therapy has a number of benefits. A microneedling procedure with PRP can improve skin texture and tone, reduce fine lines and acne scarring, fight hyperpigmentation and stimulate skin cell production for a plumper, more radiant complexion.
Even those who have not begun to show signs of aging can benefit from a PRP facial. By promoting new cell turnover, skin is consistently and visibly renewed, preventing wrinkles and fine lines before they can even begin.
Who is a Candidate for PRP Microneedling?
What to expect during your treatment.
A numbing cream will be applied and sits for 30 minutes to prevent any pain or discomfort during the microneedling session. One of our trained staff will draw a small blood sample, which is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the rest of the blood.
After the numbing cream is removed, the plasma that has been synthesized from your blood will be spread on the face as a dermapen is passed over all areas of the face to allow the PRP to be injected into the treatment area.
The microneedling pen has several tiny needles that can be adjusted in depth depending on the severity of your skin concerns. Typically in your first session, a more shallow depth is used until you can work up to a deeper one.