What is PRP microneedling?
PRP microneedling is a combination of two therapies: platelet-rich plasma and microneedling.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma is blood that contains a high concentration of proteins, or growth factors, that have regenerative effects on the body at a cellular level. PRP is often used for its healing purposes and to regenerate new tissue for those with injuries or chronic conditions like arthritis.
Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is a cosmetic technique that involves puncturing your skin with fine needles at various depths. We use a handheld device equipped with these fine needles to create tiny holes in your skin to make a microscopic wound. As your body attempts to repair these wounds, it generates new collagen production.
When administered in combination with each other, PRP and microneedling provide maximum facial skin rejuvenation so your skin appears younger and healthier.
What should I expect during my PRP microneedling appointment?
First, we draw blood from your arm, just like when you need a blood test. Then, your blood goes into a centrifuge where the platelet-rich plasma gets separated from the other components. Next, you undergo the microneedling treatment in which a handheld device punctures microscopic holes in your skin.
In the last step of the treatment, we apply your PRP blood directly to your skin to further stimulate the natural healing process and to promote new collagen growth. Afterward, your skin will be slightly pink as if you have a sunburn. Most men and women recover completely in 1-3 days.