You don’t need to undergo invasive treatments to get results. The body is fully capable of healing your skin from the inside out, but sometimes, it needs some help doing so. That’s where Microneedling with PRP comes in. At The Facebar Aesthetic Medicine in Pasadena, MD, we are proud to offer this effective treatment designed to transform your skin, restore youth, and give you an envy-worthy glow.
Microneedling With PRP
Microneedling with PRP is a powerful facial treatment that stimulates collagen production and results in anti-aging effects. It’s a minimally invasive facial rejuvenating treatment that delivers dramatic results in just a few sessions. Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy because it stimulates collagen production. The treatment uses a pen-like device to receptively stamp the skin to create tiny channels across the surface at different depths.
What Is PRP?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. It is derived from your blood and contains many different growth factors and healing properties that can help transform your skin and treat some of the most bothersome skin conditions. When PRP is in conjunction with microneedling, the treatment is twice as powerful and is often referred to as the “Vampire Facial.”
What Does It Treat?
This treatment has become so popular not only because it is noninvasive and requires no downtime but because it delivers results. It can address and improve many stubborn skin conditions, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- Large pores
- Skin laxity
- Poor skin texture
- Aging skin
How Does It Work?
When the device creates tiny channels in the skin, the body views these punctures as tiny injuries and responds by shifting into healing mode, creating new collagen. Increased collagen in your problem areas results in firmer, more youthful-looking skin. Microneedling itself as a stand-alone treatment results in positive skin changes, but when PRP is added to the treatment, the results are even better.
The PRP used during treatment is derived from your blood. When you arrive for your treatment, you will undergo a standard blood draw. Then, your blood will be placed in a device called a centrifuge. This device spins the blood to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood. During the microneedling treatment, the device creates tiny channels in the skin, and when the PRP solution is applied, the body absorbs it and all of its growth factors.
How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?
Microneedling with PRP takes approximately one hour, a treatment time that can be compared to a standard facial. There is no downtime, and you can resume your normal daily activities as soon as your treatment is complete. You should avoid excess sun exposure to protect your skin. Once your treatment is complete, we will provide you with any necessary aftercare instructions.
Trusting Your Body
The body has so many different healing powers that, when activated, can transform your skin and your complexion. When you choose a powerful treatment like microneedling with PRP, you will activate those powers and initiate a skin transformation unlike anything you’ve experienced before, with no downtime. Sometimes the best-kept secrets really are some of the simplest things, and this treatment is one of them.