Microneedling with PRP improves age spots, wrinkles scars, and other forms of hyperpigmentation. PRP injections help to lift these spots and to achieve desired results faster. Although can be used to treat scars and stretch marks, PRP is designed for the face only.
Before starting the Microneedling with PRP, the face of the patient should be clean and the doctor will apply local anesthesia. Then will apply a professional-grade derma roller or FDA-approved device to the face and move it in sweeping or circular motions.
A syringe of blood will be drawn, usually from the arm while the face is numbing. The blood is then placed into a centrifuge, which separates the PRP from the blood. The PRP solution is then massaged into the treatment area, either during or after Microneedling with PRP. This treatment opens channels into the skin, allowing for good penetration of the PRP.
Once the procedure is finished, the doctor will apply a serum or balm to help relieve any redness and irritation. Also, can be used a portion of the blood drawn known as platelet-poor plasma.
After the treatment the skin may still have some redness and other signs of minor irritation, the patient should clear and moisturize the skin twice a day. For at least 72 hours after the treatment, the patient should avoid alcohol-based products and exfoliants on the face. Also, should avoid; sun exposure and activities that might cause excessive sweating and heat production because it may slow down the results and cause additional irritation.
Using PRP with traditional Microneedling treatments results in smoother, firmer skin. But as with other Microneedling procedures, these results won’t last forever. After the treatment, the patient will need to follow up with the doctor once a year for potential maintenance.