We often combine micro-needling treatments with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) at Q Medical Spa in Rochester, New York, to give clients enhanced results over micro-needling alone. Used to encourage the skin’s natural healing and rejuvenation process, micro-needling with PRP uses the body’s own platelets to enhance the results of micro-needling. These platelets contain growth factors which are released to accelerate the body’s healing process by promoting the production of new collagen and elastin. The addition of PRP with micro-needling is an ideal treatment for clients looking to soften signs of aging including wrinkles and fine lines, and superficial scars such as acne scars.
The Eclipse MicroPen® glides over the treatment area and uses tiny needle pricks to create micro injuries in the skin. If PRP is used, a small amount of your blood is drawn from your arm, and then spun down in a machine that separates out the platelet-rich plasma. Once this is done, the PRP is then applied to the treatment area while the micro-needling is performed. It will penetrate the skin through the small channels that are created and enhance the growth factors. PRP can also be injected into areas of the face that require more significant correction.
Recovery time is minimal, making this the perfect treatment for those who want to rejuvenate their skin effectively without surgery or significant downtime. The face may be swollen and red for 1 to 2 days following treatment, and exercise may be resumed the day after treatment or as advised by your practitioner.
Frequency and Results:
It is recommended that patients receive anywhere from 4 to 8 treatments, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart for optimal results. However, patients typically begin to see results after 2 treatments as new collagen is produced. By repeating this treatment as recommended by your practitioner and following a healthy skincare regimen at home, you can dramatically improve your skin’s overall appearance.