At Rejuvene Plastic Surgery in Hebron, KY, our skincare experts custom-tailor every treatment for both men and women, including microneedling with PRP. Microneedling is a treatment that stimulates collagen with a device called the Rejuvapen; the collagen production results get even better when we add PRP, platelet-rich plasma, to the process. This treatment is perfect for men and women looking for an anti-aging treatment that produces natural and noticeable results to increase collagen growth.
Microneedling With PRP: The Anti-Aging Treatment That Promotes Collagen Production
Microneedling is an incredibly effective treatment that naturally and visibly improves skin health while eliminating certain imperfections. However, microneedling with PRP is even more effective because you can achieve nearly twice the results with one procedure. When you add PRP to your microneedling treatment, expect to see increased collagen production, elastin production, improved skin volume, and even better skin tone and texture.
How Microneedling Stimulates Collagen Growth
Microneedling stimulates collagen growth by creating tiny wounds on the skin’s surface, and the body reacts to these micro-injuries with increased collagen production. The process also creates micro-channels in the skin, so anything you apply to the skin after the treatment process will better absorb into the dermis, including collagen stimulating and anti-aging products.
When we use PRP during treatment, the topical solution absorbs into these channels. It helps the body generate new, healthy skin cells with powerful growth factors and regenerative capabilities.
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma and is a substance found in human blood. The platelet-rich plasma contains growth factors and regenerative properties designed to heal the body. It promotes a healthier and more youthful complexion when used on the skin after a microneedling treatment.
Your platelet-rich plasma comes directly from your body which means that you don’t have to worry about experiencing an allergic or adverse reaction after the treatment process.
The Rejuvapen Microneedling Treatment Process
The microneedling with PRP treatment process is straightforward. First, our expert technician will apply a topical numbing solution to your skin.
Once it takes effect, the treatment process will begin, and the technician will use the Rejuvapen to gently stamp the sterile medical-grade needles into the skin. The Rejuvapen creates thousands of tiny micro-channels across the skin’s surface, and your body will respond by cleansing the wounds and increasing collagen and elastin production.
Microneedling With PRP
Microneedling with PRP involves adding a topical platelet-rich plasma solution to the microneedling treatment process. After the microneedling portion of the treatment is complete, the technician will apply the PRP solution to the skin so that it can absorb into the micro-channels and create visible changes in the appearance, health, and clarity of the skin.
Obtaining and Using the PRP
The PRP used during the treatment process comes from your blood, so we must perform a standard blood draw to obtain it. Once we have a sample of your blood, we will need to separate the PRP from the rest of your blood. We do this by placing your blood sample in a device called a centrifuge.
The centrifuge is designed to separate ingredients in a solution by spinning rapidly for several minutes. During this process, the Platelet-Rich-Plasma separates from the rest of the blood and rises to the top of the vial. Then, once the PRP is isolated and removed, our expert providers will prepare it for treatment and apply it to the skin. Once applied, it will absorb into the deeper layers and begin to create lasting changes.
Frequently Asked Questions
When Will I See Results?
Patients often notice initial improvements in their appearance immediately following their treatment due to an instant contraction of the existing collagen that makes the skin appear tighter and firmer. The best results typically appear within four to six weeks of the treatment since your body will ramp up your collagen production during that time. You’ll see your skin slowly improve in the weeks following your treatment, especially when you follow your treatment regimen as directed by our skin rejuvenation experts.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
The entire treatment process takes approximately one hour to complete. When it’s over, you can resume your normal daily activities.
What Does It Treat?
This treatment stimulates collagen and, in doing so, treats several different skin conditions. It can reverse sun damage, promote an even skin tone, reduce the appearance of acne scars and pockmarks, brighten dull skin, shrink large pores, treat broken capillaries, and even reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
When combined with platelet-rich plasma, the extra growth factors and nutrients can help reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness under the eyes, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and help your complexion look fuller and less hollow.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
We typically recommend that patients schedule three treatments with four to six weeks between each. Follow-up treatments every year can help maintain a healthy complexion long-term.
Who Is a Candidate for This Collagen Induction Treatment?
Most men and women make good candidates for microneedling with PRP. Nearly anyone who wants to naturally enhance their complexion and reverse the signs of aging can benefit from this treatment. Those who want to increase circulation, speed cellular turnover rate, achieve a radiant and clear complexion, and restore volume by increasing collagen production should call our office in Northern Kentucky for a consultation.
Those with active acne or an infection in the planned treatment area won’t qualify for treatment until the area has healed. The best way to determine if this treatment is right for you is by scheduling an initial consultation with one of our skin rejuvenation expert providers, who can evaluate your skin, and learn more about your health history. We will then design an individualized treatment plan that’s unique and based completely on the needs of your skin.
Enhance Your Complexion The Natural Way
Microneedling with PRP is a simple yet effective treatment that will enhance your complexion and resolve some of your worst and most stubborn skin conditions. Our expert skincare providers will treat you at our office, where we have an intimate setting designed to promote your relaxation and comfort while we address and improve your skin with a treatment plan that’s custom-designed for your needs.