What is PRP Skin Rejuvenation?
PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma and is part of many techniques designed to rejuvenate skin and hair. For this treatment, the PRP is created from a small sample of blood taken from the patient. The blood cells are separated from the plasma, which has an abundance of platelets that contain growth factors. These growth factors are what stimulates the skin’s cell turnover rate and regrowth. This means that when combined with skin rejuvenation treatments it can be highly effective.
The most common PRP Skin Rejuvenation treatment is a modified form of microneedling (also known as Epidermal Collagen Induction Therapy). Microneedling is a skin treatment that uses very small needles to create micro-channels in the skin (as opposed to other skin treatments that remove layers of skin) that jumpstart the skin’s restorative and healing functions. The use of PRP matrix can augment this process, giving an overall skin rejuvenation and excellent results.
Who is a Candidate for PRP Microneedling Treatment?
PRP Microneedling will be beneficial for most patients since it utilizes the patient’s own blood properties. This also means that there is a low chance the patient will experience irritation or have a reaction to the treatment. Those who wish to undergo this treatment should not have any open sores or skin conditions that may inhibit successful results. Additionally, any patient who has a blood condition or is currently using blood thinners may not be a good candidate for this treatment. Patients that will benefit the most from PRP Microneedling are those who are experiencing poor skin tone or texture, scarring, or other signs of aging. These issues can be improved by energizing the skin’s natural regrowth process.
What Happens During PRP Microneedling Treatment?
After the patient’s skin is cleansed, a light numbing agent will be applied for 30-40 minutes.
The Eclipse Micropen Elite is gently glided over the treatment area creating tiny needle wounds (micro-channels) in the outer layer of the skin (epidermis). The PRP is pushed into the skin with the needles. The needling and the depth of it result in the redness and swelling of the skin, which will require a day or two to normalize (most inflammation and swelling is mild).
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
After treatment is complete, the skin can become sensitive. Patients may experience redness, but most of it should diminish within one to two days. Overall, the recovery time usually lasts for about three days. To help your skin heal well, you will be instructed to use specific skincare products. A treatment plan can also be set up during a consultation. This will ensure that you have scheduled treatments planned in order to maintain your youthful, glowing skin.
Schedule Your Consultation
To discuss how PRP treatments can benefit you and your aesthetic goals, contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Kayastha and our expert aestheticians who can recommend a comprehensive skin treatment plan for your unique needs.