This treatment uses the healing power of your own blood to regenerate skin tissue.
What to Expect from the Power Combination of Microneedling (Skin Pen) with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Microneedling and Platelet Rich Plasma are used in conjunction. This facial treatment has been used by celebrities to reverse the signs of aging, firm the skin and so much more.
What is Microneedling
Microneedling is the processes also known commonly as the collagen induction therapy. Fine needles create numerous puncture wounds in the skin painlessly and effectively. This stimulates the body to heal itself naturally. This process causes collagen and elastin production which reverses the aging effect. This is a process that reduces wrinkles, repairs scars, reverses skin damage and shrinks pores. It is basically the answer to all our problems! Purity Medical Spa embraced and uses it to help its clientele achieve the best versions of themselves.
SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the only microneedling device in the world cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars for ages 22 and up.
With as few as three non-invasive and affordable treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can improve your appearance for six months after your last treatment – and step out with confidence. Can any other microneedling device make a similar claim? In a word, no.
This procedure typically only 30 minutes, depending on the size treated and the desired results. Due to their non-invasive nature, microneedling sessions usually require little to no downtime for patients.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections added to the service increases collagen production, skin tightening and toning, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, acne damage and scaring, crow’s feet, dark circles under eyes, hyperpigmentation, regenerate skin tissue under eyes by making dark circles vanish, regenerate skin tissues around the jawbone, mouth, under the chin, on the neck, removes lines around the upper lip, acne scars & reduce wrinkles around the mouth & tighten sagging skin. Platelet Rich Plasma is also used throughout the body for muscles, joints and other body ailments.
Platelet Rich Plasma and Microneedling
You may have seen online photos of a celebrity or influencer’s face covered with blood after this procedure. However, these pictures show an older method of applying whole blood to the skin while Microneedling. With recent advances in treatment, only the PRP from the blood is applied to the face. The result is a milder pinkness or redness on the face with all the healing benefits.
You may be considered a good candidate for this procedure if you’re in sound health and looking to treat minor signs of aging.
It may not be the best option for you if:
- You’re pregnant
- Use Accutane for acne
- Have certain skin conditions, facial eczema or rosacea
- Have a history of poor wound healing
- Have had skin radiation in the last 12 months
Dr. Fadi Alhafez will evaluate your medical history to determine if you’re a good candidate for Microneedling with PRP
How do you prepare for your appointment
Avoiding direct sun exposure or tanning the week before your appointment, drinking lots of water in the final days before your appointment, arranging a ride home from your appointment, arrive with a clean face.
What to expect during your appointment
Microneedling with PRP is a quick process compared to other cosmetic procedures.
Before the appointment please arrive at your provider’s office at least ten minutes before your appointment. This will give you time to finish up any last-minute paperwork or payments.
When you’re ready, your nurse or doctor may give you a gown to change into. After cleansing your skin, your doctor will apply a topical anesthetic. This will need to set for at least 30 minutes before Microneedling begins.
The procedure involves two steps. First, a syringe of blood will be drawn, usually from your arm, while your face is numbing. Second, the blood is then put into a centrifuge, which separates the PRP from the blood. The PRP solution is then massaged into the treatment area during Microneedling. Then the Microneedling process is started which lasts around 30 minutes. During this time your doctor will apply a professional-grade FDA-approved device to your face and move it in sweeping or circular motions. The microneedling treatment opens channels into your skin, allowing for good penetration of the PRP.
Once the procedure is finished, your doctor will apply a serum or balm to help soothe any redness and irritation.
What to expect after treatment?
The good news is that PRP contains your own blood, so there’s little chance of cross-contamination or infection. This helps the healing process
Recovery for this procedure is relatively minimal. You can go back to school or work the next day if you wish.
There may still be some redness and other signs of minor irritation, but you’ll want to avoid applying too many products to your skin. Simply cleanse and moisturize your skin twice a day. Follow with a lightweight mineral base makeup, as desired, to minimize redness. Dr. Fadi Alhafez may also recommend or provide products to help your skin recover.
What to avoid after the procedure?
- Avoid sun exposure and harsh skin treatments during this time.
- Avoid alcohol-based products and exfoliates during the recovery stage.
- Avoid rigorous activities for the first 24 hours that might cause excessive sweating and heat production. Sweating may cause additional irritation and rigorous activities may increase the risk of swelling or bruising.
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