PRP is an upgrade option to any Microneedling or Microchanneling treatment.
Microneedling or Microchanneling Facial with PRP
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are used to stimulate healing in deteriorating or injured joints, tendons and ligaments. And PRP can also be used for facial rejuvenation! Sometimes it is referred to as the Vampire Facial.
Your blood is made up of red and white blood cells, and platelets and plasma. By isolating the platelets, we can introduce concentrated growth factors directly to tissue. When applied to the skin, these platelets work to refresh, revive and stimulate firm, youthful skin.
First, micro-needling is performed to open up the skin. A handheld device containing tiny needles gently creates micro-punctures in the surface of the skin. In so doing, microneedling makes the skin more receptive to the topical application of PRP and the penetration and absorption is maximized.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a non-surgical treatment for a wide range of injuries, ailments and chronic pain. This innovative approach uses growth factors and protein from your blood to speed healing and alleviate pain. It is a fast-growing area of orthopedics and sports medicine. These “autologous” injections are derived from your own blood, and are not synthetic or taken from a donor.
Benefits of Upgrading Your Microneedling or Microchanneling Treatment with PRP
- Increase Collagen Production: Microneedling with PRP is a powerful collagen stimulator. When the tiny needles cause microinjuries to the skin, this stimulates the body’s natural healing processes including collagen and elastin production.
- Improved Wrinkles and Fine Lines: One of the primary benefits of combining microneedling and PRP therapy is the treatment’s ability to speed up cell turnover. This process combined with collagen production, results in the improvement of wrinkles and fine lines for smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
- Tighter, Smoother Skin: Following a microneedling treatment with PRP therapy, you’ll notice tighter firmer skin that’s softer and smoother. This is especially beneficial to those who notice their skin starting to sag and become dull over the years.
- Reduced Skin Discoloration: Have you noticed an increased number of sun spots, dark spots, and other forms of discoloration? As your collagen production increases after a microneedling treatment with PRP therapy, this improves the appearance of skin discoloration including sunspots, dark spots, melasma, and hyperpigmentation.
- Long-Lasting Results: One of the primary benefits of PRP therapy is that the results are long-lasting. In fact, for most people, the final results of microneedling with PRP aren’t fully visible until a couple of months after the treatment session. This is because it takes some time for the body’s natural healing process to respond and reveal treatment results.
How Effective is PRP?
PRP is clinically proven as an effective means of regenerative medicine and takes aesthetics to a higher level. PRP is used extensively in multiple specialties for replacement and renewal of cells, tissues, or organs due to its low invasiveness, high healing properties, readily available, and abundance in Growth Factors. In fact, PRP is considered a highly potent Growth Factor Cocktail that promotes wound healing and tissue remodeling—desired qualities in skin rejuvenation.
Some studies indicate that PRP has upwards of 500+ different types of Growth Factors, all of which can stimulate new cell growth and improve cellular proliferation, differentiation, and regeneration ultimately leading to skin rejuvenation and hyaluronic acid production (Platelet-rich plasma in aesthetics (Nov, 2021), Journal of Indian Dermatology, doi: 10.4103/idoj.idoj_290_21).
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Your body has an amazing capacity to heal itself. PRP therapy jumpstarts and nourishes that natural healing process using your own blood components.
Your blood contains platelets and plasma, in addition to red and white blood cells. The platelets and plasma contain proteins and growth factors, which are the desired substances when it comes to therapy.
Here is how the process works:
- Your blood is drawn from your arm.
- The vials of blood are inserted into a centrifuge which spins them around at a high rate of speed.
- The action of the centrifuge separates the various components of the blood, so that the plasma is isolated from the other components.
- The isolated plasma contains many more platelets than a normal sample of blood.
- The platelet-rich plasma is injected directly into the treatment area.
- The growth factors in the platelets kickstart the healing process, and kickstart the production of new cells, collagen and tissue.
PRP for Hair Loss
Platelet-rich plasma can be used to stimulate hair growth by injecting the blood directly into the scalp. The injections are a concentration of platelets from your own blood. While research is ongoing, the idea is that the blood and growth factors introduced to the hair follicles prompt the growth of hair. Find out if you are a candidate for this treatment if you are experiencing hair loss.