Microneedling with PRP
WHAT IS A PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP)?
Platelet Rich Plasma is produced from your own blood. PRP is a is an effective treatment that uses your body’s own plasma to reverse the aging process by stimulating collagen production and tissue regeneration.
HOW DOES PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) WORK?
PRP stimulates your own cells to boost your collagen production resulting in smoother, firmer skin. The platelets gradually release different growth factors which stimulate your body’s natural process of collagen production and tissue regeneration. This non-invasive treatment utilizes your blood’s natural healing and restorative power.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING MY PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) TREATMENT?
A small amount of your blood is collected to isolate natural PRP for injection into your skin. PRP is applied directly onto the skin as a serum which gets micro-needled into your skin. This stimulates the creation of collagen as well as your natural healing process. You will require a series of approximately 1-4 treatments approximately 4 weeks apart.
HOW LONG WILL MY PLATELET RICH PLASMA TREATMENT LAST?
You can expect to see the results of PRP gradually. Approximately 3-4 weeks after your first PRP session you will start to notice more a radiant and rejuvenated complexion. Follow-up appointments should be booked 3 months after the initial treatment series to ensure you have had enough collagen generated for the desired result.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF PLATELET RICH PLASMA TREATMENT?
You can resume most activities immediately. The most common side effects are redness, mild swelling and potentially minor bruising following the procedure. Expect your skin to look pink for up to 5 days. Nurse Kali will review all the rare potential side effects at your complimentary initial consultation.
WHO SHOULD NOT RECEIVE MICRO-NEEDLING TREATMENTS?
At Touch of Beauty, we use the Salient Micropen EVO.
This pen should not be used on you if you have the following:
Active skin cancer in the treatment area(s)
Open sores, wounds or irritated skin in the area(s) being treated
An allergy to stainless steel or anesthetics (ex. Lidocaine)
Have a hemorrhagic blood disorder (such as hemophilia and von Willebrand disease) or hemostatic blood dysfunction (such as Thrombocytopenia).
Are pregnant or breastfeeding
Are currency taking medications with the ingredient isotretinoin (such as Accutane®)
WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS OF MICRO-NEEDLING?
Some common side effects of micro-needling are:
Less common side effects of micro-needling are:
Cold sore reactivation
Hyperpigmentation or Hypopigmentation which will resolve over time
Some patients may not have a change in acne scar appearance
Schedule a consultation at Touch of Beauty to learn more about what this treatment can do for your skin.