What is PRP Microneedling?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is created by obtaining blood from the patient using a 10-mL syringe containing acid citrate dextrose. The blood is then centrifuged for 10 minutes, separating the PRP from the platelet poor plasma. This creates a serum that speeds up the results when using microneedling as a skin rejuvenating technique. IN•GLO Med Spa now offers this treatment as an added-on cost for your microneedling procedure.
You may have heard of this treatment referred to as the vampire facial. Older techniques included applying whole blood to the face. In modern treatments, only the PRP is applied to the face. It was discovered that the PRP provided the collagen and elastic enriching nutrients needed to speed up recovery.
How is PRP Microneedling Different?
If you are looking for faster results with your skin rejuvenation treatments, PRP microneedling may be the better option for you. Microneedling with PRP creates more tightness in the skin and speeds up the healing process. Speak with your specialist about adding PRP to your customized treatment plan. Not all patients are able to receive this special method for de-aging and scar treatment. It may not be the best option for you if you if you:
- Are pregnant
- Use Accutane for acne
- Have certain skin conditions, such as facial eczema or rosacea
- Scar easily
- Have a history of poor wound healing
- Have undergone skin radiation in the last 12 months
How Should You Prepare for Your Appointment?
Our specialists will help you by creating a personalized treatment and will have specific instructions when getting ready for your first visit. Below are some general instructions for preparing for PRP microneedling:
- Avoid direct sun exposure
- No tanning a week before treatment
- Avoid wearing makeup or moisturizer to your appointment
Once the procedure is finished, your doctor applies a serum or balm to soothe any redness and irritation. You can put on makeup to camouflage the overt redness after the procedure. Arranging a ride home after treatment is suggested. The downtime after this procedure is minimal, but there may be adverse reactions to the first few treatments. Arranging for a ride from IN•GLO Med Spa alleviates any uncertainty and ensures safe travel.