PRP Hair Regeneration & Skin Rejuvenation
The MicroPen™ Rejuvenation treatment combined with the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is the latest cutting edge therapy in the field of natural cosmetic enhancements.
What is Micro-Needling?
Medical Micro-Needling of skin and scalp, also referred to as collagen induction therapy (CIT), is a relatively new concept aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen and elastin production to tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin.
How does it work?
The premise is simple – create a small wound and the skin will respond with collagen production and new skin cells. Depending on the depth of the needle penetration, the MicroPen™ can offer skin rejuvenation levels from the simple enhancement of product absorption to the clinical treatment of scars and wrinkles.
Superficial treatment levels are very tolerable with nothing more than a topical numbing cream (the lightest application requires no numbing at all) applied prior to the treatment. In the instance of aggressive treatments, the doctor will discuss the options for making the treatment the most comfortable for you.
What is PRP?
PRP is a natural substance created from your own body. A small amount of blood is drawn from you and placed in a sterile tube that is spun down in a centrifuge to separate the different components of the blood. Red and white blood cells are divided from the platelets and is called platelet rich plasma, or PRP.
Why platelets rejuvenate skin?
Platelets are the cells in the blood that help tissue to heal and grow new cells. The PRP acts as a matrix that promotes your own collagen to grow, regenerates tissue, and thus acts to naturally smooth and tighten the skin. The MicroPen™ uses a pattern of micro-needles to drive the PRP in to the dermis and epidermis. In this way, PRP softens wrinkles and creates smoother skin texture and tone.
What conditions benefit from PRP facial rejuvenation?
This treatment is used to help patients with all skin types, and is a corrective and preventative therapy to:
- Treat fine lines and wrinkles
- Manage scars from acne or other injuries
- Improve skin texture and color from melisma
- Reduce stretch mark appearance
- Stimulate new collagen growth
The MicroPen™ is used to enhance the skin on the face, neck, décolletage, back, abdomen, arms, hands and legs.
What is the downtime?
The treatment is easily administered and there is no clinical downtime for the patient. It will result in redness that resembles a raspberry or scrape. The redness may take anywhere from 24 hours to 4 days to go away, but for most is gone within a day of treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
For optimal results, we usually perform 3-4 treatments in monthly intervals. More severe or advanced conditions, such as scars or deeper wrinkles, can require up to 8 sessions spaced anywhere from 4-6 weeks apart. Package pricing is available.
When will I see the results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. 60-90 days is the optimal time to visualize changes in the face area. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues. Hair growth and thickening is noticeable within 1-2 treatments.
Pre/Post treatment recommendations:
- No aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products for 7-10 days prior to the procedure.
- No fish oil/omega oils for ten days prior to procedure.
- Do not go swimming and limit sun exposure for at least 24-72 hours post treatment.
- No exercising or strenuous activity for the first 24 hours post-treatment
On the day of treatment, please keep your face clean and do not apply makeup before coming in. For hair/scalp treatment, please keep your hair free of product the day of treatment.