SkinPen® Microneedling with PRP
Microneedling has gained popularity and notoriety in recent years, as the minimally-invasive treatment boasts a large list of impressive benefits. When combined with platelet-rich plasma, the results of microneedling are even more powerful. You have seen high celebrity profiles do this revolutionary facial treatment, and you can too at our SkinCeuticals Advanced Clinical Spa East or West by El Paso Cosmetic Surgery.
What is SkinPen® Microneedling with PRP?
Microneedling is a skin treatment that uses tiny needles to make microscopic channels in the dermis. This triggers the body’s natural healing response and kick-starts the production of new collagen and elastin, plumping up the skin. We use the SkinPen® microneedling device, which was the first FDA-cleared microneedling device on the market. SkinPen® is also made in the USA and has been rigorously tested for safety and efficacy.
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a high concentration of platelets, stem cells, and growth factors, in a small volume of plasma. It is retracted from the patient by drawing a small amount of blood, which is completed by our Registered Nurse or Medical Assistant. Once the blood sample has been drawn, it is placed in a centrifuge that spins the blood at a very high speed, causing the platelets to separate from the other components of the blood. Once the platelets are concentrated in the plasma, they can be applied to the patient’s skin during treatment.
When you combine SkinPen® microneedling with platelet-rich plasma, the PRP penetrates through your skin using the microscopic channels created by the microneedling. This allows your tissue to heal more effectively and produce new cells that will assist the skin in growing new collagen and elastin.
What is a SkinPen® Microneedling with PRP Treatment Like?
When you arrive for a dermaplaning treatment at our Advanced Clinical MedSpa, you will be taken to a comfortable and private treatment room, where a clinician will first cleanse and prep your skin. A dermaplaning tool, which utilizes an angled blade, will then be gently pulled across the treatment area to scrape away dead skills and fine hairs. This process typically takes between 20 and 30 minutes.
Treatments vary for each patient depending on the area of concern. Most treatments take approximately one to two hours to complete. It is recommended to complete a series of at least four treatments to see the best results. Patients will be given topical numbing medication to the treatment area for optimal comfort.
Recovery and Results After a Microneedling with PRP Treatment?
The downtime after a Microneedling with PRP treatment is minimal, and you can expect recovery to last approximately three to five days, depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment. A post-treatment kit is recommended to speed up your recovery.
An immediate “glow” to your skin will be noticeable within a couple of days after your procedure which will continue to improve within the next couple of weeks. Full results can be seen up to six months post-treatment as collagen productions continue to grow.
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The products we recommend include:
- Gentle Cleanser: Cream cleanser removes impurities and excess oil, while soothing and calming skin
- C E Ferulic: Patented triple antioxidant serum delivers advanced environmental protection while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Hydrating B5 Gel: Hyaluronic acid serum enhanced with vitamin B5 replenishes moisture and restores radiance for a smoother complexion.
- Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50: Provides broad-spectrum mineral SPF protection and enhances natural skin tone to boost the appearance of radiance.
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Am I a Good Microneedling with PRP Candidate?
Microneedling with PRP is a beneficial treatment for most adults, as it is safe and effective for all skin types. Microneedling is perfect for individuals who are not candidates for lasers but wish to improve the quality of their skin.
You may be a great candidate if you would like to:
- Improve fine lines and wrinkles
- Bring back the glow of younger-looking skin
- Firm and smooth skin texture
- Even skin tone
- Reduce the appearance of pores
- Reduce the appearance of acne scars
Aside from the facial benefits, Microneeding with PRP may also help to:
- Soften stretch marks
- Restore and stimulate hair growth (to the scalp)
Take the Next Steps
Look your best and feel confident. Get started by scheduling a consultation with our Skin Care Specialists by calling or texting (915) 351-1116. During this time, we’ll evaluate what kind of treatment would be most beneficial for YOU, as well as answer any questions or concerns that you might have about the treatment.
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