What Is Micro-Needling with PRP?
Micro Needling with PRP is a safe and very effective skin–resurfacing tool that creates micro channels in the skin to stimulate new collagen and elastin production. In addition, the treatment can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, treat acne scars, stimulate hair regrowth and smooth out textural issues such as sunspots, stretch marks. Unlike lasers, the Micro Needling with PRP is safe for all skin types, including darker tones.
Micro-needling with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)The PRP is derived from the serum portion of the blood, which contains platelets. The platelets contain high levels of growth factors, which, when applied to the skin, will stimulate cell turnover.
Immediately after the treatment, your skin will naturally start rebuilding new collagen and elastin for plumper, firmer skin. Another benefit of Micro–Needing is that it allows your topical gels, creams and serums that you use at home to be absorbed more effectively.
What Are the Benefits?
The benefits of Micro-Needling with PRP can include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, correct volume loss and help create a more youthful appearance with fewer signs of aging.
Micro Needling with PRP may also has a positive effect on the appearance of acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
What Areas of The Body Can be Treated?
Can be used on all parts of the body, including the: face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, head and back.
How Is the Procedure Done?
A sterile applicator containing 12 points is attached to the Eclipse Micro Pen
Dr. Mittelman will apply a thin layer of numbing cream to your skin to alleviate any discomfort. He will then select the appropriate pen setting based on your unique needs, and in single motion, will press the pen gently against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until entire treatment area has beencovered.The process lasts approximately 30-60 minutes depending on the size and severity of the areas treated.
What Does It Feel Like?
The feeling associated with the Micro Needling with PRP the sensation is sometimes described as a light vibration across the skin.
While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
What Is the Downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin.
The total healing time depends on the Micro Pen setting used and the number of overlapping passes Dr. Mittelman performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Many patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. Utilizing quality skincare products, like DefenAge or SkinBetter can help to speed up the healing process.
When Will I See the Results and How Long Will They Last?
Normally patients see a benefit, or “glow”, immediately post-treatment but the maximum benefits won’t appear until the skin has had time to repair (approximately 6 months). The results last approximately 24 months once skin has healed.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Some patients only require a single treatment once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 4-6 treatments spaced about 3-4 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 4-week intervals.