About Microneedling with PRP
RiverSong Plastic Surgery offers Eclipse Pen microneedling, a treatment that punctures tiny holes into the skin on your face, neck, or chest to stimulate natural skin repair. As an additional benefit, your platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be applied to the same area to help tissue heal and encourage the skin to grow new cells. These two treatments together can decrease the appearance of scars, wrinkles, fine lines, spots, and other skin conditions. The texture of your skin will be greatly improved, appear smoother and more even with minimal downtime. If you would like to learn more about the microneedling with PRP treatment, schedule a one-on-one consultation with our experienced aesthetician in Newburyport, MA.
A perfect candidate for microneedling with PRP would be any individual looking to alter the appearance or texture of their facial surface. Dry skin, uneven skin tone, coarse texture, age spots, loose skin, wrinkles, acne, and scarring are skin conditions that could benefit from a microneedling with PRP treatment. This procedure can also be utilized to combat the effects of sun damage that may have caused the skin to have a rough texture or hyperpigmentation.
Prior to the microneedling portion of your treatment, an RN will draw your blood for the PRP collection. The drawn blood will then be taken to our lab for the separation process where your stem cells, platelets, and growth factors will be turned into PRP. For the microneedling treatment, RiverSong Plastic Surgery employs Eclipse Pen innovative technology to create tiny holes in your skin. The little needles used will not damage your skin but will instead help stimulate the production of collagen. Once the microneedling is done, the PRP serum will be placed on the skin and massaged into the tiny openings created by the microneedling. After the PRP is fully absorbed, we will dry the skin and apply a protective moisturizer.
What to Expect
Following your microneedling with PRP procedure, you could experience some common side effects, such as mild swelling, bruising, and redness. The skin should be kept moist and protected with a cream that we will provide. We recommend that you do not wear makeup, use abrasive skin cleansers, or submerge in pools for around 72 hours following the session. Activities like this could expose your skin to harsh chemicals and bacteria, which could lead to adverse reactions. After 72 hours, you can usually return to your normal routine of facial products. You also need to minimize sun exposure or use protective measures when going outside. Sunburns will decrease the effects of the procedure. Final results are usually seen within several weeks as the skin works to repair and heal itself.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does microneedling with PRP cost?
Microneedling with PRP treatments will be priced according to the size of the area(s) being treated. After your initial consultation to develop your treatment plan, costs can be discussed. RiverSong Plastic Surgery often offers discounts on packages of several treatments, like microneedling with PRP, as well as other skin care specials. You can ask about these and payment methods we accept when you are scheduling your consultation.
How effective are microneedling with PRP treatments?
The results from microneedling with PRP treatments may not be visible right away, but the growth factors in the platelet-rich plasma serum will help to stimulate the growth of healthier, stronger skin. To get your best results, you may need to schedule several treatments initially and then maintenance sessions. Our aesthetician will go over realistic expectations during your consultation so you know what to expect after your treatment.
How many microneedling with PRP treatments should I get?
Initially, you may want to schedule a series of treatments over a period of a few months. Depending on the starting condition of your skin and your specific concerns, the aesthetician will create a microneedling with PRP treatment plan that restores the health of your complexion. In between microneedling with PRP treatments, you may want to schedule a facial or other skin treatment to remove dead skin layers and nourish the new growth.
How often should I get microneedling with PRP treatments?
After an initial series of treatments, you may want to schedule maintenance microneedling with PRP sessions 2 – 3 times per year. This will vary based on the health of your skin and goals so the aesthetician will help you develop your unique microneedling with PRP treatment plan. She will be able to recommend how often you should get treatments so your complexion remains glowing.
Should I get microneedling with PRP or injectable wrinkle treatments?
While microneedling with PRP will provide long-term rejuvenation and strengthen the treated skin, injectable treatments provide more volume with immediate results. Depending on your goals, you may prefer microneedling with PRP alone or you may want to combine it with an injectable filler treatment, like Juvéderm, Radiesse, or Restylane. BOTOX and other neurotoxins can also be used to address dynamic wrinkles. During your consultation, the aesthetician will build your custom treatment plan to meet all of your needs and goals.
Restore and Revitalize
This microneedling procedure can be very useful for individuals looking to restore the appearance and feel of their skin. It can help make skin look younger, smoother, firmer, and luminous. We invite you to learn more about this treatment by talking to our talented aesthetician or by arranging a consultation at our Newburyport, MA facility today.
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