Microneedling with PRP

Why consider microneedling with PRP at Sculpt MD?

As more people look for ways to keep their skin or hair looking healthy and young without an invasive surgical procedure, they are discovering microneedling with PRP, a great treatment option that takes advantage of your body’s own healing power. Microneedling with PRP is a non-invasive skin resurfacing procedure that can help correct age spots, stretch marks, wrinkles and fine lines, hyperpigmentation, lax skin, sun damage, large pores, or uneven skin.


What are the benefits of microneedling with PRP?

Microneedling with PRP provides a number of benefits for patients:

Improves the appearance of broken capillaries and spider veins

Helps reduce enlarged pores

Corrects acne scarring

Corrects uneven skin tones

Helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines

Provides a youthful, healthy glow

Firms and smooths the skin

Lightens sun spots

Boosts self-confidence

What is microneedling with PRP?

Microneedling with PRP is the combination of two procedures done simultaneously: Microneedling and PRP. When the two procedures are combined, it results in a facial and hair rejuvenation treatment that can create a younger-looking you!

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Microneedling – Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves a small, handheld device with tiny micro-needles. It passes over the skin, creating tiny channels, or micro-wounds, on the skin. The micro-wounds trigger the production of new collagen and elastin, including new capillaries to improve blood supply. The creation of these micro-wounds can also allow topical products to penetrate the skin deeper than they normally would. The skin’s ability to utilize the nutrients in the products increases up to 3,000%.

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) – Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is obtained from an individual’s own blood. After a single blood sample is taken, the blood sample is spun in a centrifuge for 15 minutes to separate platelets from the blood. The PRP can be injected into the skin or inserted via microneedling.

PRP is full of growth factors that can help in the repair of tissue. FGF and PDGF, both growth factors found in platelets, promote cell growth, tissue repair, and the production of new collagen. PRP also contains stem cells, which can induce collagen production.

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Growth factors found in PRP:

FGF (fibroblast growth factor): tissue repair, cell growth, collagen production

PDGF (platelet derived growth factor): cell growth, new generation and repair of blood vessels, collagen production

VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor): growth and new generation of vascular endothelial cells

TGF-B (transforming growth factor betal): growth of epithelial cells, endothelial cells, promotion of wound healing

KGF (keratinocyte growth factor): growth and new generation of keratinocytes

EGF (epidermal growth factor): promotion of epithelial cell growth, angiogenesis, promotion of wound healing


What are the SkinPen and ProGen at Sculpt MD?

Sculpt MD is dedicated to investigating the latest trends in cosmetic science and offering its patients world-class solutions that elevate self-confidence and quality of life.

SkinPen is an FDA-cleared microneedling device proven to correct a wide array of skin concerns, from wrinkles to acne scarring. Having undergone numerous clinical trials, SkinPen has raised the bar in the industry for technological excellence. Its specially designed ergonomic handpiece ensures maximum safety and efficiency, preventing cross-contamination through a proprietary BioSheath. Patients can receive this versatile treatment year-round to maintain a youthful, revitalized appearance. The SkinPen firms and rejuvenates the complexion from within by triggering the production of collagen, a protein responsible for the supple, hydrated beauty found in youthful complexions.

ProGen PRP Advantage is an FDA-approved system for preparing and delivering Platelet Rich Plasma, a compound rich with restorative growth factors. PRP can be used to enhance volume, radiance, and fullness in the face or to trigger the regeneration of the hair follicles. Taken from the patient's own blood, PRP comes with virtually no risk of side effects, making almost everyone a candidate. ProGen is among the most effective and cutting-edge PRP treatment options currently on the market, and Sculpt MD is proud to provide this best-in-class skincare solution.

What can I expect from the procedure?

Since your treatment is essentially the combination of two trending facial rejuvenation procedures, we do them together in one sum period. During the microneedling portion of the treatment, the SkinPen will be gently passed over the skin to create the tiny channels on the skin. This will allow the body’s natural response for wound healing to take place, which will produce collagen and elastin. Depending on the size of the area, this can take only 30 minutes.

The second part of the procedure will be the application of the PRP. It will be applied directly to the channels created during the microneedling process to further stimulate the natural healing process and creation of collagen. This will mean an overall enhancement in growth factors. This process can also take about 30 minutes, meaning one treatment will take about 60 minutes on average.

Am I a good candidate?

Microneedling with PRP is a natural and safe procedure performed on all different types of people regardless of their type of skin. It is a great alternative for those who are looking to find a non-surgical procedure that can give them a youthful look and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks.

Microneedling may not be right for you if you have recently gone through radiation skin treatment in the last year or suffered any skin infections in the area of concern. The best way to find out if you’re a candidate is to come to Sculpt MD for a consultation.

What will my recovery be like?

Since microneedling with PRP does not break down the epidermis, that means there is no scarring and no downtime! Your skin may be slightly pink and feel similar to a mild sunburn, but you can return to your normal activities. For most patients, the skin recovers in 24-72 hours. Following the treatment, it is important to stay out of the sun and protect the skin with a high SPF sunscreen since the skin will be sensitive to UV rays.

The body’s collagen production will take about 4-8 weeks, during which time you will continue to see improvements. Additional treatments may be required.

What are some other treatments to consider?

If microneedling with PRP sounds like a procedure that will help you solve your skin problems, Sculpt MD offers more procedures that could help you look youthful:


Hair restoration


How much does microneedling with PRP cost?

Microneedling with PRP can be tailored to your individual needs and goals for your skin. The cost of the procedure will vary based on those needs related to how many treatments you will need to have performed. Sculpt MD schedules an initial consultation to approach these needs and create a treatment plan for you.

Why choose Sculpt MD in Livermore for microneedling with PRP?

Sculpt MD provides cutting edge treatments in a state-of-the-art setting, delivering an outstanding patient experience and beautiful, natural results. From our immaculate office environment to our friendly, knowledgeable staff, a visit to Sculpt MD will help to rejuvenate you both physically and mentally.

Microneedling FAQ's

What are the side effects of microneedling with PRP?

There are no negative side effects that result from microneedling with PRP. Your skin may be slightly pink and feel a little sunburned after the procedure, but this is a common result as your body heals the wounds created by the micro-needles. Your skin should completely recover in 24-72 hours depending on your body’s healing process.

How many treatments do I need and how often can microneedling with PRP be done?

Your treatments will depend on the areas you are trying to fix, how many, and the size of those areas. Microneedling can be repeated from 4 to 6 weeks with at least 3 treatments spaced over a four-week period. Some scar reduction may require 3 to 6 treatments.

Does the microneedling hurt?

You may feel a slight prickling during the procedure on your skin, but many patients report the treatment being a lot less painful than they thought it would be.

How much blood do you take?

One syringe of blood has enough PRP inside to treat the whole face.


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