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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?

If microneedling interests you, you might consider these other treatments that could also help correct blemished skin:

  • 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
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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
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What are the SkinPen and Eclipse at Sculpt MD?

Here at Sculpt MD, we use the SkinPen by Bellus Medical during the microneedling portion of the procedure. It is a small, handheld tool with tiny micro-needles that allow micro-wounds to be created. Unlike traditional derma-rollers, SkinPen was engineered to not bend, break, or rust so the patient won’t get an infection or scarring from use. Its ergonomic design allows the doctors at Sculpt MD to treat areas that are difficult to reach with traditional microneedling derma-rollers.

Sculpt MD uses Eclipse PRP and their proprietary PRP kit and system when obtaining the PRP sample. This system allows for the preparation of pure PRP with optimal concentrations and cellular content, which means more nutrients to help improve your results. It involves fewer steps than other kits, takes less than 30 minutes, and allows for various volumes and concentration levels to meet your needs.

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.

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:

  • Microneedling
  • Hair restoration
  • EXILIS ULTRA

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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