What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet-Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is a high concentration of your own platelets in a small volume of plasma that contains various growth factors. Using PRP in combination with Micro-needling can help remodel and repair skin damage and create new skin.
How is the PRP collected?
Step 1: Utilizing a specialized blood collection tube, a practitioner draws a small amount of blood similar to what is required for a basic lab test.
Step 2: The tube is then placed into a centrifuge which spins the blood at a very high speed, causing the platelets to separate from other components of the blood.
Step 3: Once the platelets are concentrated into the plasma they can be applied to the treatment area. Activation causes platelets to release essential growth factors and signaling proteins, which are responsible for the healing process.
What are the benefits of using PRP with micro-needling?
Many skin issues can be improved with micro-needling and PRP, including;
Who is a candidate for micro-needling with PRP?
Micro-needling with PRP is available to almost anyone because it is a natural procedure with minimal side effects.
Can I apply makeup after this treatment?
Yes! We recommend using Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup as they are non-comedogenic, oil-free, chemical free, dry UVA/UVB sun protection made out of pure minerals. This means there is no allergic risk due to harbored bacteria making this a great post treatment and everyday makeup!
“Microneedling is my favorite treatment and adding the PRP (platelet rich plasma) is the icing on the cake! After the treatment my skin feels firm and smooth. I notice my pores and my mild acne scarring is diminished. Using Jane Iredale makeup the following day only adds to the wonderful results making my skin look flawless. Now I receive compliments on my skin and that’s a new experience for me! ”
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