About Microneedling with PRP
Youthology Med Spa is proud to offer microneedling, a treatment that generates micro-injuries on the skin, neck, face, or torso using the Eclipse MicroPen Elite to stimulate skin restoration. As an additional bonus, your platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may be administered to the same region to help cells heal and permit the skin to begin growing new cells. Combining both of these procedures together can decrease the appearance of wrinkles, scars, spots, large pores, along with other skin conditions. Your skin may be significantly enhanced to look smoother and more even in tone without damaging the epidermis. If you'd like to find out more about the microneedling with PRP procedure, schedule a private consult with attending physician Dr. A. D. Thakkar at his office in Roanoke, TX.
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The perfect candidate for microneedling with PRP is any individual seeking to improve the look and feel of the top layer of their skin. Uneven skin tone, dry skin, coarse texture, loose skin, age spots, acne, wrinkles, and scarring are skin conditions that may benefit from a microneedling with PRP therapy. This procedure may also be utilized to fight the effects of sun damage that might have caused skin to have a rough feel or hyperpigmentation.
Before the microneedling portion of your session, a member of our team will take a sample of your blood for your PRP collection. The blood will then be transferred to our laboratory for the separation process during which the platelets, and cellular growth factors, can be turned into PRP. For your microneedling therapy, Youthology Med Spa employs innovative technology to make small holes into your skin. The little needles used won't harm your skin, but instead, they will help stimulate the creation of collagen. When the microneedling is done, the PRP serum will be placed on the epidermis to sink in. Once the PRP is completely absorbed, we'll clear away the serum and cleanse the skin.
What to Expect
After your procedure, you could encounter some regular effects, such as swelling, bruising, and redness. Dr. Thakkar recommends that patients avoid the use of makeup, cleansing with exfoliating face washes, or swimming in pools for around 3 days following the session. Activities like this could expose the treatment area to strong bacteria and chemicals, which may cause negative side effects. You also need to intentionally avoid exposure to the sun or use protective steps when planning to be outdoors. Full results are usually noticed within the first month as the skin works to fix and heal itself.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does microneedling with PRP cost?
The price of your microneedling with PRP will depend on the size of the area being treated. The cost of the procedure, as well as the various payments we accept, can be discussed after your initial consultation with Dr. Thakkar, in which your treatment plan will be created to suit your individual goals.
How effective are microneedling with PRP treatments?
Although your results may not be noticed straight away, the platelet-rich plasma we will create specifically to you will encourage the growth of healthy, stronger skin over time. You may require several treatments in order to obtain your ideal results. During your consultation, Dr. Thakkar will discuss realistic expectations from the procedure so that you know what to expect once your treatment has been completed.
How many microneedling with PRP treatments should I get?
The number of treatments you should receive will depend on your goals and the starting condition of your skin. Initially, you may want to space out a few treatments over the course of a few weeks. During your consultation, Dr. Thakkar will craft a microneedling with PRP treatment plan to suit your individual goals and current condition. It could be beneficial to schedule other facial or skin treatments to properly exfoliate dead skin in between your microneedling with PRP procedures.
How often should I get microneedling with PRP treatments?
Dr. Thakkar can help you determine how often you should come in to achieve your personal goals based on the starting condition of your skin. You may want to schedule microneedling with PRP sessions a few times per year after your initial series of treatments to maintain your results. Dr. Thakkar will suggest how often you should receive treatments so that your complexion can stay bright and fresh.
Should I get microneedling with PRP or injectable wrinkle treatments?
Although microneedling with PRP treatments provide long-term rejuvenation and strengthen the treated skin, injectable wrinkle treatments produce immediate results. Depending on your concerns and aims, you may perform microneedling with PRP alone or combined with an injectable wrinkle treatment, such as BOTOX. During your consultation with Dr. Thakkar, he will design your customized treatment program to suit all of your needs and goals.
Restore and Revitalize
The microneedling with PRP procedure can be quite beneficial for people seeking to get back the youthful look and texture of their skin. Microneedling can help make skin appear smoother, younger, more luminous, and firmer. We urge patients to find out more about this therapy by speaking to a skilled member of our skin care team or by arranging an appointment at our Roanoke, TX facility.