PRP Microneedling Facial
Seeking the perfect glow? MD Skin Lab is here to help! Our PRP Microneedling is a minimally invasive and non-surgical approach to skin regeneration. This innovative treatment utilizes the powerful growth factors of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a substance derived from your own blood that is rich in growth factors. These growth factors promote healthy, radiant skin by stimulating collagen production and tissue repair. By combining the power of PRP with the precision of the Health Canada and FDA-approved SkinPen device, our skilled aestheticians deliver microneedling treatment targeting specific skin depths, triggering the body's natural healing process. Let’s dive into the specifics of this transformative procedure!
PRP Microneedling Explained
What is PRP Microneedling?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a well-known procedure that utilizes your blood's platelets (regenerative cells) to rejuvenate the skin and stimulate collagen production. As our skin ages, the body's ability to produce collagen starts to decrease. With the use of platelet-rich plasma, collagen can be boosted as the skin begins to heal through the procedure, ultimately creating new skin.
The PRP Microneedling incorporates two minimally invasive anti-aging modalities to increase epidermal thickness and refine the skin's texture. The first method is microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, and the other is platelet-rich plasma. The PRP is microneedled down to specific depths of the skin that products won’t penetrate.
Who Is It For And Am I A Candidate?
If you're looking for a rejuvenated and youthful radiance, our PRP Microneedling is the perfect option. With this treatment, you can experience the benefits of diminishing hyperpigmentation, refining pores, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, fading acne scars, achieving smoother skin texture, and tightening and brightening dull skin.
If you feel that your skin has lost its youthful glow, have acne scars, or want to improve skin texture, you are a good candidate for a PRP Microneedling. Your aesthetician will assess your skin and review your medical history during your consultation to ensure the treatment is right for you.
How Does PRP Microneedling Work?
Once your blood has been drawn, it is placed in a centrifuge to isolate and extract the blood plasma component. The application of PRP is performed throughout the microneedling treatment with the SkinPen.
The SkinPen uses its micro needles to create microchannels on the skin. This process helps the platelet-rich plasma liquid penetrate deeply into the dermis to promote tissue regeneration and collagen synthesis. With repeated sessions, patients can expect the skin to look more youthful, plumper and smoother.
What Concerns Can Be Treated With PRP Microneedling?
With the versatility of PRP Microneedling, MD Skin Lab can treat the following:
- An Uneven Skin Texture
- Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Appearance of Acne Scars
- Aging Skin
- Damaged Skin or Sun Damage
- Lacklustre/Dull Skin
- Pore Size
What Areas Can Be Treated With PRP Microneedling?
- Facial and Body Scars
- Hand rejuvenation
Is PRP Microneedling Safe?
PRP Microneedling is a safe procedure. We highly recommend working with a trusted healthcare professional like the aestheticians at MD Skin Lab.
What Will Occur During PRP Microneedling?
One of our aestheticians will greet you at the door. You will then be taken to the appointment room. Your aesthetician will discuss the procedure, assess your skin, and review your medical history to determine if the PRP Microneedling suits you.
Once your aesthetician has given you the green light to undergo PRP Microneedling, your blood will be drawn for the procedure. It will then be processed in a centrifuge and micro-needled into your skin. Your aesthetician will use the SkinPen for the microneedling process. The procedure will focus on penetrating your skin to specific depths, promoting skin healing. Once the
How Long Will A PRP Microneedling Appointment Take?
You are typically looking at a 60-minute procedure for PRP. This will include the numbing portion and drawing of your blood to spin in the medical-grade centrifuge to get your PRP.
What Does The Treatment Feel Like?
Most individuals can tolerate the entire procedure from start to finish without any issues; however, some mild prickling or discomfort may be encountered during the procedure. Your aesthetician will apply topical numbing cream before the procedure for comfort.
What Is The Downtime After A PRP Microneedling Facial?
After the PRP Microneedling treatment, your face will appear red, similar to a sunburn. Mild discomfort and peeling may be experienced in the skin area where the procedure was performed. Discomfort can entail swelling or mild skin peeling, but it is normal and will subside within a few hours to a few days. Within the first 24 hours post-treatment, we recommend that you refrain from touching the skin to avoid irritation and reduce the risk of forming an infection.
How Many Appointments Will I Need And When Will I See The Results?
There truly isn't any one-size-fits-all answer. MD Skin Lab recommends three treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. For scarring, we recommend 4-6+ treatments. And lastly, maintenance sessions every 3-6 months, depending on your skin type and concerns.
The results from PRP Microneedling can vary from person to person as each individual has different skin. A noticeable improvement can be seen a couple of days post-treatment. For complete results, it could take a few weeks to a month. Repeated treatments based on a schedule recommended by our doctors will enhance treatment outcomes.
Will I Experience Any Side Effects?
Common side effects that might be encountered include discomfort and peeling in the area of treatment, some redness, rare bruising and swelling. Pain-relieving medication can be taken to ease any discomfort experienced.