PRP with Microneedling
Conveniently located to serve Thousand Oaks, Carpinteria, and Santa Barbara
What is a PRP WITH MICRONEEDLING?
Unofficially known as the “blood” or “vampire” facial. This procedure uses platelet rich plasma (PRP) with microneedling to reduce scarring from acne, and speed up the collagen production to prevent the signs of aging. It has been found to have remarkable properties with regards to improving soft tissue healing and reduces inflammation. The doctor draws blood from your arm, uses a centrifuge to separate plasma, and then injects it into your skin in combination with an Eclipse Micropen.
How long does PRP WITH MICRONEEDLING usually take to perform?
This procedure is done in office and takes 1 hour. If treatment is being used to reduce scarring of the skin, multiple treatments may be recommended.
How do you perform PRP WITH MICRONEEDLING?
The procedure itself is simple. It involves one or two vials of blood drawn from the patient, platelets and plasma are then separated with a centrifuge using the Eclipse system. This system concentrates the platelets 2.5x the normal resting blood levels. Numbing cream is applied to the face. Next, the harvested PRP is injected into the face. Dr. Park will use the injections combined with micro needling to further stimulate collagen synthesis. This procedure takes an hour.
Who is a good candidate for PRP WITH MICRONEEDLING?
Patients are typically 20-40 years old looking to prevent the signs of aging, or reduce minimal to moderate aging signs. Patients with acne scarring would benefit from a series of treatment possibly in conjunction with laser resurfacing of the skin. PRP is a natural component of your body, thus there are relatively few reasons why one would not be a candidate for treatment. Patients who are not good candidates for PRP are those with platelet disorders or who are on medications that inhibit platelet function. Other bleeding issues, liver problems such as cirrhosis, or acute / chronic infections may also be a contraindication for treatment. Discuss any concerns you have or medical problems during your initial consultation.
What are realistic expectations for a patient having PRP WITH MICRONEEDLING?
PRP with Micro needling can increase collagen production, thus slowing down the signs of aging. It can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promote volume in the face. Skin will appear rejuvenated and refreshed.
How long does it take for a patient to recover from PRP WITH MICRONEEDLING?
Patients may resume normal activity immediately after the PRP with Microneedling treatment. Skin will appear red, and may be sensitive to touch once numbing wears off. Sun exposure should be avoided.
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