Micro-needling with PRP is a great treatment option for woman and men who want to address skin issues and concerns like acne scars, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and more. The treatment uses the power of platelet rich plasma (PRP) that is made from the nutrients and growth factors found in the patient’s own blood. At San Diego Skin, we have provided countless patients with excellent results from their micro-needling with PRP treatment in San Diego.
What is Micro-Needling with PRP?
Micro-needling with PRP is a cosmetic treatment that stimulates collagen production by rolling fine needles over the skin and applying platelets, which are one of the components of blood. The addition of PRP from the blood may make micro-needling more effective. PRP is plasma in which the concentration of platelets is higher than that of other components of the blood.
Your practitioner will take a blood sample and then use a spinning tool called a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the rest of the blood. PRP contains proteins, including growth factors and cytokines. These proteins help skin tissue repair itself.
First, your practitioner will use a micro-needling tool to prick the skin, making tiny holes in the skin’s surface. They will then apply PRP to these tiny holes to encourage collagen production and cell reproduction.
Micro-Needling with PRP Benefits
People may consider having micro-needling with PRP if they want to treat certain marks or blemishes on the body or face for cosmetic reasons. Practitioners may use micro-needling with PRP to treat:
- acne scars
- surgical scars
- wrinkles and fine lines
- sun damage
- large pores
- uneven skin texture
The addition of PRP to micro-needling may speed up the healing process and stimulate skin renewal, potentially producing better results than micro-needling alone.
How Many treatments will i Need?
The number of treatments that a person receives will vary. People may need repeat treatments to see results from micro-needling with PRP. Larger scars or burns may take longer to respond to treatment.
If people are receiving PRP micro-needling treatment for signs of aging skin, they may wish to have repeat treatments. When you come in for your consultation, our team will analyze your skin and ask about the issues you want to address so we can let you know how many micro-needling with PRP treatments you may need.
Results and recovery
There is no lengthy recovery period required following your micro-needling with PRP treatment in San Diego. Patients can expect to experience some minor swelling and redness around the treatment area that may persist for two days or more. Some patients may also experience some slight bruising and blood spotting.
Micro-needling with PRP can also take a few weeks to show results, as the body takes time to produce collagen. As a result, people can expect to keep seeing improvements in their skin in the weeks following their treatment.
People with acne scars may notice a gradual improvement in the skin in less than 9 months.
People usually respond well to micro-needling treatments and require only minimal recovery time. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, micro-needling “is safe for all skin colors.”
When you come in for your consultation, our team can let you know what the cost of your micro-needling with PRP treatment in San Diego will be. Price will be determined by the number of treatment sessions needed to attain your desired results and other factors. Our team can also go over the payment methods we accept.
Contact Us to Learn More
For more information regarding the San Diego Skin™ team and micro-needling treatments in San Diego, contact San Diego Skin Med Spa and schedule your consultation. This will help you learn more about the treatment and what it can do for you.