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Microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an in-office treatment that can refresh your complexion and improve the overall health of your skin. The skin rejuvenation experts at San Diego Skin are proud to be considered top providers of microneedling with PRP in San Diego and have helped many men and women achieve a more youthful appearance with this minimal-downtime treatment.

What Is Microneedling with PRP?

This two-part procedure capitalizes on the collagen stimulating effects of microneedling, also referred to as collagen induction therapy, and the regenerative benefits of PRP. 

Microneedling involves the use of a specialized device that has a tip consisting of several tiny needles. The device is used to perforate the surface of the skin in the targeted area. This serves two important functions: triggering the body’s natural healing response to kickstart collagen production and creating tiny, temporary channels in the skin.

PRP derived from the patient’s blood is applied to the skin immediately after the microneedling treatment. PRP contains a high concentration of growth factor-rich platelets, which are integral to cellular renewal and repair processes. The microchannels work to maximize the penetration and absorption of this regenerative substance, which can help to expedite healing and enhance improvements in the health and appearance of your skin.

Am I a Candidate for PRP Microneedling?

Microneedling with PRP can be a great option for patients of many skin types and tones whose skin concerns include:

  • Uneven skin texture
  • Dull complexion
  • Minor lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Large pores

The best way to find out if you are a candidate for this treatment is to meet with one of our skincare experts for a consultation. In order to determine if PRP microneedling is the ideal treatment solution for you, our skincare expert will assess your skin concerns and ask you about your medical history, current medications, and aesthetic goals.

What to Expect During a PRP Microneedling Procedure

First, the skin in the treatment area will be cleansed, and a topical numbing cream will be applied. Once the area is numb, we’ll begin the microneedling process. With the use of the numbing cream, microneedling is generally well-tolerated by patients and not associated with significant discomfort.

To create the PRP, a small amount of blood will be drawn from your arm. A centrifuge will be used to separate the platelets and plasma from the other components of the blood. Our skincare expert can then apply the PRP to the treated skin. 

What to Expect after Microneedling with PRP

There is no lengthy recovery period required following a PRP microneedling treatment, though patients may experience minor swelling, redness, and/or bruising in the treatment area. These post-treatment effects typically dissipate within a day or two.  

We will provide detailed aftercare instructions regarding how to care for the treated skin, activities to avoid, and proper hygiene practices. Adhering to these instructions is essential for optimal results.

Microneedling with PRP Results

The full effect of PRP microneedling can be anticipated several weeks after treatment. Microneedling with PRP provides gradual, ongoing improvements in the quality and appearance of your skin due to the body’s natural collagen production process, which takes time. The collagen produced in response to this treatment helps to give the skin structure and strength for visible firming and smoothing.

Cost of Microneedling with PRP

The cost of your microneedling with PRP treatment will reflect the details of your procedure. Considerations like the size of the treatment area and the skin issues being addressed can affect the total price.

Contact Us To Learn More

To learn more and find out if microneedling with PRP is right for you, contact San Diego Skin today to schedule a consultation.

Your Microneedling with PRP will be performed by the San Diego Skin™'s team in San Diego, CA.

Microneedling with PRP FAQs

How Long Do PRP Microneedling Results Last?

The longevity of PRP microneedling results differs from patient to patient. Factors that can influence how long your results last include:

  • Your natural rate of aging–particularly the rate at which you lose collagen
  • Lifestyle variables like whether you smoke, how consistently you use sunscreen when outdoors, and the quality of your diet
  • The specific skin concerns treated

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatment sessions needed to achieve your desired results will depend on the nature and severity of your concerns and your body’s unique response to collagen induction therapy. When you come in for your consultation, a member of our knowledgeable team will evaluate your skin and ask about the issues you want to address, so we can let you know how many PRP microneedling treatments you may need.

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