Microneedling with PRP
Microneedling with PRP in Maryland
Reduce wrinkles, acne scars & more with Eclipse MicroPen + PRP
Trying to cover up scars, age spots and fine lines with makeup day after day can get tedious—not to mention expensive. Wouldn’t it be nice to start each day with your skin already clear, smooth and bright? Of course it would, and microneedling with PRP can help you get closer to that goal.
What is microneedling with PRP?
Microneedling involves a pen-type device with dozens of tiny, short needles, which are applied to the skin’s surface to address wrinkles, large pores, stretch marks, and other blemishes. By triggering your skin’s natural regeneration process, microneedling can improve skin tone and texture without chemicals, excessive heat, or harsh abrasives. Platelet Rich Plasma treatments (PRP) can help expedite the results of microneedling, allowing you to notice improvements more rapidly than you might have after microneedling alone.
This brand-new technology has rapidly gained popularity among celebrities, plastic surgeons, and skincare professionals for its safety, convenience, and effectiveness in rejuvenating the skin. Treatment is quick, and there is no downtime.
For certain patients, microneedling with PRP can achieve similar results to laser resurfacing with less discomfort and a lower risk of side effects. We are excited to offer this new treatment at Plastic Surgery Services, as it gives many patients a promising alternative to more invasive options.
How microneedling with PRP helps to refresh your skin
Microneedling works by making hundreds of microscopic openings in the skin in the treatment area. This creates very low-grade “injuries” to the skin. These are harmless and virtually unnoticeable from the outside, but your body picks up on these microscopic injuries and sets the natural healing process in motion, accelerating collagen production and repairing damaged skin to reveal smoother, more radiant skin.
Using microneedling with PRP, we can help:
- Visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nose or mouth
- Improve acne scars and other scarring on the face or body
- Reduce the appearance of stretch marks
- Minimize dark spots or hyperpigmentation
- Restore a brighter, more glowing complexion
We use the Eclipse MicroPen™ system, which is designed for faster, more comfortable treatment than earlier microneedling systems, and in our experience achieves predictable, consistent results.
Why include PRP with microneedling?
Platelets are one of the body’s primary tools for tissue healing and regeneration, and they naturally circulate in the blood plasma. When you injure an area, platelets will concentrate around the injury, assisting with blood clotting and releasing cell growth factors that help with tissue repair, including a boost in collagen and elastin production.
By incorporating PRP treatments into a microneedling procedure, we can infuse the area with extra platelets, helping to create ideal conditions for skin healing and repair following an Eclipse MicroPen treatment.
What to expect from Eclipse MicroPen microneedling with PRP
Microneedling with PRP is an in-office procedure at our skincare clinic. Microneedling is performed using a small, hand-held device, which is pressed over the skin in the treatment area. Most patients compare the sensation to sandpaper brushing against the skin; however, you will be given a topical anesthetic to help boost your comfort.
For the PRP portion of treatment, a small blood sample is taken, which is then processed to separate the platelet rich plasma from the other blood cells. This platelet rich plasma is then infused back into the skin in the area treated with microneedling, utilizing the micro-openings created with the Eclipse Micro-Pen.
Am I a good candidate for microneedling with PRP?
If you are bothered by finer wrinkles around the eyes, nose or mouth, acne scars, age spots, or stretch marks, microneedling may be a good option for you. Unlike some laser or chemical resurfacing treatments, microneedling is safe for most skin types, including darker skin. However, microneedling shouldn’t be used if you are experiencing active acne outbreaks or certain other skin conditions. Dr. Garazo and our skincare team will help you determine the most appropriate, safe treatment option for your needs at your consultation.
When will I see results?
Many patients notice an improved “glow” to the skin shortly after treatment. However, post-procedure redness is common for about 3 days or so following treatment. Noticeable improvements in skin tone, texture and appearance are usually apparent about 1 or 2 weeks after treatment, and improvements can continue for several months as the skin produces new collagen.
Typically, patients experience the most satisfying results after a series of 3 to 6 microneedling with PRP treatments, spaced one or two months apart. Deeper or more severe blemishes will require more treatments, while more surface-level imperfections may improve enough for your satisfaction after just one or two treatments.
Learn more about microneedling with PRP in Hagerstown, Maryland
Are you ready to try microneedling with PRP? The best way to get started is to come in for a personal consultation. Dr. Garazo and our staff will evaluate your skin and discuss your goals and concerns to help you understand what treatment options are right for you. Call or contact us today to schedule an appointment.