PRP for Skin Rejuvenation
combined with SkinPen micro-needling
What is platelet-rich-plasma for skin rejuvenation combined with SkinPen micro-needling?
Platelet-rich-plasma is the part of the blood which contains growth factors and proteins which are needed for cell healing and regeneration. It is an excellent treatment for skin rejuvenation and skin tightening for everyone. The addition of SkinPen gives your skin the reset that it needs. It is the first FDA-cleared micro-needling device.
How does micro-needling and PRP treatment work?
This is an excellent natural treatment which uses the patient’s own plasma (extracted from the blood) to improve skin quality, texture, and glow.
This 2 stage treatment incorporates the subtle skin deep trauma created from the micro-needling in addition to the growth factors and regenerative proteins in the plasma to simulate a cellular reaction in the skin. This reaction stimulates collagen production and skin regeneration to achieve the following:
- Plumper more youthful skin
- Smoother tighter skin
- Improve scarring
- Improve pigmentation spots
- Improve skin glow
What to expect from your appointment
A full consultation takes place to assess what the main concern is and what the patient aims to achieve. To make the most of the treatment, prior to the procedure we ask the patient to:
- Eat a healthy balanced diet and reduce fatty foods
- Reduce alcohol intake
- Stay hydrated and drink lots of water
The above list will help improve the quality of plasma extracted from the patient and therefore improve the quality and results of the treatment.
A tube of blood is extracted from the patient (in the same way as a blood test) and placed in a centrifuge. This tube of blood is then spun in the centrifuge machine to separate the plasma from the rest of the blood. The golden-coloured platelet-rich plasma is extracted from the blood and reinjected into the patient’s area of concern with very small 1.5mm micro-needles. The remaining plasma is massaged into the same area and left to soak into the pores to improve results.
Before and after photos will be done too to document your progress with the treatment.
Things to Know
How long does the procedure take?
The actual procedure takes approximately 30 minutes to complete the small injections in the appropriate places. Your appointment will usually be booked for 45-60 minutes to make sure there is plenty of time to discuss your medical history, aftercare instructions and to ask as many questions as you need.
Does it hurt?
The treatment can be uncomfortable with a pain level of approximately 5/10. Numbing cream will be applied approximately 30 minutes prior to treatment.
How long does the treatment last for?
The initial treatment requires 3 sessions 4-6 weeks apart to maximise the results. Maintenance sessions can then be organised after this at 3 monthly, 6 monthly or yearly intervals.
Is a review appointment included in the price?
All treatments include a 4 week review appointment to check the progress of your treatment and make sure you are happy with the treatment. Before and after photos are usually taken at this stage to see the progress made.
How quickly can I see the effects of the treatment?
The effects of the treatment will show after approximately 4- 6 weeks as the cells react and regenerate to the plasma.
What are the most common side effects?
Some patients may feel discomfort and warmth which subside within a couple of days.
The skin can be red for 1-7 days after treatment which will go down with time.
Transient bruising can take place with any injectable treatment and will subside within 1-2 weeks.