Microneedling with PRP
SKINPEN STIMULATES YOUR SKIN’S NATURAL ABILITY TO REPAIR ITSELF
The variable depth (.25mm to 2.5mm) of SkinPen and the cordless design provide significant versatility to create change in many areas of the body, including the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. The actual procedure typically takes 30 minutes depending on the size and number of areas treated and the severity of damage on the skin and results in little to no downtime for the patient.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) - HOW DOES PRP WORK?
Human blood contains mesenchymal stem cells, and autologous blood products that contain essential and specific growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. PRP contains many growth factors that stimulate cell growth and regeneration, therefore is used in regenerative medicine, such as for skin, joint and hair rejuvenation.
PRP has been used a medical adjunct therapy for over twenty years for skin and wound healing. PRP therapy has established itself to be effective as a medical treatment modality in the specialty fields of oral surgery, neurosurgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery, sports medicine and orthopedics. It has been used extensively in these specialties for the last twenty years with generally positive outcomes and success. No claim can be made of its efficacy.
HOW DO YOU PERFORM THE PROCEDURE?
Blood is drawn in our office, just as if you were having blood drawn in a lab. We usually only need 8 – 25ml, which is less than an ounce. The blood is spun in a centrifuge and the PRP is separated and removed from the rest of the blood.
The PRP is taken from your body and is specially prepared by spinning down the blood cells to a high concentration. We use Healeon’s Medical PRP System. It is a closed sterile system and the platelets are concentrated to 3X the normal blood values. The system eliminates granulocytes which hurts tissue regeneration and wound healing. The highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected or applied topically into the skin or scalp, also after laser treatments.