Since patients at Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center give two thumbs up to microneedling, Peter Abramson, M.D. is now offering a 5-star addition to this wildly popular treatment: platelet rich plasma (PRP). Microneedling soars to new levels of success with the addition of PRP, due to its ability to boost collagen building. Individuals who have acne or surgical scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, lax skin, sun damage, large pores, or uneven skin texture are perfect candidates for PRP microneedling treatment. Also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT), individuals with all skin types and colors can enjoy the benefits of this breakthrough procedure.
The PRP Advantage
The results of microneedling with the addition of PRP are superior because PRP is rich in highly-concentrated amounts of natural growth factors. PRP is a natural product created from your own body using concentrated platelets containing growth factor proteins drawn from your own blood. Platelets are the cells in the blood that help tissue to heal and grow new cells. The PRP, introduced into specific areas of the skin, acts as a matrix that promotes your own collagen to grow and regenerate tissue. The outcome naturally smooths and tightens the skin, softening wrinkles and creating smoother skin texture and tone.
Easy and Effective
Microneedling with PRP is a minimally-invasive treatment that lasts approximately 60 minutes. After the two-step procedure, your skin will be a little pink not unlike a mild sunburn. The skin quickly recovers within 24 to 72 hours. Then the body’s collagen production begins, and you will see your complexion improve steadily for the next 4-8 weeks.
Preparing for Microneedling with PRP Treatment
Before the procedure begins, numbing cream is applied so there is minimal discomfort with the procedure. Then, a syringe of blood is drawn from the patient. The blood is placed in a centrifuge, a tool that separates the PRP from the blood. When the numbing cream takes full effect, the aesthetician begins the microneedling process.
- Step One: At Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery, microneedling treatments are done with the SkinPen® Precision System, the only legally marketed & FDA-cleared microneedling device. It’s a handheld device that contains tiny needles which are passed over the skin. The SkinPen® creates micro-wounds or channels. The wounds force the body to produce collagen and elastin in the healing process. The results are dramatic and lasting once they fully develop.
- Step Two: The PRP serum is applied both prior to, and immediately following the microneedling so it is absorbed into the micro-channels created in the skin. The natural growth factors and other cytokines encourage regeneration of the tissues and production of collagen. Microneedling with PRP can have a transformative effect on the skin. For optimal results, it’s best to schedule 3 or more treatments approximately 4 weeks apart.
Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center is located to serve individuals throughout metro Atlanta including Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, Dunwoody, and Brookhaven. If you want to experience the PRP difference, make an appointment today.