Microneedling with PRP
What is microneedling with PRP?
Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is an anti-aging facial that stimulates collagen.* This collagen induction facial reduces acne scars, wrinkles, enlarged pores, stretch marks, and improves tone and texture.* During treatment, an automated microneedling pen is used to make micro-injuries into the skin to produce collagen and elastin.*
PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, is a cutting-edge form of regenerative medicine that is being used more and more in cosmetic treatments. PRP is performed by drawing a small vial of your own blood. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the growth factors, platelets, and stem cells from the rest of the blood.
Once this unique mixture is obtained, the enriched plasma is applied to the desired treatment areas. The enriched plasma contains proteins and molecules that provide nutrients to the skin’s cells, making it a natural, healthy way to improve aging skin.* At Lake Oswego Vein and Aesthetic, we use PRP in the microneedling process to provide stunning results!*
What are the benefits?
The benefits of microneedling with PRP are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, and younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging.* The treatment also has a positive effect on hyperpigmentation as well as on hypopigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars, and stretch marks, and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.*
What can I expect during the procedure?
After we draw blood and create the enriched plasma, we will add it to the microneedling pen. A sterile needle-tip containing 12 tiny micro-needles is then attached to the pen. Your provider will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate setting based on your unique needs.
Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered. The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the treated area.
Is there any downtime?
Immediately after the treatment, you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the microneedling device’s setting used and the number of overlapping passes your LOVA provider performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. The use of quality skin care products can help to speed up the healing process.
Request a consultation in Lake Oswego, Oregon
If you are interested in microneedling with PRP, request a consultation at Lake Oswego Vein and Aesthetic. We will create a custom treatment plan to provide you with beautiful, healthy skin. Get started today by filling out the form below. You can also reach us by phone at (503) 387-5546.