PRP + Skin Microneedling
Aging sucks. The ravages of time, sun damage, smoking, genetics, and food damage (yes, some foods accelerate aging) all conspire to take take away that birth-gift of youth.
AGING AND SKIN DAMAGE
Let's face it: our confidence, physical attractiveness, and sexual market value are very closely tied to our physical appearance and you skin is the first thing people notice about you.
When skin ages , and combined with other environmental, toxic, and nutritional influences, there is a decreased production of collagen leading to thin, wrinkled, sallow and dehydrated appearance.
Prevention of age-related damage is key, but what if the damage is already done?
PLATELET RICH PLASMA STIMULATES NEW COLLAGEN PRODUCTION
We are able to offer Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Microneedling procedure to combat these effects of aging. From high school biology you may know that platelets are the first on the scene when there is damage to tissues and blood vessels. They clump together and form a blood clot to stop bleeding. When they are 'activated', they release up to 18 different proteins, hormones, and cytokines which initiate the healing process which includes production of new collagen, the basic protein structural building block.
By isolating and concentrating these platelets, we harness your body's natural (and long dormant) healing and repair mechanisms. You can apply collagen and hyaluronic acid to the surface of the skin, but that can not compare to actually stimulating the production of new collagen within the deeper layers of the skin.
MICRONEEDLING WITH PRP - WHAT IS IT?
Microneedling is a process of creating multiple small micropunctures in the skin, deeper than home dermarolling. This micro-trauma to the skin alone stimulates healing and new collagen production. It also allows better penetration of your own moisturizing creams. Microneedling with PRP application is a significant improvement on this foundational procedure.
Platelet growth factors, when released, promote tissue repair, angiogenesis (capillary formation), and collagen production.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH TREATMENT
We use the strongest, topical anesthetic cream available to numb the surface of the skin for the procedure. Afterward, you’ll look and feel like you have a sunburn, perhaps accompanied by some mild bleeding and bruising. Your skin will be extra-sensitive, so protect it from anything that might cause irritation especially during that 1st week after the procedure.
Avoid direct sun exposure and be diligent about applying sunscreen.
Physical sunblocks that contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are less likely to irritate.
Go without makeup. Remember, your skin has tiny holes in it, so anything you apply could potentially penetrate below the surface.
Strip your skin-care routine down to the basics: a gentle cleanser and a simple, hydrating moisturizer; but don’t wash your face for at least six hours after your treatment, to allow the PRP time to sink in.
Don’t work up a sweat.
Don't wear jewelry over the treated area during the healing period.
The entire recovery process shouldn’t take longer than a week, but your skin may remain sensitive for a little longer than that.
Your face will be dry and a little flaky for up to two weeks after the procedure, this is because the dead skin is broken up and the tiny perforations will initially allow moisture to escape.
Everyone is different and healing and the healing response varies from person-to-person. There can be peeling, and light-to-rougher scaling as the outer older layers of skin are eventually shed. There is also the risk of hyperpigmentation especially with sun exposure in the early weeks of healing.
WHAT DOES IT COST
Clinic booking fee: $50/visit
Treatment: $1200/treatment or package of three from $699-899 each (we can treat face, neck, upper chest, and hands for this fee). The price range depends on the amount of PRP needed and the extent of areas treated.
According to Realself.com, the average cost of 'vampire facial' (PRP + Microneedling) for facial area treatment only was $725 (according to 51 real patient submissions) and the upper price was $1500.