What is Microneedling with PRP?
Evolve Med Spa is pleased to offer microneedling, a treatment that punctures small holes in the skin on the neck, face, or chest to stimulate skin restoration. As an extra benefit, your platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may be applied to the same region to help cells heal and allow the skin to begin growing new cells. Both of these treatments together are often known as the Vampire Facial and can decrease the appearance of wrinkles, scars, spots, large pores, and other skin conditions. This can help even out your skin while also smoothing and improving the tone. If you would like to find out more about the microneedling with PRP treatment, schedule a one-on-one consultation with board-certified physician Dr. Tricia Shimer at her office in Dallas, TX.
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Is Microneedling with PRP for You?
A great candidate for microneedling with PRP is any individual seeking to modify the look or feel of the surface of their skin. Uneven skin tone, dry skin, coarse texture, age spots, loose skin, acne, wrinkles, and scarring are skin conditions that could benefit from a microneedling with PRP treatment. This procedure, performed at our Dallas, TX office, may also be utilized to fight the effects of sun damage that might have caused the skin to have a rough texture or hyperpigmentation.
Our Microneedling and Platelet-Rich Plasma Techniques
Prior to the microneedling part of your session at Evolve Med Spa, a member of Dr. Shimer's medical team will draw your blood for the PRP collection. The blood will then be taken to our laboratory for the separation process during which the platelets, growth factors, and harvested cells will be condensed into PRP. For your microneedling treatment, Evolve Med Spa employs state-of-the-art technology to make small holes into your skin. The tiny needles used will not damage your skin but will instead help stimulate the production of collagen. Once the microneedling is done, the PRP serum will be applied to the skin to sink in. Once the PRP is completely absorbed, we will clear away the serum and cleanse the skin.
What to Expect after Microneedling
After your therapy, your face may appear red or swollen, or you may see some bruising. These are typical effects that will improve over time. Dr. Shimer recommends that patients do not wear makeup, use exfoliating face washes, or swim in chlorinated pools for around 72 hours after treatment. These activities could expose the skin to strong bacteria and chemicals, which could lead to negative reactions. You also need to reduce exposure to the sun or wear sunscreen, a hat, or other protection when planning to be outside. Final results are usually seen within the first month as the skin works to heal itself.
Follow-Up after Microneedling with PRP
To get your ideal results, you may need to get an initial series of treatments and then switch to maintenance treatments. You may want to get maintenance sessions at least 2 – 4 times per year at Evolve Med Spa. This will vary based on the health and age of your skin, plus your goals so our professional staff will help decide on your custom microneedling with PRP plan. Your aesthetician will discuss realistic expectations during your consultation so you know what will happen after your treatment.
Microneedling with PRP FAQ
How much does microneedling with PRP cost?
Treatments of microneedling and PRP will be priced depending on the size and number of areas receiving treatment. During your consultation to build your treatment plan to address your needs and concerns, your cost can be reviewed. Evolve Med Spa often offers discounts on packages of multiple treatments like microneedling with PRP in addition to monthly treatment specials. Ask about current specials and which payment methods we accept when you are scheduling an appointment.
How effective is microneedling with PRP treatments?
The results from microneedling with PRP treatments may not be visible right away, but the healing factors in the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) serum are meant to stimulate growth for stronger, healthier skin. To see your ideal results, you may need to get several treatments initially and then switch to maintenance treatments. Dr. Shimer or a member of her team will discuss what to expect during your consultation — so you are happy with your results.
How many microneedling with PRP treatments should I get?
At first, you may prefer to have a few microneedling with PRP treatments scheduled every 2 – 3 weeks. Depending on the starting condition of your skin and your specific concerns, your technician will write a treatment plan to restore the health of your complexion. Between microneedling with PRP treatments, you may want to schedule a facial or other skin treatment to exfoliate old skin and nourish new skin layers.
How often should I get microneedling with PRP treatments?
After an initial series of treatments, you should get maintenance sessions at least 2 – 4 times a year. This will be based on the health and age of your skin, as well as your goals, so our team will help create your custom microneedling with PRP treatment plan. Dr. Shimer or a member of her team will be able to make suggestions on how frequently you should get microneedling with PRP maintenance treatments to keep your skin fresh.
Should I get microneedling with PRP or injectable wrinkle treatments?
Microneedling with PRP will provide long-term rejuvenation like stronger, healthier skin. Injectable wrinkles treatments provide more immediate results. Based on your concerns, you may get microneedling with PRP by itself, or you might get it with an injectable treatment, like BOTOX®, Restylane®, or JUVÉDERM®. During your initial consultation, Dr. Shimer or a member of her team will develop your custom treatment plan to fit all your needs and goals.
Rejuvenate and Refresh
Microneedling with PRP can be quite useful for people seeking a more youthful look and feel for their skin. This procedure can help make skin look younger, smoother, firmer, and more luminous. We invite patients to find out more about this treatment by talking to a member of our skilled team or by calling to set up a consultation at our Dallas, TX facility today. We look forward to serving you.