Microneedling and PRP
Learn why Microneedling and PRP are some of the most popular treatments
Microneedling and PRP can be used individually, or combined to treat aesthetic concerns such as acne scarring, hair loss, uneven texture and fine lines and wrinkles.
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The skin you want; the treatment you’ve been waiting for. The Exceed™ medical microneedling device delivers the latest treatment to repair and restore aging skin, naturally. Clinically-proven to dramatically improve facial acne scars and facial wrinkles, the Exceed™ treatment produces excellent results after just 12 weeks.
For those looking for a smooth complexion, microneedling is a minimally invasive skin perfecting procedure. The skin is naturally stimulated to:
- Create new collagen
- Reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles
- Treat facial acne scars
What is medical microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment can be used all over the face and body to improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment improves the overall tone and texture of the skin in most patients. The procedure uses a device to puncture the skin at a controlled depth with many tiny needles; this aids in product penetration and initiates a healing response in the skin.
Advantages vs. other anti-aging methods:
- Epidermis (outer layer of skin) remains intact and is not damaged unlike more invasive treatments
- Low risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- The first dual-indicated microneedling treatment that is FDA-cleared for facial acne scars and facial wrinkles
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
What is Platelet Rich Plasma and what are PRP injections
Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is derived from the patient’s own blood in the following manner. A fraction of blood (60cc) is drawn from the individual patient into a syringe. This is a relatively small amount compared to blood donation. The blood is spun in a special centrifuge to separate its components (Red Blood Cells, Platelet Rich Plasma, Platelet Poor Plasma and White Blood Cells).
The Platelet Rich Plasma containing monocytes and various plasma proteins are collected into a syringe. A sterile Calcium Chloride 10% and sterile Bicarbonate 8.4% solution is added in 5% volume to the syringe containing PRP. Calcium Chloride and Bicarbonate both work to activate the platelets, thus leading to liberation of growth factors and healing elements. The activated platelets are then injected within the next few minutes as a medical intervention. As the platelets organize in the clot, they release enzymes to promote healing and tissue responses including attracting stem cells and growth factors to repair damaged tissue and cause regeneration and rejuvenation. PRP contains growth factors that may stimulate natural hair growth. Due to the natural variation in quality of platelet-rich plasma, results will vary between individuals.
The full procedure may take between 15-45 minutes. Often, at least 3-4 treatments are advised. Some patients may require multiple sessions to obtain desired outcomes. It is often recommended that treatments be done once a year after the initial series of treatments to continue regeneration and maintain or enhance the results. For best outcome, other modalities for treatment of the underlying medical conditions and appropriate skin care should be optimized prior to PRP injections. The use of PRP for treatment of hair loss, scars and facial rejuvenation is considered “off label” and EXPERIMENTAL.
PRP’s safety has been established for over 20 years for its wound healing properties. Its theoretical effectiveness has extended across multiple medical specialties including cardiovascular surgery, orthopedics, sports medicine, podiatry, ENT, neurosurgery, dental and maxillofacial surgery (dental implants and sinus elevations), urology, dermatology (chronic wound healing), and ophthalmology, cosmetic surgery.
Benefits of PRP:
PRP is autologous (using your own blood) therefore eliminating allergy potential. PRP has been shown to have tissue regenerating effects. Other benefits include: minimal down time, safe with minimal risk, short recovery time, and no general anesthesia is required.