How is PRP therapy with microneedling different?
Microneedling has been considered one of the cosmetic procedures that is highly effective when it comes to minimizing the signs of aging. During a treatment session, your dermatologist uses a special device with needles to pierce the skin, stimulating new collagen production. This is why microneedling is also called collagen induction therapy. PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) is administered as an injection or applied topically. It can be combined with microneedling to improve the healing. Studies have revealed that microneedling with PRP improves outcomes for patients.
What can I expect during my appointment?
Arrive at your dermatologist’s office at least 15 minutes before your Microneedling with PRP appointment. After prepping your skin, your dermatologist will apply a topical anesthetic at least 30 minutes before microneedling begins. Typically, blood is drawn from your arm while your face is numbing. The blood is put into a centrifuge to separate the PRP from other components of the blood. The procedure involves two steps. The microneedling with PRP procedure lasts about 30 minutes. After the procedure is complete, your dermatologist may apply a topical serum or balm to soothe redness and irritation.
What can I expect during recovery?
Recovery for PRP with microneedling is relatively minimal. Most patients can return to normal daily activities the next day. Initially, there is some redness and other signs of minor irritation. You should avoid applying too many products to your skin. All that is necessary is gentle cleansing of your skin once a day and moisturize as needed. It is perfectly acceptable to wear a lightweight foundation or powder to minimalize the redness of healing skin. Your dermatologist may recommend or provide products that will help your skin to recover. During the recovery period, it is important to avoid alcohol-based products and exfoliants. Proper protection from sunlight is crucial. You should also avoid any activities that precipitate excessive sweating and heat production for at least 72 hours after treatment.
What you should I do if I am interested in microneedling with PRP?
The first step should be to schedule a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist. You will be able to ask them questions you have about the procedure, as well as associated costs. If you decide to undergo treatment, you will need to follow your dermatologist’s instructions for each session.
A Charlotte dermatologist for PRP therapy
If you seek to avoid problems with your skin, hair, or hands, Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide high quality and innovative treatment in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon is a board-certified dermatologist whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your cosmetic concerns.
Their range of services includes medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. In addition to Halo by Sciton, they provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. Treatment is available for both adult and pediatric patients. Call Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte today; for a skin care evaluation and analysis.