Microneedling with PRP
What is microneedling with PRP?
If you are seeking a minimally invasive treatment to repair damaged skin cells, you could be a great candidate for microneedling with PRP. Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that uses thin needles to make tiny punctures in the skin. These needles penetrate the skin, stimulating the collagen beneath the surface. Once the collagen is stimulated, the body begins the healing process, shedding damaged skin cells and replacing them with new ones.
What is PRP?
PRP, also known as platelet-rich plasma, expedites the overall healing process after microneedling. Your provider will draw a sample of your blood, separate the plasma out, and inject it into the areas of interest during your microneedling session. Plasma can boost healing and recovery time, allowing for optimum results.*
What can microneedling with PRP treat?
Microneedling with PRP is commonly used to treat skin problems and the signs of aging. Some of the most common concerns treated with Microneedling and PRP include:
- Acne and other facial blemishes
- Facial scars
- Sun damage
- Fine lines
- Age and sun spots
What is a MicroPen?
The MicroPen is the most innovative microneedling device on the market. Using a high speed motor, the MicroPen allows for faster treatment times and the swift speed of the MicroPen allows for more a comfortable experience overall.*
What you should expect after treatment?
There is little to no downtime following PRP. Some patients may experience swelling or redness to the affected areas, and it could last a few days. It is recommended, for optimum results, to stay out of the sun and not use makeup for the first few days following your microneedling with PRP treatment.
When can you expect to see results?
Results vary from patient to patient. It is dependent upon the success of the treatment, skin composition, and post treatment care. Some patients notice an immediate glow after treatment, others see results in weeks to months.*
Am I a candidate for Microneedling with PRP?
At Blue Water Medical, we perform our microneedling procedure using the MicroPen. If you would like to find out if you are good candidate for Microneedling with PRP, please contact our Vancouver office to schedule a consultation with one of our providers. You can reach us by phone at (604) 558-3185 or you can request an appointment online.
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.