Microneedling with PRP
Based in Sherman TX, our clinic specializes in results-driven beauty treatments and treatments with PRP (platelet-rick plasma) produce results! Allure Laser & Medical Spa helps you feel young, energized and stunning every day. We put safety first, and stay up to date on the best techniques and latest treatment developments. Keep reading to learn more or if you’re ready for a fresh start - give us a call today and find out more about our services and special offers!
What is a microneedling with PRP?
While the name can be a bit confusing, this treatment is a combination of a microneedling (using either the SkinPen® system or the Secret RF), followed by the application of PRP (platelet-rich plasma). “The PRP is derived from the serum portion of the blood, which contains platelets. The platelets contain high levels of growth factors, which, when applied to the skin, will stimulate cell turnover.”
How does it work?
In layman's terms: It’s a facial that uses your own blood and platelets to help promote the healthy activity of your skin cells. Our skin is naturally comprised of red blood cells and serum, which contain our white blood cells and platelets. Growth factors from platelets are responsible for healing injuries, but platelets also promote growth of new collagen, boost elasticity and help increase blood flow!
Redness is to be expected following the procedure as well as some possible bruising and swelling but this is minimal. We do usually ask patients to leave the PRP serum in place for several hours which may feel a bit dry and tight. Most patients are able to wash their face and apply makeup the next day. More advanced techniques use deeper needles (with local anesthetic) and are very well tolerated. Any residual redness, flaking or bruising is usually gone by 7-10 days. Most patients, however, only have a bit of redness for about a day.
What are the benefits?
Anyone who would like improved tone and a fresher appearance to the skin can benefit from this treatment. Aside from the discomfort of having the blood drawn and the microneedling, there are minimal risks. In procedures using deeper microneedles, we do encourage application of a topical anesthetic prior to the procedure.