About Microneedling with PRP
Urbaniak Plastic Surgery offers microneedling, a process that creates micro-injuries into the skin on your face, neck, chest, or other areas, to stimulate repair and collagen production. As an added benefit, your platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is derived from your own blood, can be applied to the treated area to further help the tissue heal and enable your skin to grow new cells. When these two treatments are fused together, they work in tandem to effectively lessen the appearance of lines, wrinkles, scars, dark spots, large pores, and other skin problems. As a result, the texture of your skin can be greatly improved as well as appear smoother. This treatment is performed with the Eclipse MicroPen, which is used to create controlled punctures into the skin to encourage your body's natural production of collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process then results in an improvement in the appearance of softer wrinkles, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation throughout your complexion. If you would like to learn more about microneedling with an added PRP treatment, schedule a one-on-one consultation with board-certified physician Ginger L. Urbaniak, M.D. at her office in Largo, FL.
A major advantage of microneedling with PRP is that it's essentially a two-in-one treatment that reduces in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, which provides patients with younger-looking skin that shows fewer signs of aging. A great candidate for microneedling with PRP could be anybody looking to enhance the appearance or texture of the surface of their face or body. Dry skin, uneven tone, harsh texture, age spots, loose skin, wrinkles, acne, and scarring are skin conditions that could be greatly improved from a microneedling and PRP treatment. This therapy can also be employed to combat the effects of sun damage , which causes the affected skin to have a rough texture or hyperpigmentation.
Prior to the microneedling part of your treatment, someone from our medical staff will draw your blood for the PRP collection. The drawn blood will then be taken to our lab for the separation process in which your stem cells, platelets, and growth factors will be crafted into PRP. For the microneedling treatment, Urbaniak Plastic Surgery utilizes the effective Eclipse MicroPen to create micro-injuries into your skin at the targeted areas. The tiny needles used will not damage your skin; rather, they will help stimulate your body's production of collagen and elastic. Once the microneedling is finished, the PRP serum will be massaged onto the skin and left to drink in. After the substance is fully absorbed, we will remove the leftover serum and cleanse your skin.
What to Expect
Following your microneedling with PRP therapy, you might experience some ordinary effects such as swelling, redness, and bruising. We recommend that you do not wear makeup, use abrasive skin cleansers or submerge in chlorinated pools for about 72 hours after treatment. Activities such as these may expose your skin to harsh chemicals and bacteria which could lead to adverse reactions. You also ought to reduce sun exposure and use protective measures when going outside. Your final results will generally be seen within several weeks as the skin works to repair and heal itself.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does microneedling with PRP cost?
Treatments of microneedling and PRP will be priced based on the size and number of areas being treated. Once a personalized treatment plan that fits your needs and goals has been created, your costs can be estimated. Urbaniak Plastic Surgery often offers discounts on packages of several microneedling with PRP sessions plus monthly treatment specials. Our office also features a Diamond Membership program that allows members to receive exclusive deals on a range of our most popular nonsurgical services, skin care products, and cosmetics. You can ask about these and payment methods we accept when you schedule your one-on-one appointment.
How effective are microneedling with PRP treatments?
Microneedling with PRP treatment results may not be visible right away, but the growth factors in the PRP (platelet-rich plasma) serum helps to boost the growth of stronger, healthier skin. To get your optimal results, you might need to receive an initial series of treatments and then maintain your results with semi-annual treatments. Your technician will go over what to expect during your initial consultation so you know exactly what you have to look forward to.
How many microneedling with PRP treatments should I get?
At first, you may want to schedule multiple microneedling with PRP treatments spaced out every 2 – 3 weeks. Depending on the starting condition of your skin and your specific concerns, your technician will develop a microneedling with PRP treatment plan to restore the health and appearance of your complexion. In between microneedling with PRP treatments, you may want to schedule a facial or other skin treatment to nourish your new skin and remove dead skin cells.
How often should I get microneedling with PRP treatments?
After an initial series of treatments, you may want to schedule maintenance microneedling with PRP sessions at least 2 – 4 times a year. This will vary based on the health and age of your skin as well as your goals, so we will help you create your custom microneedling with PRP treatment plan. Your technician will be able to make recommendations on how often you should get maintenance sessions so your skin stays healthy and radiant.
Should I get microneedling with PRP or injectable wrinkle treatments?
Although microneedling with PRP provides long-term rejuvenation like stronger, healthier skin, other treatments deliver more immediate results. Depending on your goals, you might want microneedling with PRP alone, or you could combine it with a wrinkle treatment, like Restylane, Juvéderm, or BOTOX. During your initial consultation with your technician, they will develop your personalized treatment plan to match all of your concerns and goals.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $199
Restore and Revitalize
This innovative procedure can be very helpful for individuals looking to restore the original appearance and feel of their skin. Microneedling with PRP is a dual procedure that works together to help make your skin look younger, smoother, firmer, and radiant. We invite you to learn more about this new-age treatment by talking to a member of our skilled team or by setting up a consultation at our Largo, FL facility today.