Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center is now performing microneedling with platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) to address a number of aesthetic concerns. This innovative treatment reduces the signs of aging and revitalizes the skin for an overall healthier glow and appearance. PRP is also a proactive, non-surgical therapeutic option for male and female patients experiencing hair loss. Our skin care specialists are available to perform these procedures on a variety of facial and body areas. Please contact our office for more information.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy and Eclipse MicroPen™ for Skin Rejuvenation
Platelet-rich plasma therapy works hand-in-hand with our Eclipse MicroPen™ procedure to renew and rejuvenate the skin with beautiful results. While the microneedling procedure can be effective on its own, cosmetic outcomes are improved with the addition of platelet-rich plasma. This minimally-invasive treatment can effectively rejuvenate the skin without the need for surgery or long recovery times. The natural healing powers of your own blood can ultimately work to improve areas affected by wrinkles, fine lines, and lax skin, leading to a more refreshed and vibrant appearance.
Our skin care experts are available to meet with you for an initial consultation to evaluate your needs and determine if PRP with microneedling is the best option for you.
What does the procedure involve?
PRP with microneedling, or better known as the Vampire Facial, is an in-office procedure that can often be completed in as little as 30 minutes, depending on the size and number of treatment areas. First, we will collect a small amount of your blood, which will be placed in a device that will separate the platelet-rich plasma from the red blood cells. The PRP contains natural growth factors that expedite the body’s own repair process and stimulates new collagen and elastin once released into the skin. Once the PRP is isolated, it is topically applied to the targeted treatment areas.
After this stage of the procedure, the Eclipse MicroPen™ will be guided over the target area, creating microscopic channels in the skin’s surface layers. A local anesthetic can be applied to minimize discomfort during the treatment. While the microneedling technique helps promote the growth of new collagen and elastin in the skin, the addition of the PRP further enhances the skin’s ability to repair and renew itself. Once the microneedling stage is performed, another layer of PRP will be placed on the area and the procedure is complete. Ultimately, this combination of techniques can lead to the growth of healthier skin cells and a more refreshed and youthful appearance.
While some swelling and redness can be expected in the treated areas, these effects should diminish over a few days. Many patients are able to resume work and other daily activities immediately after the treatment. Our practitioners typically recommend a series of treatment sessions staged over a number of weeks to produce optimal results.
Hair Loss Treatment
PRP for hair loss is an innovative technique to assist individuals experiencing hair loss. This treatment can be performed in areas of thinning or receding hair to stimulate the supply of blood and nutrients back to the hair follicles, thereby stimulating growth.
PRP for hair loss can be performed in-office in as little as 30 minutes. A series of three treatments, spaced over three months, is often necessary for the best possible outcome. Annual maintenance treatments are recommended for longer-lasting results.
If you have questions about PRP therapy and microneedling for skin rejuvenation and hair loss treatment, we encourage you to contact Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center today. We will be happy to provide you with more information and assist you in scheduling your initial consultation.