What is PRP?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Our blood contains three solids: red cells, white cells, and platelets. These platelets are what allows us to have a speedy recovery. Doctors have found a way to separate the platelet rich plasma from a blood sample, so that they can reinsert the PRP into other parts of our body. It’s commonly used for treating tendon and joint injuries, but when it teams up with Micro-Needling, it can be used to treat scar tissue and stimulate collagen growth.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-Needling is done with an instrument called a Micropen. This pen is tipped with several, small needles. A specialist will slide the pen across the surface of your skin while the needles extend and retract repetitively. The needles create tiny punctures in the dermis; which causes a reaction of ions being released and stimulates collagen production. This treatment is commonly used for various types of skin rejuvenation.
What Happens when you put them together?
PRP with Micro-Needling is a treatment in which the platelet rich plasma is first separated from the rest of your blood in a centrifuge. Then the specialist will spread the plasma onto the target area. The Micro-Needling follows, allowing the PRP to penetrate the dermis as the needles puncture the surface of your skin. This enhances the healing and repairing of the treated area; and it also rightfully earned the name Vampire Facial™. Micro-Needling with PRP may be a good option if you are unable to get laser treatment. It’s safe for all skin types, and it’s very natural.
This treatment can be applied on the face, neck, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. You may need multiple sessions, about 4 to 6 weeks apart to achieve the desired results from this treatment. To maintain the results, you should get the treatment twice a year after.
You may notice immediate change to the glow of your skin following the treatments, but the best results can be observed a few weeks later. You should continue to see improvement up to six months after the treatment.
Is it Painful?
A topical numbing gel is applied to the target area before the treatment. This helps with any pain or discomfort you may feel during the procedure. Patients generally report a painless experience.
There are no high risks that comes with this treatment. The most important part of the treatment is the PRP, which is drawn from your body, then put back in. No need to worry about hard-to-pronounce chemicals or toxins entering your body or allergic reactions with this method!
Want to learn more?
For more information regarding this treatment, or any other services Re:nu 180 offers in the Southington area, contact our office today for a consultation.
Re:Nu 180 Med Spa is located in Southington, CT and services the entire Hartford and New Haven County Areas including including Plainville, Cheshire, Wallingford , Prospect, Hamden, Farmington, and Burlington. We also have a second Re:Nu180 location in Newington, CT.