Has your skin lost its glow? Are fine lines and wrinkles making you look old before your time? Microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a treatment that can help restore a youthful look. Nationally recognized plastic surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose and the team at Utopia Med Spa in Houston, Texas, use microneedling with PRP to provoke your skin to heal itself. Here’s how.
Microneedling, aka collagen induction therapy, creates tiny funnels in your skin that signal your body to create more collagen, which fills and smooths fine lines and wrinkles in your face.
During the treatment, Dr. Rose inserts thin needles into the top layer of facial skin, creating tiny tears. It’s called “controlled injury,” which your body heals. The result is smoother, younger-looking skin.
PRP contains platelets, a powerful part of your blood that promotes injury repair and healing. Platelets contain growth factors that help your skin create collagen and elastin, thereby increasing your skin’s elasticity.
When you pair microneedling with PRP, you “injure” the skin and promote super healing that makes your face look young and glowing.
Microneedling with PRP is a two-step treatment.
First, your blood is drawn and put into a centrifuge, which uses high speeds to separate the plasma from other blood components. Then, a Utopia Med Spa professional will create microchannels in your skin though which PRP is delivered.
Microchanneling also allows neuromodulators like Botox and fillers like Restylane to be added to your skin. The combination of PRP with wrinkle relaxers and fillers gives you instant and dramatic results.
After treatment, a serum or balm is applied to reduce redness. Then, you’re free to go home. Most people can drive themselves, but arranging for a ride might make you feel more secure.
Microneedling with PRP can treat a wide range of skin and facial concerns, including:
Most patients tolerate microneedling with PRP very well. The most common side effects are inflammation, bruising, and redness, which can last from four to six days after treatments.
You should avoid the sun during your healing, and use sunscreen thereafter. Because treatments use your own blood, the risk of cross-contamination or infection is low.
Let Dr. Rose know if you’ve ever had cold sores or a history of herpes simplex, because the treatment could provoke an outbreak.
To learn more about Utopia Med Spa’s microneedling with PRP, click our convenient online scheduling tool or book an appointment by calling 713-622-2277.