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A Guide to Facial Micro-Needling with PRP: What You Should Know

Updated: Jun 27

Facial micro-needling with PRP, also known as a "vampire facial," is a popular treatment that combines micro-needling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to rejuvenate the skin. Here's a breakdown of what you should know about this procedure:

Understanding the Treatment:

  • Micro-needling: This minimally invasive procedure uses a device with tiny needles to create microscopic channels in the skin. This controlled injury triggers the body's natural healing response, promoting collagen production. Collagen is a protein that provides structure and elasticity to the skin.

  • PRP: PRP is a concentration of platelets derived from your own blood. Platelets contain growth factors that play a role in healing and tissue regeneration.

Potential Benefits:

  • Reduced wrinkles and fine lines: By stimulating collagen production, microneedling with PRP can visibly improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

  • Improved skin texture and tone: The treatment can address uneven skin texture, enlarged pores, and minor scarring.

  • Enhanced skin radiance: PRP's growth factors may promote a brighter, more youthful appearance.

  • Reduced sun damage: Micro-needling with PRP can potentially improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin.

What to Expect During Treatment:

  • Consultation: A discussion about your goals, medical history, and suitability for the treatment takes place.

  • Blood Draw: A small amount of blood is drawn to obtain PRP.

  • Numbing Cream: A topical numbing cream may be applied to minimize discomfort.

  • Micro-needling: The micro-needling device is used to create controlled punctures in the skin.

  • PRP Application: The concentrated PRP is applied to the treated area to enhance the healing process.

  • Post-Treatment:  Your skin may be red and sensitive for a few days. Proper aftercare instructions are crucial for optimal healing.

Things to Consider:

  • Limited Research: While promising, research on the long-term effects of micro-needling with PRP is ongoing.

  • Multiple Sessions: You may need multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart to achieve optimal results.

  • Downtime:  Expect some redness and sensitivity post-treatment.

  • Cost: The cost can vary depending on the provider and the complexity of the procedure.  Insurance typically doesn't cover this treatment.

  • Suitability:  Micro-needling with PRP may not be suitable for everyone. Discuss any concerns with your doctor.

Benefits vs. Drawbacks:

Weigh the potential benefits of improved skin texture, reduced wrinkles, and a more youthful appearance against the factors like cost, potential discomfort, and the need for multiple sessions.

Consulting a Professional:

It's crucial to consult a qualified healthcare professional experienced in micro-needling with PRP to determine if it's the right option for you.

Cadenza Med Clinic: Your Partner in Rejuvenation

At Cadenza Med Clinic (disclaimer), we offer micro-needling with PRP as part of our comprehensive menu of aesthetic treatments. Our experienced practitioners will discuss your goals and recommend the most suitable approach to achieve your desired outcome. Contact Cadenza Med Clinic today to schedule a consultation and explore your path to rejuvenated, radiant skin.

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