Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) with micro needling (aka “The vampire facial”)
‘Invest in your skin it is going to represent you for a longer time’, something so rightly quoted as skin is a largest organ and important part of our body and it is necessary to look after our skin which otherwise may result in skin problems or skin disease.
People often wonder what can be done in that scenario as skin is one of the important parts representing your personality.
micro needling with PRP comes to the rescue, just before you make an appointment for getting this treatment done it is necessary to understand PRP, micro-needling and its process that’s primarily used to minimize the signs of aging.
What is PRP and micro needling?
micro needling is an amazingly effective therapy for skin rejuvenation wherein micro needling with PRP is a corrective treatment that encourages the collagen production with the help of the device with needles to prick the skin and stimulate new collagen production.
Micro-needling with the needle size ranging from 0.1 to 2.5 mm and the outcome is based on the depth, frequency, and the penetration of the needle.
PRP contains the proteins stimulating the release of growth factors and cytokines helping the skin tissues to repair itself.
How long will the treatment take?
It usually depends on the amount of treatments undergone and the way your skin responds to it. Some may start seeing results within few days post treatment while it may take longer for others.
Its effects are not permanent, and you will need to still undergo treatments to maintain it. On achieving maximum results, the follow up for maintenance treatments which will be anywhere between 8 weeks onwards.
Process for micro needling and PRP treatment.
The treatment first starts with consultation, cleansing and exfoliate of the face, and then applying the topical cream for 20 minutes. While we are waiting for the numbing cream to take effects, Our nurse will begin to take your blood the same way we do at the blood correction. We required 18 ml of full blood which is very little and minimal discomfort.
The blood is then put into a centrifuge, which separates the PRP from other components of the blood.
The PRP solution is then injected into the treatment area, usually before micro needling. The micro needling treatment creates small controlled micro punctures in the skin, allowing for penetration of the PRP.
The micro needling pen which will be passed all over the face wherein the needles are moving up and down involving puncturing of the skin with the needles wherein it glides gently into the skin penetrating the layers of the skin which is closest to the surface for up to the depth of 2mm creating tiny needle wounds and after which then another layer of serum is applied. This process when done multiple times helps in the creation of the new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibres, along with improved blood supply. When the body starts responding, it plumps and thickens reducing the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and fine lines.
Who can opt for the micro needling with PRP treatment?
micro needling and PRP treatment can be opted by the
people who have the following skin issues:
Uneven skin textures
Uneven skin tones
Can this treatment be performed for all lash lengths and colours?
The answer to that is yes. micro needling can be performed for all skin types and colours.
Pre & post home care
Pre and post care is definitely needed for this procedure. Pre-treatment you need to stop certain medications 5 days prior, avoid extreme sun exposure, shave hair if any in that region. Post care will include no makeup or sunscreen.
You will need to wash your face with tepid water for 24 hours. Do not apply anything, including light makeup, until 24 hours. Avoid certain medicines 2weeks post treatment. Use chemical free sunscreen after 72 hours. Avoid swimming, exercising 24 hours and sweating or gym and workouts 72 hours post treatment.
Do not touch your face directly.
Are there any risks involved with it and is it painful?
This process is safe and effective with no side effects. There are no risks like hyper-pigmentation nor of any post-inflammation.
micro needling isn’t very painful. Usually prior to the start of the treatment, a numbing cream is applied on the areas that will be worked upon.
This is to help with the pain that may occur during the procedure. At times, you may experience a little discomfort but that wears off. Post treatment, you may experience redness
of the skin or inflammation but that is normal. There are potential
risks/side effects like dry skin, skin irritation, redness, hyperpigmentation, acne flare-ups and infections. It may not be the same for all as side-effects can vary from person to person. Your skin may also feel swollen, tight and sensitive.
When is the follow-up required post treatment?
Advantages of Micro needling:
Improves aging and skin texture
Post treatment is a must and you be given sufficient time for that. You will have to follow the instructions to the end to make sure that nothing hampers the procedure. It will take time to heal after the process, but you start to notice a glow and improvement on skin texture. Your skin will look more smooth and it will make you feel rejuvenated. Your face will look healthy and will have a youthful look to it. Your skin too will become brighter and improvement of acne scars.
Q : When I achieve full results from this procedure?
Results take time to show
You may require more sessions after the first procedure It may get time consuming for some people
For some people it may not be suitable People with certain skin conditions like skin irritation, active acne, eczema, and other skin illnesses will not be able to undergo the procedure.
You will be able to feel radiant and see the glow within a week but the actual results take time to come. You will see full results within a few months.
Q : Who can opt for micro needling with PRP treatment?
According to the dermatologists, micro needling treatment can be opted by the people who have the following skin issues like Acne scars, Fine lines, Wrinkles, enlarged pores, Hyperpigmentation, Uneven skin textures, Stretchmarks, Uneven skin tone.
Frequent question and answers
Q : Can micro needling be done at home?
Not recommend to performed at home.
Q : How long do the side effects last for?
Usually between 24 - 72 hours after the treatment.
Q : How long does the entire procedure last for?
the entire procedure takes 90 mins. The effect of the treatment is depending on individual. Healthy lifestyle choices has a major effects on the skin.