Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery offers microneedling with PRP therapy, a treatment that removes old or damaged skin cells on your face, neck, or chest to stimulate skin repair. As an additional benefit, your platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be applied to the same area to help tissue heal and permit the skin to grow new cells. These two treatments together are often referred to as the vampire facial and can decrease the appearance of lines, wrinkles, scars, dark spots, large pores, and other skin conditions. The texture of your skin may be greatly improved to appear smoother and more even without damaging the skin. If you would like to learn more about the microneedling with PRP treatment, schedule a one-on-one consultation with our PVPS team in Jacksonville, FL.
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A great candidate for microneedling with PRP would be any individual looking to alter the appearance or texture of the surface of their face. Dry skin, uneven skin tone, coarse texture, age spots, loose skin, wrinkles, acne, and scarring are skin conditions that could benefit from a microneedling with PRP treatment. This procedure can also be utilized to combat the effects of sun damage that may have caused skin to have a rough texture or hyperpigmentation.
Prior to the microneedling portion of your treatment, someone from our medical staff will draw your blood for the PRP collection. The drawn blood will then be taken to our lab for the separation process where your platelets and growth factors will be turned into PRP. For the microneedling treatment, Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery employs innovative technology to create small holes in your skin. The little needles used will not damage your skin but will instead help stimulate the production of collagen. Once the microneedling is done, the PRP serum will be placed on the skin to sink in. The PRP serum will remain on the skin to be fully absorbed, you will be able to cleanse later that day. This can also be combined with a filler or wrinkle relaxer.
Following your microneedling with PRP procedure, you could experience some regular effects such as swelling, bruising, and redness. We recommend that you do not wear makeup, use abrasive skin cleansers or submerge in pools for around 72 hours following the session. Activities like this could expose your skin to harsh chemicals and bacteria which could lead to adverse reactions. You also need to reduce sun exposure or use protective measures when going outside. Final results are usually seen within several weeks as the skin works to repair and heal itself.
Frequently Asked Questions
How effective are microneedling with PRP treatments?
The results from microneedling with PRP treatments may not be visible right away, but the growth factors in the platelet-rich plasma serum will help to stimulate the growth of healthier, stronger skin. To get your best results, you may need to get several treatments initially and then maintenance sessions. We will go over realistic expectations during your consultation so you know what to expect after your treatment.
How many microneedling with PRP treatments should I get?
Initially you may want to get a series of treatments scheduled every few weeks. Depending on the starting condition of your skin and your specific concerns, we will create a microneedling with PRP treatment plan that restores the health of your complexion. In between microneedling with PRP treatments, you may want to schedule a facial or other skin treatment to remove dead skin layers and nourish the new growth.
How often should I get microneedling with PRP treatments?
After an initial series of treatments, you may want to schedule maintenance microneedling with PRP sessions 2 – 4 times per year. This will vary based on the health of your skin and goals, so we will help you develop your unique microneedling with PRP treatment plan. We will also be able to recommend how often you should get treatments so your complexion remains fresh.
Plan Your Procedure
Microneedling with PRP treatments will be priced according to the size of the area(s) being treated. After your initial consultation with our team, a treatment plan will be developed to address your unique concerns and then we will be able to estimate your costs. Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery often offers discounts on packages of several treatments like microneedling with PRP as well as monthly specials. You can ask about these and payment methods we accept when you are scheduling your consultation.