What is PRP treatment with the SkinPen?
Are you looking for a natural way to soften wrinkles, lines, acne scars, and more? If so, you may be able to benefit from PRP treatments with the SkinPen. Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a treatment that promotes healing when injected. There are many benefits to this treatment, including collagen and elastin production, it is perfect for all skin types, is a natural treatment, and is quick. PRP with the SkinPen can improve the following skin issues:
- Fine lines.
- Large pores.
- Acne scars.
- Uneven skin texture.
The PRP Treatment
Before treatment, it is important that you avoid excessive sun exposure, as sunburn can cause the procedure to be painful. You should also arrive with a bare face, as makeup will need to be removed before treatment. Keeping your skin hydrated by drinking lots of water in the days prior to your appointment can also ensure good results.
PRP treatment aided by the SkinPen begins by taking a small sample of your own blood, similar to a regular blood draw at the doctor’s office. The blood is then spun in a device called a centrifuge, which separates platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood. This platelet-rich plasma will be applied to the skin, and the SkinPen will then be used to create mini-injuries in the skin, which stimulates collagen and elastin production in the skin as it heals.
Following this treatment, there is no downtime required, so you can return to your everyday routine right away! The areas that were treated may appear slightly red, though this will go down with time. If you have any questions or concerns regarding treatment, do not hesitate to reach out to our office!
PRP SkinPen FAQs
Does SkinPen tighten skin?
Yes, this treatment stimulates collagen production for tightening the skin.
How long do SkinPen results last?
SkinPen results can last between 4 and 6 months. However, individual results may vary.
Is Microneedling with PRP better?
Yes. The combination of microneedling with PRP is more effective than microneedling alone or applying PRP alone. PRP stimulates collagen and elastin production which thickens and tightens thinning skin, effectively smoothing winkles and fine lines. It improves overall skin texture and tone.
Is SkinPen safe?
Yes, the SkinPen is safe for patients of all skin types and ages. When performed by a board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Melissa Erwin, side effects are rare.
Who is a Good Candidate for PRP Treatment with the SkinPen?
Adults who are looking to naturally improve the appearance of their skin are often good candidates for PRP treatment with the SkinPen. Be sure to tell Dr. Erwin if you have any medical conditions that could worsen or spread with injections, or if you have any bleeding disorders. A consultation with Dr. Erwin is needed to determine if this treatment is right for you. During this consultation, she will assess your skin and speak with you regarding your aesthetic goals and answer any questions that you may have. She will then create an individualized treatment plan just for you to make your goals a reality.
Contact Us Today
Are you looking for smoother, tighter, improved skin? If so, PRP treatment with the SkinPen can help! Contact our office today by calling (979) 612-2761 or completing the online form to schedule your initial consultation with our skilled dermatologist Dr. Erwin to get started! We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have to ensure you are confident in your choice of treatment.