Your Skin Will Benefit from the PRP SkinPen!
Wrinkles, acne scars, fine lines, dark spots, and uneven skin tone can prematurely age you and mar your appearance. Luckily, these aren’t things you just have to live with. SkinPen microneedling with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) can target problem areas and impart younger-looking skin. The treatment is quick, effective, and natural.
What is SkinPen?
SkinPen is an FDA-approved, professional microneedling device. Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a process that utilizes tiny needles to create up to 1,600 microscopic openings per second in your skin’s surface. These little punctures trigger increased production of collagen (a protein that gives your skin strength) and elastin (a protein that gives your skin elasticity). Over the course of several treatments, this procedure provides skin tightening, thickening, and smoothing.
What is PRP SkinPen?
Think of PRP SkinPen treatments as supercharged SkinPen treatments. It’s a combination of microneedling and application of PRP (platelet-rich plasma). For this procedure, a small sample of your blood is taken and then spun in a device called a centrifuge. This separates plasma, which is used for the procedure, from your white and red blood cells. Plasma is rich in platelets, stem cells, and growth factors that help your tissues heal and produce new cells.
Once microneedling is completed, PRP is applied and worked into your skin. The microneedling process permits the PRP to penetrate deeply, prompting collagen and elastin production. Microneedling combined with PRP is more potent than microneedling alone or PRP alone.
What Issues Does PRP SkinPen Address?
There are many SkinPen benefits. It’s a versatile device that can treat:
• Acne scars
• Uneven skin tone
• Enlarged pores
• Fine lines
• Moderate to severe wrinkles
• Surgical scars
• Rough skin
• Dark spots
• Stretch marks
Does the Procedure Hurt?
No. Before your session, a topical numbing cream will be applied. You may feel some tingling, but the treatment isn’t painful. This numbing process takes about half an hour.
How Long Does a Treatment Take?
Depending on the size and number of areas to be addressed, as well as the degree of treatment needed, a session generally takes about one hour. Downtime is only 24 to 72 hours, and some patients immediately notice results. Typically, patients notice changes within a week, with the most dramatic results visible after 4 to 8 weeks. Since results are cumulative, PRP SkinPen is typically done in several treatments scheduled four to six weeks apart. After that, you can get maintenance treatments once a year.
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
After treatment, your skin may be pink or red and tender, similar to minor sunburn. This is normal and should clear up within 2 to 4 days. Some patients heal within 24 hours. Individual results may vary.
Who is a Good Candidate for PRP SkinPen Treatment?
Good candidates for this procedure are adults over the age of 21, of all skin colors. Since it is a low-risk, natural treatment, it is a good choice for people who shy away from surgery and other invasive procedures. PRP SkinPen treatment is not advisable for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding, taking corticosteroid injections or NSAIDs, or if you drink alcohol, smoke, or have a bleeding disorder.
Schedule a Consult
Are you searching for a non-invasive cosmetic dermatology treatment that reduces signs of aging, diminishes blemishes, and improves the tone and texture of your skin? Then PRP SkinPen treatment can help. Dr. Melissa Erwin of Erwin Dermatology, can explore this option with you and create a personalized treatment plan that will get you glowing! Call today to schedule your free consultation.