Microneedling with PRP
Sometimes referred to as a “vampire facial”, Microneedling with PRP uses platelet-rich plasma to not only create better results but also deliver a faster recovery time. By deriving the PRP from your blood, your skin’s elasticity, volume, and texture will improve. The plasma protein has a large concentration of more than 20 growth factors that help heal and repair tissue on all types of skin. In the medical community, PRP can often be utilized to treat torn tendons, tendinitis, muscle injuries, arthritis-related pain, and joint injuries, and to stimulate hair growth.
The process requires blood to be drawn from your arm and placed into a centrifuge, a machine that spins around really fast to separate your blood into three distinct layers: plasma (on top), platelets and white blood cells (middle), and red blood cells (bottom). The PRP is taken from that middle layer which is also called the “serum portion”. The serum is then reintroduced into your body through the microneedling device that simultaneously punctures your skin and injects measured portions of the platelets with each insertion. This process stimulates cell turnover, as well as collagen and elastin to produce a plumper, tighter, and smoother complexion. After the treatment is complete, the remaining PRP is applied topically to your skin.
The MDPEN is a mechanized handheld device that is used for Microdermal Needling. As one of the most powerful microneedling devices on the market, it allows for fast, non-ablative treatments that stimulate collagen and elastin production by allowing very fine needles to enter your skin at the same time at 13,500 RPM during treatment. This rapid movement reduces drag on the skin to minimize damage and discomfort. The MDPEN can produce 15,000 microchannels per square inch, effectively and efficiently treating your skin through the use of a “crosshatch” application. The device can have a controlled penetration depth so you can receive the treatment that is appropriate for your needs.