Microneedling with PRP
Microneedling is a versatile cosmetic procedure that can help minimize the signs of aging and give you smoother, younger looking skin. This treatment helps the skin create new collagen through the skin’s natural ability to repair itself. Microneedling with PRP (platelet rich plasma) gives the procedure an added boost with enhanced collagen generation and long-lasting effects. The areas that can be treated include the face, neck, decolletage, and hands.
Microneedling with PRP is a great option for all skin types and can be considered for anyone with wrinkles, scarring, age spots, and other forms of hyperpigmentation. It can also be used as a method to maintain overall tone and texture of the skin. Those who are not good candidates include those who:
- are pregnant
- use Accutane for acne
- have certain skin conditions, such as facial eczema or rosacea
- scar easily or have a history of keloids
- have a history of poor wound healing
- have undergone skin radiation in the last 12 months
During a microneedling procedure, the area to be treated is numbed topically and a small pen-like tool is used to make hundreds of micro-punctures into the skin. While we wait for your face to feel numb, a syringe of blood is drawn (usually from the arm) and then the PRP is separated from the blood. The PRP solution is then applied onto the skin during and after microneedling and allowed to absorb. The process of microneedling allows for better absorption of the PRP into the skin. The entire procedure takes about 60 minutes (numbing and treatment).
Microneedling with PRP results in smoother, firmer, younger looking skin. Results are not permanent, but you may be able to extend the results of your treatment by:
- avoiding direct sun exposure
- wearing sunscreen every day
- cleansing your skin with a gentle cream or gel product only (exfoliants may irritate your skin after receiving this procedure)
- moisturizing your skin properly
- avoiding any picking or scratching of your face
Frequently Asked Questions
A minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that’s used to treat a variety of skin problems through collagen production and the benefits of PRP.
Anyone who wishes to improve age spots, wrinkles, acne scars, or hyperpigmentation of their skin. It can also be used to maintain overall texture and tone of the skin. Microneedling is safe for all skin types.
Results are not permanent, so a maintenance program is recommended to keep your skin looking its best.
A topical anesthetic is used to mitigate any discomfort.
There is no significant downtime. Most patients return to work the next day.
Every patient’s situation is unique and will require a consultation. Please contact The Langdon Center to schedule a consultation by calling (203) 717-9592 or click here to contact us.
To learn more about getting Microneedling with PRP or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Langdon, please fill out the form on this page or call The Langdon Center at (203) 745-0340. We look forward to working with you! The Langdon Center serves patients in the Guilford & New Haven, CT areas.