With Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)

What is Microneedling with Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)?

Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) uses your body’s own growth factors to refresh and rejuvenate your skin.

Prior to the procedure, your blood will be drawn. Then your plasma will be processed so that it’s enriched with your own platelets, peptides, growth factors, and other rejuvenating agents. These natural healing and rejuvenating compounds are specifically made by your body, for your body.

The platelet enriched plasma (PRP) is then microneedled or massaged into to the skin after microneedling with radiofrequency energy (Morpheus8).

How Does the Addition of PRP Enhance the Results of Microneedling?

Microneedling delivers platelets directly into your skin through the tiny holes created during the procedure. Once in the skin, your platelets release growth factors that trigger your body’s own natural healing processes. These growth factors stimulate new collagen production. It’s the increased collagen in your skin that improves the tone, texture, pores, scars, wrinkles, lines, etc.

Platelet-rich plasma dramatically enhances the beneficial results of microneedling. It also significantly speeds up the healing process, reducing downtime to a minimum.

Before and After

Can Microneedling with Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Slow the Aging Process?

Our skin shows signs of aging largely due to diminishing collagen content over time. The lack of collagen leads to thin, crepey skin that is prone to wrinkle and appear dull and droopy. These changes are a natural part of aging.

Additionally, sun exposure magnifies the problem. The sun’s rays break down collagen and leads to bothersome age spots, wrinkles, skin laxity, and dullness.

To truly slow the aging process, the skin needs regular treatments that result in increased collagen content. To receive the best anti-aging results, these treatments should occur every 3-6 months.

Microneedling with Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) is one of the very best treatments to meet this need. Other treatments that are excellent at building collagen content as well are:

Additionally, medical-grade sunscreen should be part of everyone’s daily home skin care regimen. Shea Aesthetic Clinic offers several medical-grade skincare products to meet your needs.

Get started on your microneedling treatment with PRP at Shea Aesthetic Clinic by booking an evaluation through the website, by text or by calling to speak with a team member.

What is the Benefit of Facial Rejuvenation with Morpheus8?

Here are 4 important things to know about PRP:

1. It’s Not Creepy!

Platelet-rich plasma is simply part of the fluid in your blood. There is nothing creepy about platelet-rich plasma. Unfortunately, the expression “vampire facial” was used several years ago to describe the use of PRP with microneedling for facial treatments. Sure, PRP involves blood, but it’s your own blood, and it’s only a little bit.

Platelets are one of the components of blood. To obtain Platelet-rich plasma, Dr. Kirk Bass takes less than an ounce of your blood, then processes it to concentrate the platelets in a few milliliters of plasma. The role of platelets is to carry growth factors to wound sites. Here, they trigger the generation of healthy new tissue and blood vessels by activating your own stem cells. Dr. Bass uses PRP in two ways to help patients:

Injection. Placing the PRP serum precisely into the targeted area is an excellent option for treating small, specific areas. Injections of PRP are most commonly used for hair restoration.
Topical application. Microneedling and Morpheus8 treatments create thousands of microscopic needle punctures in the skin. Covering the skin surface with PRP during or after these treatments allows the platelets to directly penetrate the skin. Within the skin, the platelets activate the body’s natural healing system. The skin then heals itself of the tiny needle injuries by increasing the production of collagen and elastin fibers. The increased collagen and elastin are what improves the tone and texture of the skin, smoothen out the fine lines and wrinkles, and improves or heals scars.

2. PRP Is Great for Your Skin

Whether PRP is used to boost treatment results, or as a stand-alone treatment, its regenerative properties are impressive. These are the ways in which PRP improves the appearance of your skin:

  • Smoother skin texture
  • Restores volume to the skin
  • Skin tone becomes more uniform
  • Minimizes the appearance of wrinkles
  • Minimizes the appearance of crepiness caused by skin laxity

3. PRP Is Also Excellent for Your Hands

Did you know that our hands often give away our age even before our face does? Microneedling with Platelet-rich plasma (or PRP) treatments are an excellent way to even out your skin tone, smooth your skin’s texture, and minimize the appearance of wrinkles!

PRP combined with Morpheus8 or microneedling restores the youthful appearance of the skin on the hands. It does so by producing new, healthy skin (increased collagen and elastin) and by restoring volume and hydration.

4. PRP Stimulates Hair Regrowth

Thinning hair can be discouraging for anyone, whether male or female, young or not so young. Platelet-rich plasma treatments of the scalp rejuvenate the hair follicles to produce healthier, thicker hair. Just like in other areas of the body, the platelets trigger healing and rejuvenation of the hair follicle and improve their function.

Get started on your microneedling treatment with PRP at Shea Aesthetic Clinic by booking an evaluation through the website, by text or by calling to speak with a team member.

Frequently Asked Questions

Since PRP is part of your own blood, there is NO risk for adverse effects.

Microneedling with PRP can be used anywhere that you’d like to have younger, fresher-looking skin. Some popular areas where people receive this treatment are:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Hands
  • Arms
  • Abdomen

The most common effects after Microneedling with PRP are redness and swelling. These typically lasts about 24 hours. If microneedling is done without PRP, the redness and swelling may last 1-3 days. The more aggressive the treatment, the more likely one is to have redness and swelling

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Want to Learn More About PRP?

At Shea Aesthetic Clinic, we want you to really understand what PRP is all about and how it can benefit you.

Originally, PRP was used in orthopedics to help joint injuries heal. Subsequently, scientists have applied the healing properties of PRP elsewhere in the body. PRP is a versatile treatment, and it provides a wide array of therapeutic advantages.

Contact Shea Aesthetic Clinic today to schedule your complimentary consultation.