Microneedling with PRP
Conveniently located to serve Virginia Beach
What is Microneedling with PRP?
Microneedling with PRP in Virginia Beach allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair mechanism by creating micro-“injuries” in the skin, which triggers new collagen synthesis. The resulting microchannels allow for deeper penetration of PRP, creating enhanced benefits. The result is smoother, younger-looking skin.
PRP is derived from the patient’s own blood. After a sample is taken, it is placed into a centrifuge, where the platelets and plasma are separated from the blood’s other components to form PRP. It is applied to the microchannels, where it penetrates into the skin tissues to heal deeper damage.
PRP boosts the healing rate of the skin tissues, greatly improving collagen and elastin production. It addresses skin inflammation, encourages epithelial cell growth, and generally improves the health, volume, and firmness of the skin.
Microneedling procedures are performed in a safe and precise manner with the use of the sterile needle head. The procedure is normally completed within 30–60 minutes, depending on the required procedure and anatomical site. When you come in for your consultation at the Cosmetic Surgery Center, our team can let you know if a microneedling treatment in Virginia Beach is the right choice for you.
The Benefits of Microneedling with PRP
Microneedling with PRP offers a wide array of benefits for both the health and appearance of your skin. During your consultation, our team will ask about the specific issues and concerns you have regarding your skin so we can let you know if microneedling can provide you with the results you are looking for. Microneedling with PRP can be used to treat:
- Acne scars
- Sun damage
- Fine lines
- Enlarge pores
- stretch marks
Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling With PRP?
The best candidates for a microneedling treatment with PRP are people in good overall health who want to correct acne scars, mild to moderate wrinkles and fine lines, or sun-damaged skin. A microneedling treatment with PRP can also help people with large pores, stretch marks, and rosacea.
Patients with active acne, inflamed lesions, and other chronic skin diseases should treat these skin conditions first before considering microneedling with PRP.
Those with a history of keloids should also explore other alternatives to prevent any complications from microneedling. Consulting with our experts can help you determine whether microneedling with PRP is a good option for achieving your appearance goals.
A microneedling with PRP consultation will begin with a discussion of your skin goals and complete medical history. This conversation will help our team confirm your eligibility for the treatment and create a course of treatment for improving your skin.
You will be given a few special instructions to help you prepare for the treatment. The preparation will include dos and don’ts before and after your session.
How to Prepare for Microneedling With Prp
A week before your treatment, stop taking anti-inflammatory medication and herbal supplements. Shaving or any hair-removal appointment should be fine a week before and after microneedling with PRP. It is highly recommended to take a break from retinoids or any other anti-aging skincare products as well. Doing these will reduce the skin’s sensitivity and protect you from the risk of any infection.
Stay away from direct sunlight. Use a recommended sunscreen and avoid tanning beds a week before microneedling with PRP.
On the day of your session, cleanse the treatment area with mild soap and avoid wearing makeup, lotion, or sunscreen.
Your Microneedling with PRP will be performed by Meghan the Cosmetic Surgery Center's Esthetician.
What to Expect
- Depending on the area of your face or body being treated and the type of device used (i.e. needle length), the procedure is well-tolerated and in some cases virtually painless, feeling only a mild prickling sensation.
- Your practitioner will apply a topical anesthetic to your skin prior to treatment to reduce any pain and discomfort.
- Your skin will be pink or red in appearance, much like a sunburn, for a couple of hours following treatment.
- Minor bleeding and bruising is possible depending on the length of the needle used and the number of times it is pressed across the treatment area.
- Your skin may feel warm, tight, and itchy for a short while. This should subside in 12-48 hours.
The Cost of Microneedling With PRP
Our team can let you know what the price of your microneedling with PRP in Virginia Beach will be when you come in for your consultation. Factors like the areas of the skin being treated and the size of the treated areas may go into determining the cost of your microneedling.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are looking for a safe and effective treatment for rejuvenating the health and beauty of your skin, contact our office today to schedule a consultation for your microneedling with PRP in Virginia Beach. Dr. Lopes is a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon who can provide you with the outstanding aesthetic care you need.