Microneedling Facials with PRP
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that is has become increasingly popular as a facial treatment. The non-invasive, nonsurgical process is valued for its ability to stimulate collagen production over a very short treatment duration, with little to no discomfort. Microneedling works by causing controlled micro-injuries to the skin with a microneedling pen, creating minute openings in the skin. It is often used to treat many types of facial scarring, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Before each procedure, providers discuss with patients their desired cosmetic goals to determine the optimal level of microneedling. In order to ensure the comfort of our patients, we perform this procedure using lidocaine, a topical anesthetic, which is applied as a mask prior to the microneedling process. Most patients cite only feeling mild vibration on the surface of the skin.
At Hydrate House, we offer Microneedling with PRP (platelet-rich plasma), a unique facial service we perform that uses the body's own resources to enhance our patients' natural rejuvenation processes. After drawing each patient's blood sample, we separate out the platelet-rich plasma, which is used as the supplemental serum for the facial. PRP stimulates the growth of new skin cells due to its natural abundance of cytokines and growth factors. PRP microneedling facials result in smoother, tighter, and brighter skin with a reduced appearance of scarring and hyperpigmentation. Following the treatment, patients may experience facial redness for 12-48 hours after depending on the level of microneedling desired, however, most patients can expect to return to their normal daily routine immediately after the treatment.
Following a PRP microneedling facial, individuals can generally see results 6-8 days later, with continued results over time. In order to achieve maximum efficacy, we do recommend three or more routine sessions, however, most patients still notice improvements to their skin after a single treatment.