Charlotte Plastic Surgery now offers PRP treatment and PRP injection! Platelet-Rich Plasma is taking our Microneedling treatments to the next level by using your own growth factors to transform fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and many other concerns associated with aging skin.
What is PRP treatment?
Your blood contains red cells, white cells, and platelets. The platelets contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which are very important for healing injury, especially to the surface layers of the skin. For a PRP treatment, your blood is spun down in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the blood cells – the plasma is then applied to your skin during a Microneedling treatment.
What can be treated?
Microneedling with PRP can be used for:
Fine lines & wrinkles
Acne scars & stretch marks
Age spots, hyperpigmentation, & melasma
Crepey or rough skin texture
Why is PRP treatment paired with Microneedling?
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy. By creating tiny punctures in the skin with small needles, your body’s own natural healing process kicks in to repair the skin, stimulating the creation of new collagen. When we add PRP (platelet-rich plasma) into the equation, the healing process gets a boost thanks to the hundreds of human growth factors aiding in recovery.
What should I expect during a PRP Microneedling Treatment?
During a PRP Microneedling treatment, you can expect the following:
Your face is numbed with a topical numbing cream so that you’re completely comfortable
Your blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge to isolate the human growth factors
The platelet-rich plasma is applied topically to your skin during and after your Microneedling treatment
Your skin may feel tight afterward and be red to pink for 1 to 3 days
Why should I know what PRP treatment is?
PRP became popular a few years ago – you may have seen pictures online of celebrities with blood-covered faces receiving a “vampire facial”. However, the use of PRP has gone through a number of advancements since then and the process is more refined than ever before. Now, instead of applying whole blood to the skin, only the platelet-rich plasma full of human growth factors is used on the face.
What are the benefits of PRP treatment with Microneedling?
The benefits of combining PRP with Microneedling are:
Significantly repairs the condition of your skin with potent human-growth factors
Minimally invasive treatment means minimal downtime (red to pink for 1 to 3 days)
No foreign substances: your own blood, your own growth factors, your own healing process
Practically painless & very comfortable thanks to topical numbing
Your skin will look better afterward and over time: long-lasting results
and collagen growth.
Is PRP treatment with Microneedling right for me?
Schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our skin health experts to see how PRP with Microneedling can help reverse signs of aging and address your skin concerns.
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