Can a microneedling with PRP treatment really restore beautiful, healthier and younger-looking skin in a single, quick and safe procedure? The answer is yes. And there are even more benefits to a microneedling with PRP treatment. The procedure allows patients with mild to moderate facial aging concerns to avoid invasive procedures but still get outstanding results with a completely natural treatment. In addition, microneedling with PRP addresses a wide range of the most common and troublesome facial skin concerns for optimal results.
For example, in addition to the wrinkles that form naturally as you age, you might also have concerns about scarring and sagging skin. These problems, for most, are inevitable. No matter how well you might take care of yourself — focusing on diet and exercise — there is only so much you can do in order to control the look and feel of your skin. If you want to avoid invasive treatment, you have even fewer viable options to treat your symptoms. Microneedling with PRP, however, can put you back in control of your look.
But you don’t want to have your microneedling with PRP treatment performed by just anyone. By choosing the cosmetic professionals at Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists to complete your treatment, you can have exquisite and lasting results that highlight your best features and help to reveal your genuine personality and spirit. If you are looking to improve how your skin looks and feels and recapture your youthful beauty, a microneedling with PRP treatment may be the ideal — and only — cosmetic procedure you will need. Read on to learn more about microneedling with PRP to determine if you qualify.
What is microneedling with PRP and how does it work?
Microneedling uses a series of small needles to create hundreds of tiny wounds in the skin where you have treatment. The very small size of the needles makes treatment very comfortable; the small wounds will also not harm your skin. They will, however, spur a healing response, which will rejuvenate your skin. In response to the wounds, your body will begin producing increased amounts of collagen and elastin. These compounds help your skin look and feel healthy; they contribute to the underlying structure of the skin, enhancing firmness and elasticity, the hallmarks of youthful skin. Collagen and elastin not only help microneedling wounds heal but also smooth the skin and help your skin repair damage, such as scarring. Because your body’s healing response actually rejuvenates your skin, the treatment provides a natural alternative to cosmetic treatments for those who demand an exceptionally safe treatment.
When you have PRP with your microneedling treatment, you can increase your benefits. PRP, or platelet-rich plasma — a major component of your blood — contains numerous growth factors that can support and accelerate the healing process initiated by your microneedling treatment. If you choose to have a microneedling with PRP treatment, the Marotta team can safely extract your blood at the practice and centrifuge it — spin it at high speeds — to separate the PRP from other blood proteins. Once separated, your treatment provider will apply the PRP to your treatment area after microneedling. Your skin will absorb the PRP into its deeper layers, boosting your treatment.
What does microneedling with PRP treat?
What makes microneedling with PRP such a sought after treatment is its ability to treat a wide range of common skin problems effectively. Problems that a microneedling treatment can improve include:
- mild to moderate facial lines and wrinkles
- facial scars, including acne scars, chickenpox scars and older surgical scars
- nasolabial folds and smoker’s lines
- hyper-pigmentation issues
If you have other facial concerns, or if you are unsure whether a microneedling treatment will improve the problems you have, schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. James Marotta to discuss these questions. If microneedling can’t achieve your goals, Dr. Marotta will work with you to plan a course of treatment that will get you the results you want and deserve.
What benefits does microneedling with PRP provide?
Microneedling with PRP can produce several visible, substantial and lasting benefits, which include:
- Improved skin tone
- Smoother lines and wrinkles
- Reduced pore size
- Minimized appearance of other skin damage, including acne scars, age spots and stretch marks
Since these benefits result from increased collagen and elastin in the skin, you can enjoy entirely natural results after your microneedling treatment without medications, artificial substances or surgery.
Can I have microneedling with PRP?
The exceeding naturalness of the treatment means that most people who want a microneedling treatment, with or without PRP, can have the procedure and enjoy safe and long-lasting results. You can have microneedling regardless of your skin type or skin tone. In addition, there is minimal risk of pigmentation issues, such as hyper-pigmentation, after microneedling.
However, like all cosmetic procedures, microneedling has a few contraindications. For example, Accutane users will have to wait six months after stopping the medication before having microneedling. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you will also need to wait before scheduling your microneedling treatment. Microneedling also cannot treat skin with open wounds or abrasions.
How is the procedure performed?
Our fully-trained and certified nurses will administer your microneedling treatment, which will stimulate collagen in concern areas of the face and produce your results. You can have the full benefits of microneedling in as few as three to six treatments. For enhanced rejuvenation, you can also easily have platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or Plasma Rejuvenation™ without significantly extending your treatment time. After ensuring your comfort, your nurse will administer a mild numbing agent, which takes about a half-hour to achieve maximum effectiveness. Your nurse will also cleanse the treatment area before performing your treatment.
Do I need to have PRP with my microneedling treatment?
You do not have to include PRP when you have your microneedling treatment; however, each treatment will enhance the other, boosting your overall benefits. PRP will dramatically increase the benefits of microneedling by delivering critical growth hormones to the skin during healing when they can have the most impact. Microneedling will also increase the amount of PRP your skin absorbs, so you get the most from PRP. Most patients who choose to have microneedling also select PRP to accompany their treatment.
How many treatments will I need for optimum results?
Every person’s skin history and needs are different. You might have more severe symptoms than another person or less. As a result, Dr. Marotta will give you an estimate of the appropriate number of treatments to meet your goals only after an in-person consultation, where he can carefully examine your skin concerns. However, to facilitate your planning, most patients see the most significant benefits when they have three treatment sessions spaced about four to six weeks apart.
Does microneedling with PRP have any risks?
Microneedling with PRP is an exceptionally safe treatment. However, like most cosmetic procedures, you will experience a few natural but temporary side effects immediately after treatment. For example, some swelling, redness and tenderness in the treatment area are common after microneedling. Peeling is also a common symptom after microneedling. These concerns may last for anywhere from 12 to 24 hours before dissipating and should not pose any serious concern. Dr. Marotta will remain available to you after treatment, however, to answer any questions you may have during this time.
Is microneedling a painful procedure?
Many patients have an aversion to needles, which is completely natural. So a primary concern for patients considering a microneedling treatment is whether a treatment that involves significant needle contact with the skin will be a painful experience. The good news is that the needles are extremely small and thus have minimal impact on the skin, while still providing enough stimulation to induce a healing response. The procedure differs substantially from other medical treatments involving needles, which you may have had before. Also, as mentioned above, you will be numbed before your treatment. Afterward, you can easily manage any discomfort you may have with over-the-counter medications. The overwhelming benefits that the treatment provides give most patients enough reason to have the procedure, despite any temporary discomfort it may cause.
Will I have any special skincare instructions to follow after treatment?
Your skin will feel naturally sensitive after your microneedling treatment. You will want to avoid wearing makeup (if you wear it) for about 24 hours after treatment; you will also want to stay out of direct sunlight for a day or two after treatment. You may wear sunblock to help protect your skin if sun exposure is unavoidable, however. Limit touching treated areas as best as you can after treatment and stop using any glycolic-acid based products during recovery to minimize sensitivity and reduce the risk of infection. By following these simple precautions, you can increase your safety and make your recovery significantly more comfortable.
When will I get my microneedling with PRP results?
Microneedling with PRP produces beautiful results quickly. However, each individual will respond to their treatment differently. For most, results will naturally appear in the weeks following treatment as your body produces more collagen and elastin and begins to repair your skin. Microneedling produces long-lasting but not permanent results. You will need to have routine touch-ups to continue the benefits of treatment. Dr. Marotta will recommend the ideal follow-up schedule so you can maintain an optimal look for years to come.
Marotta Plastic Surgery now proudly offers Lutronic Genius™ Intelligent RF Microneedling
What is RF microneedling? RF stands for “radio frequency” energy. During an RF microneedling treatment, precise amounts of energy are transmitted into the skin when the needles make contact. This heat energy gently warms the underlying layers of the skin, further stimulating your body’s healing response. As a result, more collagen and elastin are produced than through microneedling alone, which leads to enhanced results. The system has several additional benefits that improve patient outcomes. For example,
- Sensors provide real-time feedback back to the system, allowing energy levels to be precisely monitored and controlled
- Genius RF has been explicitly designed for adjustability, so unique skin problems and types can be treated with optimum amounts of energy
If you have seriously contemplated having a microneedling treatment, talk to Dr. Marotta about the additional advantages you can have with a Genius RF microneedling treatment.
Who do I call to schedule my microneedling with PRP appointment?
Dr. James Marotta and the entire staff at Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists invite you to come into the office to explore the numerous benefits of microneedling in more detail. You can schedule your in-person consultation with Dr. Marotta today by calling 631-982-2022 now.
Dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. James Marotta, can quickly help you determine if microneedling is the best option to achieve your facial aesthetic goals. He can also help you plan a comprehensive treatment package to extend your benefits to other areas of the body for a complete, healthy and youthful new look.
At Marotta Plastic Surgery, your goals are the doctor’s goals. We hope to see you in our offices soon so you can begin to create the look of your dreams. Marotta Plastic Surgery proudly serves the Smithtown, NY and Long Island areas.