Microneedling with PRP




PRP, or platelet rich plasma is a revolutionary treatment for Skin rejuvenation. In a PRP treatment the patient’s own blood is processed resulting in a high concentration of platelets. Platelets are specialized type of blood cells.


Platelets are naturally rich in connective tissue growth factors. By concentrating these growth factors into damaged skin, they stimulate a natural repair process that restores the integrity of the collagen and elastin. In a platelet rich plasma process, the patient’s own blood is processed to increase the concentration of platelets and their growth factors.


Microneedling with PRP (platelet rich plasma), also known as Collagen Induction Therapy is ideal for the treatment of acne scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, wrinkles and fine lines, hyperpigmentation, lax skin, sun damaged, large pores, and uneven skin texture. It can be performed either on the face or body, and is suitable for all skin types. Currently, facial rejuvenation is likely the most sought out cosmetic modality. Men and women seek an effective, minimally invasive procedure with minimal downtime and side effects with long- lasting results.

Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine needles. These needles are used to puncture the skin at various depths to create a controlled skin injury. Each puncture creates a channel that stimulates neovascularization and neocollagenesis to fill these microscopic wounds.

The growth factors and cytokines in turn stimulate collagen, elastin, and neovascularization 1 Studies have shown that microneedling initiates collagen synthesis, specifically collagens I, III, and VII. 2 Needling sessions are typically spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. Microneedling has minimal side effects and can be used safely in patients with skin types III-VI in addition to patients with a history of melasma.


Microneedling with PRP is available to adults who want to improve the appearance of the skin on various body areas. It is a safe and effective treatment for all skin types. The depth of the microneedling will be adjusted for each individual and the body areas to be treated. This low-risk treatment is appropriate for clients with darker skin types and for clients for whom laser treatments would be inappropriate.


Microneedling with PRP has many benefits, including:
Reduces broken capillaries and spider veins
Reduces the appearance of large pores
Reduces acne scars
Evens skin tone
Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Gives the skin a fresh glow
Gives the skin a firmer and smoother texture
Helps lighten sun spots

It may not be the best option for you if you:

Are pregnant
Use Accutane for acne
Have certain skin conditions, such as facial eczema or rosacea
Scar easily
Have a history of poor wound healing
Have undergone skin radiation in the last 12 months
Your medical history to determine if you’re a good candidate for microneedling with PRP.

What do I do before the procedure? 

All anti-inflammatory medications such as Vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba, Turmeric, Curry, Cinnamon, Omega 3, Aleve, Advil, Motrin, Aspirin or Ibuprofen or any blood thinner should be avoided for 7 days prior to the procedure. Potential candidates on Aspirin should discuss with their primary care physician if aspirin may be discontinued for a brief time period. Patients on any blood thinners are not candidates for the procedure.


The Process:
Initial Consultation
Procedure Time: Approximately 60 Minutes
Sessions Required for Optimal Results: 3+ (4 Weeks Apart)
Recovery Time: No Downtime – Slightly Pink Skin for 24-72 Hours

1. Talakoub L, Wesley N. Microneedling. Dermatology News. January 13, 2015. http://www.edermatologynews.com/specialty-focus/aesthetic-dermatology/single-article-page/microneedling/8ba6cca9162ce6bb3ca06fd7fd358dfa.html.
Accessed March 21, 2016.
2. El-Domyati M, Barakat M, Awad S, Medhat W, El-Fakahany H, Farag H. Microneedling therapy for atrophic acne scars: an objective evaluation. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2015;8(7):36-42.