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What is Microneedling with PRP at Troy Laser Center?
Microneedling and PRP (platelet rich plasma) facial rejuvenation, also known as a vampire facial, are non-surgical techniques used to rejuvenate the skin and restore youthful contours of the face.
Through applications of these techniques, patients experience enhanced facial volume, minimized wrinkles, texture improvement, and skin tightening. Both treatments stimulate the body’s ability to create its own collagen and naturally rejuvenate itself. Microneedling and PRP facial rejuvenation are often performed together in order to achieve optimal results. The Rejuvapen microneedling device utilizes a small needle cartridge to puncture multiple micro-perforations into the epidermis and superficial dermis. The skin then shifts into a wound healing mode, which, in return, triggers production of new collagen in your skin.
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What it treats
- fine lines and wrinkles
- acne scarring
- large pores
- uneven texture
The microneedling treatment involves multiple passes with the microneedling pen, lasting about 20 minutes or so. Prior to the treatment , a topical numbing cream is applied and left on for about 45 minutes. Adding PRP to the treatment will require additional 45 minutes- allotting ample time for both the blood draw and the centrifuge spinning.
Recovery time & side effects
Microneedling is a non-invasive procedure and therefore downtime is minimal. Recovery takes , at the most, 3-4 days with mild redness , blotchiness, and sandpaper -like texture. Keeping the skin moist and avoiding direct sun exposure will speed up the recovery.
As the process of collagen induction occurs over time, ideal results are achieved with multiple sessions. We recommend minimum 4-6 sessions in order to notice significant improvement in fine lines, pores, texture , or acne scarring.
How Does Microneedling (Collagen Induction) with PRP Work?
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Microneedling, performed at Troy Laser Center using Rejuvapen technology, uses an automated microneedling device incorporating tiny surgical grade needles to create thousands of micro-perforations in the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis. In order to minimize discomfort, a topical numbing cream is applied and left on for about 45 minutes prior to the microneedling.
During the initial complimentary cosmetic consultation, our cosmetic physician evaluates the patient's facial anatomy and structure as well as patient's expectations and desires. Based on the outcome, recommendations are made for which technique will produce the best aesthetic results.
In order to minimize discomfort, a topical numbing cream is applied and left on for about 45 minutes prior to the microneedling.
The process of needle “piercing” the skin causes a release of cytokines and growth factors, ultimately leading to the formation of new collagen and elastin. The temporary micro-perforations allow for superior penetration and diffusion of topicals during and post-procedure.
A topical synthetic growth factor serum or PRP ( platelet rich plasma) is applied and driven into the skin by the microneedling pen.
The PRP is obtained by taking a small sample of blood from the patient which is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the actual plasma from the red blood cells. Once prepared, the platelet concentration is then applied topically or injected into specific areas of the face to prompt additional collagen growth and tissue regeneration.
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About Microneedling with PRP at Troy Laser Center
Troy Laser Center offers microneedling and PRP (platelet rich plasma) facial rejuvenation, also known as a vampire facial, as yet another non-surgical technique used to rejuvenate the skin and restore youthful contours of the face. Through applications of these techniques, patients experience enhanced facial volume, minimized wrinkles, texture improvement, and skin tightening. PRP involves drawing a small amount of blood from the patient and creating a concentration of beneficial platelets via centrifugation. The platelet-rich plasma (aka “liquid gold”) can then be injected into the skin for enhanced facial shape and volume or applied topically when performed in conjunction with the Rejuvapen microneedling.
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About Troy Laser Center.
At Troy Laser Center, we help you achieve your skin care goals with a comprehensive cosmetic dermatology treatment plan tailored to your unique skin type and desired results.
We offer a carefully selected array of non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments, utilizing the latest, non-surgical and laser technologies. Cosmetic injections performed by our highly-skilled physicians, are a quick, painless, and a non-invasive way of smoothing away signs of age expression and looking younger in a short amount of time!
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