Microneedling and PRP at Philly Skin and Laser
Microneedling Treatments in Philadelphia
Microneedling is an effective anti-aging treatment. Using the Skin Pen microneedling device, thousands of small holes (micro-channels) are created all over the face and neck at varying depths. This allows the natural wound healing process to occur, stimulating fibroblast, collagen and elastin production. This translates to:
- Tighter, tauter, smoother skin
- Reduction in fine line and wrinkles
- Improved texture and tone
- An overall more youthful appearance
Microneedling is typically done in a series of three treatments, 6 weeks apart.
Microneedling is an excellent way to improve the appearance of your skin. It is a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment, that is effective not only as an anti-aging therapy but is also helpful for scarring, including acne scars. Patients can expect to spend about an hour in the office, which includes 15-20 minutes of topical numbing prior to the procedure. You will look redder and slightly swollen for a few days, but this will resolve quickly.
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) Therapy in Philadelphia
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy is a bio-stimulatory technique whereby natural growth factors are concentrated from the patient’s blood and reintroduced to the skin to stimulate fibroblast, collagen and elastin production, to smooth lines and wrinkles, to improve skin texture and tone, and for alopecia to stimulate hair growth.
A vial of blood is taken from the patient’s arm and then placed into a centrifuge and spun at high speed. This process separates out the various components of human blood based on density, and the platelet rich portion is then removed and resuspended. This portion contains all the fibroblasts and stimulatory growth factors that increase collagen and elastin production and lead to tighter, smoother, more youthful looking skin.
With typical PRP therapy, done in a series of 2-3 sessions at 6-week intervals, this concentrated growth factor rich plasma is then injected into different areas to achieve the desired clinical result:
Under the eyes for improvement in bags, hollows, and discoloration
- Around the mouth for aesthetic enhancement of nasolabial folds and marionette lines
- Along the jaw line for improvement in jowls and a more defined profile
- In the neck for improvement in tone and wrinkles
- Into the scalp for hair growth and improvement in alopecia
Dr. Neustadter combines these two technologies into a comprehensive anti-aging therapy by offering PRP with microneedling. Utilizing the wound healing and stimulatory properties of both techniques, Dr. Neustadter will first inject the PRP into the various treatment zones and then microneedle the PRP into the treatment zones. This will harness the wound healing properties of microneedling and deliver the PRP to the skin from above and below to give the most natural aesthetic improvement.
Patients can typically expect to spend 60-90 minutes at the office, including 15-20 minutes of topical numbing. Swelling, redness, and minor bruising can be expected.
Contact us today to discuss your PRP and microneedling treatment options.
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