Rinnova Skin & Body
Medical Aesthetics Center located in Boulder, CO
For an innovative, effective treatment that repairs damage and makes you look as youthful as possible , consider platelet-rich plasma (PRP) combined with microneedling. Todd Becker, MD, PhD, and the expert team of providers at Rinnova Skin & Body offer PRP with microneedling to stimulate your body’s own natural healing capabilities and repair your skin. Call the office in Boulder, Colorado, or book online to find out how you can benefit.
Microneedling & PRP Q & A
What are platelet-rich plasma and platelet-rich fibrin?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) features a concentration of healing factors derived from your own blood which is obtained from your arm in a conventional blood draw. The provider then spins the blood in a centrifuge to separate the components and retrieve the platelets. Platelets are blood cells that contain lots of growth factors and cytokines to stimulate healing of your skin. Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is the next generation of autonomous biostimulator derived from your own plasma. The special processing for PRF, including a slower spin speed, retains more growth factors and stem cells than traditional PRP.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a facial treatment that uses a pen-like device equipped with tiny needles. When the device glides over your face, it pokes dozens of micro holes – not visible to the eye. These tiny, controlled wounds trigger your body’s natural healing capacity to repair your skin with new collagen and revitalized skin cells.
What are the benefits of combining microneedling with PRP/PRF?
When combined together, microneedling and PRP amplify your skin’s ability to heal itself. The microneedling session leaves your skin receptive to the application of topical serums, including PRP. When the PRP is applied after microneedling, your skin better absorbs the PRP to promote cellular regeneration and healing. Your body produces more collagen and elastin in response to a PRP microneedling session, which can then add volume, improve texture, and decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What are other uses for PRF?
PRF injection can help improve texture and skin quality under the eyes. It can also be used as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with other modalities such as Botox, Jeuveau, devices such as lasers or microneedling and filler depending on the patient. This is a safe and completely natural alternative to filler and helps to strengthen and tighten the under eye skin.
Who is a good candidate for PRP/PRF with microneedling?
People who want to improve the look of their skin in terms of texture are ideal candidates for PRP/PRF with microneedling. The procedure is an alternative to invasive surgery or laser procedures. When you want a natural solution to acne scarring as well as lines and wrinkles, choose PRP with microneedling.
Recovery is relatively short – you need only lie low for one day and can return to work the next day if you choose. Following a session, you may have some redness and irritation, which usually resolves in about 72 hours. It’s recommended that you avoid vigorous activity that causes sweating for 2-3 days after PRP with microneedling.
Keep yourself out of the sun, as your skin is temporarily extra sensitive to ultraviolet rays. Dr. Becker and his staff can instruct you about how to care for your skin immediately after the PRP/PRF with microneedling session.
To learn more about the innovative PRP/PRF with microneedling treatment, call the office or schedule an appointment online.
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