About Microneedling with PRP
The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery is proud to offer microneedling, a treatment that punctures small holes in the skin on your neck, face, or torso to stimulate skin restoration. As an additional bonus, your platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may be administered to the same region to help cells heal and permit the skin to begin growing new cells. Both of these procedures together can decrease the appearance of lines, wrinkles, scars, spots, large pores along with other skin conditions. The feel of your skin may be significantly enhanced to look smoother and more even in tone without damaging the epidermis. If you would like to find out more on microneedling with PRP procedure, schedule a private consult with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Brown and our aesthetic professionals at our office in Ashburn, VA.
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A great candidate for microneedling with PRP is any individual seeking to alter the look or feel of the top layer of their skin. Uneven skin tone, dry skin, coarse texture, loose skin, age spots, acne, wrinkles, and scarring are skin conditions which may benefit from a microneedling with PRP therapy. This procedure may also be utilized to fight the effects of sun damage that might have caused the skin to have a rough feel or hyperpigmentation.
Before the microneedling portion of your session, a member of our team will take a sample of your blood for your PRP collection. The blood will then be transferred to our laboratory for the separation process during which the platelets, growth factors, and stem cells can be turned into PRP. For your microneedling therapy, The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery employs innovative technology to make small holes into your skin. The little needles used will not harm your skin but instead, will help stimulate the creation of collagen. When the microneedling is done, the PRP serum will be placed on the epidermis to sink in. Once the PRP is completely absorbed, we will clear away the serum and cleanse the skin.
What to Expect
After your procedure, you could encounter some regular effects, such as swelling, bruising, and redness. It is recommended that patients avoid the use of makeup, cleanse with exfoliating face washes, or swim in pools for around three days following the session. Activities like this could expose the treatment area to strong bacteria and chemicals, which may cause negative side effects. You also need to reduce exposure to the sun or use protective steps when planning to be outdoors. Full results are usually noticed within the first month as the skin works to fix and heal itself.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does microneedling with PRP cost?
The price of a microneedling with PRP treatment will vary, according to the size of the area(s) being treated. At our Ashburn, VA facility, we create customized treatment plans that can adhere to both your desired results and budget. You can also talk to our financial team about treatment specials and payment methods that may be able to make your treatment more affordable.
How effective are microneedling with PRP treatments?
Though the results of your microneedling with PRP treatment may not be instantly visible, they will begin to develop as the growth factors in the platelet-rich plasma serum work to stimulate healthier, stronger skin over time. To achieve optimal results, a series of treatments may be necessary along with maintenance treatments. During your consultation, we can discuss realistic expectations so you can know what to expect following your treatment.
How many microneedling with PRP treatments should I get?
The number of microneedling with PRP treatments needed to create optimal results will vary, depending on the initial condition of your skin, as well as your specific skin concerns. A series of treatments should be scheduled every few weeks based on what is recommended by our skilled aesthetic team. Additionally, you may want to schedule other skin treatments, such as a facial, in between your microneedling with PRP treatments in order to further nourish a healthy complexion.
How often should I get microneedling with PRP treatments?
Once your initial treatment series is complete, we recommend scheduling maintenance treatments around 2 – 4 times a year. Our team at our Ashburn, VA facility will be able to recommend your initial and maintenance treatments based on your desired goals.
Should I get microneedling with PRP or injectable wrinkle treatments?
Though the outcome of a microneedling with PRP treatment may take longer to appear, an injectable wrinkle treatment will produce immediate results. Based on your skin goals, microneedling with PRP can be combined with an injectable wrinkle treatment, such as BOTOX, for enhanced results. Talk to us during your initial consultation about your wanted outcome so that we can create a treatment plan that is personalized for you.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $2,000 - $3,500
- Return to Work
- Same Day
- Surgery Time
- 2 Hours
Restore and Revitalize
This microneedling procedure can be quite useful for people seeking to get back the original appearance and texture of the skin. Microneedling can help make skin appear smoother, younger, more luminous, and firmer. We urge patients to find out more about this therapy by speaking to a skilled member of our skin care team or by arranging an appointment at our Ashburn, VA practice today.