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Does PRP Lift Skin?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Platelet rich plasma is becoming a powerful tool in both the medical and cosmetic spheres. At PRP In Seattle, we focus primarily on cosmetic uses of platelet rich plasma such as in hair restoration and skin rejuvenation. A common question for people wanting to use PRP to improve their skin and for anti-aging purposes sometimes ask, “Does PRP lift skin?”

The best answer to this question is that it depends on the state of your skin. For patients with more advanced signs of aging that may benefit more from surgical correction, PRP is unlikely to provide the results they want. However, for patients just beginning to experience wrinkle formation and loss of skin elasticity, platelet rich plasma skincare may provide improvement and a slight lifting and plumping effect.

It should be noted that platelet rich plasma is not a permanent solution to lift the skin, but it does increase and induce collagen production. This collagen production can reduce the look of wrinkles, repair damaged skin, and prevent aging. Microneedling with PRP is the most effective procedure in this regard. When combining platelet rich plasma and microneedling, this is one of the best all around procedures for improving the look and quality of your skin. This can include addressing the early signs of aging. 

To schedule a free consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online using our chat or contact form.

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PRP Microneedling vs. RF Microneedling

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Microneedling has seen massive evolutions since it became popular in the early 2000s. First, the addition of platelet rich plasma led to faster healing and could reduce the number of treatments needed to see results. More recently the addition of radiofrequency technology allows microneedling to become even more effective and powerful. So, which is better: PRP microneedling vs. RF microneedling?

Both PRP microneedling and RF microneedling can provide fantastic results. Patients who are a good candidate for one are also likely a candidate for the other. So, how do you choose? Your master esthetician will help you determine which will benefit your skin most, but let’s look at the major differences between the two procedures. 

PRP microneedling supercharges traditional microneedling and helps rejuvenate your skin quicker and better. It is great for addressing surface and just below the surface damage and scarring. Radiofrequency technology is already used to mildly tighten sagging skin. RF microneedling offers some skin tightening qualities that traditional and PRP microneedling do not offer. 

Radiofrequency energy also penetrates deeper into the skin. Therefore, for deeper sun damage, scarring, and concerns, RF microneedling may be the better choice. To schedule a free consultation with a master esthetician, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out to us online via chat or contact form.

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Is Microneedling With PRP Better?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Microneedling is known as an effective treatment for many skin concerns. However, new technologies and advancements have led to finding ways to improve the efficacy of microneedling even more. When considering their microneedling options, patients often ask us, “Is microneedling with PRP better?”

The answer is usually yes. Platelet rich plasma supercharges your body’s healing response which can improve the results of standard microneedling and help you heal faster. Microneedling creates micro-injuries that instigate your body’s healing response which produces more collagen, elastin, and other proteins which fill in acne scars, address sun damage, and more. 

When you choose to add PRP to microneedling, PRP is a substance that naturally occurs during the healing process. Therefore, it speeds up the response and supplements the healing for all around better results. There are times where traditional microneedling may be recommended over PRP, such as for those who cannot have their blood drawn, or those who only want to treat superficial or minor concerns.

However, microneedling with PRP is known to provide great results and treat a variety of skin conditions. Unlike other esthetic treatments, it is also safe and effective on all skin types and tones. 

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach us online using our chat or contact form.

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How Often Should You Do PRP Microneedling?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

PRP microneedling, also known as microneedling with PRP, combines microneedling and platelet rich plasma for improved skin rejuvenation. This procedure can treat acne scars, sun damage, and many other skin conditions and concerns. It is generally considered more effective than just microneedling. Often, when first starting out, patients will undergo a round of a few treatments spaced about four to six weeks apart. Patients sometimes ask, “How often should you do PRP microneedling?”

Generally, the answer is no more than once every four to six weeks. This is because your skin needs time to heal following each microneedling treatment. Not allowing it to heal can cause irritation and possibly hinder your results. However, some patients may be able to do the treatment every two weeks in the beginning, though this is not especially common.

After the initial round of treatments–usually four to six sessions–patients may be able to maintain results and keep up the quality of their skin with only one or two PRP microneedling sessions a year. Though, of course, this will depend on your skin and other factors like the damage you receive between treatments. Your master esthetician can discuss this more with you during your consultations and treatments.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online using our chat or contact form.

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Does Microneedling With PRP Reduce Pore Size?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Microneedling is one of the most effective professional skincare procedures that can benefit nearly all skin types and tones. Unlike chemical peels, there is not a risk of hyperpigmentation for darker skin tones and it can address nearly all major signs of aging and skin damage. A common skin concern many patients want to treat is pore size. Large pores have many causes including sun damage, clogged skin, and aging. When looking for a solution, patients often ask, “Does microneedling with PRP reduce pore size?”

The answer to this question is yes. Microneedling with PRP can help shrink pore size and promote a smoother complexion. The procedure combined with the regenerative powers of PRP causes faster skin cell turnover and new collagen to form. Over time, this can reduce the size of your pores. 

Microneedling creates microscopic holes in the skin that initiates the healing process. Usually, this lasts for four to six weeks as the skin repairs itself and along with it can improve or correct skin concerns. When adding PRP to this, it takes this a step further. Since PRP is a component of blood important to clotting, and one of the first signals of an injury to the body, this leads to a quicker, more aggressive response from the body. 

Therefore, microneedling with PRP is a great and versatile treatment for all types of skin concerns. When treating enlarged pores, the microneedling and PRP work together to improve skin laxity which can reduce the size of pores. To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach us online via chat and contact form.

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How Often Can You Do PRP Microneedling?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

PRP microneedling, also known as microneedling with PRP, is a treatment that creates microscopic injuries in the skin to promote new collagen production. Adding PRP to this treatment promotes faster and better healing because PRP is a substance present during wound healing. It is often one of the indicators that healing needs to occur. Due to the powerful results, this procedure can achieve, patients usually want to repeat the treatment. How often can you do PRP microneedling?

While–like with nearly every procedure–the answer will vary slightly depending on the individual patient, the average time between PRP microneedling in Seattle is about four to six weeks to allow the skin enough time to heal. There may be more time between microneedling sessions if you undergo other esthetic treatments such as chemical peels between your PRP microneedling appointments. 

Even during the most aggressive treatment plans, there are usually at least two weeks between PRP microneedling sessions. At two weeks, most, if not all side effects, should have subsided. Therefore, in some cases, your master esthetician may recommend your next treatment then. 

After a consultation with a master esthetician at PRP In Seattle, they can recommend the best treatment plan for your skin and goals. To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-206-2112. You can also reach us online using our contact form or chat.

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Microneedling With PRP vs. Without

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Microneedling is a medical grade skincare treatment that makes small punctures in the skin to induce collagen production. The healing that takes place can reduce the appearance of acne scars, pigmentation issues, and smooth a rough texture. Since healing is taking place, master estheticians sometimes use platelet rich plasma to enhance this process. What is the difference between microneedling with PRP vs. without?

When you choose to add PRP to microneedling, the microneedling will push the platelet rich plasma deep into the skin. PRP is a component naturally present during the healing process and signals to your body that there is a wound that requires attention. Therefore, when your body senses this additional PRP, it will increase the blood flow, white blood cells, lymphocytes, and other necessary components for healing. 

Whether or not you utilize PRP, microneedling is a powerful treatment that can benefit nearly any skincare routine. However, if you have more severe acne scarring or concerns, PRP may provide an additional level of healing that can make further enhancements to the skin. At a consultation, your master esthetician can determine whether PRP microneedling or traditional microneedling will best meet your goals. 

To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also connect with us online using chat or contact form.

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Microneedling With PRP Seattle: Is PRP Microneedling Safe For All Skin Types?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Skin type refers to the most frequently occurring environment of our skin. In general, there are four different skin types: normal, dry, oily, and combination. The most common skin type is combination. This means that your T zone tends to be more oily than your cheeks and other parts of the face. Skin type can vary based on your environment, lifestyle, and the products you use. Each skin type requires different standards of care. When considering this, patients may wonder, “is PRP microneedling safe for all skin types?”

Microneedling–including PRP microneedling–is perfectly safe for every skin type. However, every skin type will react differently to the treatment. For example, dry skin may flake or become more irritated after treatment than normal or combination skin. This is normal because especially dry skin may already be sensitive. 

Sensitive skin can occur with any of the four skin types. When skin is classed as “sensitive”, it tends to react more to products and treatments. This may mean that your skin looks and feels more irritated following microneedling in Seattle. You can still undergo PRP microneedling if you have sensitive skin, though your master esthetician will adjust the procedure and aftercare accordingly.

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PRP Microneedling Seattle: Does Microneedling With PRP Tighten Skin?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Tighter skin is a common skin goal among patients. With age and environmental damage, the skin loses elasticity. This can cause wrinkles, sagging skin, and dullness. Many procedures and treatments can aid in achieving more youthful elastic skin. No procedure can totally restore skin elasticity, however, they can promote your body to produce more elastin, the protein mostly responsible for skin elasticity. Does microneedling with PRP tighten skin?

Microneedling–whether with PRP or without–stimulates the growth of collagen. Sometimes called collagen induction therapy, microneedling also encourages the body to create more elastin. While this cannot completely diminish fine lines and wrinkles, microneedling sessions can improve their appearance. 

If started before wrinkles become deep, or skin sags to the point of needing a facelift, microneedling can have an even greater effect. The increase in collagen and elastin can work against the production of wrinkles and improve the quality of the skin. Especially when combined with other treatments like a zombie laser peel or chemical peels, microneedling with PRP can make a difference in skin tightness.

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PRP Microneedling Seattle: How Often Can You Do Microneedling With PRP?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Microneedling is a professional skincare and exfoliation treatment that induces collagen production. It is common to add platelet rich plasma to microneedling treatments to promote better and often quicker results. Similar to how the small punctures stimulate your body’s healing response, PRP is a substance present when the body is healing. This further stimulates collagen production and skin repair. With these powerful, possible results, patients often wonder: how often can you do microneedling with PRP?

As a general rule, our master estheticians recommend spacing out all esthetic procedures about four to six weeks apart. This will depend on the procedures and the specifics of your skincare needs. However, as an exfoliation treatment that does require some aftercare, it is best to space out PRP microneedling procedures every few weeks.

Some less invasive and non-irritating procedures like an oxygen facial can often be performed in the interim between PRP microneedling treatments. At a consultation with a master esthetician, they will put together a customized plan that may include microneedling with PRP. 

To schedule a consultation at PRP In Seattle, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach us online through chat or our contact form.