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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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PRP Microneedling Downtime: What To Expect?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Microneedling is a non-invasive treatment that creates small punctures in the skin to induce collagen production for skin renewal. Often, microneedling is performed on it’s own with hyaluronic acid spread on the skin. PRP microneedling replaces the hyaluronic acid with platelet rich plasma to stimulate extra collagen. With traditional microneedling, downtime is minimal and most patients experience no interruption in daily life. The same is mostly true for PRP microneedling downtime. 

PRP microneedling may lead to a slightly red appearance for a few days. You may also experience a tight sensation. Neither of these side effects should be painful. However, you will need to refrain from using some of your normal skincare products to avoid irritation. Most of the time you can return to your skincare routine within a week. 

Protecting your skin from the sun is vital after PRP microneedling. The treatment leaves your skin more sensitive to the sun. Therefore, you should avoid direct sunlight and prolonged exposure. Additionally, you should wear a broad spectrum SPF. 

Otherwise, you can return to your daily routine following the procedure. You do not need time off work. Your master esthetician will likely advise you to prevent irritation, especially if it is your first time. However, no downtime is necessary after PRP microneedling.

To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112 or contact us online.

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Tips For Protecting Your Skin After PRP Microneedling In Seattle

By | PRP Skin Care

Microneedling with platelet rich plasma is a professional skincare treatment that can lessen the appearance of acne scars, improve skin texture, and overall quality of the skin. While the procedure is non-invasive, requires no downtime, or recovery, your skin may appear red and experience some irritation. Your Seattle master esthetician will give you tips for caring for your skin following a microneedling with PRP procedure, such as: 

#1: Wear SPF

While wearing sunscreen daily is one of the best things you can do for your skin, it is especially important after microneedling with PRP in Seattle. Even if you have the procedure done in the winter, UV rays can still sneak into your skin and damage it, or hinder your results. 

#2: Avoid Other Facial Treatments

As mentioned, microneedling with PRP can leave your skin extra sensitive. Therefore, you cannot receive other facials, esthetic services, or facial waxes for at least two weeks. This may vary by patient and your needs, but your master esthetician will cater your care plan to your needs and goals.

This also includes discontinuing exfoliation treatments and products. Before leaving, your master esthetician can answer questions about your current skin routine and what products you should stop temporarily. Most patients return to their full skin care routine around a week after the procedure.

To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112 or contact us online.

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One Of Best Acne Scar Treatments: Microneedling With PRP

By | PRP Skin Care

Getting rid of acne scars is known to be a long and difficult process. Often, the complete elimination of acne scars is impossible, but certain treatment methods can reduce their appearance. Arguably, one of the best acne scar treatments is microneedling with PRP

Microneedling can be performed with or without platelet rich plasma. However, combining this collagen induction treatment with PRP supercharges the process. This can lead to increased cell turnover and higher collagen production. This, in turn, can lead to collagen filling in, or smoothing acne scars. Platelet rich plasma is known to aid and induce the healing process which allows for your body to treat your scars like a new wound.

The tiny punctures made through microneedling, push the PRP deep into the skin. While these holes in the skin are usually not visible to the naked eye, they trick your body into triggering your healing response. This can create new skin and provides nourishment to the treated areas.

These two powerful treatments combine to create one of the most effective and best acne scar treatments: microneedling with PRP. Your master esthetician can determine if your acne scars may benefit from microneedling with PRP. 

To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112 or contact us online.

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Microneedling With PRP For Treating Scars

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Surgical scars and acne scarring are notoriously hard to treat and completely diminish. Luckily, with the newest in regenerative medicine and technology, microneedling with PRP for treating scars can reduce the appearance of surgical and acne scars. 

When it comes to surgical scars, microneedling supercharged with platelet rich plasma, PRP, can improve the texture of the scar and smooth the skin surrounding it. While only time can completely fade surgical scars, when you undergo microneedling with PRP for scar reduction you can significantly improve the look and feel of your surgical scar. Often, you can use microneedling with PRP with other scar treatment methods and creams for the best results.

Microneedling with PRP is one of the foremost and most effective esthetic treatments for atrophic acne scarring. Since microneedling (aka collagen induction therapy) stimulates your body to create collagen it can help fill in depressed acne scars. PRP enhances this process and induces your body to continue creating collagen for weeks following treatment. Again, when combined with other skin resurfacing and esthetic procedures like chemical peels and laser treatments, you can garner the best results. 

Microneedling with PRP has relatively few side effects and almost no recovery time. This same process can treat the appearance of stretch marks. To schedule a consultation microneedling with PRP for treating scars at PRP In Seattle, call us at (206) 279-2112 or contact us online.

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The Unparalleled Benefits Of Microneedling With PRP

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Microneedling is one of the hottest skin care treatments on the market for the past few years. It’s ability to restore a more-youthful appearance is remarkable without entourage procedures. However, when this powerful collagen induction procedure is combined with the regenerative powers of platelet rich plasma, it can offer exponentially better results. 

Hyaluronic acid serums have traditionally been used after microneedling sessions, as the microscopic punctures allow for deeper serum penetration. Substituting PRP for traditional serums has been shown to supercharge microneedling procedures, further increasing collagen production. The end result is more supporting tissue below your skin and less wrinkles on the surface.

PRP encourages cell regeneration. This allows you see faster results, possibly with fewer treatments than if you chose traditional microneedling. Adding PRP to microneedling is common in the treatment of deep acne scarring and may help provide an improved result when treating surgical scars.

To schedule a consultation at PRP in Seattle, call us at 206-324-1120 or contact us online