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Does PRP Get Rid Of Melasma?

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Does PRP Get Rid Of Melasma?

Melasma is a skin condition that causes dark patches of skin across the face. It can occur during or after pregnancy or major hormonal changes. Melasma can occur in people of all skin types and tones. Unfortunately, melasma can be difficult to treat, though some people will see it subside eventually. Due to the lack of effective treatments, patients ask, “Does PRP get rid of melasma?”

Platelet rich plasma—either on its own or in combination with other therapies—has shown promising results in treating melasma. While it is not necessarily a cure, PRP has been shown to lighten the dark patches for many patients. Especially when it supplements other treatments such as skin lightening creams, this can make a more significant difference in melasma.

PRP procedures such as microneedling with PRP are safe for most skin types and tones without causing major irritation. It is a good option to help see long term improvement in melasma. To learn more and schedule a consultation with a master esthetician, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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How Many Times A Year Can You Microneedle?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Microneedling with platelet rich plasma is a medical grade skincare procedure that creates controlled damage to increase collagen production and rejuvenate the skin. This means that your skin needs time to heal after each treatment. Therefore, most patients cannot undergo the procedure on a weekly, or even bi-weekly basis. So, how many times a year can you microneedle?

Depending on each patient’s individual skin and goals, some may be able to undergo microneedling every two weeks to a month when they begin treatment. However, on average, patients will have microneedling with PRP sessions roughly every four to six weeks until they achieve the desired results. At that point, patients may only undergo microneedling two to four times a year.

If a patient has particularly sensitive skin, their master esthetician may recommend extending the amount of time between treatments to prevent further irritation. The best way to determine how many times a year you can microneedle is to consult with a master esthetician at PRP In Seattle about your skin goals. 

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

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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 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.