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When Do You See Results After PRP Microneedling?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Microneedling with platelet rich plasma is considered one of the best treatments for a variety of skin concerns such as acne scars, wrinkles, and rough texture. However, it generally takes multiple sessions to see the best results. So, when do you see results after PRP microneedling?

Immediately after a microneedling session, your skin will likely look red and may feel tight for a few days. If it is your first session, you may notice an increased glow, but the more noticeable results will come with subsequent treatments. Often, patients see more dramatic results about a week following their second session, though some may need more to see such results.

Usually, our master estheticians recommend an initial round of three sessions spaced about four to six weeks apart. This promotes optimal results and will help them gauge the number of future sessions and how often you need them. Conditions that may warrant more sessions include surgical or injury scars and stretch marks.

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

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Is Microneedling With PRP Permanent?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Microneedling is a well known esthetic procedure that helps stimulate collagen production. A way to supercharge it is with platelet rich plasma—also known as PRP. Since PRP is integral to the natural healing process in the body, this causes your body to react faster and better improves the results of microneedling. Let’s look at the question, “Is microneedling with PRP permanent?”

While undergoing regular PRP microneedling sessions may make a permanent improvement in the quality of your skin, the procedure is generally not considered permanent. This is because if you do not undergo it regularly, the skin will eventually become damaged again. It also does not take as long when compared to surgical procedures.

However, microneedling with PRP can make a long lasting difference. For example, the treatment is often used to reduce the appearance of acne and surgical scars. These results may be effectively permanent in some cases. 

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

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What Age Should You Start PRP Microneedling?

By | PRP Skin Care

PRP microneedling is a medical grade skincare procedure associated with anti-aging and improving skin quality. While platelet rich plasma microneedling does reduce the look of aging, it can improve the skin at any age. Therefore, patients often ask, “What age should you start PRP microneedling?”

Microneedling with PRP can benefit skin at nearly any age. It can also address some skin conditions such as acne scars, cystic acne, other facial scarring, and hyperpigmentation. All of these can occur regardless of age. Though, it is also helpful for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If your master esthetician believes you are a good candidate for PRP microneedling, then you likely are.

Some patients may start PRP microneedling in their twenties while others may not benefit from it until they are older. However, there is no one right age to start the procedure. Ultimately, if you want to improve the look and quality of your skin, PRP microneedling in Seattle by a master esthetician may be the right choice for you.

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

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Can You Combine RF Microneedling And PRP?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Platelet rich plasma is often combined with microneedling to provide better results and increase the quality of the skin. Other forms of microneedling, such as radiofrequency microneedling, provide the same results as traditional microneedling, but can also help tighten skin. Therefore, can you combine RF microneedling and PRP?

Yes, RF microneedling and PRP can complement each other. When applied during or after an RF microneedling session, PRP can help increase and improve the collagen response. Some worry that PRP after radiofrequency microneedling may cause extra irritation. This is unlikely since PRP comes from your own body and contains no added chemicals.

PRP can help soften the skin and reduce inflammation. They can also improve the overall quality of the skin. Platelet rich plasma can treat wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, skin tone, and skin texture. This makes it a great addition to RF microneedling to improve and supercharge the results.

To learn more and make an appointment, call us at 206-279-2112 or reach out online using chat or our contact form.

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Can Microneedling With PRP Increase Facial Hair?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Platelet rich plasma, aka PRP, is frequently used to restore hair. However, at PRP In Seattle, we also use PRP during microneedling to improve skin quality. Hair loss does not just affect the top of the head. People can lose facial and eyebrow hair as well. Therefore, is microneedling with PRP a good treatment for this type of hair loss. Let’s take a deeper look into the question, “Can microneedling with PRP increase facial hair?”

In general, microneedling with PRP does not usually significantly increase facial hair production. Microneedling only reaches at most 2-3 millimeters into the skin. This is not enough to promote hair growth or repair the hair follicle. Though, it can improve the quality of the skin which is good for hair restoration. 

PRP hair restoration injections can be performed elsewhere. However, their effectiveness may wane depending on the cause of the hair loss. Surgical transplant in these areas is also possible. Your provider can discuss these possibilities with you during a consultation. 

With that said, PRP microneedling certainly does not harm facial hair regrowth. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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The Risk Of Doing Microneedling With PRP Too Often

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Microneedling with PRP is a professional, medical grade skincare treatment that is unreplicable at home. Performed by our experienced and qualified master estheticians, patients can undergo them multiple times per year. However, unlike other facial treatments, they cannot be performed too much. Our master estheticians explain the risk of doing microneedling with PRP too often.

Following a microneedling procedure, your master esthetician has created thousands of microscopic holes in the treatment area. While not visible, these controlled injuries need time to heal. If you undergo another microneedling treatment too soon afterward, this can create more extensive damage which could hinder results and even permanently injure the skin.

Too frequent microneedling with PRP treatments may also dry out and irritate the skin. After microneedling, the skin is often red, sometimes for a few days. This irritation can become more severe and last longer, if not allowed to properly heal. While this may not necessarily injure the skin, it can be extremely uncomfortable and make it difficult to do skincare or apply makeup. 

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

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The Benefits Of Combining PRP Microneedling And Chemical Peels

By | PRP Skin Care

Microneedling with platelet rich plasma is a powerful resurfacing and medical grade exfoliation treatment that induces collagen production and can improve skin quality. While a great treatment on its own, PRP microneedling can be alternated or combined with other skincare treatments. In particular, chemical peels are a fantastic choice for treating your skin post microneedling with PRP. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of combining PRP microneedling and chemical peels.

At PRP In Seattle, our master estheticians saw great results from alternating PRP microneedling and chemical peels that they created the Glow Up Package with PRP. This six procedure package includes three PRP microneedling sessions and three chemical peels. Each procedure is performed somewhere between four and six weeks apart.

This allows the skin to heal between each session, but also for it to treat new skin for better effects. Therefore, this technique can treat and improve many skin concerns including acne scars, redness, wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation issues, and more. It can also help prevent acne breakouts.

Combining PRP microneedling and chemical peels is also completely customizable for each patient. It is likely no two patients will undergo the exact same peels or treatment regimen during the Glow Up Package with PRP. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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What Is Microneedling With PRP Good For?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Microneedling with PRP is a procedure that supercharges your body’s healing processes to address skin concerns and conditions. It is one of the best and most effective treatments for all skin types and tones. It poses no risk of hyperpigmentation to skin of color, unlike many laser treatments and some chemical peels. But, what is microneedling with PRP good for?

Both microneedling and PRP take advantage of and stimulate the body’s healing processes. This causes the skin to renew and can even promote new collagen to form. This is perfect for addressing acne scars and other types of scars. It can also help smooth rough patches and dark spots. 

Microneedling with PRP is also a perfect treatment for reducing and preventing the signs of aging, especially fine lines and wrinkles. The body naturally begins to lose and produce less collagen with age. Microneedling with PRP can help make up with this and address the signs of aging associated with it. 

Overall, PRP microneedling is a versatile treatment that can treat nearly any skin concern. It is even safe for sensitive types. To schedule a free 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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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.