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Can Old Acne Scars Be Treated With PRP?

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Can Old Acne Scars Be Treated With PRP?

Acne scars are relatively common. Though, for some people, they can be extensive and significantly impact the look of the face or skin. Thus, acne scar removal and treatment are among the most commonly sought professional skincare services.  However, since acne scarring often is caused by acne in our teenage years, patients have concerns that it will not respond adequately to treatment. Can old acne scars be treated with PRP?

Yes, there are options for treating older acne scars. Additionally, when looking at procedures best for old scarring, PRP is one of the most effective. Thus, depending on the type of acne scars you have, your master esthetician will most likely recommend either PRP microneedling or PRP injections.

Both of these procedures help increase collagen production underneath and within the acne scars. This can help smooth out pitted acne scars and fill them in. Most acne scars will respond to some form of platelet rich plasma treatment.  If you have keloid acne scars, PRP is generally not the best treatment. 

To learn more about PRP acne scar treatment or to schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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Does PRP Help Sagging Skin?

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Platelet rich plasma has many benefits for the skin. From helping plump certain areas to providing a healthy glow, cosmetic PRP is becoming a go-to cosmetic treatment. However, what exactly can platelet rich plasma treat? Does PRP help sagging skin?

Like with many cosmetic procedures, it depends. If treating mild wrinkles, then PRP injections are a good option for creating more collagen and treating the wrinkles. However, more obvious wrinkles likely will not respond to PRP alone. Therefore, platelet rich plasma may help with treating mild sagging skin.

However, PRP is also frequently used in facelift surgery to help promote ideal healing and reduce scarring. In this case, platelet rich plasma does help treat more advanced skin sagging in combination with surgery. Studies have shown better outcomes and results when using PRP during surgery than not.

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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Are PRP Injections or PRP Microneedling Better For Acne Scars?

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Acne scars are one of the biggest skin concerns among young people. Treating them can be frustrating and often requires professional, medical treatment. Platelet rich plasma is one such treatment that is showing promise for treating acne scars. So, are PRP injections or PRP microneedling better for acne scars?

The answer will vary based on each patient and the type of acne scarring they have. If you have rolling acne scars in several places, microneedling may work better, especially if not overly deep. Microneedling only penetrates the surface of the skin and thus it is ideal for these types of acne scars.

If you have larger acne scars or those that are deeply pitted, PRP injections may provide better results. Additionally, some people may undergo other injections for acne scars which can often be supplemented with PRP injections.

Ultimately, determining the right PRP treatment for acne scars will depend on your scarring, skin type, and other factors. To schedule a consultation with one of 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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Does PRP Microneedling Work For Stretch Marks?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Stretch marks occur when the skin stretches or contracts with weight gain, weight loss, pregnancy, and other conditions. Many people become self-conscious about their stretch marks and may use various topical products to help them fade. However, even with new stretch makes, these results are often minimal. Let’s look at another option and answer the question, “Does PRP microneedling work for stretch marks?”

First, it is essential to note that it is easiest to treat recent stretch marks. You will see more effective results, though older stretch marks can also be helped in some cases, but the results will not be as dramatic. When undergoing a PRP microneedling session, the treatment stimulates collagen over and around the stretch marks. This helps the skin heal and contract to fade the stretch marks over time.

It often takes several sessions for stretch marks since they are not a traditional scar or skin. Therefore, it can take much longer than usual to see results, even with this effective method. Some people choose to supplement with PRP injections to treat deeper into the skin. 

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?

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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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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 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.

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

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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.

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PRP For Facial Wrinkles: The Best Treatments

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Facial wrinkles are a common concern for patients who seek out esthetic treatments. Wrinkles are also one of the first signs of aging evident on the face. At PRP In Seattle, we have many skincare options that can improve the appearance of wrinkles. What the options for PRP for facial wrinkles?

Firstly, microneedling with PRP is a procedure that combines collagen induction therapy (aka microneedling) and platelet rich plasma. Together these treatments induce your body to create more collagen. This can smooth the look of wrinkles, improve skin quality, and lead to overall younger looking skin. 

Secondly, our zombie laser peel combines a chemical peel with PRP and lasers for the ultimate skin rejuvenation. The zombie laser peel has many benefits including the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. It is less invasive than a surgical laser treatment and is the perfect treatment to prevent and treat the onset of wrinkles. 

Finally, depending on the location of your wrinkles, PRP for facial wrinkles may be treated with injections. PRP for tear troughs can treat tired eyes which can make the face look younger and treat wrinkles under the eyes. 

Platelet rich plasma therapies and treatments are versatile and can address many signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines. To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112 or contact us online