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How Long Should I Leave PRP On My Face?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

When undergoing a skin treatment with platelet rich plasma, it is often still visible on the skin immediately after the treatment. Unless the treatment calls for it, your master esthetician will not cleanse it off. While it may be tempting to wash it off immediately, there are benefits to not doing so. Similar to a VI Peel, leaving the PRP on the skin is often part of the treatment. So, how long should I leave PRP on my face?

Depending on the treatment, it is frequently recommended that patients leave PRP on their skin for at least eight hours before washing it off. Of course, this may seem impractical because patients could otherwise return to their normal activities, but the PRP leaves their face looking red if not washed off. However, it also offers the skin intense nourishment. 

If you are able, schedule your appointment when you do not have to go back to your activities until at least the next morning, leave the PRP on overnight, and wash it off in the morning. This promotes the best results. Also, since PRP comes from your own body, there is little chance of an adverse reaction or irritation from leaving the PRP on. 

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Does PRP Help Sagging Skin?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

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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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 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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Does PRP Improve Complexion?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Platelet rich plasma–while traditionally used in surgery and regenerative medicine–is becoming more applicable in medical grade skincare. One of the prime examples is microneedling with PRP. Microneedling, already an effective skincare treatment, is supercharged with platelet rich plasma for even more benefits. Patients often ask, “Does PRP improve complexion?”

With regular treatments and care, platelet rich plasma skincare can certainly make improvements to the complexion. PRP microneedling treats pigmentation concerns such as sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and brightens the overall complexion. If your main goal is to improve your complexion, your master esthetician may recommend the Glow Up Package with PRP, which includes three PRP microneedling sessions and three chemical peels.

How does microneedling with PRP achieve an improved complexion? In the days and weeks following treatment, the treatment induces collagen production. It also increases cell turnover. In short, this means that it helps the body remove dead or damaged cells and replaces them with brand new healthy ones. Therefore, the damaged pigmentation cells are gradually replaced and improved.

To learn more and 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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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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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.