Microneedling with PRP in McLean, VA

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What is Microneedling with PRP?

Mesbahi Plastic Surgery in McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., and Beverly Hills, CA is excited to offer microneedling with PRP to local men and women. Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that punctures tiny holes in the skin on your neck, face, or chest to stimulate skin repair. As an extra benefit, your own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may be administered to the same region to aid in tissue healing and stimulate new cell growth. Both of these procedures together can decrease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, dark spots, large pores, rough skin texture, and other skin issues. If you'd like to find out about how microneedling with PRP can help improve your complexion, schedule a one-on-one consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Alex Mesbahi.

What are the benefits?

Microneedling is a sought-after option since it could help refresh the skin in just a single treatment. With the addition of platelet-rich plasma, your outcomes could be even further amplified. Many of patients at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery get a range of benefits from microneedling with platelet-rich plasma, including:

  • PRP improves collagen and elastin generation down within the skin surface for the best possible outcomes
  • Less healing period compared to microneedling alone
  • Outcomes endure for a minimum of a year
  • Address a variety of problems at a time, such as wrinkles and fine lines, skin feel concerns, brown spots, uneven skin tone, acne scars, enlarged pores, and others
  • Safe for nearly all skin types

Who is a Candidate for Microneedling with prp?

Ideal candidates for microneedling with PRP is anyone looking to improve the appearance or texture of the top layer of their skin. Dry skin, uneven tone, coarseness, age spots, wrinkles, acne, and surface scarring are skin conditions that may benefit from a microneedling with PRP treatment. This therapy can also be employed to help fight the effects of sun damage that might have caused your skin to have a rough texture or hyperpigmentation.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING microneedling with prp

Before the microneedling portion of your treatment, a member of our team will draw your blood for your PRP collection. The drawn blood will then be taken to our lab for the separation process where your viable cells, platelets, and growth factors will be condensed into PRP. For the microneedling treatment, Mesbahi Plastic Surgery utilizes modern technology to make small holes in your skin. The little needles used won't harm your skin but will instead help stimulate the creation of collagen. When the microneedling is finished, the PRP serum will be put on the epidermis to sink in. After the PRP is fully absorbed, we'll remove the serum and cleanse your skin.

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AFTER microneedling with PRP?

After your microneedling with PRP treatment, you may encounter some ordinary effects, such as swelling, redness, and bruising. We recommend that patients do not wear makeup, use exfoliating skin cleansers, or submerge in chlorinated pools for approximately 72 hours post-treatment. Activities like this could expose your treatment area to strong chemicals and bacteria, which may cause negative reactions. You also ought to reduce exposure to the sun or use protective steps when going outside. Full results are usually noticed within the first month as the skin works to repair and heal itself. 

Microneedling with PRP FAQs

How effective is microneedling with PRP treatments?
Microneedling with PRP treatment results may not be visible right away, but the healing factors in the platelet-rich plasma serum are meant to boost growth for a stronger, healthier complexion. To get your optimal results, you should get multiple treatments right away and then maintain your results with semi-annual treatments. Your technician will go over what to expect during your consultation — so you know what improvements to look for after a session.

How many microneedling with PRP treatments should I get?
At first, you may want to get a few microneedling with PRP treatments scheduled every 2 – 3 weeks. Based on the initial condition of your complexion and your concerns, your technician will develop a treatment plan to restore the health of your complexion. In between treatments, you may want to schedule another skin treatment to remove dead skin layers and nourish the new growth.

How often should I get microneedling with PRP treatments?
Following the initial series, you should get maintenance sessions 2 – 4 times every year. These will vary based on the health and age of your skin as well as your goals, so our team will help decide on your custom microneedling with PRP plan. Your aesthetician will be able to make suggestions on how frequently you should get microneedling with PRP maintenance treatments — so your skin remains fresh.

How much does microneedling with PRP cost?
A treatment of microneedling and PRP will be priced based on the size of the area(s) being treated. After your initial consultation to create your custom treatment plan to fit your needs and goals, your cost can be reviewed. Mesbahi Plastic Surgery often offers discounted packages of multiple microneedling with PRP plus monthly treatment specials. You can ask about these and payment methods we accept during an appointment.

Does microneedling with PRP hurt?
No. Thanks to our modern equipment and experienced staff, the vast majority of our patients do not usually report feeling any pain during their microneedling with PRP treatment. We will lightly numb the area in order to ensure your utmost comfort throughout the procedure.

Should I get microneedling with PRP or injectable wrinkle treatments?
Although microneedling with PRP provides long-term rejuvenation like stronger, healthier skin, different treatments deliver more immediate results. Depending on your concerns, you may get microneedling with PRP alone or you may want to get it with an injectable wrinkle treatment, like BOTOX, Juvéderm, or Restylane. At your initial consultation with your technician, they will create your treatment plan to fit your concerns.

Restore and Revitalize

Microneedling with PRP can be quite beneficial for individuals seeking to restore the look and feel of their skin. Microneedling can help the skin to appear younger, smoother, firmer, and luminous. We urge patients to learn more about this treatment by speaking to a member of our skilled team or by scheduling a consultation at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery in McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., or Beverly Hills, CA today.

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