Microneedling and PRP
Conveniently located to serve San Jose, Cupertino, Los Gatos, and Greater Bay Area
Micro-Needling, also referred to as collagen induction therapy is a treatment where controlled micro-injuries are made to the skin resulting in new collagen and elastin. Micro-Needling treats fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, texture, tone, color, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, stretch marks and overall skin rejuvenation. Micro-Needling treatments are often combined with PRP treatments to further stimulate collagen production, promote faster healing and recovery and act as the “gift wrap to your gift”.
PRP, Platelet-Rich-Plasma, is what we call “your body’s liquid gold”. Your body’s PRP has more than eight essential growth factors which are anti-aging, collagen stimulating and recovery boosting agents that when released and activated properly will leave your skin glowing. PRP and Micro-Needling are combined to maximize your results, give you the best of both treatments and stimulate your recovery period to a shorter time. When PRP is absorbed into your skin during your Micro-Needling treatment, collagen production is increased and you are immediately left with a beautiful glow after your treatment. Micro-Needling and PRP can be done on all skin types and tones.
Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling and PRP?
The best candidates for a microneedling and PRP treatment are people who want to correct scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, skin laxity, or hyperpigmentation. Microneedling combined with PRP highly increases collagen production, which can help treat these skin conditions. This combination is a good choice for people who want a non-surgical option for correcting visible signs of skin aging.
Before considering microneedling and PRP, you will need to fully treat acne, broken skin, and cold sores to avoid exacerbating these issues.
BEFORE YOUR MICRO-NEEDLING AND PRP TREATMENT
Prior to your Micro-Needling and PRP appointment, you are asked to discontinue the use of any active ingredient skincare such as tretinoin, hydroquinone, glycolic acid, and any retinol products for seven days. You will be advised as to which products can be used following your treatment and when to resume using your day-to-day products.
This is necessary because microneedling creates micro injuries in the skin. Leaving your skin sensitive from exfoliants and retinol products may risk skin damage.
Before your microneedling and PRP session, avoid alcohol consumption and smoking. Both lifestyle habits can lead to excessive bleeding, slower wound healing, and a weakened immune system. Refrain from drinking alcohol and smoking for a time before your treatment session for best results.
You may need to avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications for at least five days before and after the procedure. These medications can hold back your body’s natural inflammatory response and affect your platelet production. Consult with your doctor for directions regarding any temporary medication changes.
During the Treatment
You will arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time for application of a topical numbing cream to the area that will be treated. At that time, a small amount of your blood will be drawn and put into a centrifuge to separate the plasma from other components of your blood. The plasma, PRP, will then be penetrated into the skin curing your Micro-Needling treatment.
Microneedling and PRP Aftercare
Avoid direct exposure to the sun after your treatment for 7 days and be sure to wear sun block when going out. Because of the nature of Micro-Needling and PRP treatments, you want to ensure your maximum results by following your provider’s after-care instructions.
Micro-Needling and PRP treatments are done every 4-6 weeks. The number of treatments will vary from patient to patient, typically ranging from 4-8 sessions. A combination of Micro-Needling and PRP and HydraFacialMD® treatments may be advised for maximum esthetic correction.
Schedule Your Consultation
Call our office to schedule a Micro-Needling and PRP treatment or consultation (408) 865-1777
“I’ve been coming here for the last 3 years for my skin and teeth. I love their medical and dental side for how informative they are. My skin went from constant breakouts to completely clear thanks to Hydrafacials, skincare and microneedling. Dr. Sage on their dental side is the best and always makes me feel comfortable in the chair. After all this time taking care of my skin I’m excited to go for veneers soon!”