Microneedling with PRP/ezPRF
If you experience mild to moderate complexion problems, like rough skin texture or low elasticity, then Microneedling may be the procedure you need.
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive procedure to tighten and rejuvenate your skin.
What is Microneedling?
Using the FDA-approved microneedling pen, RejuvaPen, this procedure entails creating tiny skin wounds. These micro-injuries prompt your body’s natural healing process and generate new skin cell growth along with increased collagen and elastin production.
Microneedling improves fine lines, acne scars, sun damage, and overall elasticity of the skin. Because it doesn’t use laser energy for these benefits, skin types of all tones and colors can benefit from microneedling. For best results, 4-6 treatments are recommended, 4 weeks apart.
What is PRP?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which is a highly concentrated solution of plasma prepared from your own blood. It contains platelets that release numerous growth factors that help in increasing collagen production and cell growth and tissue regeneration.
When used in conjunction with microneedling, it plays a major role in enhancing your skin’s ability to regenerate new cells, collagen, and elastin to help to heal it and improve the look of your skin. Microneedling with PRP is also called a “vampire facial,” since the platelets come from your own blood.
Visible results can vary depending on many factors, such as age, nutrition, and overall health. It can take up to 2-3 months to see results as the process of elastin and collagen production require time to have an impact on the complexion; however, you will have results that look natural and be long-lasting.
What Concerns Does Microneedling With PRP Help With?
The microneedling process on its own creates a controlled skin injury throughout the treatment area that stimulates both the skin’s surface and the deeper layers to create dual and long-lasting benefits. When PRP is used in conjunction by being applied throughout the microneedled area, skin cells gain growth factors and nutrients needed to build back a more even skin tone or even heal stretch marks.
The most appropriate concerns that can be addressed with PRP microneedling in Austin are:
Uneven skin tone
Mild skin laxity
Rough skin texture
Scars (acne or surgical)
What is PRF?
PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) is an advanced form of PRP. Like
PRP, PRF is rich in stem cells, white blood cells, and platelets with healing
and growth factors. What makes PRF different is the fibrin scaffold that
creates more structure and therefore allows for longer-lasting results.
PRF GEL (Biologic Filler)
PRF Gel is an all natural substance similar to PRP but for a different purpose. Just like PRP, it is created using your own blood sample but processed using a cooling and heating technique creating the gel-like substance. PRF Gel is used in a similar fashion as dermal fillers. It is injected to create volume and help with collagen production and skin tone & texture. PRF Gel is generated by placing the blood sample within a specialized centrifuge to isolate the beneficial cells, then the sample goes through a cooling and healing process to mix the plasma’s albumin and PRF’s growth factors. This extremely potent, organic serum can instantly revitalize the skin and release rejuvenating growth factors for up to 12 months after 3 treatments. Along with rejuvenating the skin, it can restore volume, reduce wrinkles, and achieve an overall more youthful look.
Microneedling with PRP/ezPRF in Cedar Park, TX
Microneedling is a great place to start when you’re looking for mild to moderate skin rejuvenation and don’t want a lot of downtime. To find out if you’re a good candidate for this procedure based on your current skin and overall health, schedule an appointment with Dr. Roy today. You can start a conversation with our team by contacting us online or giving our office a call. We are located just outside of Austin, Texas in Cedar Park, near Leander and Round Rock. AustinMD’s office is located in Cedar Park, which is about 45 minutes from the center of Austin.
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What to Expect
Using a sterile PRP collection kit, a small amount of blood will be drawn by our experienced MA, then a numbing agent will be applied to your skin for 20-30 minutes. You can expect the procedure to take 20-30 minutes.
Are you a Candidate?
If you have any questions or would like to receive this treatment, please don’t hesitate to Contact us. Our patient coordinator can schedule your skin consultation with our medical aesthetician, Jeanine. She will be happy to answer your questions or give you more information on any of our aesthetics programs.
Aesthetics Services FAQ
Microneedling results last about 4-6 weeks so this is not a permanent treatment. However, renewed collagen production will have long-lasting impacts for your skin.
Yes! Microneedling can be used on the face and neck to tighten and lift mildly loose neck skin.
You should wait 24-48 hours after microneedling before you wear makeup. This will allow time for the tiny microinjuries to heal and prevent side effects.
The AustinMD skin care is a medical-grade product line, which means that we use the appropriate dose of highly stabilized ingredients that last longer, and take longer to degrade. The cosmetic industry is highly unregulated, so we have no idea if what the label says is truly what’s inside the jar of serum or lotion. Medical companies have invested in clinical research and can prove that their products offer results. We stand behind the products we offer as it reflects on us.
To determine a client’s treatment, Dr. Roy and his staff will review your entire medical history. You may want to request copies of your medical files to share with him.
Your medical files and treatments are held in the strictest of confidence; all correspondence is handled through our secure patient portal.
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