What is a PRP Dermal Needling procedure?
The procedure uses your own blood which contains Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP. Platelet Rich Plasma contains growth factors that will stimulate fibrin-collagen that are the building blocks for the skin. Venipuncture will be done to draw your blood. Your blood will then be separated by a centrifuge machine which will separate your Plasma from your RBC. The number of tubes filled will depend on the treated area(s), normally from 1 to 8 tubes of blood.
Dermal needling will be done while applying PRP to your face and or other skin areas. Dermal needling uses fine gauge needles to create micro channels on the treated areas of the face, scalp or other specified body areas. Micro-needling is a ‘Class I’ FDA-approved supplemental medical device that is ideal for non-surgical and non-ablative treatment of various skin conditions such as aging (wrinkles, stretching), scarring (acne, surgical), and hyperpigmentation.
Prior to the treatment, you will wash your face and then numbing cream will be applied and saran wrap will be place over the numbing cream. Saran wrap is used to encourage numbing cream absorption. Once 20-30 min has passed, PRP DM will be initiated. Minimal discomfort will be experienced especially around the nose and upper lip.