Few aesthetic treatments offer as many benefits as PRP microneedling. Explore how this option can improve your appearance during a visit with Haritha Mikkilineni (Dr. Mikki), MD, of Medrein Health & Aesthetics in Southlake, Texas. To book your visit, simply call the office or spend a few moments on the online scheduling page.
Microneedling is an aesthetic treatment that uses a sterile device covered in needles to create thousands of tiny punctures on the surface of your skin. Your body perceives each of these channels as a micro-injury, and launches a powerful healing reaction.
New collagen cells replace lost facial volume, plumping and smoothing your skin. Scar tissue breaks down, and areas of abnormal pigmentation clear up.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a solution made from a small sample of your own blood. The solution contains a high volume of platelets, a component of your blood rich in growth factors. PRP boosts your natural healing powers, helping your skin recover from microneedling swiftly.
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is created in a similar way, but spinning the blood at a lower rate of speed allows more of the stem cells, white blood cells, and fibrin to remain. PRF releases growth factors longer than PRP, and is a better fit for certain needs.
PRP microneedling can address a number of different skin issues at once, making it a great value for your investment.
Some of the skin issues PRP microneedling can improve include:
During your initial consultation, Dr. Mikki examines your skin and helps you decide which treatments are the best fit for your needs and goals.
The first step in PRP microneedling is a quick blood draw, similar to the process of having blood taken for lab testing. Dr. Mikki places that sample into a device called a centrifuge that spins it at a high rate of speed.
This separates the liquid and solid components, making removing the platelets easier and reintroducing them into the now-cleared plasma. The resulting PRP is then ready to use.
A special numbing cream reduces sensations in the treatment area. Dr. Mikki moves the microneedling device across the surface of your skin, creating small punctures. It’s possible to incorporate PRP into the process via a series of shallow injections in the skin or by spreading the solution across the surface of the treatment area.
If you’d like to explore PRP microneedling in more detail, call the office to book a visit or spend a few moments on the online booking page.