About Microneedling with PRP
The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity is proud to offer microneedling, a procedure that punctures tiny holes in the skin on your neck, face, or torso to stimulate skin restoration. As an added bonus, your own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may be administered to the same region to further help cells heal and allow the skin to begin growing new cells. Both of these procedures together are usually known as the Vampire Facial and can reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles, fine lines, spots, large pores, along with other skin issues. The appearance of your skin can be significantly enhanced to look smoother and more even in tone without damaging the epidermis. If you'd like to find out more on microneedling with PRP procedure, schedule a private consultation with board-certified physician Dr. Ian Levenson at his office in Greenwood Village, CO.
A good candidate for microneedling with PRP is anyone seeking to change the look or feel of the top layer of their skin. Uneven skin tone, dry skin, rough texture, loose skin, age spots, acne, wrinkles, and scarring are all skin conditions, which may benefit from a microneedling with PRP therapy. The Vampire Facial may also be used to help fight the effects of sun damage that might have caused your skin to have a rough feel or hyperpigmentation.
Before the microneedling section of your session, a member of our team will take a sample of your blood for your PRP collection. The blood will then be transferred to our laboratory for the separation process during which the platelets, growth factors, and stem cells can be condensed into PRP. For your microneedling therapy, The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity uses state-of-the-art technology to make tiny holes in your skin. The small needles used won't harm your skin but instead, will help stimulate the creation of collagen. When the microneedling is complete, the PRP serum will be applied to the epidermis to sink in. Once the PRP is completely absorbed, we'll clear away the serum and cleanse the skin.
What to Expect
After your treatment, you may encounter some normal side effects such as bruising, swelling, and redness. Dr. Levenson recommends that patients avoid the use of makeup, exfoliating face washes, and swimming pools for approximately three days post-treatment. These activities can expose the treatment area to strong bacteria and chemicals, which may cause negative side effects. You should also minimize exposure to the sun or use protective steps when planning to be outdoors. Full results are typically noticed within the first month as the skin works to fix and heal itself.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does microneedling with PRP cost?
Microneedling with PRP treatments will be priced according to the size of the area(s) being treated. After your initial consultation with Dr. Levenson to develop your treatment plan based on your needs and concerns, costs can be discussed. The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity often offers discounts on packages of several treatments, like microneedling with PRP, as well as treatment specials. You can ask about these and payment methods we accept when you are scheduling your consultation.
How effective are microneedling with PRP treatments?
The results from microneedling with PRP treatments may not be visible right away, but the growth factors in the platelet-rich plasma serum will help to stimulate the growth of healthier, stronger skin. To get your best results, you may need to get several treatments initially and then maintenance sessions. Dr. Levenson will go over realistic expectations during your consultation so you know what to expect after your treatment.
How many microneedling with PRP treatments should I get?
Initially, you may want to get a series of treatments scheduled every few weeks. Depending on the starting condition of your skin and your specific concerns, Dr. Levenson will create a microneedling with PRP treatment plan that restores the health of your complexion. In between microneedling with PRP treatments, you may want to schedule a facial or other skin treatment to remove dead skin layers and nourish the new growth.
How often should I get microneedling with PRP treatments?
After an initial series of treatments, you may want to schedule maintenance microneedling with PRP sessions 2 – 4 times per year. This will vary based on the health of your skin and goals so Dr. Levenson will help you develop your unique microneedling with PRP treatment plan. He will be able to recommend how often you should get treatments so your complexion remains fresh.
Should I get microneedling with PRP or injectable wrinkle treatments?
While microneedling with PRP will provide long-term rejuvenation and strengthen the treated skin, injectable wrinkles treatments provide more immediate results. Depending on your goals, you may prefer microneedling with PRP alone or you may want to combine it with an injectable wrinkle treatment, like BOTOX, Juvéderm, or Restylane. Adding dermal fillers turns a Vampire Facial into a Vampire Facelift. During your consultation with Dr. Levenson, he will build your custom treatment plan to match all your needs and goals.
Restore and Revitalize
Microneedling with PRP can be quite beneficial for people seeking to get back the appearance and texture of the skin. Microneedling can help to make skin appear smoother, younger, more luminous, and firmer. We urge you to find out more about this therapy by speaking to Dr. Levenson or by scheduling an appointment for a Vampire Facial at The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity in Greenwood Village.