At Hector L Di Carlos M.D. P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, FL, we offer a natural and effective treatment that uses collagen induction therapy techniques and growth factors from your blood to perfect your skin. Microneedling with PRP is a powerful treatment that capitalizes on the powers of your body to heal itself, renew the skin, and repair damaged skin cells that contribute to some of the most stubborn skin conditions.
Microneedling With PRP
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy because its results rely on the body’s response to the needling techniques used during treatment. The microneedling device rapidly punctures tiny holes in the skin’s surface, creating tiny injuries. While these injuries aren’t visible, the body still perceives them as injuries and will respond with a healing reaction.
During and after the treatment, an immune reaction cleanses the skin, and the body begins cellular regeneration, replacing old and damaged skin cells with healthier and younger cells. The body will also grow new collagen and elastin in the treatment area to heal the skin. As it does, the skin will look younger and smoother, especially each week following your treatment, and you will experience all the benefits of facial rejuvenation.
Enhancing Your Treatment Results With PRP
Microneedling as a standalone treatment delivers incredible results, but we can maximize the treatment outcome by adding PRP to the treatment process. Microneedling with PRP can address some of the most stubborn skin concerns, and it doesn’t require invasive techniques or harsh ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction.
What It Treats
Microneedling with PRP can treat and improve several different problematic skin conditions. It can give you a more even skin texture by forcing the body to grow new collagen to correct textural irregularities. You can also treat hyperpigmentation by breaking down damaged, discolored skin cells and replacing them with healthier cells.
It rejuvenates the skin, treats skin laxity by improving skin elasticity, and forces the body to grow new collagen to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and fill hollow areas. It can also treat and reduce the signs of aging around the eyes, lips, and neck.
PRP: How We Obtain It and Why It’s So Effective
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which is the portion of your blood that contains growth factors and healing properties.
We can’t just take a blood sample and apply it to your skin; we need to take that sample and isolate the growth factors to create a concentrated serum. Once we apply it to your skin, it will absorb into those tiny microchannels and repair, heal, and restore your skin.
Preparing the Platelet-Rich Plasma Serum
We begin the treatment with a standard blood draw. We don’t need a lot of blood to perform the treatment, and once we have a sample, we will put it in a device called a centrifuge.
The centrifuge will spin the blood quickly for several minutes, and as it does, gravitational forces will separate the platelets from the rest of your blood and PRP will rise to the top of the sample. Once we remove and isolate it, we can prepare your PRP into a topical solution applied during the microneedling with PRP treatment.
What To Expect From the Treatment
Before beginning your treatment, we will perform an initial consultation to find out more about your treatment goals so that we can customize your treatment accordingly. To begin the treatment, we will perform a blood draw. Then, we will apply a topical numbing cream to your skin so that you don’t feel the needling device as it creates microchannels across the skin’s surface.
During the treatment, the pen-like device will use robotic motions to repetitively stamp tiny punctures in the skin. Once we completely cover the treatment area with these micro-injuries, we will apply your platelet-rich plasma topically to the skin. Microneedling with PRP improves the skin’s absorption rate, so we will use the growth factors in your platelet-rich plasma during treatment.
Adding the PRP to Your Skin
Once we completely cover the treatment area with these micro-injuries, we will apply your platelet-rich plasma topically to the skin. Once they absorb into the skin, they will enhance the treatment results and promote cellular regeneration, collagen synthesis, and healthier-looking skin.
Am I a Candidate for Microneedling?
The best candidates for microneedling are patients who don’t want to undergo an invasive or chemical-based treatment but also want to improve their skin with a treatment that works. Our microneedling with PRP treatments can help transform your skin, brighten your complexion, and give you a healthy and natural glow.
Patients who already undergo treatment with cosmetic injectables can use this treatment to improve skin health and other concerns. At the same time, patients who don’t want to resort to cosmetic injectables can also use this treatment to naturally improve the appearance of the skin.
Promote Your Body’s Natural Collagen Production Abilities
Our microneedling with PRP treatment plans are customized for each patient’s needs. If you are ready to perfect your skin with a natural and minimally invasive treatment that guarantees results, we will evaluate your skin in person and custom-tailor your treatment to address the imperfections that are making you feel less confident about your complexion. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.