Naturally rejuvenate your skin
At Flawless Medical Spa in East Greenwich, RI, our microneedling with PRP treatments improve the damage caused by acne, sun, and aging. Microneedling triggers the body’s natural wound-healing process, causing it to produce collagen and elastin, giving you smoother, softer, glowing skin.
How it works
Microneedling with PRP (platelet rich plasma), also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, can be performed either on the face or body, and is suitable for all skin types and colors.
First, your Flawless clinician will draw a small amount of your blood, which is then processed to separate platelets from the blood cells – this is the PRP (platelet rich plasma). Next, a microneedling tool will be gently applied to your skin, creating tiny, superficial micro-punctures that trigger the body to start healing.
After the microneedling tool is used, the patient’s PRP is topically applied and absorbed through these punctures, stimulating the natural healing process and creation of collagen.
Each patient’s skin needs and goals vary, and the number of treatments needed will depend on your desired results, the area, and condition being treated. We typically recommend at least three treatments, with four weeks between treatments. Maintenance treatments thereafter can be determined in your Flawless customized plan.
What to expect
Prior to the treatment, a topical anesthetic is spread on your skin to help reduce discomfort.
Microneedling with PRP has minimal downtime compared to laser treatments and chemical peels. After the treatment, your skin will be slightly pink and may feel sunburned, but this typically subsides within 24-72 hours. Because the treatment uses your own plasma, allergic reactions are extremely rare. You will continue to see improvements over three to six months, as your skin heals and new collagen and elastin are produced.
We recommend patients do not wear makeup for 24 hours, avoid excessive sun exposure, and use additional sun protection following a treatment.
Microneedling with PRP can greatly reduce or eliminate the following skin issues:
- Acne scars
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Thin, sagging skin
- Large pores
- Uneven skin texture