BENEFITS OF MICRONEEDLING WITH PRP FACIAL
A microneedling facial with PRP combines the already effective microneedling treatment -often performed with only hyaluronic acid- with the stem cell signaling power of PRP taken from your own body.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is concentrated from your blood, providing plasma that is rich in platelets and growth factors that stimulate a stem cell response. Using the latest, most powerful microneedling pen available the technician will create thousands of tiny punctures as they pass the pen across the surface of your skin (the microneedles are driven by a motorized pen). The needling elicits a repair response that occurs naturally in the body. When your body's receptors arrive to repair the perceived damage they find the rich plasma and all its growth factors there to help not just repair but actually grow new stem and skin cells.
This stem cell response improves the skin’s integrity by stimulating the growth of new collagen and blood vessels to repair and revitalize damaged skin. PRP Microneedling treatments can rejuvenate the skin to address fine lines, uneven skin tone, scarring, acne, hyperpigmentation and can slow and reverse the signs of aging. It is very similar to the regenerative joint, injury and chronic pain medicine practiced at KOI by Dr. Patricia Lutfy, MD, DC.
THE MICRONEEDLING WITH PRP REJUVENATION PROCESS
The microneedling with PRP facial performed at KOI, also called skin needling, collagen induction therapy (CIT), and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI) uses the stem cell generating power of PRP in conjunction with the newest and most powerful device made by MD Pen. This is not a consumer product but one that requires technical training because of its power and ability to remove even stretch marks and surgical scarring. The pen is an Epidermal Micro-Exfoliation device used to stimulate the tissue and improve the appearance of the skin. The procedure is performed in a safe and precise manner utilizing the Turbo Safety Cartridge, a sterile micro-exfoliation component. The procedure is typically completed in 30-60 minutes. The treatment time can vary based on the required treatment and anatomical site being treated.
Practically Zero Downtime Post Treatment
One of the reasons Microneedling with PRP Facials are so popular is the fact that you can carry on with your day right after treatment. Your skin will look red- as if sunburned- and glossy but not to any extent that would keep you from going to the grocery store. Day two is markedly better, with the one limiting factor being that you can't put product on. Day three has you returning to your normal skincare routine but avoiding direct sun, which is what you'll want to do for the week. By day 7 you'll be growing fresh younger looking skin and after a month, when the effects of the PRP are fully realized, you'll love the way you look and feel.
A Full Line of Products for Your Post Treatment Care and Beyond
KOI Wellbeing also carries the full line of MD Pen products created specifically for microneedling and beyond. We recommend using these product after receiving a microneedling with PRP facial to enhance results and get the most out of your treatment. The MD Pen product line includes the highest quality Pure Hyaluronic Serum, Copper + HA Mist, Cellular Renewal Serum with botanical extracts of knotgrass, Tighten + Lift Serum which features a conditioning blend of sweet almond seed extract, and other beautifully presented facial care products to maintain beautiful, fresh skin year round.
What is PRP and how does it work with a Microneedling Facial?
Platelet rich plasma, or PRP, is extracted from your blood and contains three to five times more platelets than the normal concentration of platelets in your blood. Platelets are the smallest of the blood cells, but pack a powerful punch in the form of growth factors and proteins involved in tissue healing. PRP has been used for years in sports medicine for muscle and tendon injuries, wound healing, joint damage, surgical repair and more. This revolutionary therapy is now being used as a safe and effective way to revitalize skin by using the body’s own organic material thus minimizing adverse reactions and recovery time. When combined with microneedling PRP works with the body's own repair response to generate new cells, refresh and rejuvenate your skin.
View the video on a reporter's experience with PRP Microneedling treatment in the UK where the so called "Dracula" facials have become the go to treatment for those wishing to look their best and enjoy younger looking and rejuvenated skin:
What you can expect:
Single Treatment: $595
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Smooths skin texture
- Evens skin tone
- Reduces large pore size
- Minimizes minor blemishes
Multi-Treatment (series of 3-6 treatments): 3 for $1575 ($525/ea.); 6 for $2970 ($495/ea)
- Reduces moderate to deep wrinkles
- Address atrophic acne scars
- Minimizes striae and stretch marks
- Helps decrease the appearance of traumatic scars and non-keloid hypertrophic scars