Drew Varano, MD

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Microneedling with PRP

What is Microneedling with PRP? Microneedling ( aka Collagen Induction Therapy..CIT)creates tiny holes (channels) in the skin that allow the penetration of your own blood components , Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) which is placed on top of the skin similar to cream or serum to be absorbed. This procedure can help with tone, texture, pore size, complexion, scaring and fine lines for all ethnicity and skin types.*

What is PRP? Platelet Rich Plasma is a concentration of growth factors , cytokines, platelets from your on body which help aid in wound repair, skin rejuvenation and remodeling with new collagen and fibroblasts. It has been used in aesthetic medicine for over 10 years, and other surgical fields of wound repair.*

How is the treatment performed? Basically it is a 3 step process: 1) A topical numbing cream is applied for 30 minutes 2) Then a simple blood draw of a small tube of blood is centrifuged to separate the blood components with the plasma on top 3) Microneedling then is performed with the plasma from your blood placed on the skin which penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin from the newly created microneedling channels.*

What does it feel like and recovery process? Typically the treatment is tolerated well, most people say it is a mild prickly sensation. Immediately after the treatment patients will experience a feeling of tightening and glow afterwards you maybe red for 24-48 hours. Results will continue over the next several weeks with collagen building, smoothing of skin, pore size reduction.* 

                                                                                     *Individual results may vary

 


How many treatments are recommended? After the first session you will notice a glow to your skin, if you are looking to treat more severe issues such as acne scars, wrinkles, stretch marks more treatments maybe recommended to achieve desired results.*
* individual results may vary

What is the difference between microneedling with PRP , Vampire Facial® and Vampire Facelift®? A Vampire Facelift® and Facial are trademarked names for the use of PRP with Microneedling, the Vampire Facelift® requires use of fillers (Restylane, Juvederm) in addition to the PRP injections. We perform Microneedling w/ PRP and also without PRP.

What is the Cost?  Just Microneedling  by itself is $425, if PRP is used for the face it is $950 total , injectable fillers  ( Restylane/Juvederm, etc)in addition to the procedure are priced per filler.

What other skin rejuvenating treatments options are available? We offer a vast array of options affordable for any budget. As low as $65 ranging up to $2500+, click on each for more information..... Microdermabrasion/Chemical peels , IPL-Photofacial ($300) Fraxel facials ($325), mini Fraxel ($400) , Fraxel ($650), Fractional CO2 and J Plasma skin resurfacing


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