About Microneedling with PRP
Microneedling, offered by Orlando, FL board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Armando Soto, is an advanced skin rejuvenation treatment that uses a handheld device to gently create punctures or small holes in the skin on your neck, face, or torso to stimulate skin restoration. As an additional bonus, your platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may be administered to the same region to help your skin cells heal and permit the skin to begin growing new cells. Both of these procedures together are known as microneedling with PRP and can decrease the appearance of scars, moderate wrinkles, fine lines, spots, large pores, and other skin conditions. The feel of your skin may be significantly enhanced to look smoother and more even in tone without damaging the epidermis. If you'd like to find out more about microneedling with PRP, schedule a private consultation at our Orlando, FL plastic surgery center.
"Bridget and Amanda made a super weird and uncomfortable procedure quite easy! I was really nervous, but their calming manner and conversation relaxed me. The Geneveve treatment was completely painless and there was no down time. My significant other thoroughly enjoys the results as well."- K.M. / Yellowpages / Jun 26, 2017
"Always a wonderful experience!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 18, 2019
"Professional, kind, and knowledgeable. Amy made me look like I was on vacation for a year. I feel and look younger without evidence."- K.C. / Yellowpages / Apr 10, 2019
"Dr. Soto and his staff have made me feel extremely comfortable throughout my whole process. They have answered all the questions I have had and made my surgery smooth and painless."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Mar 30, 2019
"Extremely friendly and professional staff. They all, from the front desk, nurses, to Dr. Soto, make me feel comfortable. I feel that Dr. Soto understood exactly what I wanted and delivered exactly those results. I am beyond pleased with my new body even though I am only 3 weeks from surgery. I am so glad I picked this office for my surgery!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Mar 29, 2019
A good candidate for microneedling with PRP is any individual seeking to alter the look or feel of the top layer of their skin. Uneven skin tone, dry skin, and coarse skin texture can significantly be improved with this treatment. In addition, because of the promotion of collagen and elastin this procedure provides, there is also a noticeable improvement in conditions, such as skin laxity, age spots, acne, wrinkles, and scarring. This treatment may also be utilized to fight the effects of sun damage that might have caused the skin to have a rough feel or hyperpigmentation.
Before the microneedling portion 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 turned into PRP. For your microneedling therapy, our plastic surgery center uses the latest technology in microneedling to make small holes in your skin. The little needles used won't harm your skin, but instead, they will help stimulate the creation of collagen. When the microneedling is done, the PRP serum will be placed on 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 procedure, you could encounter some regular effects, such as swelling, bruising, and redness. We recommend that patients avoid the use of makeup, cleanse with exfoliating face washes, or swim in pools for around three days following the session. Activities like this could expose the treatment area to strong bacteria and chemicals, which may cause negative side effects. You also need to minimize exposure to the sun or use protective steps when planning to be outdoors. Full results are usually noticed within the first month as the skin works to fix and heal itself.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do these treatments work best together?
Both microneedling and PRP therapy are excellent treatments, even when performed alone. When patients have the two combined, the outcome is different because it is addressing different skin irregularities, and then enhancing them further with the PRP serum. Patients can get PRP therapy more often than microneedling so a treatment plan that includes both treatments together, as well as injections separately, can often produce great results year-round.
How many microneedling with PRP treatments should I get?
To get great results, you may need to have several treatments, and then maintenance sessions can follow. This will depend on the condition of your skin and what specific concerns you are hoping to address. In between your microneedling with PRP treatments, you can have PRP therapy alone, or another treatment, such as a medical-grade facial, to help continue to keep your skin vibrant and healthy.
Can I do this if I have fillers?
Yes, you can have microneedling with PRP, even if you have fillers in your skin. We are very careful and gentle with our microneedling techniques and work around any area that may need a more delicate touch. This procedure accentuates the skin and if you have fillers or BOTOX, your skin will have all-around rejuvenation.
Is this treatment right for any skin type?
Microneedling with PRP works for most skin types. During your consultation with Dr. Soto, he will create your custom treatment plan to address your skin concerns and aesthetic goals. Each skin rejuvenation treatment we offer varies just slightly, depending on the unique needs of each patient.
Plan Your Procedure
Restore and Revitalize
This microneedling procedure can be quite useful for people seeking to get back the appearance and texture of the skin. Microneedling with PRP can help make skin appear smoother, younger, more luminous, and firmer. We encourage patients to find out more about this therapy by speaking to a skilled member of our skin care team or by arranging an appointment at our Orlando, FL plastic surgery practice today.