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
"Best Breast Aug Doc in Orlando - I've basically wanted a breast aug all my life. After doing research and reaching out to multiple friends, I chose Dr. Soto. His practice is very clean and well-decorated which shows professionalism. Dr. Soto is a very professional and respectful man. I felt extremely comfortable with him and everyone in his office during this entire process. During my pre-op visits I had a huge list of questions- all of which were addressed thoroughly by either Dr. Soto or one of his nurses, Leinny and Romi. Dr. Soto is very busy but will take the time to answer questions for you and provide thorough explanation. I am 5'2 and 110 lbs and very athletic, I wanted a more natural look- not too big, likely 32C. Dr. Soto immediately made recommendations based on my physique and thoroughly explained to me why. We went with the safest options- under the muscle, moderate profile Mentor silicone gel implants with incision at the crease. No, he did not have any sizers for me to try on and did not tell me what size he was going to give me. He did inform me that he would not give me a size that my body would not allow for. I did not have an issue with this, as I trusted his reputation and experience.At the day of my surgery I was extremely anxious, but his staff did a great job of calming me down and making sure I was okay. After the procedure I was fine- just felt like a did 500 push ups with 135lbs on my back (expected). His post-op instructions and very thorough and some say might be extreme. I listened to and followed ALL instructions to a T- this is VERY important. I was not allowed to raise my heart rate for 4 weeks and was not able to lift weights for 6 weeks. I had about 7 post-ops to date. I did not feel near 100% "normal" until about 8-10 weeks in. I am currently 4.5 months post-op and I am lifting weights completely normally (except for chest exercises, per instructions). I am completely in love with my results. I went from 32A to 32C or D. I am still unsure about the size, I have purchased some 32C and some 32DD. But I am SO happy! I would recommend Dr. Soto to anyone wanting the best of the best. I believe he is considered a bit "pricey" but I can assure you, you are paying for the very best in Orlando and I trust that I will be happy with these results in years to come."- F. / RealSelf / Mar 24, 2020
"Amy is beyond amazing. I needed Botox and filler and was a little nervous about it and the possible side effects. She took her time to inform me of all of my options and what would be best for me to keep a natural look. I am also not a fan of needles, but her technique is gentle and I was comfortable. I highly recommend Amy for all of your aesthetic needs. She is professional and so friendly, I would never go anywhere else!!"- M.L. / Yellowpages / Mar 03, 2020
"I had an explant/breast lift done. I am extremely happy with the results. Dr. Soto is very professional and knowledgeable. The staff was amazing, especially Romie. Thanks for the wonderful results!"- E.M. / Yellowpages / Feb 23, 2020
"I absolutely love this office and the staff. I had a breast augmentation with breast lift a year ago with Dr. Soto and I couldn't be happier with the results, they look natural looking and I am so much more confident in my swimwear now. He is the best! Also, Amy the Nurse Practitioner is just amazing, I have gone to her for botox and filler. She is just so professional and charming. Having never done these procedures before, she did an excellent job of educating me about the different options and common known side effects and helped me to choose the right type and amount of filler/botox to give me the most natural look. I get so many compliments of how refreshed I look. I highly recommend this office for all your aesthetic needs! -Monique B."- M.B. / Yelp / Feb 07, 2020
Microneedling with PRP Ideal Candidates
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.
Microneedling with PRP Procedure Technique
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 with Microneedling with PRP
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.
Microneedling with PRP 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.
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Microneedling with PRP 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.