Microneedling & PRP/PRF

Stimulate Collagen and Elastin with PRP/PRF

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Onyx Liquid Gold Facial

Our Onyx Liquid Gold Facial combines microneedling and platelet-rich plasma (PRP/PRF) for optimal results in the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring.

What is PRP/PRF?

PRP/PRF stands for platelet-rich plasma and platelet-rich fibrin. PRP/PRF is a cosmetic treatment that uses a person’s own blood to release growth factors to promote collagen and elastin production. Platelets are very small cell fragments in the blood that the body uses for clotting. When PRP/PRF is microneedled into the skin it causes a mild inflammatory response that triggers the healing cascade. As the platelets are arranged and organized in the tissue, they release several enzymes and growth factors that promote healing and tissue restoration. The addition of PRP/PRF to microneedling promotes collagen and elastin production, decreases downtime, and improves healing.

How the PRP/PRF Procedure Works

The treatment area is numbed with a topical numbing cream prior to treatment and a small quantity of blood is then drawn from the patient’s vein. The blood is then spun down in a special centrifuge to separate its components which include red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. The platelet-rich plasma or platelet-rich fibrin is then separated from the rest of the blood and drawn up to be microneedled into the skin.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a procedure that uses an automated pen device with a sterile needle cartridge to create thousands of micro-injuries to the skin. These micro-injuries initiate the healing cascade and over time, have been shown to induce collagen and elastin production thus improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, and scarring.

Clinical studies have shown that four microneedling treatments spaced 1 month apart can stimulate up to 400% collagen and elastin production and deposition 6 months after treatment. Microneedling can also help with hyperpigmentation, uneven texture, and pore size.

*Microneedling: Advances and Widening Horizons, Aashim Singh and Savita Yadav


Benefits of Microneedling with PRP/PRF

  • Effective - 90% of patients reported improvement in acne scars over time in a SkinPen clinical trial
  • Low risk/high safety profile
  • Works on all skin types, dark to light
  • Short procedure time (approximately 30-60 min)
  • Cost-effective
  • Minimal downtime (24 hrs)
  • Minimal to no pain-numbing cream is used before treatment
  • Improved results with the addition of PRP/PRF vs. microneedling alone

Why SkinPen by Bellus Medical?

The SkinPen device we use by Bellus Medical is the first microneedling device cleared by the FDA. The unique design of the device prevents the backflow of contaminants and body fluids to ensure a safe treatment free of cross-contamination. Our licensed estheticians are also blood-borne pathogen certified and practice strict standards to ensure the prevention of cross-contamination.