PRF Microneedling Facials
What is PRF Microneedling?
Microneedling relies on the principle of neovascularization (new blood flow) that occurs as a result of minimal trauma causing rapid new collagen formation of the skin surface. This skin rejuvenation treatment is performed in an automated fashion with the Dermapen; an electrically-powered medical device that delivers a vibrating stamp-like motion to the skin with a sterile needle-tip containing 12 tiny microneedles to create controlled micro-punctures to the skin resulting in a series of micro-channels. These channels are then filled with platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) to further enhance facial skin regeneration.
Indications for micro-needling include:
- Resurfacing of the skin
- Reducing/removing fine lines and wrinkles
- Improving uneven texture, tone & color
- Photoaging or sun-damaged skin
- Reducing skin laxity
- Improving scars
What is PRF?
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is a technology that uses your body’s own natural and powerful healing proteins and concentrated growth factors found within the blood to rejuvenate skin and speed recovery. With a simple blood draw, a concentration of natural growth factors in your own blood can be collected and used to stimulate and treat your skin for enhanced facial esthetics.
How is Microneedling Done?
Numbing cream is placed on the skin of the face and left in place for about 40 minutes. Then your blood is collected and centrifuged to isolate the PRF. Your face is cleaned and the liquid PRF is then placed on the skin and the Dermapen is passed lightly over the entire face. Light bleeding is normal.
What can I expect after Microneedling?
Typically the skin will appear red (similar to a mild sunburn) for 24-48 hours. With PRF, downtime following therapy has been drastically reduced owing to the ability to rapidly increase the body’s own natural regenerative cells and growth factors. Almost immediately after the procedure, your skin will generally feel tighter with greater improvements usually observed within 3 days. Depending on your skin color and condition, you may completely heal within 24 hours post-therapy; especially if an appropriate post-treatment skincare regimen is followed.
Within 24 hours, patients will begin to notice a glow of the skin. Collagen production will reach its peak around 2-4 weeks post-therapy and will continue for up to 6 months.
The results will be smoother, tighter skin that makes it look more vibrant and youthful. If you want to experience improved skin, contact us at A Family Dental Center in Kennewick, WA for more information.