Since its introduction into the field of aesthetic medicine, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and more recently, platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) have revolutionized the industry with the concept of non-surgical autologous facial rejuvenation.
Today, PRP and PRF skin rejuvenation is becoming more the gold standard for the treatment of skin to improve tone, scars, discoloration, and sun damage. Microneedling with PRF is FDA cleared and scientifically proven to rejuvenate the skin on several levels by stimulating cell renewal and the triggering the production of collagen and elastin.
Microneedling is a very common facial treatment called “Collagen Induction Therapy.” When this treatment is done, a small “pen” device with pins are put to the skin to create tiny micro-wounds – this stimulates collagen and elastin formation as the skin begins its healing process, which in turn results in smoother, newer skin. At Smile Shop, we use the Rejuvapen for our microneedling treatments.
What is PRP?
PRP is platelet-rich-plasma, which is a matrix of white blood cells from the patient’s own blood. PRF – platelet-rich-fibrin – is similarly prepared but is a thicker formulation to create a “plug” or membrane, which is used often in our dental surgical procedures like extractions and implant placements. Both PRP and PRF contain the patient’s own white blood cells, which is rich in growth factors that help accelerate wound healing. When used with microneedling, the PRP/PRF is massaged into the skin which then stimulates the elastin and collagen growth.
- Even Skin tone and texture
- Improves acne scars
- Reduction in fine line and wrinkles
- Rejuvenated and firm skin
- Smaller Pores
Microneedling is recommendation in series of 3-4 sessions