About Microneedling with PRP
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Aric Aghayan is proud to offer microneedling, a procedure that punctures tiny holes in the skin on your neck, face, or torso to stimulate skin restoration. As an added bonus, your own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may be administered to the same region to further help cells heal and allow the skin to begin growing new cells. Both of these procedures together are usually known as the vampire facial and can reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, scars, spots, large pores, along with other skin issues. The feel of your skin can be significantly enhanced to look smoother and more even in tone without damaging the epidermis. If you'd like to find out more on the microneedling with PRP procedure, schedule a private consult at Après Plastic Surgery in Portland, OR.
"Dr. Aghayan and Samantha are the best! I recommend them completely!! The work he did was an amazing transformation for me and I couldn’t be happier!! The Dr. is very precise and answers all questions and is professional! If your looking to have anything done they can help! Five stars all the way! (Breast augmentation)"- J.C. / Google / Aug 15, 2020
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"The results were exactly what I expected but the rise in self confidence and self esteem was far more than I expected - I am very pleased with the results of my procedure. Dr. Aghayan and his staff were very professional and gentle during the procedure. They made a potentially uncomfortable situation very pleasant and comfortable. Each step of the process was explained as the procedure progressed. The results were exactly what I expected but the rise in self confidence and self esteem was far more than I expected. Thank you Dr. Aghayan and your patient, considerate staff for an experience of a life time. I feel so much better about the way I look and feel about myself."- E. / RealSelf / Jun 28, 2020
"The positive results of his work are inescapable -- the cosmetic goals I was striving for were met and more - What made my experience with Dr. Aghayan so rewarding was not just his wildly competent and professional procedural skills as a plastic surgeon, but his addicting spirit of reassurance and strong bedside manner. I found his manner of walking me through the procedure calming and, frankly, the pain involved was simply not something I even noted. Many doctors have the intellectual capability to perform plastic surgery related procedures, Dr. Aghayan goes beyond this by his spirit of kindness and respect. Finally, the positive results of his work are inescapable -- the cosmetic goals I was striving for were met and more."- G. / RealSelf / Jun 22, 2020
"Dr. Aghayan is honest, kind and patient. He answered all my questions and explained options available to reach my goals - Dr. Aghayan is honest, kind and patient. He answered all my questions and explained options available to reach my goals. His office team is wonderful! I highly recommend Dr. Aghayan. I’ll never go to anyone else for my surgery and aesthetic needs."- P. / RealSelf / Jun 20, 2020
A great candidate for microneedling with PRP is anyone seeking to change the look or feel of the top layer of their skin. Uneven skin tone, dry skin, rough texture, loose skin, age spots, acne, wrinkles, and scarring are all skin conditions which may benefit from a microneedling with PRP therapy. This treatment may also be used to help fight the effects of sun damage that might have caused your skin to have a rough feel or hyperpigmentation.
Before the microneedling section 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 condensed into PRP. For your microneedling therapy, Après Plastic Surgery uses state-of-the-art technology to make tiny holes into your skin. The small needles used won't harm your skin but instead, will help stimulate the creation of collagen. When the microneedling is complete, the PRP serum will be applied to 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 treatment, you may encounter some normal effects, such as bruising, swelling, and redness. We recommend that you avoid the use of makeup, cleansing with exfoliating face washes, or swimming in a swimming pool for approximately three days post-treatment. These activities can expose the treatment area to strong bacteria and chemicals, which may cause negative side effects. You should also reduce exposure to the sun or use protective steps when planning to be outdoors. Full results are typically noticed within the first month as the skin works to fix and heal itself.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does microneedling with PRP cost?
Microneedling with PRP treatments will be priced according to the size of the area(s) being treated. After your initial consultation with an aesthetician to develop your treatment plan based on your needs and concerns, the cost can be discussed. Après Plastic Surgery often offers discounts on packages of several treatments, like microneedling with PRP, as well as treatment specials. You can ask about these and payment methods we accept when you are scheduling your consultation.
How effective are microneedling with PRP treatments?
The results from microneedling with PRP treatments may not be visible right away, but the growth factors in the platelet-rich plasma serum will help to stimulate the growth of healthier, stronger skin. To get your best results, you may need to get several treatments initially, followed by maintenance sessions. Your aesthetician will go over realistic expectations during your consultation so you know what to expect after your treatment.
How many microneedling with PRP treatments should I get?
Initially, you may want to get a series of treatments scheduled every few weeks. Depending on the starting condition of your skin and your specific concerns, your aesthetician will create a microneedling with PRP treatment plan that restores the health of your complexion. In between microneedling with PRP treatments, you may want to schedule a facial or another skin treatment to remove dead skin layers and nourish the new growth.
How often should I get microneedling with PRP treatments?
After an initial series of treatments, you may want to schedule maintenance microneedling with PRP sessions 2 – 4 times per year. This will vary based on the health of your skin and goals so your aesthetician will help you develop your unique microneedling with PRP treatment plan. They will be able to recommend how often you should get treatments so your complexion remains fresh.
Should I get microneedling with PRP or injectable wrinkle treatments?
While microneedling with PRP will provide long-term rejuvenation and strengthen the treated skin, injectable wrinkles treatments provide more immediate results. Depending on your goals, you may prefer microneedling with PRP alone or you may want to combine it with an injectable wrinkle treatment, like BOTOX, Juvéderm, or Restylane. During your consultation with your aesthetician, they will build your custom treatment plan to match all your needs and goals.
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Restore and Revitalize
Microneedling with PRP can be quite beneficial for people seeking to get back the original appearance and texture of the skin. Microneedling can help to make skin appear smoother, younger, more luminous, and firmer. We urge patients to find out more about this therapy by speaking to one of our certified aestheticians or by scheduling an appointment at our Portland, OR practice today.