Tricking your body into healing facial injuries and adding your own blood platelets in a “vampire facial” may sound like a strange beauty treatment, but it’s an effective way to rejuvenate the face and experience flawless skin. At PRP in Philadelphia, Stuart A. Kauffman, DO, offers a way to transform skin using microneedling with PRP at his clinic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Microneedling is a treatment that uses your body’s natural healing and regeneration mechanisms to transform the appearance of your skin. During a microneedling treatment at PRP in Philadelphia, Dr. Kauffman moves a microneedling device over the surface of your skin. The device pricks the surface of your skin with extremely small needles.
Your body registers these pricks as injuries and sends healing and regeneration agents to the area, triggering the growth of new, healthy, unblemished skin.
Since microneedling promotes cell growth and repair, the benefits of microneedling continue long after the treatment. Microneedling benefits include:
Microneedling with the addition of PRP smooths out facial imperfections leaving flawless skin that improves for months after the initial treatment.
Microneedling is effective on its own, but PRP in Philadelphia doesn’t stop there. They also offer microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). This is plasma derived from your own blood. After taking a small sample of your blood, your practitioner puts it into a centrifuge to separate out the platelets.
These platelets are rich in growth factors that trigger even greater regeneration in your skin than microneedling alone. In fact, the platelets in your blood are your body’s first line of defense any time you get injured. Your body directs them to wound sites because they’re such powerful healers.
Doctors have been capitalizing on this natural healing power for decades. PRP has long been used to heal joint pain and trigger hair restoration. Today, PRP in Philadelphia uses it to help you get your best, most beautiful skin.
Dr. Kauffman creates channels in your skin with the microneedling device, then feeds the PRP into those channels. You have rejuvenated, tighter, and smoother skin as a result.
Despite the use of needles, microneedling with PRP is a non-invasive treatment with little to no downtime required. Microneedling isn’t painful, and many people say it feels similar to a vibrating facial. Blood drawn from your arm is required to add PRP to the microneedling treatment, but uses a tiny needle that you’ll barely notice. Your PRP is gently massaged into your face after microneedling.
To learn more about microneedling with PRP and to schedule an appointment, use the convenient online booking tool or call the office today.