Santa Fe Skin Vitality
William Rowland, PA-C
Physician Assistant & Aesthetic Specialist located in Santa Fe, NM
At Santa Fe Skin Vitality, rejuvenate tired, dull, and lined skin to look younger and brighter. At this Santa Fe, New Mexico, clinic, William Rowland, PA-C, offers microneedling with platelet-rich plasma therapy as a minimally invasive way to brighten your complexion and create a vibrant you. Men and women who live in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico, can call the office or book online to learn more about this effective skin therapy.
Microneedling with PRP Q & A
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is an effective procedure in which a pen affixed with microneedles is rolled over your face to create dozens of micro channels (holes) in the surface of your skin. The micro channels are a form of controlled injury, which causes your body to rush healing factors to the area and rebuild and regenerate.
What is platelet-rich plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a healing compound derived from your own blood. Platelets are a component of your blood that contains numerous healing and growth factors. These factors enhance cell migration, circulation, collagen development, and overall skin health. William Rowland draws a small sampling of your blood from your arm and spins it down in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelet count to create the PRP.
How is PRP used with microneedling?
During microneedling, the channels created with the mini needles form a delivery device for platelet-rich plasma to enhance your complexion. Following microneedling, the PRP is applied to the surface of your skin so not only do you benefit from the controlled injury of the procedure, but you have added growth factors to accelerate healing.
Does microneedling hurt?
Microneedling can be uncomfortable, but most patients tolerate it well. You get a topical numbing cream applied to your face prior to the treatment to ease any discomfort.
What are the side effects of microneedling?
Microneedling doesn’t have the downtime and effects of an invasive procedure, such as surgery. You may have some skin irritation and redness in the first few days following a microneedling session.
You can go back to your regular activities immediately but may feel self-conscious about your appearance. Makeup can be used to cover some of this initial redness and mild swelling.
The initial side effects fade within a couple of days to reveal glowing skin. The optimal effects of microneedling with PRP therapy appear within a few weeks, as your skin rejuvenates, cells turn over, and collagen production increases.
To learn more about the super effects of microneedling with platelet-rich plasma, call Santa Fe Skin Vitality or book an appointment using the online tool.