Skin Needling with PRP

 

Dermapen with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a non-invasive treatment that restores and rejuvenates the skin by reducing wrinkles and fine lines, stimulating collagen production, tightening and improving elasticity, shrinking enlarged pores, minimising scarring, and repairing pigmentation, sun damaged and ageing skin. 

 

downtime 1-2 days
Pain ●●○○○
Treatment Time 30 – 45 minutes (+15 minutes numbing cream prep)
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HOW IT WORKS

Dermapen with PRP is a two-step treatment. PRP works by drawing and processing a small amount of your own blood to extract the platelet rich component, which delivers growth factors that stimulate the body’s healing response, boosting collagen and rejuvenating skin. This component is then applied to your skin like a serum. 

The Dermapen™ then works to needle the solution into your skin. It works by penetrating the top layer of skin with micro-needles that create tiny channels in the deeper layers. This then triggers the body’s natural wound healing response, stimulating new collagen and elastin formation.  

Dermapen™ with PRP is used to treat the face, neck and décolletage.  

 

RESULTS

Results build gradually with optimum results visible after three months. Regular treatments will maintain the best results.

TREATMENT PREPARATION
  • Avoid tanning and prolonged sun exposure for at least two weeks 
  • Avoid cosmetic injections, chemical peels, laser, microdermabrasion, and abrasive facials and exfoliants for one week  
  • Cease blood thinners, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen, Voltaren, Celebrex, Mobic), omega-oils, multivitamins, vitamin B, vitamin E and glucosamine for two weeks to minimise the risk of bruising 
  • Cease taking oral corticosteroids (e.g. prednisone) for two weeks   
  • Cease any topical medications and high strength cosmeceuticals containing vitamin A, retinol and glycolic acid for one week 
  • On the day of treatment, drink at least one litre of water and refrain from excessive exercise to assist with blood collection 
  • Men are to be clean shaven prior to treatment

Note: do not cease prescribed medications without first consulting with your general practitioner.   

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Prior to your first treatment, our clinician will consult with you to assess your suitability for Dermapen™ with PRP and discuss any concerns or questions you may have.  

The treatment begins with PRP. Your clinician will draw a small amount of blood, which is then processed to separate the components. The platelet rich plasma component is then administered to the treatment area topically.  

Your clinician will then carry out the Dermapen™ treatment by making small punctures to the outermost layers of your skin with the Dermapen™.   

A numbing agent will be applied to minimise discomfort throughout both treatments.  

WHO IS NOT SUITABLE

Anyone who: 

  • Is pregnant or breastfeeding 
  • Is, or has taken isotretinoin in the past six months 
  • Has cold sores, acne or any other skin infection 
  • Has tested positive for Hep B, Hep C or HIV 
  • Has had any laser resurfacing in the last three months 
  • Currently has a bacterial or fungal infection 
  • Has a history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring or wound healing 
  • Has areas of skin that are numb or lack sensation 
  • Has undergone radiation treatment within the last 12 months 
  • Has a history of post inflammatory pigmentation 
  • Has a platelet and/or blood disorder  
  • Is currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy  
  • Has an acute and chronic infection   
  • Is a smoker  
  • Has liver infection  
  • Has a severe systemic or metabolic condition/ disorder 
  • Is undergoing anti‐coagulation therapy   
  • Has received an injection of long acting steroids at the PRP injection site within the past six weeks   

If you are unsure, contact your clinic.  

 

EXPECTED OUTCOMES
  • Swelling, sensitivity, and stinging, which is usually resolved within 24 hours  
  • Bleeding at the blood collection site or treatment area, which is usually resolved within 24 hours   
  • Tenderness, redness and warmth, which is usually resolved within four days    
  • Bruising at the treatment area and/or blood collection site, which is usually resolved within three to five days 
POST-TREATMENT CARE
  • Refrain from washing your face and applying liquid makeup for the first 12 hours. This will allow the platelets to activate and commence the skin rejuvenation process. If you need to wash your face, use warm water.     
  • Avoid excessive exercise in the first 24 hours 
  • Take paracetamol or codeine if required, but avoid aspirin for two days   
  • Avoid supplements that may increase bruising for two days   
  • Avoid scrubs and exfoliants and strong skincare products for the first three to five days 
  • Avoid cosmetic injectables for the first week 
  • Avoid tanning and prolonged sun exposure for the first two weeks 
  • Consider taking natural supplements or antiviral medication for prevention if you are prone to cold sores  
  • Avoid inflammatory medication (e.g. Nurofen), topical gels (e.g. Voltaren) and oral steroids (e.g. Prednisone) for ten days  
FOLLOW-UP AND NEXT STEPS

To achieve the best results, an initial course of one per month for three to six months is recommended.  

Your next treatment is due within one month.  

Your health and well-being is our priority. If you are concerned about any aspect of your treatment, or if you become unwell – contact your clinic immediately.   

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