Rejuve Plastic Surgery
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in McLean, VA
For a revolutionary change to your complexion without invasive surgery, consider microneedling with platelet-rich plasma. Kirit Bhatt, MD, of Rejuve Plastic Surgery in McLean, Virginia and Washington D.C. surrounding areas, offers this revolutionary procedure to people of McLean, Virginia, and the surrounding areas of Maryland and Washington, DC. Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is safe and suitable for all sorts of skin types. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn more.
Microneedling Q & A
What is microneedling with platelet-rich plasma?
Microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that aims to stimulates your body’s natural collagen production. Collagen is a vital skin-strengthening compound.
You first undergo the microneedling procedure, which involves gliding a small, hand-held device across your skin. This device is equipped with tiny needles that puncture your skin to create microchannels in your skin. Your body perceives these channels as wounds and begins a healing response, including a production of new collagen.
The staff at Rejuve Plastic Surgery then applies PRP directly to the skin that’s undergone microneedling. PRP is derived from your own blood and contains natural growth factors and other cytokines that promote the regeneration of soft tissues. PRP further enhances your body’s natural healing process and the creation of collagen.
How soon will I see results?
Immediately after treatment, your skin may look red and flushed as if you have a mild sunburn. Your skin may also feel tight and be slightly sensitive to the touch. After a few hours, these side effects subside, and you should be healed within 24 hours.
You may experience an immediate glow in a few days to a week, but full results can take six to eight weeks following the procedure. The process of rebuilding your skin occurs over time.
What skin issues can be addressed with microneedling with PRP?
A number of common skin complaints can be addressed with microneedling and PRP therapy. These include:
- Lax skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars and surgical scars
- Stretch marks
- Sun damage
- Uneven texture
Microneedling is commonly performed on the face, but can also be used to improve skin texture and appearance on the body.
How many treatments will I need?
Many people are satisfied with their results after just one treatment, but Dr. Bhatt usually recommends a series of treatments for you to get the best results. Each treatment is scheduled a month or so apart, and he puts together a customized plan for you.
To learn how you can rejuvenate your complexion with microneedling and PRP therapy, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online tool.