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PRP Plasma plus Dermapen Facial Treatment

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This treatment it is also known as Vampire PRP plasma treatment, combining dermapen plus PRP (platelet rich plasma) you can achieve better results on your skin health journey!

A Dermapen treatment is a form of micro-needling. This process kickstarts the body’s own natural repair processes. Your skin will undergo a gradual change over time. Old skin cells on the surface of your face will be replaced by regenerated cells from within. Not only that, but the procedure also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. These two proteins can make your skin firmer and more radiant. 

What Is PRP?

PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is used in a wide variety of medical application. The plasma is found in your blood and contains a number of natural growth factors and stem cells. When used on your face, the plasma regenerates skin cells and helps to heal your skin.

The PRP treatment process starts with the collection of a blood sample. Blood is drawn from your arm and spun in a centrifuge. This machine spins the blood at high speeds to separate its various components. The platelet-rich plasma is collected and refined for use.

The Benefits of Combining Treatments

Dermapen and PRP, is a skin treatment that increases the collagen production on the skin, evens out skin structure,  skin tone and tightens the skin.

 

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So, what are the benefits of PRP and Dermapen treatment?

  • Minimally invasive procedure with minimal downtime

  • Usually painless, thanks to topical numbing creams

  • Little to no downtime required

In terms of skin rejuvenation and results, you can expect to address:

  • Enlarged pores

  • Acne scars

  • Uneven skin tone

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

  • Sun spots

It may not be the best option for you if you:

  • are pregnant

  • use or recently used Accutane for acne

  • still have active acne resulting in new scarring

  • have certain skin conditions, such as facial eczema or rosacea

  • scar easily

  • have a history of poor wound healing

  • have undergone skin radiation in the last 12 months

Steps of the PRP Facial Treatment

First, a certified phlebotomist draws a small amount of blood from the patient’s arm and isolates growth factors (PRP) from the blood by centrifugation.  Then, a numbing cream is applied to the skin. The PRP plasma is applied evenly to the surface of your skin. The practitioner then uses a micro-needling device to create multiple micro-punctures both driving the PRP into the skin and creating stimulus for tightening and rejuvenation.

The skin tightens and appears softer, glowing with color, for a beautiful younger and very natural result that lasts for several months.

As with other types of microneedling, you’ll need more than one treatment to see full results. Most people need anywhere from three to six sessions, with one session done about every four weeks.

Prior to your PRP plasma plus Dermapen Facial treatment

  • An initial consultation is required 

  • Your customized treatment plan and cost will be discuss an your free initial consultation

  • All the forms should by filled out at least 7 days prior your treatment

  • You will be given specific instructions on what to do before and after treatment

How do you prepare for your appointment?

Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for your treatment. This may include:

  • avoiding unprotected and excessive sun exposure or tanning several weeks before your appointment

  • drinking lots of water in the days before your appointment

  • arranging a ride home from your appointment (which may not be entirely necessary depending on the office’s protocol)

  • arriving with a bare face (you may cleanse that morning, but you should avoid wearing makeup or moisturizer)

 

What to expect during your appointment

Microneedling with PRP is a quick process compared to other cosmetic procedures.

Before

Arrive at your provider’s office at least 15 minutes before your appointment. This will give you time to finish up any last-minute paperwork or payments.

When you’re ready, your nurse or doctor may give you a gown to change into. After cleansing your skin, your doctor will apply a topical anesthetic. This will need to set for at least 30 minutes before microneedling begins.

Some offices may ask you to apply the anesthetic before you come into the office.

During

The actual procedure involves two steps. The microneedling portion lasts about 30 minutes, depending on the areas treated. During this time your doctor will roll a professional-grade derma roller or FDA-approved device on the desired areas on your face.

A syringe of blood will be drawn, usually from your arm, while your face is numbing. The blood is then put into a centrifuge, which separates the PRP from other components of the blood.

The PRP solution is then massaged into the treatment area, usually after microneedling. The microneedling treatment creates small controlled micropunctures in the skin, allowing for penetration of the PRP.

In the past, PRP has been injected into the skin, but it’s becoming more of a common practice to use it along with microneedling.

After

Once the procedure is finished, your doctor may apply a serum or balm to help soothe any redness and irritation. You may also have the option to put on makeup to camouflage any temporary side effects.

Unless an adverse reaction occurs, you’re free to go home at this point. Although many people are comfortable enough to drive home, arranging a ride home in advance can help alleviate any uncertainty.

PRP + Micro Needling Pre & Post Care Instructions Treatment Overview: PRP therapy for the face is a treatment that involves withdrawing a patient's own blood, processing it so that only the enriched cells (platelet-rich plasma) remain, and infusing it into the facial tissue through Micro Needling. PRP contains essential proteins that stimulate new cell growth, helping to improve your complexion, and skin texture and restore lost facial volume. Due to the natural variation in quality of platelet-rich plasma, results will vary between individuals. Some patients may require multiple sessions to obtain desired outcomes. Contraindications: You should not have PRP treatment done if you have any of the following conditions: • An impaired immune system due to immunosuppressive diseases, HIV, HTV, or immunosuppressive medications • Skin conditions and diseases including: Facial cancer, existing or uncured. This includes SCC, BCC and melanoma, systemic cancer, and chemotherapy. • Steroid therapy, dermatological diseases affecting the face (i.e. Porphyria), communicable diseases, blood disorders and platelet abnormalities, anticoagulation therapy (i.e. Warfarin) • A history of medication over the past 2 months that could affect the skin, i.e., Accutane • Pacemakers, a history of a severe heart disorder, arrhythmias • Pregnant or lactating • Blood thinning medications or blood clotting disorders • Any active skin disease or disorder around the treatment site; acne, eczema, psoriasis • A history of keloids or abnormal wound healing • Any surgical procedure in the treatment area within 3 months Prior to Treatment, Inform Your Provider of the Following: • If you have a history of facial and/or nasal herpes or fever blisters to receive advice on antiviral therapy prior to treatment. • If you have a history of any significant allergy or skin sensitivity • If you have any implants that could be metal • If you are taking broad beta-blockers such as Inderal (Propranolol), please inform your provider as this medication may need to be changed to a select beta-blocker in advance of the treatment. • If you have recently had a facial peel or surgery • Recent use of self-tanning lotions, tanning booths, or prolonged sun exposure 24 hours prior to treatment • All current medications and supplements including blood thinning, Accutane, and use of Retin-A products • If you have had Hormone replacement therapy • If you have a history of Keloid scarring • If you are pregnant or lactating 7 DAYS BEFORE Treatment: • Avoid chemical peels, waxing, electrolysis, Laser treatments, or threading • Discontinue blood thinning agents such as vitamin E, vitamin A, Ginko, Garlic, Flax, Cod Liver Oil, and Essential Fatty Acids, and multivitamins, a minimum of 7 days (preferably 14 days) prior to treatment. It is fine to continue iron and vitamin D. • If you are taking any blood thinners, please let your provider know immediately, as they may represent a contraindication to this treatment. These medications include Plavix, Coumadin, and Heparin. • Avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren, and other anti-inflammatory medications. We want inflammation to occur – as this is one mechanism by which PRP works. • You may use Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed prior to the treatment. • Prescription medications (including heart and blood pressure medication) should be taken as prescribed right up to, and including, the day of and the day after your treatments. • Avoid excessive sun or heat exposure. Please see reverse side of page 3 DAYS BEFORE Treatment: • Avoid topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Salicylic Acid, or other “anti-aging”, “acne”, and “bleaching” products. Also AVOID waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or the use of hair removal cream on the area to be treated. • Avoid excessive sun exposure and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily of SPF 30 or higher. Day of Treatment • Please arrive at the office with a “clean face”. Do not wear makeup. No lotions, makeup or other topical products should be applied on the day of the procedure. • If the area to be treated requires shaving due to hair involvement, please shave the area the evening prior to your visit, to avoid any trauma or rash from shaving. • A topical anesthetic cream will be applied for about 45 minutes prior to your procedure. Immediately the Following Treatment: • You may expect a certain degree of discomfort, redness, and/or irritation during and after treatment. • You may have a bruise at the blood draw site. • You will look as though you have a moderate to severe sunburn and your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. This typically diminishes within the same day or within 24 hours. • If you experience any pain or discomfort you may take Tylenol or other Acetaminophen-containing products as directed. Cold compresses can be applied to reduce swelling if necessary. • Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen, Motrin or Advil. These agents will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical and responsible for your skin rejuvenation. • Light scabs may form in the treated area and remain for 24 to 48 hours. • Do not pick or scratch treated skin but instead keep it moisturized. • Avoid vigorous exercise, and sun, and heat exposure for at least 24 hours following your treatment. • Make sure you only use clean linens and towels during the healing process. • Avoid pets and small children having contact with treated skin for the first 12 - 24 hours. • During the healing phase, be sure to disinfect your cell phone or landline phone with alcohol wipes before use. Try to avoid your treated skin’s contact with the phone by choosing a hands-free option. After Treatment Care: • Continue to avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren, and other anti-inflammatory medications for 3 days after your procedure (if possible try for 7 days). • Use a gentle cleanser (i.e. Avene Clean-Ac Cleanser) and tepid water to cleanse the face for the following 72 hours. • Use a gentle moisturizer as needed. • Avoid excessive sun exposure, including tanning booths, and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily of SPF 30 or higher. • Avoid warm environments (i.e., hot tubs, jacuzzis, steam rooms, hot yoga, saunas, etc.) for 3 days post-treatment. • By day two or three, your skin may feel a bit dry. This is normal and will resolve on its own. • You may return to your skin care products and makeup when your skin is not irritated, typically 4 -5 days after treatment. • You will begin to see improvements in the overall texture and tone shortly after your treatment, but the overall effects take up to 3 months, for optimal improvement. • New collagen formation takes 4-6 weeks to develop; please be patient. • It is recommended to have a minimum of 3 treatments, 4 weeks apart for maximum benefit. Contact the Office Immediately if any of the Following Signs of Infection Occur: • Drainage – looks like pus • Increased warmth at or around the treated area • Fever of 101.5 or greater • Severe pain that is unresponsive to over-the-counter pain relievers

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