Microneedling with PRF
Microneedling with PRF
A lot of power is packed in these tiny, sterilized needles that are carefully pricked into the skin to reach the derma, a deep layer that can rebuild from the trauma into a healthier, smoother appearance. Microneedling is a comfortable procedure that takes approximately 30 minutes, and can heal your skin from scars, sunspots, wrinkles, and more, making it firmer and smoother. Typically 3 to 4 sessions is recommended, 4 to 6 weeks apart. Patient can expect 2 to 4 days of redness after procedure. The addition of PRF (platelet rich fibrin) can quicken and improve the healing and rejuvenation process.
Pre and Post Care
1. Please reschedule your appointment if you are not feeling well, develop a cold sore, blemish, or rash in the area to be treated.
2..Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding may not be treated. No exceptions.
3. Sun protection: Protect your skin from excessive sun exposure for at least two weeks before the procedure. This helps to minimize skin sensitivity and reduce the risk of complications.
4. Skincare products: Avoid using harsh exfoliants, retinol creams, or other active skincare products on the treatment area for a few days prior to the procedure. These products can sometimes cause skin irritation and may increase sensitivity during the treatment.
5. Hydration: Ensure you are properly hydrated by drinking plenty of water in the days leading up to your Microneedling with PRF treatment. Hydrated skin tends to respond better to the procedure.
6. Plan for downtime: Microneedling with PRF may cause some redness, swelling, and mild skin sensitivity in the treated area. Plan your schedule accordingly, allowing for a few days of potential downtime or limited social activities while your skin heals.
7. Please come in with no makeup if possible. You may also want to bring in a hat and sunglasses to cover up from the sun on your drive home.
8. Avoid topical retinoids, acids (including AHA and BHA), and exfoliants 3-5 days before procedure.
9. Patients on ACCUTANE should avoid microneedling procedure until 6 months after taking medication.
10. Please have your consent forms filled out prior to your appointment. If you did not receive consent forms, please reach out to our oﬃce at (909)218-3993 or firstname.lastname@example.org
After undergoing the Microneedling with PRF procedure, you may experience the following:
- Pinkness or redness lasting for a few days after treatment.
- A mild sunburn sensation, mild flaking/peeling for up to a week after the procedure.
- Improvement in the tone and texture of the skin, decreased pore size, and reduction of acne scarring can be expected over the next few months.
Purchase our post-procedure kits for optimal aftercare.
Keep the treated area clean: Gently cleanse the treated area with a mild, non-irritating cleanser to remove any debris or residue. Avoid using harsh or abrasive products for at least a week following the procedure.
Avoid touching or picking at the treated area: Refrain from touching, rubbing, or picking at the treated area to prevent infection and ensure proper healing.
Apply a soothing moisturizer: Use a gentle, hydrating moisturizer to keep the treated area moisturized and promote healing. Avoid products with harsh ingredients or fragrances that may irritate the skin.
Protect your skin from the sun: Shield the treated area from excessive sun exposure for at least two weeks following the procedure. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, and consider wearing a wide-brimmed hat or using a sun umbrella when outdoors.
Avoid makeup and harsh skincare products: Refrain from using makeup or harsh skincare products, such as retinols or exfoliants, on the treated area for at least 3-4 days following the procedure. Allow your skin to heal and recover naturally.
Limit physical activity and sweating for 4 days: Avoid rigorous exercise, hot baths, saunas, or activities that may cause excessive sweating for a few days after the treatment. Sweating can potentially irritate the treated area and increase the risk of infection or cause breakouts.
Be patient: Results from Microneedling with PRF take time to fully manifest. It is normal to experience some redness, mild swelling, and skin sensitivity immediately after the procedure. These effects should gradually subside within a few days to a week.
For best results, 3-4 sessions are recommended 6 weeks apart.
How to maintain your treatment:
Maintenance treatments are recommended to sustain results and enhance cellular turnover and collagen production. This can be as often as every other month to twice a year, depending on your skincare needs.
Ensure you are using medical-grade skincare products between treatments, including retinol products, vitamin C, and sunscreen.
Products such as Alumier Everactive C&E, Bright&Clear, Retinol, and treatments such as neurotoxins, chemical peels, RF Microneedling, ResurFX, and IPL can further enhance your results.