PRP Therapy (Protein Rich Plasma) in Charlotte, NC
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) offers amazing results to people who want to reduce the signs of aging on the face. In Charlotte and Huntersville, NC, Dr. Stephen Giordano, medical director at Carolina Age Management Institute, performs microneedling using PRP to diminish and correct the visible facial imperfections to help them restore a more youthful appearance.
What is Microneedling with PRP?
Microneedling with PRP is an advanced skin rejuvenation treatment that uses PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) to reduce wrinkles, lines, folds and other visible signs of aging. PRP is found in your own blood, and is what helps wounds and injuries heal. When hyper-concentrated via centrifuge and injected or applied topically into or on the skin areas of wrinkles and other imperfections, it boosts collagen production to add volume to those areas creating a smoother look and feel. While it is most often used on the face, it can treat other areas of the body that tend to show age more than others. Another benefit is that applying PRP to any area of skin damage will result in dramatically faster healing time.
Benefits of Microneedling with PRP
PRP used on the faces uses plasma in the blood as a catalyst to correct skin imperfections such as wrinkles and sagging skin. They also offer the following benefits that make them more and more popular:
- Fast treatments
- No downtime or recovery
- Long-lasting results
- No risk for adverse outcome
- Use your own body’s resources to heal
How is Microneedling with PRP Performed?
With PRP facials, the patient’s own blood plasma is used for the treatment. This is typically done by retrieving a small amount of blood from the arm. That blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the blood. That PRP is then placed in a vial so that it can be injected over the tiny holes created with microneedling. Once the PRP penetrates the deep layers of skin, it signals a boost in collagen and elastin, which creates added volume and leaves the skin smoother and healthier looking for an extended period of time.
Microneedling with PRP can take anywhere between 30 minutes and an hour depending on the area to be treated and how the treatment is applied and performed. While it is virtually painless, if necessary, a numbing cream is usually applied to ease any anxiety and discomfort.
Microneedling with PRP Preparation
Much of the preparation with PRP facials involves processing the blood to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood. It may be necessary, however, to stop taking any medications or supplements that thin the blood for at least a week prior to the treatments.
Microneedling with PRP Recovery
One of the biggest benefits with PRP facials is that there is no downtime or recovery. Once the treatment is complete, patients may return to their normal activities or work. With this treatment, there are noticeable results quite quickly, but the full results become visible about three weeks later and can last up to a year. It is typical for patients to need three to six treatments to get the results they want and must wait about six weeks between treatments to allow the treated areas to heal.
How Much Does a PRP Facial Cost?
The cost of microneedling with PRP is discussed individually with each patient. It depends on the area to be treated, the number of areas treated and how many treatments are required. During a consultation with Dr. Giordano and team, they go over the cost as well as payment and financing options. We accept cash, checks and major credit cards in addition to offering financing through CareCredit®.
Is Microneedling with PRP Right for Me?
Microneedling with PRP may be right for you if you want the results offered with other skin rejuvenating treatments but are somewhat opposed to using foreign substances or do not want to have invasive cosmetic surgeries to achieve a younger appearance. It is important to understand that you must discuss any issues or medical conditions involving the blood with Dr. Giordano to ensure you are a candidate for PRP facials.
Microneedling with PRP Consultations
During your PRP facial consultation, Dr. Giordano must be sure that your current medical health is optimal and that no conditions exist that may negatively affect this treatment. Additionally, he evaluates the skin where the treatment is to be performed and discusses the procedure itself, then answers any questions you may have.
Dr. Stephen Giordano, medical director at Carolina Age Management Institute, treats people living in Charlotte and Huntersville, NC, as well as the surrounding communities, with PRP Facials to diminish and erase skin imperfections, revealing a smoother, younger-looking appearance. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.