PRP Facial Charlotte NC

PRP Therapy and PRP Treatment for PRP Facials Charlotte NC

PRP Facial Charlotte NC use PRP Therapy and PRP treatment, also called 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 (platelet-rich plasma) to diminish and correct the visible facial imperfections to help them restore a more youthful appearance. 

What is Microneedling with PRP?

Microneedling with PRP Therapy is an advanced PRP facial Charlotte NC treatment that uses PRP treatment to reduce wrinkles, lines, folds and other visible signs of aging. PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) 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 a dramatically faster healing time.

How PRP therapy works

PRP therapy works, in part, by boosting collagen production. The other part involves using plasma found in your own blood to help wounds and injuries heal. Here’s how the process works:

  1. A small amount of blood will be drawn from your body (usually from the arm).
  2. A centrifuge is used to separate the PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, from the blood.
  3. The PRP is then injected into the area of concern.

After it is injected, the PRP triggers your body to boost collagen production and triggers your body’s own healing mechanisms to improve your skin’s appearance, leaving it smoother and healthier looking.

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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 PRP Benefits

IN addition to starting you on the path to healthier skin, PRP offers many other benefits as well. First, the treatment is not painful. Second, though it may take some time for you to see full results, your skin needs time to heal, after all, the results are long lasting, giving you the best bang for your buck. Finally, there is minimal downtime after a PRP treatment. Though you may experience some slight swelling or redness afterward, this usually disappears within one to two days. This means you don’t need to plan for time off work or away from activities and families. Just be sure to protect your skin as it heals. 

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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.

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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 Therapy 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, “Dr G” is 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 PRP Therapy consultation.