Micro needling and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
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Micro-needling with or without Platelet Rich Plasma has elsewhere been named "The Vampire Facial". This very effective treatment is performed at Arizona Cosmetic Surgery by Dr. Chasby Sacks and his caring staff who have been fully certified in this and many other ancillary cosmetic procedures.
After the face, neck or other area has been numbed with topical anesthesia, the skin is meticulously cleaned. A sterile technique is utilized to remove a very small amount of blood from the patient. The blood is placed in a device which separates the plasma from the blood. From this process, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is obtained from this fluid.
Our Eclipse Micropen Elite System provides each client with a sterile needle cartridge containing 12 micro-needles to create controlled micro-channels, initiating the skin's repair process to produce collagen and elastin. The micro-channels created also allow for optimal absorption of topical products and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), enhancing their effects on the deeper layers of the skin.
The procedure improves scars, fine lines and wrinkles, pigment changes, skin texture and tone
Depending on each individual's needs and expectations, the procedure may need to be repeated, resulting in vibrant, healthier looking skin.
After the treatment, the skin feels like a mild sunburn and is treated with a healing mask provided to the patient with full instructions for aftercare.
Special packaging prices are available at Arizona Cosmetic Surgery for Multiple Procedures.
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Frequently asked Questions:
What is Micro-needling?
The Eclipse MicroPen uses a sterile cartridge containing 12 tiny micro needles which are carefully controlled to pierce the skin at different depths for different areas of the face. These micro channels stimulate the skin's repairing process to naturally produce its own collagen and elastin. Together with the PRP this enhances the smoothing of fine lines, wrinkles and scars.
What do I feel during the procedure?
After the topical anesthesia has taken effect, minor discomfort only is experienced during the procedure.
What do I experience after the procedure?
The skin feels hot and flushed like a mild to modest sunburn for a few hours to 3 days. Mild swelling, tightness and/or mild peeling may occur. Most patients are very comfortable after 24 hours.
How long before I see the results?
Patients typically notice an immediate glow but visible improvement will take about 2-4 weeks and can continue for up to 6 months.
How many treatments are required?
Depending on your particular needs and skin issues, 3-6 treatments spaced about a month to 6 weeks is best for optimal results. Some advanced skin problems like deep wrinkles, advanced sun damage, stretch marks and deep acne scars may require a few more treatments.
How much will it cost?
The cost of each procedure is reduced with the purchase of the separate "packages" and will be discussed with you in detail at the time of your FREE consultation and will depend on your particular needs.
What are the Complications of Microneedling with PRP?
If all directions are followed, because we are using your own blood, and not a manufactured product, only minimal side effects such as redness, slight swelling, slight peeling and slight discomfort are the expected effects.