A natural part of aging is the loss of collagen, a protein that helps skin stay smooth and elastic. At Re3 Healing Aesthetics and Wellness in Sarasota, Florida, Dr. Bonnie Wang uses the latest microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) techniques to stimulate collagen production and improve appearance. Call the practice or book an appointment online to learn more about this treatment.
Microneedling uses a handheld device covered with very small needles to trigger your body’s natural healing response and increase collagen in the skin. The device is gently rolled over your skin, making small microchannels that are 0.5 to 2mm deep.
The increase in collagen is important for achieving healthy, younger-looking skin. As you age, your body creates less collagen. This can cause your skin to appear dull or begin to sag. By naturally stimulating collagen, microneedling can help treat many conditions, including:
Thanks to a topical anesthetic, microneedling doesn’t hurt. Though you may experience some redness after your treatment, this will go away within a day or two. You’ll have no downtime or restrictions after microneedling.
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. Platelets are cells in your blood that are involved with natural healing. For PRP treatments, your physician takes a few tubes of your blood through a vein in your arm. The blood is spun in a centrifuge to help concentrate the platelets.
PRP is now used in combination with microneedling in a procedure sometimes called a “Vampire Facial.” For this treatment, your PRP is applied to your face during and after the microneedling procedure. The PRP is quickly absorbed into your skin through the microchannels, helping enhance the results of microneedling.
Together, microneedling with PRP can help:
PRP is not associated with any side effects. It is a safe, low-risk way to improve your appearance.
As your body creates more collagen, you will begin to see results from microneedling within two weeks. We recommend multiple treatments for the best results.
Results from microneedling aren’t permanent, but can be maintained with regular treatments.
At Re3 Healing Aesthetics and Wellness, the trained staff helps you feel comfortable throughout your treatment while delivering great results. Achieve a younger, more radiant appearance by contacting us or booking an appointment online today.