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HARRY MITTELMAN, MD
SPECIALIZING IN FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY

WHAT IS Microneedling PRP with RF (Radio Frequency)

PRP combined with RF microneedling involves penetration of micro needles into the dermis and deliver of radio frequency pulses into the targeted tissues.

HOW DOES Microneedling PRP with RF TREATMENT WORK?

The micro-needles create micro injuries to the dermis and initiate a healing. Injured cells release growth and wound healing signals to undifferentiated cells which cause production of new collagen. This new collagen fills in the wounded areas, acne scars, and thickens the skin. This process of new collagen can last from weeks, to up to 6-8 months after the last procedure. The heat generated by RF (Radio Frequency) produces a healing response that allows the skin to thicken and tighten.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has a high concentration of platelets. As platelets are organized in the clot, they release several different growth factors, and other cytokines to promote healing. They also attract stem cells to repair the damaged area. When PRP is used in injured or damaged tissue it can help remodel to a healthier and younger state. 

WHAT ARE THE BEST SKIN TYPES AND PATIENTS FOR THIS TREATMENT?

PRP combined with RF microneedling is indicated to tighten and lift skin, to treat wrinkles, large pores, stretch marks, and improve acne scarring.

Persons who have the following conditions may not be treated; skin infections or disease, bleeding disorders, patients on anticoagulants, pregnancy, keloid skin, pacemaker vascular stent or implant, skin malignancy. Patients who desire skin tightening and those with fine lines and wrinkles or those with acne scars are ideal candidates. We would be happy to see you for a consultation to determine whether you are a candidate for the procedures.

DOES IT HURT?

A topical anesthetic is applied the area to be treated to make the procedure more comfortable about 20 minutes before the procedure begin.

HOW LONG DOES THE  Microneedling PRP with RF TREATMENT TAKE?

It’s about 30 to 90 minutes. It depends on treatment area.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS?

Immediately after treatment there may be some pinpoint bleeding and sometimes swelling, which can be minimized with cooling packs after treatment.

Infection are rare and, can be minimized by proper after care treatment.

Changes in skin pigment may occur. This may be minimized by avoiding picking the skin and excessive sun exposure after treatment.

Redness is variable from patient to patient and usually settles in 24-48 hours.

Small marks may persist for a few days and dryness of the skin for 3-7 days.

Bruising is also a possibility as the needle is used to place the PRP into the skin, and this may take a week or so to resolve.

Flaking of the skin may occur.

WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME?

You will be able to resume your normal activities the day after the procedure. By leaving the entire epidermis layer intact, PRP combines with RF microneedling allows the patient to resume normal activities quickly.

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER TREATMENT TO GET THE BEST RESULTS?

Home care is an important role in reducing recovery time. Keep the area clean even from make-up following the initial treatment session. We will provide you with moisturizing instructions.

WHEN SHOULD I START SEEING RESULTS?

It takes some time for your body to produce collagen about 1 – 4 weeks, the tightening effect and final result are going to appear gradually over 6-8 months. Most will see improvement several weeks after the treatment, but the full results will likely take months to be fully realized.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

Patients are require to complete a minimum series of 3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart. Some issues will require more treatments.

HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?

The durability of the results will depend on a number of factors including the age of the patient but most will require a touch-up procedure or two after 1 year after a treatment.

HOW MUCH DOES THE TREATMENT COST?

The cost can vary based on the number of treatments required and on the adjunctive procedures recommended. We now have discounted packages available for the face under $2000. Other body parts can be added.

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