Microneedling With PRF
Microneedling With PRF Raleigh | Morpheus8 With PRF Raleigh
Microneedling With Platelet Rich Fibrin Overview
If you are familiar with PRP microneedling, the concept behind microneedling with PRF is the same. It is also commonly combined with Morpheus8, a radiofrequency microneedling treatment for even better results. The main difference between platelet rich fibrin and platelet rich plasma is that the fibrin clots.
When micro needled into the skin, this helps create a stronger collagen and healing response. The treatment is great for treating a variety of skin concerns and conditions. Among some of the concerns that PRF microneedling can treat include:
- Acne scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Rough skin texture
- Uneven complexion
- Treat surgical and injury-related scars
- Promote collagen production
- Help miniaturize pores
- Reduce the appearance of sun damage
- Treat stretch marks
- May help reduce acne breakouts
- Minimize redness and broken capillaries
- Promote tighter skin
How Microneedling Works
Microneedling by itself is known as “collagen induction therapy” because it is designed to increase collagen production. In our mid-twenties, the body naturally slows collagen production gradually as you age. This means the skin will not as effectively repair damage or rejuvenate itself. It may begin to sag and show age. When combined with other procedures like radiofrequency or PRF, it continues to do this and is the perfect treatment for rejuvenating the surface of the skin.
The Components Of Platelet Rich Fibrin
Platelet rich fibrin is also found in blood. It is part of blood plasma, but is usually spun out and discarded when PRP is created. In this case, the fibrin itself is extracted from the blood. Fibrin contains white blood cells, stem cells, and five times as many growth factors as PRP. It is also rich in platelets and offers the same benefits as platelet rich plasma on a larger scale that is generally considered more effective. These added cells and platelets are why PRF is often called “the next generation of PRP.”
Radiofrequency energy is a form of low level radiation transmitted via radio waves. This form of radiation poses little risk, but in professional hands, it can create controlled damage among the deeper tissues of the skin. Microneedling usually only reaches about one to three millimeters into the skin. Radiofrequency can safely treat the layers beyond these depths. Morpheus8 with PRF is the most popular radiofrequency treatment Dr. Jindal adds platelet rich fibrin to.
Microneedling with PRF comes with many benefits that patients can enjoy. While they will differ somewhat between patients, some of the benefits you may experience include:
- Younger looking skin
- Treatment of acne scars
- Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
- More even skin tone
- Softer texture
- Helps skincare products penetrate deeper into the skin
- Keep skin looking tighter
- Reduction in the appearance of scars
- Treats sun damage
- Glowy skin
- Little to no pain
- No downtime
- Few side effects
- Safe and effective
- Treatment takes around an hour
- Performed by an experienced and qualified provider
Accompanying the benefits, a medical-grade procedure such as PRF microneedling does come with some minor risks. Overall, the procedure is completely safe and rarely causes major complications. However, before undergoing the treatment, it is crucial to understand the risks. Some risks include:
- Cold sore or acne flare-up
- Prolonged or severe side effects
- Sun damage due to hypersensitivity after the procedure
Microneedling With PRF: Radiofrequency vs. No Radiofrequency
Deciding whether or not to add radiofrequency to your microneedling with PRF treatment is not always straightforward. There are occasions when Dr. Jindal may recommend it due to intense sun damage or more advanced aging. Though, in other cases, the patient may see adequate results with or without radiofrequency.
Some occasions where radiofrequency may make your procedure even more effective include:
- Extensive or severe sun damage
- Deep wrinkles
- Noticeable facial sagging
- Desire a subtle slimming effect
- Surgical scar treatment
- Stretch marks
- Deep pitted acne scars
Consulting & Preparing For Microneedling With PRF
Before you undergo microneedling with platelet rich fibrin, you will meet with Dr. Jindal for a consultation. At this appointment, you and Dr. Jindal will discuss your skin concerns and goals for the procedure. From there, he may inquire about your medical history including medications you currently take and lifestyle history such as if you smoke. Finally, he will physically examine your skin.
If Dr. Jindal believes you are a good candidate for PRF microneedling, he will further discuss the treatment and results to expect. However, if Dr. Jindal believes another procedure would better suit you and your goals, he will present it to you. Otherwise, once confirmed to be a candidate, you can schedule your session.
While PRF microneedling is not surgical, Dr. Jindal may recommend certain precautions or preparations to take before your treatment. Some of these may include:
- Avoid smoking for a few days beforehand
- Cease or limit the use of blood thinning medications (if possible)
- Eat and drink well the day of your procedure for an easier blood draw
- Stop use of retinol or other similar products
- Keep out of the sun and wear sun protection
- Do not wear makeup to your appointment (eye makeup may be okay depending on your treatment)
- Skip the caffeine the day of your procedure
Most of these preparations are to limit potential side effects such as swelling, bruising, and bleeding. The overall procedure is extremely safe and not too much preparation is necessary, especially when compared to a surgical procedure. Dr. Jindal will provide personalized pre-procedure instructions based on your history and specific treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is safe to use microneedling with PRF around the face and body to treat various concerns. Usually, it is not recommended too close to the eyes, but other platelet rich fibrin treatments can address the orbital area. Common treatment areas include:
The results will take several weeks to come on. Though usually within one to two weeks patients will notice that their skin may look healthier and more glowy. Irritation and redness can last for a few days and residual swelling may take a while to subside. Usually, by your next appointment in four to six weeks, you will have seen some benefits.
It takes some patients until after treatment two to see a significant difference in their skin. Ultimately, it depends on what you are treating and what you hope to achieve.
Yes, microneedling is considered one of the best treatments for skin of color because it does not use any lasers which can cause hyperpigmentation. Radiofrequency is not a laser and thus safe for skin of color as well. Platelet rich fibrin microneedling is safe for all skin tones.
Most skin types can also benefit from PRF microneedling as well, though, certain skin types may warrant alterations to the standard treatment. People with sensitive skin can undergo microneedling and radiofrequency treatments, but it is recommended that they work their way up and work with a provider with experience with such skin.
People with naturally very dry skin will likely need to use moisturizers and soothing agents following treatment. Those who are taking acne medications or have eczema will not usually qualify for treatment due to dryness, irritation, and the risk of hyperpigmentation and other complications. Otherwise, all skin types can benefit from microneedling with platelet rich fibrin.
The Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging focuses on holistic and regenerative cosmetic treatments to treat and prevent aging and other skin concerns. Regenerative medicine offers those who have not seen good results with more traditional treatment methods a different way to see the results they want. The Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging offers the best microneedling with PRF Raleigh provides.
Dr. Sumeet Jindal is an experienced and skillful oculoplastic surgeon who performs both surgical and non-surgical anti-aging procedures. The microneedling with PRF treats and prevents aging as well as other skin concerns. There are benefits for all skin types and tones when it comes to PRF microneedling.