The latest cosmetic treatments blend minimally invasive options with game-changing ingredients to drive remarkable results with next-to-no downtime. Case in point? Microneedling with platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), one of the hottest treatments trending today.
If you want younger-looking, more radiant skin, you’ll be glad to know that Dr. Norman J. Pastorek and Janice Pastorek, BSN, RN, offer this combination treatment at our offices on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City and in Madison, Connecticut. With this skin-rejuvenation option, our team can help move you toward your aesthetic goals using your body’s own regenerative power.
To help you understand what this hot trend can do for you, it’s helpful to look at the way both pieces of it — the microneedling and PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin)— work individually and together.
What microneedling does
This treatment starts with microneedling. On its own, microneedling helps to eliminate the appearance of:
- Dark spots, including sun damage
- Scars, including acne scars
- Fine lines
- Large pores
It can also help to address skin laxity.
In other words, if you want a refreshed, more youthful-looking, less blemished complexion, you can turn to microneedling.
This treatment works by tricking your body into kickstarting its regenerative processes in your skin. Our team accomplishes this by using a specialized device to carefully prick the surface of your skin with ultra-small needles. Advanced type of microneedling can be performed with using laser microneedling or Radiofrequency assisted microneedling. These technologies may benefit those with more extensive sun damage and/or wrinkles. In any case, your skin reads the treatments as an injury and starts its healing processes, creating new, healthy skin cells in the process.
Taking it to the next level with PRF
While microneedling is a highly effective treatment on its own, we can make it even more powerful by applying PRF directly afterward.
PRF works in a similar way as platelet-rich plasma (PRP). With both treatments, we take an extremely small sample of blood from you and separate its components in a centrifuge. With PRF, we arrive at a concentrated fibrin solution. When we apply it to your skin after microneedling, this potent solution can penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin through the channels the microneedling created.
PRF derives its effectiveness from a rich concentration of fibrin in plasma that calls forth your growth factors. This is achieved through a slower centrifuge spin that is less damaging to your cells than when PRP is created. In our experience, bruising is less with PRF as no anticoagulants are involved in creating the plasma unlike the process of creating PRP. The treatment simulates what happens when you get hurt, your body naturally directs these growth factors to the injury to support your body’s regenerative processes. By delivering the PRF right after microneedling, we stimulate and support your body’s ability to make new, healthy, beautiful skin.
The result is smoother, more radiant skin with fewer dark spots and signs of aging. And you get all of this with minimal downtime after treatment and without putting anything synthetic on or into your skin.
Do you think microneedling with PRF could be right for you? To learn more about this hot trend in cosmetic rejuvenation, call one of our offices or schedule your appointment online today.