Seattle Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
We are excited to begin offering SkinPen Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma to our patients. Also known as the ‘Vampire Facial’, this combination of treatments is frequently used by celebrities to reverse the signs of aging and maintain skin integrity. SkinPen is the only FDA approved Microneedling device on the market today. It creates controlled micro-injury to stimulate the body’s wound repair process, resulting in increased collagen and elastin while minimizing cellular damage. This is a process that reduces wrinkles, repairs scars, reverses skin damage and shrinks pores. Common treatment areas include the face, neck, décolleté, and surgical scars.
SkinPen® by Bellus Medical is clinically proven to improve the appearance of facial acne scars for people aged 22 and above in all skin types.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are added to Microneedling to enhance collagen production, skin tightening and toning, and for reduction of fine lines, acne damage and abnormal pigmentation. PRP is isolated from a patient’s own blood product and contains the plasma, platelets and growth factors that trigger regeneration. With a quick, in-office blood draw before the procedure, the blood can be spun down in a centrifuge and the blood components separated. The isolated PRP is then applied to the face and is absorbed through the microchannels created by the SkinPen. Any remaining PRP remaining after the treatment can be used for injection into areas commonly treated by Neuromodulators and fillers to minimize fine lines, build collagen and replenish volume.
What To Expect
The procedure is done in the office using a topical anesthetic to numb the skin and minimize any discomfort. The total procedure time is approximately 30 minutes depending on the areas treated. Downtime is minimal and patients should expect only a mild pink coloration to the treated areas for the first 24 hours post-procedure. Each patient will be provided with a complimentary Calming Complex to be used twice daily for the first three days post-treatment. Sun exposure should also be minimized during this time. Treatment maintenance every 3-6 months is recommended for best results.
Before & After
Dr. Dreveskracht did a great job listening to what I wanted done, and her staff have been nothing but gold. Going into surgery, the team exuded competence, caring and a warm sense of humor. Check-ins have been regular, and Dr. Dreveskracht made sure I was able to contact her in case of emergency. My healing has been fast and uncomplicated, and results are everything I could have asked for.
I have consistently had excellent experiences when I come to this office. I have been a patient for 4 years and I count not recommend anybody more.
Working with this doctor and staff has been the most amazing experience I have had in my health experience. They are thoughtful, caring, concerned, supportive , attentive and always make time for my needs. I was just commenting to someone that I wish this office could serve as my PCP and that I definitely got more than my money’s worth from the preop to the procedure to the aftercare. They are phenomenal and I highly recommend them to anyone and everyone! So super pleased!