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The Powerhouse Team of PRP and Microneedling

The best way to elevate the results of microneedling is to incorporate platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to the treatment. When PRP is introduced to microneedling, skin tissue repair and regeneration is boosted. Both microneeding and PRP are excellent treatments on their own, but when they are teamed up, their effectiveness is amplified.

What do These Treatments Address?

Although microneedling can be used to treat scars and stretch marks almost anywhere on the body, PRP treatments are designed for the face only. Microneedling is traditionally used to treat everything from age spots and wrinkles to scarring and other forms of hyperpigmentation. PRP injections may boost these effects and help to achieve the desired results more quickly. 

On its own, microneedling can:

  • Shrink enlarged pores
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improve brown spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Lift, firm, and rejuvenate the skin
  • Decrease stretch marks and scarring
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Microneedling and the Wound Repair Response

Microneedling works by triggering your body’s wound repair response. This response consists of the three following phases:

  • Inflammation: When the needles penetrate the skin, your immune system instantly begins working to disinfect the holes and remove debris, increase blood flow, and create new tissue.
  • Proliferation: The hole (wound) is reconstructed with new cells, as well as new collagen and elastin. In addition, a new network of blood vessels is created.
  • Remodeling: The wound is re-built with brand-new dermal tissues and blood vessels. “Old” collagen is replaced with new, stronger collagen.

How Does PRP Work?

Platelet-rich plasma comes from your very own blood. The platelets that are inside the blood contain dozens of growth factors, which help the skin to heal, stimulate skin tissue repair and regeneration, and kick-start new collagen and elastin production. This process results in skin that’s firmer, more radiant, healthier, and more youthful-looking. The microneedling ensures that the PRP reaches very deeply into the skin for optimal results.

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Key Benefits of PRP

  • Overall tissue rejuvenation and regeneration 
  • Stimulates brand-new collagen and elastin naturally
  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
  • Improves skin tone and texture
  • Achieves firmer, tighter skin
  • Minimizes large pores 
  • Reduces appearance of scars 

What to Expect During the Procedure

At Beautify at AMS in Chicago, microneedling with PRP typically takes approximately one hour and 30 minutes and includes the following:

Collection

A small blood sample will be taken from your vein, just like you have done at the doctor’s office.

Extraction

Your blood sample will be put inside a machine to separate the red blood cells from the platelet-rich plasma.

Preparation

Your skin will be cleansed and numbed with an anesthetic.

Treatment

The microneedling device will pass over your skin, creating tiny punctures to stimulate collagen production. The platelet-rich plasma will be incorporated into this procedure.

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Recovery and Results

Red/pink skin and swelling are very common after a microneedling with PRP treatment, and typically last for about 24 hours. Once the redness subsides, you will discover that your skin has a radiant glow that will continue to look better and better over the following weeks. We usually recommend a series of 3-6 treatments scheduled 4-6 weeks apart for the best results. 

Why Choose Beautify at AMS for Microneedling?

When it comes to the very best in skin treatments, from chemical peels and laser skin rejuvenation to microneedling, Chicago's Beautify at AMS has you covered. Serving all of Chicago and beyond, we are pleased and excited to offer innovative, safe, and effective treatments to get you the best skin of your life. We are a high-end, boutique-style, results-driven medical spa providing a one-stop shop for plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures. We offer a wide range of services to address your every aesthetic concern. We treat every patient like family, and our goal is to deliver exceptional results while providing a good experience. To learn more about microneedling and PRP, we encourage you to contact us to schedule your consultation.

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How much does microneedling with PRP cost?

How much does microneedling with PRP cost?

Microneedling alone takes one hour and costs $150. Microneedling with PRP takes 90 minutes and costs $425.

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