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Microneedling with PRP in Oakland, California

The Power of Plasma

Microneedling with PRP in Oakland, CA Microneedling with PRP, sometimes called the “Vampire Facial,” is the latest way to improve your skin’s appearance. This treatment uses the growth factors and stem cells from your own blood to improve enhance the look of your skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars. It can also help improve the overall texture and tone of your skin.

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Microneedling with PRP at Refine Anti-Aging

Microneedling with PRP is a cutting-edge treatment that can help improve the appearance of your skin. At Refine Anti-Aging, we strive to deliver the best microneedling with PRP Oakland has to offer. If you've struggled with skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, or acne scarring, microneedling with PRP may be right for you.

What is Microneedling?

Using micro-fine, sterilized needles to create microchannels and microtrauma, microneedling stimulates skin to produce collagen, repairing and rebuilding the skin’s structure from within. Through this process, skin is improved, revealing a beautiful and healthy complexion. Sometimes referred to as collagen induction therapy, it also assists in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and other skin concerns.

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What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a part of the blood high in stem cells and growth factors. Many practitioners call PRP “liquid gold” due to its color and high value in skin rejuvenation, hair restoration, and more. When injected into the skin, it stimulates collagen production, promotes healing, and leaves the skin glowing.

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Harvesting Platelet-Rich Plasma

  1. We start with a simple blood draw from your arm. The blood sample is then placed into a centrifuge specialized to form concentrations of PRP.
  2. At Refine Anti-Aging, we spin the PRP again, called a “second spin.” This concentrates the PRP 5-6x further, yielding over ONE BILLION platelets.
  3. This highly-concentrated PRP is then applied to the skin where it will be absorbed and provide growth factors to the area of treatment.
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Adding PRP to your microneedling treatment significantly amplifies the benefits of microneedling alone, using the microchannels of microneedling to quickly and effectively deliver growth factors into the deep dermis.

The PRP solution energizes the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in the formation of new cells and revealing glowing, youthful, and healthy skin.

Benefits include:

  • Increased collagen production
  • Naturally reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Gently tightens and firms skin
  • Improves the appearance of acne scars
  • Improves overall skin texture and tone
  • Lighten dark under-eye circles
  • Improve brown spots and other signs of sun damage
  • Reduces pore size
  • Safety because it uses your own blood
  • Minimal to no downtime
  • Results lasting 12 to 18 months after a series of 3-4 treatments

Am I a Candidate for Microneedling with PRP?

Is PRP right for you?

Microneedling with PRP is a treatment that can be beneficial for many people with any skin type or color. However, some people may not be candidates for this treatment. Some of the factors that may prevent someone from being a candidate for microneedling with PRP include:

  • Open wounds
  • Active infections, including moderate to severe active acne with pustules
  • History of skin cancer

Consultation and Preparation

During your consultation, your provider will discuss your treatment goals and ask about your medical history and any medications you are taking. You should avoid taking any blood thinning medications or supplements for one week before your treatment. These medications include aspirin, ibuprofen, and fish oil. You should also avoid direct sun exposure for one week after treatment and make sure you use an SPF of 40 or higher.

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At Refine Anti-Aging and Aesthetics in Oakland Microneedling with PRP is a simple treatment that takes about 30-45 minutes. Before your treatment begins, we will clean your skin and apply a numbing agent to help minimize any discomfort. Next, depending on your goals, we will utilize a microneedling device like the Rejuvapen NXT or Vivace RF to stamp the skin in the treatment area. Then, PRP is applied as we continue to microneedle the area. The PRP will help to promote the healing and regeneration of skin cells. After the treatment, we will apply a soothing serum and provide aftercare instructions.

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Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

Results are not immediate, especially following your first treatment. This is because the plasma takes some time to reach all layers of your skin. Our Oakland microneedling with PRP patients should begin to notice firmer, healthier, and glowing skin within a week of their microneedling with PRP session.

Results can last several months, and many patients choose to have PRP facials a few times per year to maintain the results. We recommend three treatments approximately 4-5 weeks apart, followed by one treatment every six months to maintain your results.

Due to the nature of treatment, you should expect mild redness following treatment. Your skin should make a full recovery after 24 hours, during which time you should avoid direct sun exposure, use 50 SPF or higher sunscreen, and drink lots of water.

You should also avoid picking at or scratching the treatment area. Your provider will give you specific instructions on how to care for your skin after your treatment. Following these instructions can help to ensure optimal results.

Why Refine Anti-Aging?

At Refine Anti-Aging, we offer a variety of services to help you achieve your desired results. We specialize in non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments that can help you achieve a more youthful appearance.

Dr. Vasanwala is highly trained and experienced and understands how to best address your concerns to achieve optimal results. We offer a confidential and comfortable environment where you can feel confident that you are receiving the best possible care.

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Schedule Your Microneedling with PRP consultation at Refine Anti-Aging Today

If you are interested in microneedling with PRP, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Refine Anti-Aging. During your consultation, we will discuss your goals for treatment and develop a customized treatment plan.

To schedule your microneedling with PRP consultation, please call us at (510) 462-2662 or fill out our online form. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Microneedling with PRP treatment painful? What does it feel like?

Microneedling with PRP treatment is not painful. A numbing agent is applied to the skin before the procedure so that you will not feel any discomfort.

What are the risks associated with Microneedling with PRP?

There are minimal risks associated with microneedling with PRP. These include mild redness and minimal swelling. Bruising is uncommon.

Is Microneedling with PRP permanent? How often should I schedule follow-up Microneedling with PRP treatments?

Microneedling with PRP is not permanent. We recommend 3-6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart for optimal results. After that, you may continue follow-up treatments every 6-12 months to maintain your results.

Can I get Microneedling with PRP while pregnant or breastfeeding?

It is not recommended to get microneedling with PRP while pregnant or breastfeeding. Please discuss these issues with your doctor before scheduling a consultation.

How much does Microneedling with PRP cost?

The cost of microneedling with PRP will vary depending on the area being treated and the number of treatments you need based on your skin concerns and goals.

Schedule your Oakland anti-aging appointment at Refine Anti Aging today

You could wait to feel and look your best… but why would you? If you’re interested in Oakland’s best anti-aging treatments, you owe it to yourself to give Refine Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetics a try. Let Dr. Vasanwala get you on the path to maximizing your well-being by scheduling your appointment today! You can also call or text us at the number listed.

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