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What is Microneedling with PRP?

Dr. Vallecillos hold Platelet Rich PlasmaPlatelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated, platelet-rich blood plasma that stimulates healing. Growth factors and cytokines found in PRP stimulate healing and new skin growth. In this procedure, a vial of the patient’s own blood is drawn and then placed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets for use in the treatment.

In numerous studies, this procedure proved highly effective in treating not only fine lines and wrinkles, but also acne and atrophic scars and stretch marks. Over 72 percent of atrophic scar patients experience excellent results with this treatment, and just fewer than 17 percent reported good results, with 11 percent showing no change. In an acne study comparing results with PRP to those with vitamin C, the PRP group experienced superior results, reporting excellent improvement at 2.5 times the rate as the vitamin C group.

Additionally, there is reasonable evidence that would suggest that micro-needling with prp to ones scalp leads to tangible hair growth.

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Two weeks prior to your treatment, discontinue use of blood-thinning medications. This includes NSAIDs, aspirin, and supplements such as vitamin E and Gingko biloba.


Anesthesia is not necessary for superficial micro-needling treatments in conjunction with PRP, which patients compare to the feeling of sandpaper against skin. However, a topical anesthetic cream to improve comfort is available. Discuss this option with Dr. Vallecillos during your consultation.

Preoperative Consultation

This is the time to ask questions and share your desired results with Dr. Vallecillos. The doctor will walk you through the various options to treat your skin complaints and help you make the right choice for your individual needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a candidate for PRP Micro-Needling?

Micro-needling with PRP is safe for nearly every skin type. Patients looking to improve acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and other textural skin issues are ideal candidates for this procedure.

What is the recovery time?

Since it is minimally invasive, there is no recovery time for this procedure. Although redness persists for up to three days, many patients report complete healing within 24 hours. Skin is also extra sensitive to sun for a few days after your treatment.

Are there risks or side effects associated with Micro-Needling with PRP?

There are very few risks. Side effects include redness, which typically disappears within 24 hours, sun sensitivity for a few days, and possible skin peeling for two to three days. Peptide ointments can aid healing.

How long do the results last?

Patients typically notice an immediate glow to their skin, with visible improvement occurring within two to four weeks. Those receiving single treatments see results for three to four weeks. However, results in patients receiving multiple treatments last six months or more. The recommended interval for maintenance treatments is every six to 12 months.

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