A micro-needling with PRP treatment will begin with a venipuncture (drawing blood), which is relatively painless save from the first prick of the needle. The blood collected is then run through a centrifuge to isolate the PRP for about 15 minutes.
The rest of the treatment is a little more uncomfortable, but far from painful. A numbing cream is applied topically to help with the discomfort. A microneedling device, consisting of multiple tiny vibrating needles, are then distributed around the face for about 30 minutes, while the PRP is applied to the skin. The needles create micro-channels in the face for the PRP to penetrate. It is a technique that requires little to no down-time, and collagen production will continue for up to 6 months after the treatment, so you will keep seeing the benefits over time.
Multiple treatments may be needed for the best results, but should not be performed more than once a month. Most patients experience the best effects after three treatments, although one treatment may be adequate for some.