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Collagen is a protein that is naturally found within the skin and provides it with a firm foundation and a youthful, rejuvenated appearance. As a part of the natural aging process, collagen in the skin is begins to break down, leading to the development of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, skin laxity, and other signs of skin aging. There is a myriad of non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatment options available in the office of Dr. Michele Green in NYC, including those that take advantage of the innovative platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, therapy. Not only is a PRP facial an excellent treatment option for targeting the signs of aging, but can also be used to treat stretch marks, dark under eye circles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage.

Platelet rich plasma is a serum derived from a sample of the patient’s own blood. After collecting the blood, it is spun in the centrifuge to separate the plasma from the red blood cells. The plasma is packed with epidermal growth factors that enhance the production of new collagen within the skin. By taking advantage of the skin rejuvenating benefits of PRP, either with a PRP microneedling facial or with PRP injections, patients are able to enjoy a smoother, brighter, firmer complexion without any invasive surgery or extensive downtime. Dr. Green regularly treats her patients with cosmetic procedures that incorporate the use of platelet rich plasma to provide them with pan-facial rejuvenation.

Dr. Michele Green in New York City is an expert board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with over 25 years of experience providing her patient from around the world with the best in non-invasive cosmetic treatment options like microneedling with PRP, PRP injections, cosmetic injectables like Botox and dermal fillers, and laser skin resurfacing treatments. In her private, boutique dermatology office located in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, Dr. Green works with each of her patients to create a customized treatment plan that is specifically catered to their unique skin needs and achieves their personal aesthetic goals. Her dedication to her patients and her practice is well reflected by the fact that she is consistently voted as one of New York’s top dermatologists by Castle Connolly, Super Doctors, and New York Magazine.

What is a platelet-rich plasma facial?

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, facial is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that is also known as collagen induction therapy. A PRP facial is an excellent facial rejuvenation treatment option that requires very little downtime and can target a number of various skin concerns including stretch marks, acne scars, dark under eye circles, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and more. The platelet rich plasma is a serum derived from a patient’s own blood sample. The blood is spun in the centrifuge after being collected in order to separate the red blood cells from the plasma. The plasma is rich in epidermal growth factors that help induce maximum collagen production within the skin. Once collected, the platelet-rich plasma is infused into the skin either via injections or applied topically as a serum during a microneedling treatment. Both delivery methods produce an overall smoother, firmer complexion, though the two procedures are very different experiences for the patient.

The way that PRP is injected into the skin is performed in a similar manner to injections with dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane products. In fact, PRP can be injected in conjunction with dermal fillers. The most significant cosmetic effects from injections with PRP include overall improved skin hydration, skin texture, and skin tone. It is common to experience side effects such as swelling or bruising with PRP injections. For facial PRP injections to be effective and produce the desired results, the injection technique that is used while performing treatment has to be incredibly precise. For this reason, it is recommended to to have your PRP facial done with a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist, like Dr. Michele Green in NYC. Dr. Green is an internationally renowned expert in the field of dermatology, with over 25 years of experience providing patients from around the globe with the best natural-looking, long-lasting facial rejuvenation results. Dr. Green will work with you to determine your ideal PRP facial treatment modality and a timeline for your customized facial rejuvenation treatment approach that targets your specific skin concerns and meets your personal aesthetic goals.

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Do PRP facials work for facial rejuvenation?

The plasma that is used during a PRP facial is packed with epidermal growth factors that are excellent when it comes to enhancing the process of facial rejuvenation that is brought about by microneedling treatments. The micro channels that are created in the skin during a microneedling treatment, also known as collagen induction therapy, make way for increased absorbance of topical skincare serums, including PRP. The PRP, once applied to the skin, travels into the micro channels and stimulates the growth of new collagen. Collagen is a protein that is naturally found in the skin and contributes to a firm, tight, youthful appearance overall. By encouraging the production of new collagen, a PRP facial provides patients with phenomenal facial rejuvenation results.

What does a PRP facial do? What are the benefits of PRP?

A PRP facial is an excellent non-invasive cosmetic treatment for anti-aging and can be used to improve the appearance skin texture by minimizing of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and enlarged pores, as well as reduce unwanted excess pigmentation and improve overall skin tone. Microneedling with PRP can also target cosmetic skin conditions like stretch marks, sun damage, and dark circles under the eyes. One of the greatest benefits is that there is no chance for developing an allergic reaction to the PRP, since it is derived from a sample of the patient’s own blood. PRP, platelet rich plasma, enhances the production of new collagen and elastin in the skin that is induced by the epidermal growth factors and the high concentration of platelets within the plasma. The growth factors present in the platelet rich plasma include:

  • Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), which regulates cell growth and stimulates fibroblast, a cell that expedites skin healing
  • Transforming Growth Factor (TGF), which promotes the the growth of new blood vessels.
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), which important signaling protein involved in both blood cell growth and development
  • Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF), which promotes new connective tissues in the skin, as well as epithelialization in order to repair injured tissue.
  • Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF), which encourages collagen growth and proteoglycan synthesis.
  • Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF), which speeds up skin regeneration.

These growth factors, when applied topically to the skin during a microneedling with PRP treatment session, offer a host of benefits including:

  • Reducing the appearance of “spider veins” and broken capillaries
  • Shrinking the appearance of enlarged pores
  • Reducing and even erasing acne scarring
  • Evening out skin tone
  • Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improving the appearance of age spots
  • Reducing the appearance of sun damage, including hyperpigmentation and melasma
  • Reducing the appearance of stretch marks
  • Creating healthy, glowing skin
  • Increasing elasticity and firming the surface of the skin

How much does a PRP facial with microneedling cost? How much is a facelift with PRP injections?

The cost of a PRP facial with microneedling or PRP injections will be dependent on a combination of factors including the geographic location of the office in which you are treated, the experience level of your provider, and the total number of microneedling with PRP treatment sessions you elect to undergo as part of your treatment plan. The average cost of a PRP facial is between $1,000-$2,500. When you work with Dr. Green in NYC, she will help you to create a customized treatment plan that incorporates the cosmetic procedures that will provide you with optimal cosmetic results that are within your budget.

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Is a PRP facial worth it? Should I have PRP injections or microneedling with PRP?

A PRP facial is able to target a host of different skin conditions in just a short series of treatment sessions including dark spots, sun damage, skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles, and more. For many patients looking to address one or several of these skin concerns, a microneedling treatment session with platelet rich plasma is an ideal way to do so. Many patients appreciate the fact that the microneedling process is an entirely natural way to stimulate the production of new collagen in the skin, creating a smoother, brighter, firmer complexion that lasts. Microneedling with PRP is typically the preferred method of treatment by many patients, as the combination of microneedling and the infusion of PRP is a comfortable and non-invasive way to improve the texture, tone, and elasticity of skin. The procedure is safe and effective for patients of every skin tone and skin type, making it a great treatment option for nearly any patient. Patients with skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and rosacea, or blood conditions like Hepatitis C, HIV, or a Cardiac condition should refrain from having microneedling with PRP.

While PRP injections in the scalp have been used to help treat hair loss, facial PRP injections for skin rejuvenation are a relatively new procedure. PRP injections for the face are placed in the deep dermis, affecting skin far below the layers where microneedling treatment typically targets. PRP injections can be used to target specific areas of the face to provide facial rejuvenation at the sites of injection, stimulating collagen production in the specific treatment areas and creating a more youthful appearance. Facial injections with PRP entails a more invasive procedure than microneedling with PRP, and each offers their own unique benefits.

Since microneedling with PRP and PRP facial injections are two entirely different experiences for the patient, the best way to determine which would benefit you most and deliver the cosmetic results that you’re looking for is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Michele Green in NYC. Dr. Green has over 25 years of expertise and experience and will work with you to determine which treatment modality, injections or microneedling, would be most appropriate and beneficial for addressing your specific skin concerns and producing your personal aesthetic goals.

What does plasma do to your face?

The concentration of platelets in the plasma that is collected works to help generate the production of new collagen within the skin. Collagen is a protein that provides the skin with a firm foundation and largely contributes to a youthful, firm, rejuvenated appearance. As we age, collagen levels in the skin are naturally depleted. This breakdown of collagen is one of the factors that influences the development of different signs of aging including skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and more. By encouraging the growth of new collagen with a PRP facial, both the look and feel of one’s complexion can be improved. Plasma also encourages dead skin cells to slough off the surface layers of skin more quickly, revealing newer, healthier skin cells that are more even in both tone and texture.

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Can estheticians perform a PRP facial?

Although estheticians may be able to perform a microneedling treatment, they are not licensed to draw the blood for the PRP. This means that estheticians are not able to perform microneedling with PRP or provide patients with any injections with platelet-rich plasma. Depending on the state, estheticians are not allowed to use devices that create punctures in the skin, meaning that they can not perform microneedling. To ensure that your PRP facial is safe, effective, and provides satisfactory results, your treatment should always be performed in a dermatology office by a board-certified medical professional, like Dr. Green in NYC. Aside from having the adequate knowledge and expertise to perform the microneedling with PRP facial, a dermatologist like Dr. Green has access to a special centrifuge to place the blood sample after it is collected in order to separate the plasma and the red blood cells in an optimal way. Dr. Green is recognized and appreciated internationally for the outstanding results that she provides her patients with using non-surgical cosmetic procedures, with over 25 years of experience giving the best Botox, laser resurfacing treatments, dermal filler injections, and microneedling with PRP facials.

How often should you get a PRP facial?

A PRP facial can help target skin concerns like acne scars, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, and even skin laxity. It is recommended to have PRP facials in a series of 3-6 at intervals of 4 to 6 weeks apart in order to observe the best overall cosmetic results. After establishing a baseline for your complexion by completing a short series of PRP facials, it is recommended to have a regular maintenance session several times a year. The exact number of treatment sessions that you may need is dependent upon the skin concern you are seeking to address and the severity of that skin condition initially. When you consult with Dr. Michele Green in New York City, she will help you to determine how many PRP facials you may need and at what time intervals, so that you can achieve smoother, clearer, brighter skin that lasts.

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Can I combine a PRP facial with other cosmetic treatments?

Absolutely! Actually, most patients of Dr. Green’s choose to complement their PRP facials with other non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Since the plasma that is either injected or applied topically to the surface layers of the skin during their microneedling session is derived from the patient’s own blood, there is no potential for an interaction with any of the other treatments available or contraindications for combining treatments. This allows patients to be able to schedule several of their treatments with ease following a timeline that works best for them. When you consult with Dr. Michele Green at her private dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, you will have the opportunity to discuss with her in-depth regarding your particular skin concerns, overall aesthetic goals, and set up a timeline for your treatments that works best for you.

Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the United States and beloved around the world for its unmatched ability to erase the appearance of dynamic fine lines and wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are those that are caused by the repetition of certain facial expressions, becoming “etched” into the skin over time. Botox is the common name for Botulinum Toxin Type A, a purified toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. In a manner that produces natural-looking and rejuvenated results, Dr. Green injects Botox directly into the specific muscles that contribute to the formation of wrinkles. As an Allergan platinum injector and one of the most well known Botox injectors in New York City, Dr. Green frequently combines Botox injections with other cosmetic procedures, such as microneedling with PRP, to provide her patients with total facial rejuvenation, helping them to look and feel like the very best version of themselves.

Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic injectable commonly used to replenish facial volume and enhance contour. As we age, the levels of collagen in the skin naturally begin to deplete, often creating a hollowed, sunken appearance in the affected areas. Patients may choose to have injections with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane products, collagen-inducing fillers like Sculptra (composed of poly-L-lactic acid), or a combination of PRP injections or microneedling with PRP and dermal filler product. Dr. Green is an internationally renowned cosmetic dermatologist with over twenty five years of experience providing some of the most discerning individuals from around the world with the best in dermal filler injection treatments, and will often include microneedling with PRP in their treatment plans in order to improve the volume, contour, and texture of their complexion in a way that provides long-lasting, natural-looking cosmetic results.

Thermage radiofrequency laser treatment is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that is designed to stimulate new collagen production in the skin by heating the deep dermis, improving skin elasticity and giving a more youthful appearance. Thermage radiofrequency treatment can be performed on multiple areas of the body affected by skin laxity including the face, neck, chest, décolletage, upper arms, thighs, and abdomen. The treatment takes just over an hour to complete and there is no downtime associated whatsoever, making it easy for any patient to schedule a treatment session. As an added bonus, the cosmetic effects of Thermage last for up to two years. It does, however, take up to four weeks to start seeing the cosmetic results from Thermage treatment, with improvements in skin elasticity continuing for up to six months after treatment. This low maintenance non-invasive cosmetic treatment option is beloved by patients, providers, and celebrities alike for its unique ability to significantly improve skin elasticity without the need for any invasive surgery or downtime.

There are plentiful complementary treatment options available in Dr. Michele Green’s private dermatology office, located in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. Dr. Green is a board-certified, expert cosmetic dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing the best non-invasive options for men and women from all around the world. When you work with Dr. Green, she will take the time required to thoroughly understand your specific skin concerns and personal aesthetic goals, allowing her to make the appropriate recommendations for your customized treatment plan and a timeline that is suitable for you. Dr. Green’s goal is always to help her patients look and feel like their absolute best.

What is PRP treatment for hair loss?

Platelet-rich plasma can do wonderful things for one’s complexion, but the benefits of PRP are not limited exclusively to skin rejuvenation. Both male and female patients who struggle with hair loss can take advantage of the abundance of growth factors that can be found in the plasma. For hair loss, the PRP injections are focused on the scalp to revitalize the health of the hair follicles. PRP injections can push the hair follicles from the “resting” phase into the active growth phase, causing shedding to cease and encouraging regrowth of hair. Most patients need four treatment sessions of PRP injections in the scalp for hair loss, each spaced approximately four weeks apart. It can take up to six months for the results to become observable and treatment may need to be repeated on an annual or bi-annual basis to maintain the optimal aesthetic results. PRP injections can help with many different types of hair loss and can be used in conjunction with many other supplements, topical treatments, or cosmetic procedures. The first step in understanding as to whether or not PRP injections for hair loss may be right for you is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Michele Green in NYC. Dr. Green has the expertise and experience to recommend the best treatment approach for your specific hair loss situation, consisting of the in-office cosmetic procedures, prescription medications, vitamins and supplements, and specially formulated topical serums and products that target hair loss.

Dr. Green’s MGSKINLABs. product line. now has a Hair Serum that is composed of a 7% Minoxidil and either 1% Finasteride or 1% Progesterone solution, depending on the needs of the patient and the underlying causes that are contributing to the hair loss. Recent studies have indicated that topical finasteride is just as effective, if not more effective, than oral finasteride. When used in conjunction with PRP injections in the scalp, most patients are able to observe some regrowth and enjoy thicker, healthier hair that lasts.

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How else is PRP used?

Orthopedic surgeons frequently use PRP and stem cell therapy to expedite the wound healing process of injured ligaments, joints, and muscles. Osteoarthritis and tendonitis are some examples of non-dermatological conditions that PRP can be used to treat, especially in cases where traditional physical therapy is unhelpful. The regenerative properties of platelet-rich plasma have many useful applications as the proteins within the serum, growth factors, help to expedite the healing process. Only board-certified medical professionals are able to collect and utilize platelet-rich plasma, and it is important to understand the qualifications and experience of your provider before undergoing any treatments. This is the best way to ensure that your results are satisfactory, long-lasting, and natural-looking, and that you do not encounter any unwanted or adverse side effects. Dr. Michele Green was among one of the first dermatologists in New York to incorporate the use of platelet-rich plasma into the treatment plans of her patients for both hair loss and facial rejuvenation. For over 25 years, Dr. Green has treated some of the most discerning men and women from around the globe for a myriad of different dermatological conditions, and has both the expertise and experience required to exceed the expectations of her patients when it comes to their non-invasive cosmetic treatment results and help them look and feel like the very best version of themselves.

What can I expect after a microneedling with PRP facial?

Side effects are minimal an microneedling with PRP is a cosmetic treatment that requires very little downtime. Patients can safely resume most of their daily ordinary activities immediately following their treatment. To achieve optimal results, however, Dr. Green advises her patients to allow the residue from the microneedling with PRP treatment to remain on their skin for the rest of the day. Common side effects associated with a PRP facial with microneedling are some slight skin swelling, redness, and the sensation of dryness or tightness of the skin. After approximately 24 hours, patients may cleanse their skin as they normally would with a gentle cleanser, non-exfoliating cleanser. Makeup and leave-on skincare products should not be applied to the treatment area for at least 24 hours following a microneedling with PRP procedure. It’s also best to avoid sunlight for 24-48 hours after treatment in order to allow the skin barrier to be fully restored. While the skin is going through the healing process following a collagen induction therapy treatment, it is best to allow the skin to be bare and let the PRP penetrate the microscopic channels created in the skin by the handheld microneedling device. The cosmetic results from your microneedling with PRP treatments When you work with Dr. Michele Green in NYC to have your microneedling with PRP treatments, she will take into consideration the skin concerns which you are trying to address and your cosmetic goals to recommend the optimal post-treatment skincare products that should be incorporated into your regimen. One of the most recommended and popular skincare products Dr. Green recommends to her patients is a hyaluronic acid serum or moisturizer, as these products can help maximize the effects of the PRP microneedling treatment. From her MGSKINLABs. line of specially developed skincare products, the Hydra Repair is a potent, yet gentle hyaluronic acid serum that is highly recommended after microneedling with PRP to help expedite the healing process and improve the overall quality of the skin.

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How do I get started with PRP facial treatments in NYC?

Whether you are looking to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, treat acne scars or stretch marks, or reduce unwanted pigmentation, microneedling with platelet-rich plasma is an excellent non-invasive cosmetic treatment option. Collagen induction therapy is a procedure that works to target a wide variety of skin conditions by stimulating new collagen and elastin production in the skin and, when paired with PRP, can significantly improve the overall texture, tone, and elasticity of skin.

Dr. Michele Green in New York City is an internationally renowned board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing diverse patients from around the world with the best non-invasive cosmetic treatment options. In her private, boutique dermatology office located in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, Dr. Green utilizes the most cutting edge technologies and innovative treatment techniques to provide her patients with pan-facial rejuvenation and ideal cosmetic results that are natural-looking and long-lasting. Dr. Green takes pride in the relationships she establishes with each individual patient and will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that incorporates the essential skin care and perfect in-office procedures for addressing your specific skin concerns and achieving your aesthetic goals, so that you both look and feel like the absolute best version of yourself. Her dedication to her patients and her practice is supported by the fact that she is consistently voted as one of New York’s best physicians by New York Magazine, Super Doctors, and Castle Connolly. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Green and learn more about the power of a PRP facial with microneedling, please call our NYC-based office at 212-535-3088 or contact us online today.

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