At Coastal Aesthetics our Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner performs our micro-needling treatment which is used for skin rejuvenation and resurfacing. Micro-needling can be used in combination with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) or Hydrating B5 Gel, depending on desired effects and needs.
Clients who undergo a course of micro-needling report a 60-80% improvement in their skin. For those clients with scarring, 89% of trial subjects report a significant improvement in appearance with micro-needling.
Micro-needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a highly effective, minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment performed to diminish wrinkles, fine lines, large pores, acne, scarring, stretch marks, as well as stimulate wound healing and improve skin tone and texture. It can be used on the face, neck, and chest.
At Coastal Aesthetics we take micro-needling to the next level by offering micro-needling in combination with PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP utilizes the body’s own materials to create a serum that increases the growth factors of your skin. The extracted platelets from your blood are associated with the healing process. The PRP solution is applied to your face during the micro-needling treatment as a lubricant, increasing the degree of healing and effects of treatment exponentially.
PRP is a natural way to enhance the healing of your skin cells from the micro-needling treatment. The two therapies (micro-needling and PRP) work in synergy to create a treatment that delivers accelerated results capable of bringing better outcomes than each part could alone. Results may be seen immediately following treatment with more results showing over the next 4-6 weeks. The largest of the results will occur over the next six months as your body naturally treats itself while utilizing the PRP to heal.
Treatment is performed by our Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner in office and begins with cleansing the face and applying a prescription topical BLT (benzocaine, lidocaine, tetrocaine) for 20-30 minutes which will help diminish any pain that may be experienced during the treatment.
While the BLT is settling on the face, our Nurse Practitioner will draw blood from your arm and spin it in a centrifuge to separate your cells into red blood cells, platelets, and plasma, creating PRP. After the plasma has been prepared and is ready for use, the topical BLT will be wiped off and treatment is ready to begin.
The microneedling pen has 9 acupuncture size needles which gently puncture the skin at various depths to create a controlled skin injury, which stimulates the release of growth factors and cytokines. The PRP solution is applied topically to your facial skin at the same time as the micro-needling is performed. After the treatment is completed a specialized ointment will be applied to your face to help aid in the healing process. The treatment takes about 15-20 minutes and afterward a calming mask or cream will be applied to help reduce any redness that may have occurred.
It is typical to need at least 3-4 treatments, 4 weeks apart; however, some people may experience desired results in fewer treatments. Call us at 207-363-2300 to schedule your consultation and we can determine the projected treatment course.*
The skin may be red or flushed, similar to a mild sunburn, for the first 12- 24 hours. You may experience some mild tightness, swelling, and/or peeling. Side effects typically resolve within 3 days. We highly recommend SPF care with our SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion 50 SPF for the first 7-10 days as the new collagen growth is at risk for sunburn during it’s early growth phase.
*Individual results may vary.
$399 /treatment with Hydrating B5 (recommended 4-6 treatments)
With PRP (MOST COMMON); 3 treatments $1799 or $699 single session
ADD ON PRP injections: 3 treatments for $2199 or $299 per PRP injection session
PRP Skin Injections FAQs
PRP skin injections or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, is our non-surgical method for facial rejuvenation that uses your own growth factors to stimulate healing and repair.
PRP is a natural blood product that contains properties responsible for healing and repairing. Our Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner will draw blood from your arm and spin it in a centrifuge to separate the different components of the blood, that of which the remaining plasma (the healing properties) will be used for facial injection. After the plasma that has been separated, it now contains a higher than normal concentration of platelets which is why it’s called platelet rich plasma, or PRP. These platelets are a unique component in the blood that helps tissue heal and grow new cells. When injected into specific areas of the skin, PRP acts as a catalyst which stimulates the body’s own collagen to grow, regenerate tissue which naturally smooths and tightens the skin. PRP will soften wrinkles and create smoother skin while improving texture and tone.
This treatment is quick (20-25 minutes) and relatively painless. Unlike other facial restorative procedures where there could be a few days of downtime, there is no downtime with PRP skin injections. You can return to your normal activities almost immediately. You may experience mild swelling, redness, or bruising which often fade within 1-3 days.* Since PRP is made from your own body’s cells this virtually eliminates the possibility of any negative side effects from occurring.
The purpose of PRP skin injections is to improve skin tone and texture, tighten skin, soften lines and pores using your own body’s natural components. Immediately there may be some swelling which will resolve within 12-24 hours with typical results occurring 3-4 weeks after the treatment session. Three treatment sessions are generally recommended and are spaced 1-2 months apart in order to achieve the best outcomes.
*Individual results may vary.