Microneedling With PRP Specialist

Erica Song, MD -  - Functional Medicine Specialist

Vibrant Life Medicine

Erica Song, MD

Functional Medicine Specialist & Integrative Gynecologist located in Englewood, NJ

Sun damage and the age-related slowdown of cell regeneration can leave you looking and feeling older than you’d like. At Vibrant Life Medicine in Englewood, New Jersey, Erica Song, MD, FACOG, FAARM, offers innovative platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to reverse signs of aging to help you look and feel your best. If you feel like you need to restore your vibrancy, call to schedule a consultation today.

Microneedling with PRP

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a technique that uses many microscopic needles to pierce the surface of your skin, promoting your body’s natural healing response, cell regeneration, and the production of collagen and elastin (proteins that significantly improve your skin’s elasticity). You can use microneedling devices on several body parts, including the face, neck, hands, legs, abdomen, and back.

What does microneedling treat?

Microneedling can treat a variety of skin concerns, such as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Scars
  • Age spots
  • Stretch marks
  • Oversized pores
  • Uneven pigmentation

What is PRP therapy?

The Power of You. PRP therapy is a regenerative medicine treatment that accelerates your body’s natural ability to heal and repair your cells. A portion of your blood is treated to extract the platelets and create a platelet-rich serum that is rich in growth factors that can be beneficial in acne scarring, skin rejuvenation, vaginal rejuvenation for urinary incontinence and the Orgasm Shot, wound healing, joint regeneration and to potentially promote hair survival and growth.  Platelets are one of the solid components of your blood. Their primary function is to support clotting, but they also hold high levels of the proteins your body uses for cell repair.

PRP therapy uses a sample of your blood, which is treated to extract the platelets and create a platelet-rich serum. When your PRP serum is ready, Dr. Song injects it into your skin or another part of your body that will benefit from a regenerative boost. When PRP is injected or infused into your skin, it promotes the production of collagen and other tissues that rejuvenate your appearance. Your skin becomes tighter and better toned, while frown and laugh lines are diminished.

How does PRP improve microneedling?

Incorporating PRP with microneedling boosts your body’s natural healing response. The micro-punctures allow the PRP to reach deep into your skin’s layers where it works to stimulate healing and cell regeneration. This enhances the results of your treatment, helping your body produce new elastin and collagen. The combination of microneedling and PRP is often referred to as a “vampire facial.”

If you have questions about microneedling or wonder if this approach is right for your aesthetic needs, schedule a consultation today.

PRP therapy is minimally invasive and doesn’t require time off to recover. You should start to notice a change in your appearance or a reduction in your pain within a week or so. Every patient has different needs, and Dr. Song provides customized advice to let you know what to expect during and after treatment.

What conditions does PRP therapy treat?

Dr. Song uses PRP therapy to treat a variety of age-related issues. For example, if you’re troubled by wrinkles or fine lines in your skin, she can inject the PRP serum into your skin, where it can increase collagen and elastin production to heal and restore the deepest levels of your skin to rejuvenate your appearance.

Vibrant Life Medicine also offers the Orgasm Shot, a sexual rejuvenation procedure for women. The Orgasm Shott uses PRP serum to improve the health of your genital tissue, improving blood flow, which can enhance your sexual experience.

PRP injections may also be helpful for arthritic joints and soft tissue injuries. Dr. Song may combine PRP injections with stem cell therapy. This delivers a flood of progenitor cells and the proteins and nutrients necessary for cell repair into your damaged or degenerated tissue.  

What happens during PRP therapy?

Dr. Song begins PRP therapy by drawing a sample of your blood. She then separates your blood using a centrifuge and recombines the platelets and plasma to create the serum. Her next step is to inject the serum into your skin, soft tissues, or joints, depending on the specific issue she’s treating.

PRP therapy is minimally invasive and doesn’t require time off to recover. You should start to notice a change in your appearance or a reduction in your pain within a week or so. Every patient has different needs, and Dr. Song provides customized advice to let you know what to expect during and after treatment.

If you want to know more about Microneedling with PRP therapy and if it’s right for you, call Vibrant Life Medicine to schedule an appointment today.

*Individual results may vary