PRP Infused Microneedling

If you’re looking for an innovative treatment to improve facial scars, wrinkles, sun damage, and uneven skin tone, microneedling with PRP in Austin may be perfect for you. 

What is microneedling with PRP?

Microneedling with PRP (platelet-rich plasma), also known as a “vampire facial” or a “blood facial”, is a skin treatment and collagen stimulating procedure that continues to improve the skin for weeks after it has been administered. This popular skin treatment is most often used to address:

  • Acne and surgical scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Large pores
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Uneven skin texture
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What are the benefits of microneedling with PRP? 

Microneedling with PRP provides a number of benefits for patients who want to renew and refresh their skin.

Benefits include the following:

  • A boost in the production of collagen
  • Improved hydration and skin moisture retention
  • Smoothed wrinkles and fine lines
  • A more radiant skin tone and texture
  • Short treatment time
  • No downtime 
  • Softer, smoother, more beautiful skin
  • Tighter, firmer skin
  • Improved acne and facial scars
  • Smaller pores

Am I a candidate for microneedling with PRP? 

Candidates for microneedling with PRP are men or women who want a non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment. Patients struggling with uneven skin tone, acne scars, pigmentation concerns, and other signs of aging can improve these concerns with PRP microneedling.

Ideal candidates meet the following requirements:

  • Have no skin rashes or infections
  • Are not experiencing current acne outbreaks 
  • Have no clotting or bleeding disorders
  • Are not taking or can stop taking blood-thinning medications 
  • Have not used retinoid products within 24 hours 

What does microneedling do?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin treatment that causes thousands of microscopic injuries across the skin. These injuries induce the body’s natural healing factors, a wound repair process that sends collagen and elastin to repair and rejuvenate the skin. This thickens the skin and reduces signs of aging. 

In addition, applying topical skin products after microneedling allows the products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, enhancing their effectiveness and allowing for a more even distribution of the product. When platelet-rich plasma is introduced to microneedling, it adds an extra element of rejuvenation. Platelet-rich plasma contains several growth factors and cytokines that aid in cell communication and promote healing.

What is the “wound repair process”?

There are three phases to the wound repair process in microneedling:

Phase I: Inflammation. Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow, and begin to create new tissue.

Phase II: Proliferation. The wound is re-built with new granulation cells, as well as a temporary (type III) collagen and elastin, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.

Phase III: Remodeling. The wound has been replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels. The type III collagen in the newly-formed tissue is replaced with stronger type I collagen, which can contract to create a tightening or “shrink wrap” effect on the skin.

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Microneedling with SkinPen

At Austin Face & Body, we use the SkinPen® Precision system for microneeding. This is the only Class II, FDA-cleared microneedling device legally marketing in the U.S. The SkinPen microneedling device causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process.

The micro-injuries trigger the release of cytokines and growth factors that lead to remodeling of collagen and elastin.

Microneedling is your new best friend when it comes to combatting the appearance of facial acne scars. Ask for SkinPen by name to get the impressive results demonstrated by our clinical study and the safety of the only FDA-cleared device available.

Microneedling results

Visible improvements typically appear about two to four weeks after microneedling in Austin. However, optimal results are noticeable after six months after having follow-up treatments. Therefore, a series of three to six treatments spaced four to six weeks apart is ideal for most patients. Some conditions such as deep wrinkles, stretch marks, and extreme acne scarring may take up to six to eight treatments for best results.

Why try SkinPen?

  • Little to no downtime after treatment
  • Effective for all skin types, light to dark
  • Comfortable experience and ideal any time of the year
  • Short procedure time
  • Clinically proven safe and effective
  • Safe, natural, and minimally invasive procedure

What to expect from a SkinPen treatment

A strategy 

Your doctor or aesthetic nurse may recommend multiple microneedling procedures based on your individual goals in order to achieve the very best results.


A typical microneedling treatment usually takes 30 minutes to one hour.

A mild sensation

Most patients report feeling only the slight vibration of SkinPen during the procedure.

Minimal downtime

Your skin will appear slightly pink to red immediately post-procedure, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn. The most common side effects are dryness, rough skin, tightness, redness, itching, peeling, discomfort, tenderness, and burning. These conditions are temporary. 


Based on your needs, your doctor or aesthetic nurse will likely apply a topical numbing agent to the treatment area. This makes the procedure more comfortable. 

Soothing aftercare

Your doctor or aesthetic nurse will provide Skinfuse® LIFT, a clean, non-cytotoxic hydrogel used to prevent the skin from drying out post-treatment.

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The advantages of adding PRP

Microneedling creates thousands of microscopic punctures in the skin, making it fertile ground for a topical application like PRP to sink in and really absorb. As a treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, both microneedling and PRP work well. However, their true power is unleashed when used together, as their benefits are amplified and healing time is reduced.

How do you get the PRP?

To obtain the platelet-rich plasma, your doctor or aesthetic nurse will draw blood from your arm, and will then place that vial of blood into a centrifuge. This separates the blood from the platelet-rich plasma gel, which is then applied to the skin immediately after the microneedling procedure.

Applying the platelet-rich plasma gel directly after microneedling is more effective than direct injections, as the micro-punctures from the microneedling allow even distribution across the skin, as well as absorption into deeper layers of the skin. Growth factors from the platelet-rich plasma go straight to work in these deeper skin layers, encouraging collagen growth as well as rejuvenation of collagen cells.

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Providers who perform Microneedling with PRP at Austin Face & Body

Emily Rodrigues, LMA, CLT

Emily has been a Licensed Medical Aesthetician and Certified Laser Technician and skincare specialist for over 20 years. As a member of the American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery, her expertise includes state-of-the-art laser and cosmetic procedures.

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Why choose Austin Face & Body for microneedling?

Microneedling with platelet-rich plasma, or without, addresses signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, as well as skin problems like acne scars, thinning or crepey skin, and stretch marks. If you’re interested in trying this effective treatment, please schedule a consultation with us.  At Austin Face & Body, you will receive the best care and attention, and will receive the absolute best outcome. To schedule a consultation, please call 512-559-3544 or contact us online.

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