Facial rejuvenation doesn’t need to involve harsh chemicals or invasive measures. Microneedling with PRP is an all-natural method of skin revitalization that harnesses your body’s natural healing abilities and triggers collagen production to rejuvenate your skin.

Dr. Egrari is a double board-certified plastic surgeon whose years of experience and research have led to his selection of the best of the non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments. During your consultation our nurse providers will analyze your skin quality and condition to advise you if microneedling with PRP is right for you.


Microneedling – What You Need to Know

Microneedling is an innovative procedure that utilizes the body’s natural healing properties to improve the look and feel of your skin. A small, handheld device is used for the treatment. It has a grouping of tiny needles that penetrate the skin and cause imperceptible micro-injuries.

The micro-injuries in the treated area will initiate the body’s natural healing process. Collagen and elastin production will be triggered deep within your skin to heal the area and generate new skin cells. The tiny channels in the skin are also ideal for the absorption of PRP (platelet rich plasma), a natural healing serum.

What is PRP?

Platelet rich plasma, commonly referred to as PRP, is a concentrated serum made from a small amount of your own blood. Once you arrive for your treatment, a small quantity of blood will be drawn. It is placed in a centrifuge for a few minutes to separate out the red blood cells to create the PRP, which is loaded with natural growth factors that aid in repairing injured tissue.

PRP has been used in the medical field for many years to treat injured joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. However, just like PRP promotes healing in your joints and tendons, it does the same for your skin. The concentrated growth factors will accelerate healing and tissue generation when applied to the skin after microneedling, as it enters the tiny channels, feeding your skin cells what they need to rejuvenate.

What can microneedling with PRP help me with?

Time takes its toll on the skin, and your stress level, environment, and lifestyle can also contribute to signs of aging. Microneedling with PRP can improve the look of:

  • Dull skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven pigmentation, including sun spots
  • Scars from acne or injuries
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven or rough skin texture

Though the treatment can be performed on almost any location on the body, the majority of patients have the procedure as a facial rejuvenation treatment. The small microneedling device can be used to target specific areas on the face with wrinkles and lines, or larger areas such as the décolletage. Virtually anyone can be a candidate for microneedling with PRP, as it is completely natural.


About the Procedure

Our nurse providers can evaluate your skin quality to determine if microneedling with PRP is the right rejuvenation treatment for you.

A blood sample will be drawn and placed in a centrifuge to separate the PRP. Although many patients do not experience much pain, a topical numbing cream can be applied to the treatment area to reduce any minor discomfort. The PRP is applied to the treatment area before the treatment begins. The microneedling device will be passed over your skin while the tiny needles gently enter and stimulate the area.

After the microneedling is complete, the treatment areas will be cleansed and the PRP is applied to the treated areas once more. The PRP penetrates the micro-channels in your skin to deliver growth factors deep into the skin layers. The procedure typically takes about one hour to complete.

Microneedling

Will I have downtime after microneedling?

Your skin may be sensitive after your treatment, similar to a mild sunburn. Most patients will take the rest of the day off to rest and relax. You will likely be able to return to work and other activities within one or two days of the procedure.

Apply moisturizer and sunscreen every day, even if you do not anticipate being in the sun for an extended period. Recovery is fast and easy, and any sensitivity will quickly resolve on its own.

Benefits of Microneedling with PRP

Microneedling with PRP is a natural alternative to chemical peels or laser skin resurfacing. Complications are very rare because your body recognizes the cells – they are your own – and welcomes them. Even those with allergies or sensitive skin can benefit from this minimally-invasive treatment.

There are no incisions, no general anesthesia, and minimal downtime associated with microneedling with PRP. The combination of both techniques will enhance the look and feel of your skin without surgery.

What results can I expect after microneedling with PRP?

Any residual redness will disappear within a few days. Your skin will continue to improve as natural collagen is produced from within the structure – and nothing is more attractive than youthful skin that is plump with natural collagen. Over the next couple of weeks, you will see your skin tone become more even, with a smoother, improved texture, and a natural, healthy glow.

Microneedling with PRP can be repeated as needed to maintain smooth and beautiful skin. Our nurse providers can take years off your appearance with this all-natural, replenishing treatment. Utilize your body’s own healing compounds to revitalize your skin with a microneedling treatment paired with PRP.

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of our practice May 19,2020. Our clinic, operating facility, skin care and noninvasive center (ENIC) will resume their full activity. This is in line with Governor Jay Inslee lifting elective surgery ban effective midnight May 18, 2020.

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Despite the challenging times we are faced with, we are still here for you and available during normal business hours for all inquiries via telephone and email. We are also offering on-line consultations for new patient inquiries.

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Practice policy update for Coronavirus (Covid-19):

Updated May 5, 2020

As previously stated, we are pleased to announce the opening of our practice May 19,2020. Our clinic, operating facility, skin care and noninvasive center (ENIC) will resume their full activity.

We know that so much of this has caused inconvenience for you. We want nothing more than to see our patients and resume what we do best. But we also know that we had to be patient and make sure that the timing is right.

We know clearly well that our work ahead is an important one. For over two decades we have considered safety as our most important prerogative. And, there has never been a more important time to put that to use.

As we stage the comeback of our States businesses and our own practice, we clearly understand that we must do everything in our power to ensure the safety of our patient, and our staff.

We also ask for your patience in the rescheduling process. Without any exception our patients have been kind, gracious and understanding. We sincerely appreciate your indulgence in this very difficult time.

Here is some of what we are doing to ensure that you are protected and that we maintain this facility as a Non-Covid Care (NCC) Zone:

Patient Flow and Clinical office Space

  • We are coming up with spacing and logistic protocols. This might include texting patients who are waiting in their car.
  • We are assigning everyone to hourly wipe downs of high use areas with approved sanitizing wipes.
  • We are asking for no one to wait in the waiting area.
  • We are coming up with protocols for room wipe downs after each patient visit.
  • We are creating a questionnaire and temperature control that will make the patient Covid-19 Clear.
  • We will ask staff to change out of their clothing into scrubs. Jackets for front office are being ordered.
  • Every staff will always wear masks while in the office.
  • Every staff will wear gloves.
  • Every staff needs to sanitize or wash hands after every interaction.
  • Use of virtual pre ops and nursing visits and questions.

Operating Room Experience

  • Similar precautions and questionnaires will be provided to establish Covid-19 Clear Status.
  • All staff will always wear masks. All staff will always wear gloves.
  • Hand washing with any patient interaction.
  • Specific wipe down of our OR, recovery and pre op areas.
  • Minimize accompanying care takers to only one. Those care takers will be treated just like the patients.

Anesthesia Experience

  • Every anesthesia staff will wear goggles protective equipment during intubation.
  • Our anesthesiologists have been fully trained and are implementing all precautions for prevention of Covid-19 spread.
  • All circuits will be changed between each patient.
  • Full wipe down of surfaces and floors.
  • A time out protocol that would confirm the Covid-19 Clear status of every patient.

As you can see, we are taking this very seriously. We fully understand that this will cause some inconvenience in the short term but realize that it is for the best.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

We know well that when you see us in action, you will realize that you have put your trust in the right practice.

Here are some links that might be useful:

State of Washington Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

White House Opening Up America Again

CMS Reopening Guidelines Phase One

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