One of our most popular procedures is the Growth Factor Facial, which combines microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). This combination causes the skin to produce collagen and elastin with minimal downtime. This improves the firmness and texture of the skin as well as reducing pore size, scars, and stretch marks.
The PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) contains eight growth factors which are drawn into the skin through microneedling. This process is virtually painless, takes about one and a half hours to perform, and results in an improvement in the skin in about three days. Some patients will appear to have a sunburn for 2-3 days after being treated.
The Growth Factor Facial also can smooth acne scars, reduce hyperpigmentation, and improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin.
To ensure an optimal outcome with the GFF, it is critical that the treated area be protected from the sun. A broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 should be applied each morning. Exposure to the sun should be kept to a minimum for two weeks after a GFF. Daily use of sunblock (SPF 30 or more) will prolong the benefits.