What is Microneedling & PRP?
Our practice, led by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Aldona J. Spiegel, now offers microneedling using the SkinPen, plus an application of platelet-rich plasma (PRP). With this innovative handheld device that punctures little holes in your neck, face, or chest skin to stimulate your skin's renewal response. As an extra bonus, your own PRP may be applied to the same area to help cells heal and grow new skin cells. Together, these treatments can lessen the appearance of scars, wrinkles, fine lines, large pores, and other skin issues. The feel of your skin could be greatly improved, appear smoother, and without damaging your epidermis. If you'd like to find out more about microneedling with PRP, schedule a private consultation at Aldona J. Spiegel M.D. in Houston, TX.
"I cannot recommend Dr Spiegel and her team more highly. I attended her clinic when having trouble with uncomfortable implants after a previous mastectomy. Dr Spiegel suggested DIEP procedure and I was really not sure. Over the coming months both she and her team explained the procedure, the benefits and results and implications. I decided to go ahead and I could not be more happy with the results. I look like I would have done pre mastectomy. I have been amazed by the continued care and concern of the whole team from the finance folk to the clinic nurses and doctors and their absolute pleasure in seeing my delight. A fantastic experience and I can't thank them enough."- C.A. / Google / Aug 01, 2019
"Dr. Spiegel and her wonderful staff got me through the most difficult experience of my life. Going through mastectomy and DIEP flap reconstruction is traumatic. I chose her over other Houston area surgeons and felt that I could trust her. Everyone in her office supported me each step of the way. First, and foremost, this is a major surgery and you rely on medical excellence to avoid important risks. She is a perfectionist regarding medical safety. Next, her artistry is outstanding. She got the best result that could be possible. Finally, if you have radiation, it is a long journey of several years to get from the beginning to end of the process, involving a year of a temporary expander before the final reconstruction. It is important to have a team that you can have that trusting supportive relationship over time. I feel very lucky and grateful that I was in the hands of this wonderful group of highly skilled women."- L.S. / Google / Jul 08, 2019
"Dr. Spiegel was highly recommended by my oncologist. It had become necessary that I look into reconstruction and a lymph node transplant. Dr. Spiegel does amazing work. She loves what she does and it shows in the results that she achieves. I am very happy that I chose her for this journey! Her support staff are wonderful to work with as well!"- D.M. / Google / Jul 08, 2019
"Dr. Spiegel is my guardian angel and I owe her and her entire team and staff a debt of gratitude that I will ever be able to repay! I am one year out from my original Diep flap surgery with her and I feel great- like myself again! After undergoing a prophylactic mastectomy ( due to testing positive for the BRCA 2 gene and strong family cancer) and getting breast implants with another doctor, Dr. Spiegel saved my life by removing the implants and performing Deip surgery. The implants cased me so much pain and diminished my quality of life but now I have it back. I have no more pain and my breasts are soft again and created from my very own tissue. Thank you Dr. Spiegel!"- J.A. / Google / Jul 08, 2019
"Dr. Spiegel is simply fantastic. I am so grateful to her and her whole staff (Alexis/Nicole/Lisa/Aidee/Angie) for the wonderful care and support given to me from my very first visit to their office. Dr. Spiegel is so thorough that during the course of my visits, she insisted that I consult a GI doctor for my distended stomach. Turns out that I had an H Pylori infection for which I had to be treated. No other doctors had ever looked past their specialties to treat the whole individual, and I am 59 years old. Subsequently, Dr. Spiegel pushed for an endoscopy, and it was discovered that I had an ulcer for which I was treated. From cardio work up, lab tests to chest xrays, Dr. Spiegel ensured that I was in top shape for surgery and made sure that I understood all aspects of the procedure and treatment.During my stay at the hospital, Dr. Spiegel, Alexis, Nicole, Dr. Arroyo, and Dr. Vo infused me with so much strength, support and kindness that I have no words to express my gratitude and appreciation. It's been one month since my surgery and I'm feeling good, healing very well and going back to work next week. Awesome doctor and wonderful staff."- R.L. / Google / Jun 08, 2019
For microneedling with PRP, we will take a good look at your skin before making a recommendation on your treatment. We evaluate the health of your skin when you come in for a consultation. Uneven skin tone, dry skin, rough texture, loose skin, age spots, acne, wrinkles, and scarring are skin conditions that may benefit from a microneedling with PRP treatment. This therapy can also be used for sun damage that may have caused your skin to have a rough texture or hyperpigmentation.
How Is PRP Applied?
After the evaluation of your skin and if this treatment is deemed appropriate for you, we will first draw a vial of blood to make the PRP. The drawn blood will then be taken to our laboratory for the separation process where the platelets, growth factors, and stem cells will be separated to make a dose of PRP for injection and/or application. Your microneedling treatment involves the use of SkinPen technology to create small holes in your skin. The short needles will not harm your skin. This process stimulates the production of collagen. Once the microneedling is done, the PRP serum will be placed on the epidermis to sink in, injected under the skin, or both.
Healing time for microneedling
Following your microneedling with PRP therapy, you could encounter some swelling, bruising, and redness. We recommend that you avoid the use of makeup, not to cleanse with abrasive skin cleansers, and not get into a swimming pool for three days following the session. Activities such as these can expose the treatment area to bacteria and chemicals, which could lead to damaging your skin. Limit your sun exposure or use protective measures when going outside. Final results are generally seen within several weeks as the skin works to repair and heal itself.
Maximize Your Results
Microneedling with PRP can be quite helpful for people looking to get back the look and texture of their skin. This microneedling treatment can help make skin look younger, smoother, more luminous, and firmer. We invite everyone to learn more about this therapy by speaking to a member of our skilled team or by setting up a consultation at our Houston, TX office today.