Hagopian Plastic Surgery: Thomas Hagopian, MD 99 Krog St. NE, Unit C110
Atlanta, GA 30307 Phone: (404) 885-8542 Tuesday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Having naturally flawless skin is rare. Sun damage, acne scars, enlarged pores, and other imperfections are a fact of life for most of us. That’s why microneedling combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has become a popular skin rejuvenation treatment at our Atlanta, GA, plastic surgery practice. The minimally invasive, minimal-downtime procedure can be performed on all skin types and produces results our patients love.
The microneedling device we use includes fine needles that penetrate the skin to a precise depth, creating micro-channels and stimulating the skin’s wound-healing response. We can adjust the needles’ penetration depth based on your specific concerns. Before beginning the microneedling treatment, we apply a numbing cream to the treatment area to ensure you remain comfortable throughout the procedure.
Meet The Team
Dr. Thomas M. Hagopian
Plastic surgery is the perfect field for Dr. Hagopian, who has a knack for fixing things and helping people. He’s a former firefighter/paramedic, and he had a business building highly sought-after custom taillights in medical school. He met his wife, Nurse Hagopian, at Emory University, and they bonded over many shared interests, including a commitment to exceptional patient care.
Nurse Hagopian is an Atlanta native, a self-identified nursing ethics nerd, and an ANCC board-certified adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner. She’s passionate about studying informed consent, empowering fellow nurses to use their voices, and collaborating with people in addressing their aesthetic care needs.
What Is Microneedling With Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Even though a standalone microneedling treatment is very effective, combining it with PRP takes the procedure to another level. The platelet-rich plasma used during the treatment is produced using your own blood. Your appointment begins with drawing a small blood sample, which is then spun in a centrifuge to concentrate platelets. The PRP produced through this method is rich in growth factors and other proteins.
The process of creating the PRP takes about 15 minutes. The clinician massages the PRP into your skin during the microneedling treatment. The tiny channels created by microneedling help the skin efficiently absorb the PRP.
What Is Recovery Like After Microneedling With PRP?
Microneedling with PRP is considered a minimal-downtime treatment. You should expect to see some temporary side effects during the first few days after the procedure. Your skin will appear red, like you have a sunburn, during the first 24 to 48 hours. Your skin may be sensitive, and tiny scabs form, eventually sloughing off. You’ll notice improvements to the skin’s texture and tone after 1 treatment, but many people schedule one or two follow-up microneedling procedures to get optimal results.
It is important that you avoid sun exposure during your recovery. If you must be outside, protect your skin with a sun hat and high SPF.
We recommend Alastin Skin Nectar to promote optimal results and faster healing.
Begin Your Journey
If you would like to learn more about how microneedling with PRP can help improve your skin’s appearance, please call
(404) 885-8542 or request a consultation online. Our Atlanta office welcomes people interested in microneedling with PRP from Inman Park, Druid Hills, Decatur, and throughout Georgia.