Microneedling with PRP for Younger Looking Skin
Microneedling – often called collagen induction therapy – is done either with a roller covered in short, fine needles, or with a specially designed microneedling pen. These tiny needles penetrate the skin, causing minor trauma and tricking the skin into “healing” by producing collagen and elastin. This healing effect can help to remove scarring from surgery, an accident, or acne. It also makes the skin plumper, younger-looking, and makes wrinkles disappear. Microneedling has proven itself quite useful in treating and improving the skin in the following ways:
- Removing Scars - Whether due to acne, surgery, or an injury to the skin, few treatments have proven as successful as microneedling in dramatically reducing the appearance of scars.
- Looking Younger – Microneedling can help to reduce the appearance of age spots, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and laugh lines. The treatment helps to create plumper, younger- looking skin.
- Brightening the Complexion - From microneedling alone, the complexion will develop plump, rosy, luminous skin for the first couple of weeks following the treatment.
- Increasing Collagen and Elastin – One study found that skin treated with four sessions of microneedling over a four-month period produced a 400% increase in the collagen and elastin levels in the skin, and this lasted for six months after the treatments ended.
Microneedling by Medical Professionals
Home microneedling kits are not recommended, because they can cause broken capillaries and cause the skin to take on a plastic look. People who are not medical professionals tend to self- perform microneedling treatments too frequently, so the skin does not have enough time to heal between treatments.
That is why it is best to enlist a medical professional to perform microneedling on your skin for best results. The physician can monitor your progress and will perform this technique with precision, not randomly.
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
PRP is a highly concentrated protein serum that is derived from your own blood. It is rich in growth factors and cytokines, and it has achieved successful results in several areas of medicine, including aesthetic dermatology.
Introducing PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Combined with Microneedling
The combination treatment of microneedling with PRP therapy offers a way to look like you oncedid – with younger-looking, tighter, healthier skin – without invasive surgery.
The physician will first take a simple blood draw from you. The doctor will then process the blood in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets for use with microneedling (or other treatments).
After the doctor treats the skin with the microneedling pen, the concentrated PRP solution will be massaged into the small puncture holes created by the microneedling. This results in nearly immediate improvements.
This combination treatment requires essentially no downtime, and the results after one month include a visible improvement of fine lines, skin texture, hydration, and skin tightening.
The duration of the procedure is about 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. It is necessary to allow up to six days for most common side effects to disappear, and you should stay out of the sun as much as possible while it heals. You can look forward to seeing a more radiant you in the mirror!