If you are among the millions of people looking to slow or reverse the signs of aging, then you probably know most of your options, plastic surgery, facelifts, Botox, etc, but do you know about Microneedling with PRP? If not, you should. Microneedling is quickly gaining popularity in the world of dermatology, and with good reason.
This minimally invasive, natural treatment is free from chemicals, stimulates collagen production and works on a variety of skin conditions including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dull complexion
- Uneven skin tone
- Acne scarring
As hard as we try to protect our skin from damaging UV rays and other harmful environmental factors, unfortunately, we can’t stop the signs of aging. As we get older, collagen production slows and fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear. Microneedling with PRP is a natural way to use your body’s own ability to boost new cell growth, reducing the visible lines.
How Does it Work?
Once you have determined with your doctor that Microneedling is the right procedure for your desired outcome you will move forward with the process of having a blood sample drawn. This sample goes through a process in a centrifuge to separate the plasma into a serum (Platelet-Rich Plasma) that is rich in growth factors, cytokines, and peptides. Once the PRP is obtained the process of microneedling can begin. Tiny needles on a derma roller are then used to create what are called micro-injuries to the surface of the skin allowing the platelets to penetrate the surface, triggering the body’s healing process and jumpstarting new elastin and collagen production.
The procedure typically lasts less than an hour and will likely require a serum to help soothe any redness or irritation that may follow. Unlike surgery, you can get back to your daily outine within 24 hours. You may see some mild swelling, redness or bruising a few days after the treatment, this is common. It takes the body time to heal so it could take anywhere from 4-6 weeks to see the full results of the treatment.
If you have been looking for a way to rejuvenate your appearance, refresh that youthful glow, but don’t want to undergo risky surgical procedures or are looking for a more natural-looking result, PRP with microneedling is a great option. Consult with your doctor to find out if you are a good candidate and if the treatment is right for achieving your aesthetic goals.