Why Combine Microneedling with PRP for Younger Skin
For those who are familiar with the wonderful effects of microneedling (think diminished fine lines and wrinkles, a more even skin tone, the reduction of acne scars, and a glowing complexion), you will be interested to know that there is another treatment that you can combine with your microneedling procedure to intensify the results. This treatment is known as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and it will amplify the effects of microneedling, combining the two into an amazing treatment that will take even less time to appear than with microneedling alone.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a procedure that is done to reduce the appearance redness, aging skin, scars, large pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. This treatment is performed by taking tiny needles and piercing the skin, which will increase collagen production and healthy skin. This procedure can tighten, firm, and help to improve uneven skin tone.
Microneedling is almost painless, and because there is no downtime from this procedure, you can easily fit it in on your lunch hour.
What is PRP?
PRP is a treatment that involves taking the platelets from the patient’s blood and using it on the face, scalp, or other areas of the body to stimulate cellular growth and repair. It is done by taking a small sample of the patient’s blood, putting it into a centrifuge, and spinning it until the platelets are separated from the rest of the blood sample. Then, the platelets are taken and used in a variety of procedures, such as a vampire facial or with microneedling in order to promote healthy skin.
The procedure is easy and quick, and since the platelets used are from your own body, you needn’t worry about any adverse reactions to the treatment.
Benefits of Combining Microneedling with PRP
When you combine both microneedling and PRP, you will not only see results much quicker, but you also will find that the results are even better than with microneedling alone. When PRP and microneedling are combined, the same procedure of collecting a blood sample and separating the platelets is used. However, the platelets are then injected into the skin via a microneedling procedure, which stimulates the collagen production in the skin, as well as repairing cells and helping to grow healthier ones.
The downtime with combined microneedling and PRP treatment is minimal, with most patients being able to resume regular activity right away. When the small wounds heal, your skin will have a glowing, youthful complexion, a more even skin tone, as well as the reduction of acne scars, blemishes. When combined, these procedures can also encourage healthy blood flow, which helps to create a brighter and smoother complexion.
To learn more about microneedling, PRP, or the combination treatment, please call Dr. Ghozland today to set up a consultation and get started on your treatment.