Microneedling has become more popular over the years, especially when it’s combined with the many benefits of PRP injections. Together, these two cosmetic therapies offer a non-surgical approach that is known to tighten, lift and rejuvenate your skin with minimal downtime.
Anyone who suffers from at least one of the following could be a good candidate for Microneedling with PRP: acne scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, uneven skin tones, crow’s feet, sun damaged skin, aging skin, large pores, under-eye puffiness, dark circles, and other unwanted scars or skin concerns.
What is Microneedling with PRP?
Microneedling, also known as collagen-inducing therapy (CIT), is a minimally invasive treatment that is used to promote new collagen formation for smoother, firmer skin.
This process helps restore your skin to its youthful state. Our bodies slowly stop producing collagen in our mid to late twenties. Because of this, our skin loses more of its elasticity and tightness as we age. The good news is, microneedling with PRP stimulates new collagen formation with faster results, to reverse the signs of aging and rejuvenate your skin.
When Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is injected/applied, it’s known to boost the collagen response and advance the skin’s healing process. Historically, PRP has been used because of its high potency of stem cells, platelets and growth factors that are essential in healing tissue, especially your skin. By adding this treatment during your microneedling procedure, it significantly repairs the condition of your skin with long-lasting results that continue working over time.
The Benefits of Microneedling With PRP:
Increases collagen formation
Reduces the appearance of stretch marks and scars (acne, surgical, etc.)
Diminishes the signs of aging (wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet, sun damaged skin etc.)
Offers minimal discomfort with a topical numbing cream
Speeds up recovery time
How Does It Work?
While you’re numbing, blood will be taken from your arm to be spun down into PRP that will be used later. The purpose of this is to separate the blood cells from the growth factors that will be applied/injected back into your body.
Once you’re numb, they’ll begin the microneedling part by using a handheld device with tiny needles to stamp across your face. These small punctures will signal your body to begin restoring itself in the treated areas. This process significantly impacts the effectiveness of any product absorption, particularly with PRP.
PRP can be applied during your microneedling procedure and/or injected afterwards. It’s best to speak with your medically-trained clinician to learn more on your particular treatment.
What To Expect:
You may experience tightness or a pink/red tone to your skin for 1 to 3 days afterwards. Your skin will continue to rejuvenate over time with the formation of new collagen.
Although you’ll reap many benefits after one treatment, most patients have chosen continual treatments for optimal and prolonged results.
Learn More About Microneedling with PRP From Our Specialists
For anyone looking for a non-surgical and effective way to minimize the signs of aging or other unwanted skin issues, microneedling with PRP is a great choice to consider.
As a leading group of cosmetic specialists in the Nashville area, we take all possibilities into consideration when choosing what’s best for you. We invite you to call or schedule a consultation with us to see how we can help you the skin you’ve always wanted.