Microneedling Alone vs. Microneedling With PRP
Widely used for its transformative effects on the skin, microneedling is a non-invasive treatment for a variety of conditions. When combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), the treatment is a knockout.
What is Microneedling?
While there are at home treatments available for microneedling, they do not hold a candle to the amazing results that can be attained at our medical spa facility. Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, works by applying tiny needles to the surface of the skin through a hand-held device. The width of each needle is smaller than a human hair, and each needle creates invisible perforations. By creating tiny wounds in the skin, the body naturally responds by stimulating collagen and elastin growth, essential for skin renewal.
Some of the skin concerns that microneedling addresses include:
• Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
• Minimize pore size
• Improves acne scars
• Tightens the skin
• Improves hyperpigmentation
• Reducing burn scars
• Alopecia hair loss
Benefits of Microneedling with PRP
Numerous studies prove the efficacy of microneedling alone. For certain conditions, such as acne scars, the addition of PRP to the treatment amplifies the results and speeds recovery. This is because PRP uses stem cell science to enhance healing through its high concentration of growth factors. From orthopedics to aesthetics, PRP is transforming wound healing.
When used in conjunction with microneedling, the tiny perforations created during the treatment deliver the platelet-rich plasma to the deepest layers of the skin. This stimulates the growth of new, healthy skin cells which help smooth skin and scar tissue over time.
How is PRP Obtained?
Platelet-rich plasma comes from your blood. Your doctor will take a small vial of your blood and place it in an automated dual spin processing system (TruPRP), that delivers a high platelet concentration unlike other systems.
The combination of microneedling with PRP is more effective than microneedling alone or applying PRP alone. While both effective individually, it is the combination of the two treatments that provide a vital foundation necessary for maximum absorption, reduced healing time and optimal results.
If you are ready to begin your microneedling with or without PRP, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brar.