Microneedling: Will PRP Improve my Results?
The fountain of youth may be a myth, but some treatments can help stall and even erase the signs of time. One such treatment utilizes PRP, also known as platelet-rich plasma. PRP has been used for years by orthopedic surgeons to help athletes recover more quickly following an injury and repair cartilage.
What is PRP?
PRP uses blood drawn from your arm. It is placed into a centrifuge to separate platelets from the rest of the blood. A high concentration of platelets is injected into your body to boost healing, dermal repair, and hair loss. When PRP is combined with another popular procedure, microneedling, results are enhanced.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a popular aesthetic treatment used to stimulate collagen production and renew the skin. The treatment uses a medical-grade device that contains microneedles that gently penetrate the skin producing micro-perforations in the top dermal layer. These tiny “injuries” stimulate a cycle of healing by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin to repair the skin.
Microneedling is a wonderful stand-alone treatment for those who want to minimize the signs of aging by rejuvenating the skin. It can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, minimize the size of pores, improve acne scarring, tighten and lift the skin, and improve hyperpigmentation. It can also help restore hair growth.
The Benefits of Microneedling with PRP
Adding PRP to microneedling can amplify results by delivering the platelet-rich plasma to the deepest layers of the skin, stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells. Microneedling with PRP can effectively address certain blemishes, such as acne scars and surgical scars. But it can also be beneficial in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, reversing sun damage, treating hyperpigmentation, minimizing pores, and improving skin’s texture.
Microneedling with PRP isn’t a one-and-done treatment. However, improvement to the skin begins immediately. To achieve the best results, we recommend that men and women receive multiple treatments spaced a few weeks apart.
Are you still trying to decide if you should invest in microneedling with PRP? While both treatments are highly effective on their own, combining the two results in maximum absorption, reduced healing time, and the very best results.