Microneedling with PRP has emerged as a powerful tool that allows us to remodel the surface of the skin for a reduction in common skin problems like lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, and scars. It can do all of this and more without the need for incisions or even significant downtime, allowing you to return to the things in life that you enjoy almost immediately.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a modern skin rejuvenation technique that takes advantage of ancient knowledge. It has been known for centuries that minor skin wounding leads to the formation of new skin tissue and a reduction in common skin problems like signs of aging and scars.
What Is a Microneedling Treatment Like?
After the application of a topical numbing agent, we move a handheld device over your skin to form thousands of tiny punctures in its surface. While these microscopic punctures are invisible to the naked eye, they are enough to trigger the formation of new collagen fibers that are laid down in a matrix, resulting in new skin tissue with fewer imperfections.
When Are the Results Visible?
If you are undergoing a microneedling session, you will need to exercise some patience since it will take your skin some time to remodel. The microneedling treatment initiates a healing cascade that begins with some minor skin inflammation that is a normal part of the healing process. Over the following weeks and months, you should notice a gradual improvement in the condition of your skin.
What Is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an innovative technology involving the use of a blood product created from the patient’s own blood. We draw a small amount of blood from you and place it in a centrifuge where it is spun to concentrate the platelets contained in your blood. These platelets contain various growth factors that can be used to significantly enhance healing.
What Is Microneedling with PRP?
Microneedling with PRP is a form of skin rejuvenation treatment that can be used when you are dealing with signs of aging like lines and wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, or hyperpigmentation. The PRP product helps to maximize the effects of microneedling by introducing growth factors that allow for a more rapid healing response and a greater reduction in many skin conditions.
How Many Microneedling with PRP Sessions Will I Need?
There is no one answer to this question. The answer depends upon many factors like your age, genetics, skin condition, lifestyle, and your overall health. Unless your skin complaints are very minor, you would likely benefit from multiple microneedling with PRP sessions. The results from your sessions will be gradual and cumulative. You simply need to wait several weeks between treatments so that your skin has time to heal and remodel.