Many individuals seeking improvements to their skin hope to achieve results as naturally as possible.
For these patients, microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be an excellent option for facial and body rejuvenation and hair restoration.
What Is Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Microneedling is a non-invasive treatment that uses small surgical-grade needles to create tiny punctures in the skin’s surface to initiate a wound-healing effect.
Platelet-rich plasma is harvested from the patient’s own blood and can significantly enhance microneedling’s ability to boost collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling with PRP?
This combination therapy can improve skin tone and texture, fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, skin laxity, acne scars, stretch marks, and hair loss. Typical treatment areas include the face, neck, chest, hairline, hands, elbows, and abdomen.
Microneedling with PRP can safely be used on all skin types with little to no risk for adverse reactions.
How Is the Treatment Performed?
To start, a small blood sample is taken from the patient and then placed in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma and its growth factors from other parts of the blood.
Most providers prefer to perform this treatment with an automated microneedling device like the Eclipse MicroPen as it allows for precise depth penetration, speed control, and increased patient comfort.
To prepare for microneedling, the treatment area is cleansed and a saline solution is applied. The MicroPen is then pressed into the skin and glided over its surface to provide uniform and thorough coverage.
Lastly, the patient’s own PRP and growth factors are infused and re-injected for collagen, elastin, and vascular regeneration.
Microneedling with PRP Results
Most patients notice that their skin is glowing immediately after treatment. Even after one session, skin can appear smoother and brighter and acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and stretch marks begin to diminish.
For best results, a series of three-to-six treatments is recommended and appointments can be spaced four weeks apart.
To take advantage of your body’s own regenerative and healing properties, call DC Derm Docs today to schedule a microneedling with PRP treatment.