Patients looking for an advanced skin rejuvenation treatment can undergo microneedling with platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatments. Microneedling, otherwise known as collagen induction therapy, allows us to make small puncture wounds within the skin so combining that with growth factors helps accelerate healing and improves the texture and tone of the skin.
Microneedling with PRP can:
- Boost collagen production
- Improves cosmetic outcomes of microneedling alone
- Increase thickness of the skin
- Improve texture and tone of the skin
- Help heal scars
Microneedling with PRP
Microneedling combined with PRP involves using the plasma as a serum during treatment. We draw blood and place the blood in a centrifuge machine to separate the red and white blood cells. Platelet rich plasma is extracted and left in syringes for use in the treatment.
The skin is prepared with local anesthetic so the patient doesn’t feel any pain or discomfort during treatment. The microneedling device is designed with very small needles that puncture the skin up to 2.5 mm deep. The depth of the needles used in treatment depends on the treatment area and the device is passed over each treatment area at a steady pace. PRP is applied during and after treatment so the skin can absorb as much of the growth factors as possible.
Many patients heal very quickly after micro needling with PRP because of the high concentration of growth factors going into the skin. The micro needling device helps drive the growth factors deeper than a regular topical application, so the skin retains more of the compounds that help boost skin repair. Patients might experience some redness after treatment but this dissipates within a day or two.
Patients can expect to see results within a few weeks of treatment and progressive results as the skin continues to build collagen and restores itself.
Envy Aesthetic Center provides advanced skin rejuvenation treatment options that can restore your youthful look. Call us to schedule a complimentary consultation and learn more about the benefits of microneedling with PRP.