Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)


Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

What is Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma? Does it help to get back a youthful appearance? Yes, microneedling can help you to look decades younger. It is a popular cosmetic procedure that reduces the signs of aging including wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin.

During this procedure, a dermatologist uses a device, a special roller, with needles to stimulate collagen production. Microneedling will ultimately result in younger looking skin. Since microneedling is mainly used for collagen production, it is also known as collagen induction therapy.

Microneedling can be combined with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to get a more effective result. It will speed up the recovery process as well.

Are you interested in this cosmetic procedure? Do you want more details? If yes, you can go through the following article. It will cover many questions to help you make the right decision.

What Is Microneedling with PRP?

As stated earlier, it is a cosmetic treatment that uses tiny needles to create micro-injuries in your skin. These injuries will stimulate the body’s collagen production. Microneedling is normally enhanced by injecting PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) to offer more tightness and a fast recovery.

PRP will draw a small amount of blood from the skin to enable patients to get a more suitable and quick solution for their issues. Microneedling with PRP can be performed on different parts of your body such as abdomen, neck, back, hands, legs, arms, and face.

How Does PRP Work?

PRP uses growth factors from your own plasma to provide a far better result. PRP is the extract of your own blood containing three to five times active proteins, platelets, and growth factors for your injury and tissue healing. When PRP is done by microneedling, it will start a localized stem cell response. After a few months of the treatment, stem cell response will generate collagen-producing cells known as the fibroblasts. This fibroblast will replace the damaged cells with healthy ones. As a result, your skin will look rejuvenated and refreshed.

Who Can Consider Microneedling with PRP?

Microneedling can be done to treat different signs of aging including age spots, scarring, wrinkles, or signs of hyperpigmentation. With PRP, it will boost the effects and will offer a faster result. Anyone in good health can consider this procedure to minimize the signs of aging. But if you are pregnant, you will have to take extra caution before planning this cosmetic procedure.

Also, it might not be a good option for you if you use Accutane for acne or you are suffering from some particular skin issues such as rosacea and facial eczema. If you have a history of poor wound healing, you should not consider this procedure. It is best to discuss all your health concerns with your doctor before making a decision.

What to Expect

Microneedling with PRP will not take long. In fact, you can go back to work the next day. Your doctor will start the process by cleaning your skin and will then apply a topical anesthetic. It will take thirty minutes to set before the actual process starts.

The process will involve two steps, microneedling and PRP. Microneedling will last around thirty minutes. During this process, the dermatologist will apply a professional roller device to your face in circular motions. After this, blood will be drawn from your skin and put into a centrifuge to separate the PRP from your blood. The PRP will be massaged to the treatment area to speed up healing and to offer a better outcome.

What Are the Side Effects?

The most common side effects are inflammation and bruises. These side effects will be cleared up automatically within four to five days. During healing, avoid sun exposure and any other harsh skin treatments.

When Will You See Results?

It will take four to eight weeks to see a noticeable result. Your skin will look smoother, firmer, and younger. You can extend the result with proper care.

Microneedling with PRP can do wonders for your aging skin. The process will boost collagen production and will enable your skin to regain smoothness and elasticity.

Give Dr. Reddy a call today. Her staff would be more than happy to set up an appointment and answer any questions you may have about microneedling with PRP.