Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a safe and effective way to turn back the hands of time.
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, stimulates collagen production. Collagen, the body's most abundant protein, helps keep skin firm and plump. As we age, collagen levels decline, leading to thinner skin and the development of lines and wrinkles. PRP, taken from the patient, helps speed healing and promotes faster results.
Learn more about our Charlotte microneedling with PRP procedure and its benefits from Premier Plastic Surgery Center.
Microneedling refers to the use of tiny needles to pierce the skin. This process encourages the growth of new collagen.
The difference between microneedling and microneedling with PRP is that microneedling with PRP uses the power of your blood's platelets for skin rejuvenation and boosting cellular turnover. Platelets have the unique ability to rev up collagen and elastin production, which repairs various skin issues.
Microneedling with PRP can address:
After treatment, you should also notice better moisture retention and improved skin texture.
Most people are good candidates for microneedling with PRP. Exceptions are pregnant women or those using or have recently used Accutane for acne control. In addition, certain skin conditions, such as severe acne or eczema, may preclude this procedure.
The PRP is obtained by drawing a small amount of blood from the patient and spinning it in a centrifuge. This process separates the platelets from red and white blood cells. By isolating the platelets, a highly concentrated plasma gets produced.
For microneedling, the practitioner applies an anesthetic cream to the treatment area. Then, using a handheld device with tiny needles, minute injuries are caused on the target skin. These small wounds trigger the body into repairing them, increasing collagen production.
The PRP is then worked into the skin treatment area. PRP releases growth factors that recruit and increase reparative cells.
After your PRP microneedling session, you may experience some skin reddening. That usually goes away within a day. Additionally, temporary bruising and swelling may take place.
Unlike some other facial rejuvenation procedures, with microneedling, there's no downtime. Your skin continues improving as collagen continues growing.
You should see some results from microneedling with PRP after just one session. However, most patients undergo two or three sessions spaced a few weeks apart for best results. The number of sessions depends on your skin issue. It does take time for full results to appear since collagen growth can take three months or more. Your skin continues improving as collagen levels rise.
After that, keep your skin in top form with annual or semi-annual microneedling with PRP sessions.
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