Microneedling is the process of creating controlled “micro-injuries” on the face and neck, which activates your body’s natural healing response. The treatment improves skin texture and tone, stimulates collagen production, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Our practice exclusively uses Bellus Medical’s SkinPen microneeedling device, which is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device on the market (ninety percent of subjects in the SkinPen clinical trial would recommend the procedure to family and friends). It works on all skin types, is safe, and requires little downtime.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a procedure most-commonly associated with anti-aging and skin care. It involves using small needles to create tiny “micro-injuries” to the face, which stimulates collagen during the healing process — resulting in a plumper, more youthful appearance (if you want to learn more about microneedling as an anti-aging tool, you can read about it here).
However, the latest research has found that applying this same method to the scalp works as a treatment for hair loss. This is because microneedling helps traditional over-the-counter treatments be better absorbed by the scalp while also stimulating blood circulation and cell production.
PRP with Microneedling
While microneedling can do wonders for your face, it can lead to incredible results when paired with PRP. So what exactly is PRP and why should you combine it with your microneedling treatment?
PRP is an acronym for platelet-rich plasma. It’s a component of your blood that is made up of proteins that allow it to clot. When injected into the skin, PRP has been proven to cause healing which regenerates tissue. During a microneedling treatment, one of our expert providers can apply your own PRP over your skin.
This will stimulate new collagen and elastin, leaving you with the beautiful skin tone and texture you’ve been longing for. In addition, PRP expedites the healing process after a microneedling treatment. You can add PRP to a traditional microneedling treatment in order to enjoy more dramatic results.
Benefits of PRP with Microneedling
Microneedling with PRP can immensely improve your skin’s condition, especially if you’re struggling with fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, melasma, and other common skin concerns. Through the skin’s healing process, your body will produce more collagen meaning it’s a completely safe and natural treatment.
If you lead a busy life, you’ll love PRP with microneedling because it’s non-invasive. Immediately after treatment, you can resume work and your daily activities. You can expect redness, mild swelling or red patches on your skin, but these will fade away in just a few hours.