What is PRP Microneedling?
The PRP in PRP microneedling stands for “platelet-rich plasma”. This process is one whereby a device with tiny needles is placed against the skin to prick it repeatedly. This continuous injury is able to push the skin cells to produce more collagen, which helps restore elasticity to the skin and decrease the signs of aging that patients have.
In some instances, microneedling is done without the plasma. However, with PRP, the platelets and other cytokines in the blood are able to increase the efficacy of the process by augmenting the repair process that the skin goes through.
Microneedling can be done with a roller, or a pen-like object such as SkinPen, which was the first microneedling tool approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
5 BENEFITS OF PRP Microneedling:
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Stimulates collagen production
- Can improve the appearance of acne scars
- Can help to tighten and lift the skin
- Can be used on all skin types
How does it improve the appearance?
Microneedling works by utilizing the body’s natural tendency to repair any damage that it receives. Hundreds of minute pricks are made in the skin over the face using a device like a SkinPen. These pricks are seen by the body as tiny injuries all across the face.
In response, the skin in the affected areas begins its repair process. It is the production of collagen, a body material that is responsible for providing structural support to many different tissues including the skin, that is utilized to ‘tighten’ up the face and repair regions that may have begun to sag or get looser with age.
PRP microneedling takes this a step further by using platelet-rich plasma derived from your own blood to further improve imperfections in your skin by exploiting the healing pathways that platelets and other blood components promote.
Another benefit of PRP microneedling is the ability to promote hair growth. The nutrients and growth factors in the plasma are able to stimulate the growth of new hair follicles, which has been shown to rejuvenate the scalp. Most people will require just three to four treatments for noticeable effects.
Delivers Beautiful And Natural Skin
What are the aesthetic benefits?
There are a lot of benefits that can be gotten from PRP microneedling since it can be used to treat a variety of skin imperfections. This makes it an easy and versatile option if you have any of the following skin features that you would like to correct:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Acne scars
- Rough or bumpy skin
- Sun damage
- Stretch marks
- Surgical scars
- Large pores
- Age spots
- Burn scars
Is there any special aftercare needed?
After the treatment, you may have minor swelling, redness, and even bruising, in the skin of the treated area. However, this will usually have resolved within two to four days following the procedure.
It is a convenient procedure as it is non-invasive, and you can return to your daily activities after just 24 hours. Though, there are a few notes you need to take regarding aftercare for microneedling:
- Use room temperature water and a gentle cleanser only, to clean your face for the first three days
- Avoid touching your face, and only do so with clean hands
- Use chemical-free sunscreen
- Do not use makeup
- Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun
- Do not use chemical peels
How quickly will results be seen?
Most patients will be able to notice the first changes in their skin two or three weeks following treatment. However, after about four to six weeks, most people will see a significant improvement compared to the prior.
Some people will need more than one treatment though, as this may be needed to achieve the optimal skin appearance and texture depending on the condition being treated.
How long do results last?
How long the results from a microneedling regimen last is highly dependent on the particular patient and their skin condition, plus how well they care for their skin following the procedure. In some instances, these changes will essentially be permanent. However, most patients should expect their results to last as long as six months.
Can I see results from real people?
Perhaps the best way to see the changes that you can get from PRP microneedling is by checking the Before and After gallery available on the official SkinPen website.
REAL PEOPLE WITH REAL RESULTS
See real results with PRP Microneedling®
How many treatments are required?
The number of treatments that you will require depends on how severe the skin condition you are trying to treat is. For some, a single treatment is sufficient, but others may need as many as four before they see noticeable changes.
Hair regeneration with PRP Case Study
Hair regeneration with PRP 3 treatments
How can I know if this is right for me?
Most people with any of the skin conditions mentioned above is a suitable candidate for this procedure. However, there are some people who should not undergo this procedure. These include the following:
- People with active acne
- Individuals with skin infections
- People with abnormal wound healing such as keloids
A consultation remains the best way to know whether this procedure is perfect for you.
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