Microneedling is Magic
I have used Microneedling in my practice for many years. It is one of those procedures that everyone can benefit from. Everyone. All skin types and all ages. We have microneedled many substances into the skin and found that the most effective for anyone who has a facial concern is PRP. For young patients in their 20s who want Microneedling to build a collagen bank and have no problems with their skin, microneedling with hyaluronic acid or growth factors can be effective.
Microneedling with PRP, a celebrity secret, is a procedure that uses PRP with contain growth factors from your own blood to rejuvenate the skin. A tube of blood is drawn from you just like you are having a routine blood test performed, It is then spun down and the plasma is harvested. This plasma is rich in growth factors which when microneedled into the skin rejuvenate the skin stimulating collagen production.
Changes we see with the Microneedling with PRP include:
- Glowing skin
- Improvement in fine lines and wrinkles
- Firming of the skin
- Improved texture
- Softening of acne scars
This rejuvenation appears very natural is using your own blood. It is a perfect procedure if you do not want injections like fillers and Botox. Typically you leave the office red and somewhat swollen. All of this typically resolves in about 3-5 days, depending on how aggressive we are during your procedure. We recommend 4-5 sessions, spaced 2-4 weeks apart depending on the desired result.
Incorporating PRP injections in certain areas of the face-around the eyes, around the mouth, etc can also give good results. If you received an initial package of 3-5 Microneedling with PRP and injections and continue with a maintenance program quarterly, the results build on top of each other. We have seen that there is less of a need for fillers if you are doing maintenance treatments.