Micro-needling is a relatively new treatment for skin problems like lines, wrinkles, scars, and blemishes. If your skin is showing signs of aging or sun damage, you may benefit from a micro-needling treatment coupled with PRP to help enhance your appearance.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is a skin enhancement treatment involving the use of a device covered with numerous fine needles that penetrate the skin to a shallow depth. The tiny micro-channels created by the process encourages the formation of fresh skin to replace old, worn-out skin cells that display prominent signs of scars, wrinkles, and other blemishes.
The process of micro-needling affects the skin in a controlled manner to trigger skin rejuvenation. While virtually invisible to the naked eye, the microscopic micro-openings coax your body into producing new collagen and elastin fibers. This results in a gradual skin remodeling that diminishes the signs of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, blemishes, and rough skin texture.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet-rich plasma or PRP therapy is a recent innovation in medicine. Popularized by celebrities like former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, the technique involves the extraction of the patient’s own blood, which is spun in a centrifuge. The spinning motion helps separate the platelet component of the blood, which is made into a serum. Platelets help greatly speed up the healing process.
Why is PRP So Effective When Combined with Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is a perfect magnifier of PRP therapy because the process creates many tiny micro-channels in the skin. Normal skin possesses an outer barrier called the stratum corneum. This barrier can prevent larger molecules from penetrating the skin. The micro-channels created by micro-needling allow PRP to penetrate more efficiently and deeply than it could otherwise, greatly enhancing its effectiveness.
PRP and Micro-Needling Benefits
PRP micro-needling combination treatments can make a tremendous difference in the quality of your skin. The procedure can dramatically reduce problems like bags under the eyes, wrinkles, skin blemishes, and scars.
In addition to these benefits, PRP with micro-needling can help significantly improve the evenness of your skin tone. Skin blemishes and sun spots are lightened, and your skin takes on a more youthful, radiant complexion. Most patients benefit from multiple treatment sessions at our office. The results are gradual and cumulative.