Is your skin not up to par? Whether you’re noticing wrinkles and fine lines, sagging where the skin used to be plump, sun spots, or other such cosmetic issues, your confidence may take a hit. While there are endless products and treatments out there that claim to help with all sorts of aesthetic concerns, one of the most effective treatments you already have – it’s in your blood.
Microneedling with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) may initially seem shocking – what do you mean you’re using your own blood in order to improve your skin?! However, this minimally invasive treatment method delivers better results than microneedling alone – and is nowhere near as terrifying or painful as you may think.
Here is what you need to know about microneedling with PRP, the difference between this and normal microneedling, and why you would even want to have this treatment done in the first place. Let’s get into it!
What Is Microneedling With PRP?
Microneedling with PRP is when the platelet-rich plasma from your blood is then injected or applied to your face in order to treat all sorts of skin conditions, from wrinkles to age sports to scarring and more. It may sound scary and painful, but it’s really a minimally invasive procedure.
Blood is drawn from your arm and then taken to a centrifuge in order to separate it out into layers. The provider uses the layer with the most plasma in it for your treatment. A topical numbing solution is applied to your face in order to make it a virtually painless procedure. After microneedling, the PRP is applied immediately. This natural serum kickstarts repair and rejuvenation, taking the results you’d see from a typical microneedling session to the next level.
What’s The Difference Between Microneedling And Microneedling With PRP?
Microneedling, like microneedling with PRP, is a cosmetic procedure used in order to treat signs of aging, like the aforementioned fine lines and sagging skin. In your typical microneedling treatments, providers use a special device with needles on it in order to prick your skin, thus stimulating collagen production.
As you age, your body starts producing less collagen, hence why your skin gets thinner, drier, and less elastic in time. By stimulating new collagen production, microneedling improves skin elasticity and hydration, allowing you to enjoy younger-looking skin.
Microneedling with PRP is like your typical microneedling, except it uses platelet-rich plasma from your blood. The addition of PRP improves the outcomes of standard microneedling treatments and improves the healing rate. PRP helps you achieve results faster, and more effectively.
Microneedling with PRP can be done like standard microneedling, with the special device with needles in it, or it can be done with injections in the targeted areas.
Why Would You Get Microneedling With PRP?
There are many skin issues that microneedling with platelet-rich plasma can help with. Some of them are as follows:
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
- Surgical scars
- Loss of plumpness
- Large pores
- Skin texture
- And more!
It is important to note here that it may take multiple treatments in order for you to notice results. However, once you do, results can last up to 18 months, compared to the 3-5 months that is typical for standard microneedling.
As such, if you wish to improve your skin, microneedling with the use of platelet-rich plasma is an excellent option in order to provide you with optimal results.
Are You Interested In Microneedling With PRP?
As wonderful as microneedling with PRP is, it’s not suitable for everyone. In order to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for this facial treatment, schedule a consultation with the experts here at Intermountain Aesthetics. We will evaluate your skin and go over your medical history in order to determine whether or not this is a suitable treatment for you.
We love providing our patients with cosmetic treatments to help them reach their aesthetic goals, but we won’t sacrifice your safety to do so or recommend a treatment that is wrong for you. If PRP is a good treatment option for you, we’ll recommend it. If it’s not, we’ll go over the other options available to you.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation and let us help you regain your confidence in your skin. Beauty is more than skin-deep – but it sure is nice to have beautiful skin to boot!