Could the fountain of youth be flowing through your very own veins? Microneedling with platelet-rich plasma rejuvenates your face for younger, plumper skin with injections that use your blood. Here at Intermountain Aesthetics, we provide microneedling with PRP in order to treat signs of aging on your face.
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
This is when the platelets from your own blood are injected back into you. It can be used for hair loss, wound healing, and younger-looking skin through using the special healing cells within your own blood.
PRP is classified as a medical device by the FDA.
What Are PRP Injections Like?
When you have microneedling with platelet-rich plasma done, you can expect the following three steps:
- A small amount of blood is drawn from your arm.
- The blood is taken to a centrifuge in order to separate it into layers.
- You are injected with the layers of blood containing the highest concentration of platelets in your areas of concern. This may be done with a syringe or a microneedling device.
After the PRP is injected into the treatment area, the growth factors from your own blood set to work on healing the target area. These activated platelets stimulate and increase reparative cells, kickstarting your body’s own healing system to heal itself. Since PRP injections are done with your own blood, there’s no need to worry about your body rejecting it, as could be the case if someone else’s blood was used for this treatment instead.
Topical numbing creams make this a typically painless procedure. The entire process takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour and has little-to-no downtime.
Benefits Of PRP For Anti-Aging
After getting microneedling with platelet-rich plasma, you can enjoy:
- Improved complexion
- Reduced wrinkles and fine lines
- Plumper skin where it was previously sagging
- Diminished acne scars
- Diminished surgical scars
- Diminished creases
- Improved skin texture
- Treatment for sun damage
- Minimization of large pores
- Decreased hyperpigmentation
It takes a few weeks or months in order to notice the full effects of this treatment. In order to obtain results, most people have 3+ treatments done. If you get results, they may last up to 18 months.
Is Microneedling With PRP Safe?
Yes, microneedling with PRP is safe, as long as you see experienced professionals like the team here at Allen-Taintor Aesthetics. You may experience some bruising, swelling, and pain for a few days following the procedure, but these go away.
The primary safety concern with PRP is the way in which your blood is handled. It must be kept sterile and the provider must ensure that your injections are with your own blood, not someone else’s. If the blood were to be exposed to contaminants, you could get an infection. If the provider were to accidentally use someone else’s blood for your treatment, you could get very sick.
Qualified professionals exercise utmost caution with PRP in order to keep their patients safe and provide them with optimal treatment.
Microneedling Vs Microneedling With PRP
Microneedling is a procedure done to minimize signs of aging through the use of a device with needles that prick your skin in order to stimulate collagen production.
Microneedling with PRP can improve on the results normal microneedling can provide you with through the use of injections or topical application. People notice longer-lasting results for more intense skin issues with PRP than microneedling alone.
Who Shouldn’t Get PRP?
While PRP is generally safe when administered by experienced professionals, it’s not a good treatment for everyone. If you have a condition that affects your platelets, microneedling with PRP won’t give you the expected results.
Some people who shouldn’t get PRP include those who have the following conditions:
- Blood cancer
- Cardiovascular disease
- Skin cancer in the treatment area
- Hepatitis C
You may not be the best candidate for PRP if you:
- Are pregnant
- Scar easily
- Had a major surgery within the last 6 months
- Have undergone skin radiation in the past 12 months
- Have certain skin conditions
- Have a history of poor wound healing
- Use tretinoin
Your provider will determine whether or not this is a suitable treatment method for you.
What Should You Do If You’re Interested In Microneedling With PRP?
If you want to know if platelet-rich plasma is a good treatment option for you, schedule a consultation with the team here at Allen-Taintor Aesthetics. We will evaluate your skin, go over your medical history and your desired results, and recommend appropriate treatments for you.
Contact us today to learn more about our microneedling with PRP or any of our other aesthetic treatments.