Are you looking for a way to reduce signs of aging, without having to undergo an intensive, invasive procedure?
Microneedling is a great cosmetic treatment that can help improve your skin’s overall appearance. Microneedling not only helps with signs of aging (fine lines, wrinkles, Sun spots), but microneedling can also help reduce the look of scarring.
We know how it feels to want to cover up your face or apply face makeup in the hopes of giving your face a younger look, and free from any unwanted scarring. With the help of microneedling, this treatment naturally boosts your body’s collagen and elastin production by creating tiny wounds in the skin. Your skin over time then heals these wounds and creates healthy skin cells that ultimately give you the appearance of younger-looking skin.
Even better, microneedling with PRP can help improve your overall healing process time and potentially give you even better treatment results. Yet, you may be wondering: what is PRP, anyways?
In this article, you’ll learn everything there is to know about microneedling with PRP so you have all the information you need to know if this treatment is right for your own skin goals and needs.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a type of cosmetic procedure that uses a device with small needles to prick the skin and create small facial wounds. These tiny wounds then cause your body to make more collagen and elastin to heal the pricks in your skin. This increase in collagen and elastin ultimately heals the skin and helps your skin look more youthful.
Microneedling is a non-invasive treatment that many patients get to improve the overall appearance of their skin by helping reduce fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and more.
What Is PRP?
PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, is a substance that can help the healing process, such as in microneedling. Since microneedling causes small wounds in the skin to promote collagen production, PRP works by having proteins that not only help the blood clot but help with cell growth. Therefore, if you have damaged tissues, such as in the case of microneedling generating small facial wounds, injecting PRP can help your body grow new healthy cells. This is because the injection is more concentrated and will thus help the overall healing process rather than waiting for your body to heal from the microneedling treatment on its own.
The PRP injection substance is taken from a sample of your own blood. This sample of your blood then undergoes a series of steps to ultimately separate the blood components. The healthcare professional then takes the separated plasma and uses that to prepare to use as part of what they inject during the microneedling session.
As a result, if you want to have a microneedling treatment done, but are worried about the healing process, consider adding PRP to your session. The plasma injection may help improve the redness and swelling after a microneedling treatment.
Fun fact: You may have even heard or seen microneedling with PRP done before! If you’ve ever heard of a “vampire facial” before, this phrase is often referring to microneedling with PRP. This is when the plasma is applied topically to the face after the microneedling session.
Microneedling with PRP Benefits
There are a wide variety of benefits to microneedling, especially with PRP. Microneedling provides the perfect opportunity to reduce the signs of aging for a younger-looking complexion.
Skin issues, especially concerning aging, are nearly inevitable. If you struggle with any of the below skin concerns, consider getting microneedling done to help achieve a more youthful, radiant appearance. These benefits of microneedling include:
- Helps reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.
- Improves the look of fine lines and/or wrinkles.
- Helps improve loose skin.
- Reduces the look of scarring, including acne scars and burn scars.
- Decreases the appearance of skin discoloration.
- Reduces Sun spots/signs of Sun damage.
- Improves uneven skin texture.
Therefore, if you struggle with aging skin, hyperpigmentation, and/or scarring, you should consider scheduling a microneedling appointment with us at BB Aesthetic. Our team of skilled nurse practitioners will ensure you feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the treatment.
Now that you’ve discovered how microneedling can help with signs of aging, it’s time to dive deeper into the benefits of using PRP during your microneedling session.
Although microneedling on its own improves the appearance of your skin, microneedling with PRP can further enhance treatment results as well as lower the recovery time after the session.
As a result, using PRP with microneedling provides even more benefits than a regular microneedling session, including:
- Helps improve acne scaring more.
- Decreases the overall redness and swelling post-treatment.
- Lowers the amount of recovery time needed after the session.
Overall, microneedling with PRP is great for those who want a more youthful glow, but also want a faster, more efficient recovery time with the help of PRP.
Is Microneedling with PRP Better Than Regular Microneedling?
If you are worried about the side effects of redness and swelling that accompany the microneedling process, microneedling with PRP is an effective way to help with the post-treatment recovery process.
The whole concept of microneedling involves creating small wounds in a particular area of the skin so that it can then heal for a more youthful-looking appearance. This is because these wounds will then increase your collagen and elastin production, giving you an overall more youthful glow. Therefore, the need for these wounds to heal is inevitable. PRP provides an added way to speed up and help these side effects from microneedling.
Schedule Your Microneedling With PRP At BB Aesthetic Today
Are you looking to achieve younger-looking skin?
Consider getting microneedling with PRP done at BB Aesthetic. Our team of trained nurse practitioners will make you feel comfortable and relaxed during the entire process.
Schedule your appointment today or contact us at 614-934-5000.