What You Need to Know About Microneedling with PRP
Microneedling has long been used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, scars, and some forms of hyperpigmentation. Combining it with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy makes it even more effective at helping patients achieve their cosmetic goals. If you want to treat the signs of aging on your face without surgery, consider microneedling with PRP. In this blog, we’ll explore the top benefits of this state-of-the-art skin treatment.
Boosts Collagen Production
Microneedling with PRP uses fine microneedles to prick the skin tissues, stimulating increased collagen protein production. PRP further increases production of collagen. Collagen improves skin elasticity and structure, giving it a tighter and more youthful appearance.
An Effective Combination
On its own, microneedling provides excellent results, but when combined with PRP, its results are greatly enhanced. PRP uses plasma and platelets harvested from your blood to further heal the skin, improving rejuvenation. It also reduces any redness and swelling that occurs after microneedling.
Microneedling leaves channels in the skin tissues. When PRP is applied to these channels, it penetrates more deeply into the skin tissues for more effective results.
Treats Numerous Skin Issues
CosmoPen microneedling with PRP addresses wrinkles, poor skin texture, sun damage, uneven skin tone, and melasma. Additionally, it can treat hyperpigmentation, age spots, acne scars, dry skin, and enlarged pores. Microneedling with PRP also treats scars from acne or surgery, makes stretch marks less visible, tightens sagging skin, and even treats alopecia.
Quick and Convenient
If you opt for microneedling with PRP, you can enjoy improved skin without incisions or an extended recovery period. The treatment process is quick; the microneedling portion only takes around 30 minutes.
Only Minimal Discomfort
Getting microneedling with PRP is not considered painful. A local anesthetic will be administered to numb the target areas, minimizing pain and discomfort during the procedure.
Minimal Recovery Required
Only minimal recovery time is required after the procedure. You can resume normal activities after a day or two. You may notice temporary swelling or redness after the treatment. It helps that the microscopic punctures make it easier for the skin to absorb PRP, facilitating healing and enhancing the results of microneedling.
Avoid exercises, non-mineral makeup products, and exposure to the sun as your skin heals. You can return for another session after 10 to 15 days. Four to six treatments can provide optimal results.