Are you unhappy with your skin’s appearance because of the presence of lines, wrinkles, scars, or blotches? If so, you might want to learn more information about micro-needling treatments with PRP.
The abovementioned common skin conditions can leave you feeling and looking older than your actual age, which can even lead to feelings of diminished self-esteem and self-confidence. It is a myth that the only way to significantly enhance the appearance of your skin is to undergo cosmetic surgery. Although cosmetic surgery offers dramatic results, some people aren’t quite ready for it, and some people don’t qualify for surgery.
The good news is that there exists a minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation technique that offers significant results without the need to undergo surgery. Since no incisions are involved, your recovery time will be much faster, and you will have fewer side effects.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is a minimally-invasive skin enhancement treatment that does not require significant downtime or healing. The treatment process itself is quite simple. We pass the micro-needling device over the surface of your skin in a series of passes that forms many tiny microscopic channels in the surface of your skin.
Micro-needling works by triggering your body’s own self-repair process. The micro-injuries created by the treatment coax your body into laying down fresh collagen fibers that promote more youthful skin that displays fewer imperfections such as lines, wrinkles, scars, and blemishes.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a product created from your own blood. Its use greatly speeds healing in your body and increases cell division. Micro-needling works in conjunction with PRP by allowing it to make use of the many punctures created by the treatment. PRP can then bypass the stratum corneum or outer skin barrier, increasing both penetration and effectiveness.
How Many Treatments Would I Need?
The answer depends on your own individual genetics and medical history, as well as the current condition of your skin. For many patients, one session is all that is required to correct minor skin imperfections. If your skin condition is more serious, you may benefit from multiple micro-needling treatments with PRP.
One important thing to remember is that the results of the treatments are cumulative. Each time you have a treatment, you should see more and more improvements in your skin. However, you must wait a set amount of time between treatment sessions to ensure that your skin has time to heal completely.