If you’re looking for a minimally invasive way to restore the youthful beauty of your skin, microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) might be the solution.
At Precision Regenerative Medicine, Tammy Penhollow, DO, and our team of aesthetic experts offer in-office microneedling treatments that are enhanced by PRP. We can customize a treatment plan that addresses common skin flaws associated with aging, including wrinkles and fine lines. Treatment can also improve your overall complexion, giving you a youthful-looking glow.
An overview of microneedling
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a special device to create micro-wounds in your skin. As a result of these wounds, your body sends excess blood and collagen to the treatment area to help it heal.
Collagen is an essential protein that’s needed for healthy skin. As you get older, your body slows down its production of collagen and it shows in your skin. You might notice the loss of volume in your skin that makes your cheeks look sunken and causes wrinkles and creases to form around your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Microneedling boosts your body’s production of collagen to plump up your skin and smooth out wrinkles and lines. Our team can also add PRP to your treatment to enhance your results.
How PRP improves your skin health
PRP is a substance found naturally in your blood. It contains growth factors that help trigger the natural healing of your soft tissues.
To access the PRP, we withdraw a sample of your blood in-office and process it in a centrifuge. This device rapidly spins your blood to separate the PRP from other materials. The remaining high concentration of PRP is what Dr. Penhollow uses in your microneedling treatment.
What to expect during your microneedling session
During your microneedling session, Dr. Penhollow uses a handheld device to create micro-wounds in your skin. If you’re receiving PRP therapy during your treatment, she will prepare the PRP and apply it directly to your skin before using the microneedling tool.
This technique helps move the PRP deep within your skin to treat wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks. Dr. Penhollow can microneedle various parts of your body, including your:
Generally, you need a series of microneedling treatments to achieve your desired results. Dr. Penhollow customizes a treatment plan to meet or exceed your aesthetic goals without the need for incisions, surgery, or downtime.
In fact, immediately after your microneedling procedure, you can go back to your usual routine without the need for recovery and with minimal risk for side effects.
When you’ll see your microneedling results
As new collagen grows, the skin in your treatment areas will become firmer and smoother. This process doesn’t happen overnight. However, within two to three weeks, you should see a noticeable difference in the health and appearance of your skin.
You can also enjoy the benefits of microneedling with PRP in the long term. Your results will be long-lasting because microneedling addresses the root cause of your wrinkles and fine lines – loss of collagen. In the weeks after your treatment, new collagen continues to grow and remains in place for months or even years to come.
Find out if you’re a candidate for microneedling with PRP by calling Precision Regenerative Medicine or by booking an appointment online today.