Microneedling is a minimally invasive, skin rejuvenation therapy that refreshes your skin and restores your youthful and vibrant appearance.
At Precision Regenerative Medicine, we offer an added benefit to your microneedling treatment. Tammy Penhollow, DO, and our regenerative aesthetics specialists incorporate medical grade platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into your session to maximize your results.
How microneedling with PRP works
Microneedling is an aesthetic treatment that uses a handheld device to create micro-wounds in your skin. This treatment stimulates your body’s natural healing processes, prompting the increased production of collagen. Collagen is an essential protein that’s needed for healthy, youthful-looking skin.
Like collagen, PRP is a substance already found naturally in your body. The plasma contains special growth factors that further increases collagen production and helps your body heal itself from the inside out.
During your microneedling treatment, our team draws a sample of your blood and processes it in a centrifuge, a device that quickly spins the blood to separate PRP from the other materials. The resulting high concentration of medical grade PRP is what we use in your treatment.
Not all PRP is created equal! Because Dr. Penhollow also uses PRP in orthopedic and pain conditions for the joints and the spine, the kits she uses for PRP for the skin or scalp yield that same high concentration of platelet rich plasma and with that is higher concentration of all of the growth factors and anti-inflammatory factors.
As part of your microneedling session, we microneedle the PRP into your target tissues - the skin of the face, neck, or decolletage, the skin over and into scars, or the scalp. As the device creates the micro-wounds, it pushes the PRP deeper into your tissues where the growth factors will help stimulate the growth of new, healthy collagen.
Benefits of microneedling with PRP
As new collagen grows in the weeks after your microneedling treatment, you should notice a visible difference in the health of your skin. This treatment is safe and effective for all skin types and tones.
Microneedling with PRP is beneficial for the treatment of a variety of common skin flaws, including those associated with aging. This minimally invasive treatment can address:
Acne scars form when your body tries to heal itself after a breakout. If not enough collagen grows during the healing process, you’re left with recessed scars in your skin.
New collagen growth after microneedling with PRP can fill in acne scars, so your skin looks smoother and healthier.
As collagen levels increase in your skin after microneedling, your skin gets firmer, and large pores look smaller.
Wrinkles and fine lines
Wrinkles and fine lines develop because of the loss of collagen as you age. The increased firmness of your skin following microneedling smooths out age-related wrinkles and fine lines, giving you a younger-looking appearance.
Uneven skin tone and texture
As collagen is necessary for healthy skin, the new growth of collagen can dramatically improve the overall tone and texture of your skin. Your face not only looks younger and more evenly toned, it feels firmer and smoother.
Added benefits of microneedling with PRP
Another benefit of microneedling with PRP is the long-lasting results this treatment provides. Because microneedling addresses the root cause of wrinkles, acne scars, and other skin flaws, you can expect your results to last for months or years.
Treatment requires no incisions or downtime. You can go right back to your usual activities after your session while the growth factors in PRP start working to improve your skin. It can take several weeks to see the maximum benefit of your treatment, but with a good skincare routine and a healthy diet, you can maintain your results in the long term.
To find out how microneedling with PRP can improve your skin, schedule a diagnostic evaluation online or by calling Precision Regenerative Medicine today.