You care about your skin, and that means that you stay on top of the industry’s best and newest trends. Allow us to introduce to you one of the best cosmetic treatments to hit the scene: microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
Our team of experts at Holladay Dermatology & Aesthetics in Holladay, Utah, are diving deeper into just how powerful this duo really is.
A review of microneedling
It never hurts to get a refresher course on the treatments you know and love. MIcroneedling involves pricking your skin with tiny sterilized needles. We use the SkinPen® by Bellus Medical — the first microneedling device cleared by the FDA.
This process creates controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural wound-healing response. In turn, you produce more of the structural protections, collagen and elastin, that heal your skin and make it supple and youthful.
We use microneedling to address a wide variety of dermatologic and cosmetic issues, including:
- Large pores
- Sagging skin
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
Microneedling on its own is an incredibly effective treatment, but adding PRP into the mix makes a huge difference.
The basics of PRP
Platelet-rich plasma is a substance that contains high concentrations of powerful healing and growth factors — and it comes from your own blood. Plasma is the liquid part of your blood that’s mainly water and protein. It allows platelets (a type of blood cell that helps your blood clot) to move freely through your blood.
We isolate plasma and platelets by taking a sample of your blood and processing it through a machine called a centrifuge, which spins your blood and separates the components.
Then, we apply platelet-rich plasma to your face in combination with the microneedling.
Combining microneedling and PRP
As the SkinPen creates micro-perforations in your skin, the PRP seeps into the deepest layers of your skin. Together, they trigger a dual effect of collagen and elastin production and new, healthy cell growth.
Microneedling with PRP rebuilds your skin from within, which gives you both healthy and younger-looking skin.
Maximizing the results
You start to notice the effects of microneedling with PRP around 10-14 days after your treatment, but the results aren’t permanent.
To get the most out of each treatment, we strongly encourage you to establish a consistent at-home skin-care routine and always wear sunscreen. We can guide you toward the best products and techniques to get the most out of your regimen.
We also encourage you to have multiple treatments. We typically recommend three treatments over the course of three months, but that varies depending on your needs.
If you have more questions about microneedling with PRP, or if you want to see if it’s right for you, don’t hesitate to call our friendly staff or request an appointment online today.