Aging is a natural part of life, and as you transition into your 30s and beyond, skin changes are predictable but often unwelcome.
Fortunately, there are many ways to fight back against the constant march of time. We offer the most advanced and effective strategies at Holladay Dermatology & Aesthetics in Holladay, Utah. Dr. Robert Topham and our team have many years of experience and a passion for rejuvenating your skin and restoring a younger look.
This blog post explores how aging impacts your face and discusses effective ways to maintain that youthful glow.
Understanding aging and its impact on facial skin
As you age, your skin naturally loses its elasticity and firmness, leading to wrinkles, fine lines, sagging, and dullness. These changes occur due to decreased collagen and elastin production, the two key proteins that keep your skin plump and youthful. Factors like sun exposure, diet, stress, and lifestyle habits can also accelerate these effects.
Incorporating anti-aging strategies into your routine can be a game-changer. We offer laser treatments, photodynamic therapy, Botox®, and fillers to neutralize antioxidants, boost collagen production, and fight the free radicals that cause premature aging.
One of our most popular and effective treatments is microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is sometimes called collagen induction therapy because it triggers a flood of new collagen in the deep layers of your skin.
It’s a minimally invasive procedure involving tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries on your skin’s surface. These tiny wounds trigger your body's natural healing process, stimulating collagen and elastin production.
The benefits of microneedling include:
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improvement of acne scars
- Enhanced skin tone and texture
- Minimized pore size
- Increased product absorption
Microneedling has been around for years, but it just got a huge boost from an emerging new medical field called regenerative medicine. One of the regenerative therapies — platelet-rich plasma — combines with microneedling to make an even bigger difference in your anti-aging treatment.
The power of PRP
PRP is a concentration of platelets derived from your own blood. The platelets release growth factors that promote cell regeneration and speed healing. When we apply the PRP to your skin, the microneedles enable the concentrated serum to seep into the channels created in your skin and reach the inner layers.
Once inside, PRP stimulates collagen production, rebuilds protein structures that plump up your skin, improves your skin’s texture, and enhances overall skin health.
How does microneedling with PRP work?
Your microneedling with PRP treatment begins with drawing a small amount of your blood, which we place in a centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelets from the other blood components.
Next, we perform the microneedling procedure, creating tiny punctures in your skin. We then apply the PRP, allowing the growth factors to penetrate deeply into your skin, enhancing the effects of the microneedling treatment.
What to expect
You can expect some redness and swelling immediately after the treatment, similar to a mild sunburn. These symptoms typically subside within a couple of days. You’ll likely see noticeable improvements in your skin tone and texture within a few weeks, with the full effects visible after several months.
The ultimate anti-aging treatment
Its natural approach sets microneedling with PRP apart from other anti-aging treatments. Instead of synthetic substances, it uses your body's healing power to rejuvenate your skin. This treatment is perfect if you want to reduce signs of aging and achieve a fresher, younger-looking complexion.
Ready for a transformation?
If you're ready to turn back the clock on aging, consider microneedling with PRP. Schedule a consultation at Holladay Dermatology & Aesthetics today to learn more about this treatment and see if it's right for you.