Skin rejuvenation with micro-needling and platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) is a relatively new treatment that can produce youthful, glowing results. You may have questions as there are plenty of myths, misconceptions and misleading information about this procedure. To be sure, a facial treatment that uses your blood and tiny needles to produce results can sound rather gruesome; but in reality, it is not as dramatic as you may imagine.
Micro-needling for Healthier-Looking Skin
Below the surface of the skin is the skin matrix, which is a comprised of collagen and elastin. These elements work together to give skin its volume and firmness. As you age, the production of these substances slows. This affects the way your skin looks.
As it loses its fullness, pores begin to look larger, fine lines and wrinkles begin to develop. Think of an old balloon that has leaked air over time and now looks saggy and wrinkly. When you add air to it, the wrinkles smooth out and the balloon looks normal again. In essence, micro-needling works to restore your skin’s natural appearance by stimulating production of collagen and elastin again.
Adding PRP to the Treatment
PRP uses the platelets in your own blood to rejuvenate your skin. Contained in the PRP are healing and growth factors which aid in stimulating the growth of new, healthier skin cells. PRP also helps repair damaged tissue. When added along with micro-needling, the result is skin that looks healthier and fresher than ever.
The way in which the PRP is used in the micro-needling procedure depends on your specific needs. Before treatment, Dr. Khosh or Michele Rivard, P.A. will consult with you to determine the best approach. In one method, the PRP is injected into the skin during the micro-needling process. The other method is to apply it to the freshly micro-needled skin. Each method has its advantages.
Micro-needling with PRP can make a significant difference in how your skin looks. For fresher, healthier skin with a rejuvenated glow, schedule an appointment with Creative Facial Aesthetics today.
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