Skin issues are oftentimes more complicated than we might expect. Problems can arise like complications due to acne, aging, and sun damage. Regardless, we would all like to heal our skin as quickly as possible and with few complications. A technique called microneedling with PRP has allowed thousands of people to resume their daily lives quickly while enjoying beautiful, glowing, and rejuvenated skin.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling takes advantage of the known fact that controlled skin injury leads to the turnover of old skin cells in favor of new ones that appear more smooth and youthful. A special device creates many micro-injuries in the skin surface, and your body responds by replacing unwanted skin tissue with fresh skin that emerges from underneath. The best candidates for microneedling are those who are dealing with skin problems like lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, blemishes, or acne scars.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy has been used for over two decades in dental and oral surgery. More recently, it has emerged as an innovative technology used in sports medicine, as well as cosmetic treatments.
PRP therapy involves the withdrawal of the patient’s own blood to create a blood product called PRP. It works because platelets are a natural reservoir for certain growth factors that speed healing and rejuvenate the skin. The PRP product helps to increase collagen production and stem cell proliferation. It also makes cartilage more resilient and stimulates blood flow to send nourishment into certain tissues.
What is Microneedling with PRP?
Although PRP therapy is extremely effective in its own right, microneedling helps supercharge the treatment process. The microscopic punctures that occur as a result of the microneedling treatment process act as microscopic channels to allow the PRP product to enter microchannels. Microneedling with PRP has proved to be safe for most patients and skin types.