Why Everyone is Raving About the Rejuvenating Effects of Microneedling With PRP

Why Everyone is Raving About the Rejuvenating Effects of Microneedling With PRP

Just three years ago, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimated that eight times more noninvasive cosmetic treatments were being done than surgical treatments. That’s because people want to look their best with less complications, downtime, and costs. And when it comes to rejuvenating skin, microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) not only helps you look better without surgery, but it cuts down on healing time and uses your own body to help you look your best.

Residents in Addison, Texas interested in trying microneedling with PRP and other skin treatments to look their best get great results with Dr. Julie Reihsen at Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics.

What is microneedling?

The microneedling procedure (also known as collagen induction therapy) gets its name from the dermaroller device that uses small needles to prick your skin. It’s frequently used on your face to treat a variety of things, including scars, wrinkles, acne pocks, stretch marks, and large pores. The needles are designed to provoke the production of a protein in your body called collagen, which accounts for one-third of the proteins in your body and is abundant in your skin when you’re younger. 

Collagen helps clot your blood and is an integral part of the production of skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. As you get older, your body makes less collagen, which reduces the smoothness, firmness, and elasticity of your skin over time. Microneedling boosts collagen production, which helps to make new skin tissue that’s firmer and smoother.

How does it work with PRP?

PRP therapy uses the plasma in your blood to help support cell growth. Plasma is the liquid portion of the blood, and the PRP procedure isolates your blood plasma to help grow new cells and promote faster healing. It is used to treat a variety of things including hair loss, tendon injuries, osteoarthritis, and post-surgical healing.

Using PRP with microneedling helps to reduce healing time and stimulate new skin cell production, making the combination more effective than microneedling alone. This combination treatment improves scars, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, large pores, and uneven skin texture.

What can you expect during the treatment?

The procedure starts with the microneedling, which lasts up to 30 minutes depending on how much area is being treated. A topical anesthetic is applied to the area to be treated, then the dermaroller is applied to your face. Meanwhile, one of our team members draws your blood and puts it into a centrifuge to separate the plasma, which we apply to your skin.

The small punctures created in your skin from the microneedling will help the PRP solution penetrate quickly to help jump-start the cell growth and healing. A balm soothes any redness and irritation, and you’ll be free to get on with your day.

Some bruising can be expected after the treatment, including redness and swelling, but it should clear up over the next four to six days. You will need to avoid direct sun exposure and avoid rubbing or picking at the treated area while you heal. Avoid vigorous activity directly after treatment, as sweat can increase the risk of swelling and bruising. You may see results after one treatment, or multiple sessions may be necessary.

When you’re ready for smoother, more youthful skin using microneedling with PRP, call Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics in Addison, Texas, at 972-290-1495 to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today. 

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