Glowing, fresh, and youthful skin is something that everyone desires. But unfortunately, wrinkles, scars, hyperpigmentation, and blemishes destroy your appearance and impact your self-esteem and confidence, leading to anxiety and depression. The good news is cosmetic dermatology has brought many innovations. Microneedling and PRP are the two excellent treatments that give you flawless, beautiful, and natural-looking rejuvenation.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a cosmetic practice in which tiny needles are used to pierce the skin, boosting the natural production of collagen protein. It utilizes your skin’s natural ability to heal scars and fade fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure of micro-needling is easy and minimally non-invasive. It perfectly reduces the appearance of aging signs, rough skin texture, crow’s feet, laugh lines, acne scars, surgical or chicken pox scars, large pores, sun-damaged skin, and stretch marks.
Combining Microneedling With PRP
The results of micro-needling can be further enhanced when combined with PRP. The platelet-rich plasma accelerates the healing of damaged tissues and lessens the appearance of pigmentation and scars. PRP involves the extraction of a patient’s blood to isolate the platelet-rich plasma with a centrifuge machine. As blood is obtained from the patient, the risk of allergic reactions is minimal. The PRP is rich in protein and growth factors that regulate the active cell migration and encourage the development of collagen and elastin protein.
Combining micro-needling with PRP significantly increases the production of collagen. As a result, it provides a youthful radiance and tightening to the skin.
How does the Treatment work?
The micro-needling device creates channels within the dermis, allowing the deeper penetration of PRP serum. As platelet-rich plasma contains a higher protein concentration and growth factors, it seeps deep into the skin and does wonder. Some of the key components of PRP are as follows.
- Epidermal growth factor (EGF) regulates cell growth and accelerates the healing of damaged tissues.
- Transforming growth factor (TGF) enhances the growth of new blood vessels.
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) involves signaling the protein for healthy cell growth and development.
- Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) boosts the production of new connective tissues and helps repair the injured cells.
- Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) promotes collagen and proteoglycan formation.
- Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF) increases cell turnover and replaces damaged cells with new and healthy cells.
Combining micro-needling with PRP is a fantastic combination. It allows the maximum absorption of nourishing growth factors into the skin. The process is safe for all skin types and tones.
How Long Do Results Last?
Several micro-needling sessions with PRP are required to treat a particular skin condition. However, the patient will likely see an improvement in skin after the initial session. Results of micro-needling with PRP are long-lasting because the body relies on its own healing process. Typically, the results of one treatment session last for 3-6 months. For some skin conditions like acne scarring, the improvement is permanent. In addition, the multiple sessions give you a healthy foundation for your skin.
How Often Can You Get Microneedling With PRP?
It is safe to get micro-needling with PRP once a month. It ensures the maximum improvement of aging skin. Most patients experience a total face rejuvenation after 3 to 5 sessions spaced four weeks apart.
How Fast Can You See the Results of PRP with Microneedling?
It depends on your skin conditions and needs. Some patients likely see the results within 2-3 days of the initial session, while others may need multiple sessions to see some satisfactory results.
Ideal Candidates for the Treatment
Almost everyone with aging signs, scars, and pigmentation is ideal for the treatment. However, avoid the procedure if you are experiencing some active acne lesions, skin infections, cold sores, eczema, or rosacea. It is best to ask a medical doctor if you are undergoing some medical condition before any facial rejuvenation procedure.
Book Your Consultation at James Christian Cosmetics
If you want to improve skin texture, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, enlarged pores, fine lines, or wrinkles, then micro-needling with PRP is the perfect solution. Our founder, James Christian, is a Registered Physician Assistant-Certified (RPA-C). He is an expert in performing facial rejuvenation procedures, including dermal fillers, Botox, chemical peels, PRP, Microneedling, vampire facelift, and more. Feel free to contact our team and speak with our professionals to discuss your aesthetic goals.
We look forward to treating you!