Microneedling is a tried-and-true cosmetic procedure known for its powerful anti-aging results. It’s a minimally invasive method of skin rejuvenation that can help tighten and smooth your skin while improving texture, tone, and overall appearance!
Chasing Vanity Salon and Medi Spa has seen microneedling significantly grow in popularity due to its benefits and results. While traditional microneedling is fantastic on its own, when combined with PRP (platelet-rich plasma), it’s even more effective.
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma.
Plasma is an element in your blood that plays a crucial role in your health. Plasma actually makes up about 55% of your blood’s total volume! The remaining blood is made of a combination of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
The plasma in your blood helps take nutrients, proteins, and hormones to areas of your body that need them. Cellular waste also cycles through the plasma to help keep you healthy. Platelets are cells circulating in your blood that bind together when they recognize damage to your blood vessels.
Many blood drives only gather donated plasma because it is such an important component of medical therapies. In fact, some health organizations even refer to plasma as “the gift of life.”
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is any procedure that uses your own platelets to help accelerate or stimulate healing.
PRP therapy is used for a variety of treatments, including the following:
- Treating injured muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons
- Hair loss
- Arthritis-related pain
- Musculoskeletal pain
Injections of PRP are typically effective for an average of six to nine months, although the duration can depend on the patient.
Traditional microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that uses a special instrument to make tiny micro-wounds on your body. These wounds stimulate your body’s healing response, which forces your body to create collagen.
Collagen is a protein in your body that plays an important role in many functions, including wound healing and the overall health of your skin. As you age, your body starts to produce less and less collagen, which is why your skin becomes saggy and thinner and lines and wrinkles become more noticeable.
Microneedling works by helping your body create collagen, which results in rejuvenated skin. Over time, treated areas of your skin will show reduced cellulite or scarring, or they will become tighter and volumized, depending on your treatment goals.
How does microneedling help reduce scarring and cellulite? It tightens and volumizes your skin because, as your body produces new collagen, that collagen is able to reinforce the structures of your skin and make it stronger and tighter.
When platelet-rich plasma therapy and microneedling are combined, the results are more potent than either therapy on their own.
How PRP Microneedling Works
When you receive a PRP microneedling facial, we will take a sample of your blood and use a medical device called a centrifuge to separate your PRP from the rest of your blood.
Then, we will begin the traditional microneedling process, using microneedles to prick your skin and make tiny holes in the surface.
After the first round of microneedling, we will apply your PRP to these tiny holes to further encourage both collagen production and cell reproduction.
Benefits of PRP Microneedling
One major benefit of a PRP microneedling facial is that it uses elements of your own body to help with treatment. This may be particularly appealing if you are hesitant to add foreign substances to your body, like fillers or other types of injections.
PRP microneedling is used for a variety of cosmetic treatments, including the following:
- Acne scars and surgical scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sunspots and sun damage
- Large pores
- Uneven skin texture
PRP was added to traditional microneedling to help accelerate the overall healing process and stimulate your body’s skin renewal to produce better results. Many patients who have received both traditional microneedling and PRP microneedling have found higher satisfaction and decreased downtime with PRP microneedling.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
The number of PRP microneedling facial treatments you’ll need to reach your goals depend on two things: your body and your desired results.
For example, patients with scarring over a larger surface area may take longer to respond to PRP microneedling treatment than someone getting PRP microneedling for cellulite.
We will advise you on the number of treatments you need and continue to evaluate the success of your treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results.
Keep in mind that PRP microneedling does not provide immediate results. PRP microneedling works with your body to help it heal itself. This takes time as your body works to produce collagen. It may take a few weeks to start showing results, but you can expect to see continued improvement in your skin for weeks after the procedure.
Are You a Candidate for PRP Microneedling?
If you are interested in overall skin rejuvenation on your face or body to help with scars, cellulite, or any other cosmetic issues, PRP microneedling could be a great treatment option for you.
Since PRP microneedling is safe and minimally invasive, it’s generally suitable for just about everyone.
PRP microneedling may not be appropriate for you if you are pregnant or have active acne, certain skin conditions, or chronic illnesses.
At Chasing Vanity Salon and Medi Spa, we perform a thorough evaluation on our patients prior to any procedure. Our medical team will determine a custom treatment plan tailored specifically for you based on your skin, health, and treatment goals.
To learn more about PRP Microneedling and to schedule a consultation, visit our website.