The rising popularity of microneedling is testimony to its amazing ability to rejuvenate skin affected by sun damage or the effects of aging. But did you know that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can dramatically increase the effectiveness of a needling treatment?
Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that has been increasing in popularity over the last two decades. The treatment works through the controlled delivery of microscopic skin injuries to the surface of the skin, triggering the formation of new collagen and elastin fibers to reduce the appearance of many common skin problems.
A needling treatment can help to improve the appearance of conditions like wrinkles, stretch marks, blemishes, hyperpigmentation, rough skin, and scars due to acne, trauma, or surgery. In many cases, patients respond best to multiple treatment sessions spaced several weeks apart.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP therapy is an advanced type of treatment that was popularized by professional athletes like the NBA’s Kobe Bryant. It has helped thousands of patients to speed up the healing process after various forms of trauma. The treatment works through the creation of a blood product derived from the patient’s own blood. We use a centrifuge to concentrate blood platelets and take advantage of the many growth factors that they contain to increase the rate of healing in different types of injuries.
Enhancing Results with PRP Therapy
PRP therapy helps to improve the results of microneedling by adding numerous growth factors contained within the PRP blood product. PRP absorption is also improved by the thousands of microscopic skin channels created by a needling treatment, allowing it to bypass the outer barrier of the skin. PRP therapy with microneedling has been used to treat conditions as diverse as deep scars, lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, and hair loss in both men and women.
Number of Treatments
Unless you have extremely superficial skin problems, you would probably benefit from multiple treatment sessions. This is because each subsequent treatment session builds upon the results of previous sessions. You should notice continual improvement in the condition of your skin affected by aging or sun damage. Many patients have seen dramatic enhancements in these types of conditions when they receive multiple treatments spaced several weeks apart.
Best Candidates for Microneedling with PRP
The best candidates for microneedling with PRP are those dealing with skin problems like light to moderate wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation. If you are dealing with a current skin infection or active breakout, you will need to resolve the condition before undergoing this treatment.
For More Information
If you would like more information about what microneedling with PRP can do for you and your skin, simply speak with the professionals at SOZA Clinic in Richardson, Bedford, and Winnsboro, TX. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!