Now more than ever, minimally invasive facial rejuvenation is being sought after by men and women alike for a quick refresh without the downtime. Microneedling is a popular nonsurgical treatment option to rejuvenate the skin with minimal downtime. It can also be combined with PRP to help boost results for an even more noticeable improvement in rejuvenation.
A microneedling treatment involves the use of a special device that contains many fine needles. These needles puncture the skin at various depths to create micro injuries in the skin. Each puncture stimulates the release of growth factors and cytokines to stimulate neovascularization (the natural formation of new blood vessels) and neocollagenesis (the process of collagen stimulation). This helps in the creation of new, healthy cells for an improvement in skin texture and firmness. This treatment is also great for improving fine lines and wrinkles, reducing acne scars, lightening hyperpigmentation and sun spots, and reducing the appearance of large pores.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment entails drawing blood from the patient like a standard blood draw at the doctor’s office. This blood sample is then placed into a centrifuge which separates the plasma from the red and white blood cells. Plasma contains a high concentration of stem cells, platelets, and growth factors to help stimulate collagen and elastin production for youthful-looking skin.
PRP can be applied to the skin following microneedling treatments to ensure that the PRP is fully absorbed. When PRP is used along with microneedling, PRP supercharges the microneedling benefits for optimal rejuvenation. PRP can also help to address puffiness and dark circles under the eyes, so you can look as good as you feel. Plus, because microneedling with PRP is minimally invasive, there is minimal recovery time needed. In fact, patients can usually return to work later that day.
Are you interested in rejuvenating your complexion, without the incisions, stitches, and downtime? If so, microneedling with PRP could be a good match for you. Take the first step towards a more youthful you by contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sweat.