Acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or sagging skin are some of the early signs of aging that everyone goes through at some point in their lives. As a result, your skin appears uneven in texture and tone.
If you’re looking for something more effective than topical products (but something less drastic than surgery), Microneedling might prove to be just the thing.
Microneedling, when paired with PRP therapy, can help rejuvenate your skin by triggering its natural healing response and initiating the growth of a healthy new layer of skin with no downtime.
Read on to know more about it.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a non-surgical procedure that involves puncturing the skin with fine, sterile needles to trigger your body’s healing response. This increases its natural collagen production and boosts skin cell regeneration for skin that looks and feels firmer and smoother over time.
What Is PRP Stem Cell Microneedling?
Microneedling with PRP (short for Platelet-Rich Fibrin) therapy is an innovative form of microneedling that can help with a wide range of skin problems. The PRP serum is enriched with stem cells and growth factors that can further increase new skin cell turnover and lead to more dramatic skin regeneration results.
The procedure is similar to traditional microneedling (i.e., puncturing the skin with tiny needles), except that it’s followed by the application of PRP serum directly to the area of concern. The tiny punctures act as microchannels and aid in better absorption of the serum.
What Does Microneedling Do For Your Skin?
Microneedling has gained massive popularity owing to its health and aesthetic benefits. It can be performed on your skin, as well as your scalp to enhance the volume and strength of your hair. Here are some of the benefits of microneedling:
- Reduces the appearance of acne and other scars
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Helps with hyperpigmentation and dark spots
- Restores skin’s elasticity and suppleness
- Shrinks enlarged pores
- Evens out skin tone and texture
- Reduces stretch marks
What Can I Expect From The Procedure?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure performed using single-use, sterile needle cartridges that can contain up to 160 fine needles. The depth of the needles’ penetration depends on the target area and the severity of your concern.
For example, your provider might opt to penetrate a little deeper into the cheeks as compared to the forehead. A soothing mask can be applied post-microneedling to help calm down the treated area.
Next, the PRP serum is applied directly onto the treated area. The platelets, stem cells, and certain growth factors present in PRP serum decrease the healing time and optimize the results.
However, you might experience mild redness and swelling, but this usually subsides within a day or two.
Although the initial results of microneedling can be seen within 1 week, the full results, such as the reduced appearance of acne scars or hyperpigmentation, can take up to 3 months to kick in.
Since everyone ages everyday, the results are not permanent and you might need 1-2 follow-up treatments to maintain naturally youthful-looking skin. The experts at Robert Andrews, Colorado Springs, CO, have helped countless people in achieving their desired skin goals with microneedling. If you’re looking for a convenient yet effective and safe procedure to address the early signs of aging, microneedling might just be the right treatment for you.
Book a consultation now to get started on yours.