Micro-needling is an incredibly effective technique for minimizing skin problems such as wrinkles, stretch marks, uneven pigmentation, and scars. But did you know that this treatment is made even more effective by something called micro-needling with PRP?
Before getting into platelet-rich plasma (PRP), let’s first look at the innovative micro-needling treatment and how it can benefit your skin. The treatment works through the creation of a series of micro-channels in the surface of the skin. Although these openings are virtually invisible to the naked eye, they trigger a healing cascade that results in the removal of old, damaged skin in favor of newer, more youthful skin.
How Does Micro-Needling Work?
To begin your treatment session, we move a special device over your skin to make thousands of microscopic openings in it. After this, your skin will begin turning over old skin cells and replacing them with new ones. This step boosts the production of collagen, the protein responsible for the structural integrity and resilience of your skin.
What Does It Treat?
A session is highly beneficial in helping to minimize skin problems like fine lines and wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, rough skin tone, stretch marks, and scars caused by acne. Many patients benefit from multiple sessions. This is because each treatment builds upon the results of previous sessions, leading to continual skin improvement. This treatment also helps to enhance skin penetration when you are applying topical creams, lotions, gels, and serums to your skin.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP is a recent innovation in treating injuries that has additional cosmetic applications. PRP helps speed up healing through the creation of a unique product taken from the patient’s own blood. We withdraw a certain amount of blood from the patient and spin it in a centrifuge. This has the effect of concentrating blood platelets, which we use to make a type of serum. The platelets have a high concentration of certain growth factors that dramatically speed up the healing process.
What is Micro-Needling with PRP?
Micro-needling with PRP is a type of skin rejuvenation treatment involving the application of the PRP product on the skin when combined with a needling treatment. The growth factors contained in the PRP serum help to magnify the skin rejuvenation effects of micro-needling. The treatment works for the same conditions: lines and wrinkles, scars, uneven pigmentation, and stretch marks. However, PRP allows for the treatment to become more effective at minimizing or even eliminating these common skin problems.
Contact Us for Further Information
If you would like to learn more about what micro-needling with PRP can do for you and your skin, please reach out to Lakeside Dermatology in Winter Haven and Sebring. Contact us today to book your appointment.