Micro-needling with PRP is a cosmetic procedure which is rapidly gaining in popularity around the globe. This procedure is performed using a device that contains a series of small needles. As the device moves across the skin, it lightly pricks the skin which causes the skin to react by producing more collagen. Although this procedure can be performed on its own, many patients opt to add PRP (or Platelet-Rich Plasma) injections in conjunction with micro-needling at the Philadelphia area’s Chapin Aesthetics. This plasma is a concentrate that is derived from whole blood and dramatically boosts the effects of a micro-needling treatment leading to faster, more dramatic results. Primarily used to combat the aging process, micro-needling with PRP is safe on all skin tones and is often utilized for patients with a Fitzpatrick of 3 or higher where laser treatments are deemed risky.
1. Say Goodbye to Those Pesky Lines and Wrinkles
For many patients of micro-needling and PRP procedures, the greatest benefit is the decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is largely due to the increased production of collagen, which aids in improving the elasticity of the skin. The results are comparable to laser treatments with fewer side effects and less down time.
2. Shrink Those Enlarged Pores
Enlarged pores are difficult to shrink, even with high quality topical products and exfoliants. Micro-needling with PRP; however, reduces the size of pores and even the appearance of acne scars. As tempting as it may be to purchase a micro-needling product for home use, be sure to stick with professional treatments to reduce the size of your pores. Micro-needling must be done in a sterile environment by a professional to prevent infection and scarring.
3. Give Your Favorite Skincare Products a Boost
As effective as some medical-grade skin care products are, there are limitations on how far a topical treatment can penetrate the deepest layers of the skin. By pairing these topical products with micro-needling treatments, skin absorption increases drastically. This allows your favorite products to reach these deeper layers and work more effectively than they would on their own. Likewise, this means that you should exercise caution when choosing the products that you will use directly after a micro-needling procedure. Be sure to consult your skin care professional to develop an after-care plan that works for your specific skin type.
4. Increase Your Skin’s Collagen Production
Micro-needling with PRP is so effective in increasing the production of collagen that it is also commonly referred to as collagen induction therapy. Collagen is crucial when it comes to healthy, glowing skin but unfortunately, your natural production slows as part of the aging process. With micro-needling, the effects of low collagen can be reversed. This creates skin that is bright, supple and healthy.
5. Enhance Your Skin Tone and Texture
Very few people in the world have a completely even skin tone and texture. Whether sun spots, acne scars, wrinkles, or blackheads, flawless skin is a difficult feat to achieve. The combination of micro-needling and PRP works to fade scars, blackheads, wrinkles and large pores to even out the color and texture of your skin.
6. Get Firmer, Tighter Skin
Aside from fine lines and wrinkles, one of the most common aging skin complaints is loose and sagging skin. This again comes down to the decreased production of collagen. As collagen production slows down, the skin loses its ability to “snap back”. Overtime, the elasticity of the skin becomes almost non-existent which creates the appearance of sagging under the eyes, around the mouth and under the chin. After a micro-needling session, the skin begins to create more collagen and this boost can last up to six months. With more collagen, the skins elasticity returns, and you are left with firmer, tighter skin.
Does your skin want to become BFFs with micro-needling and PRP? Let the friendship begin by making a call to Chapin Aesthetics Plastic Surgery in Bucks County Pennsylvania today.