Here’s Why You Might Want to Schedule Microneedling with PRP
- Posted on: Jan 30 2022
None of us are immune to aging. Common issues that most people face at some point include dull skin, fine lines, and spots. Depending on the severity of these conditions, some people begin to feel dissatisfied or even self-conscious about their appearance. In our St. Louis and St. Peters offices, we help patients address a variety of age-related cosmetic concerns. In addition to performing precise surgical procedures, we also offer spa services like microneedling with PRP. Here, we discuss why this treatment can be a powerful tool to help you age more gracefully.
Microneedling Increases Collagen Production
Collagen is the protein that is essential for plump, firm, youthful skin. We all lose collagen as we get older because the body doesn’t make as much as it uses. Furthermore, collagen can degrade more quickly as a result of sun exposure, alcohol consumption, and other factors. You may recognize collagen as the substance that helps heal cuts, scrapes, and other injuries. Research has discovered that even forced injuries can stimulate collagen proliferation in which tissues are remodeled to look and feel better. This is the basis of microneedling. The treatment creates controlled micro-injuries in the skin to stimulate collagen repair.
PRP Enhances the Process
PRP is platelet-rich plasma. It comes from your blood. During microneedling with PRP, the provider draws some blood from the arm. The blood is processed in a spinning machine to separate red blood cells and fluid from the plasma, a clear, viscous fluid. Plasma contains platelets and several growth factors. When applied to the micro-injuries made by the microneedling device, PRP absorbs deeply into the skin where it has a synergistic effect with collagen.
Address Multiple Issues at Once
Collagen and PRP improve the skin via tissue repair and remodeling. These processes are not exclusive to wrinkles. They simply improve the skin, so can correct multiple concerns simultaneously. Some of the conditions for which microneedling with PRP is ideal include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Poor skin texture
- Uneven skin tone
- Sun damage
- Hyperpigmentation and age spots
- Acne scars
- Enlarged pores
Microneedling with PRP is a trusted treatment for both preventive and corrective purposes. Platelet-rich plasma has proven therapeutic value outside of aesthetic medicine, too. Before cosmetic use, this autologous substance was routinely used to treat sports injuries. We enjoy seeing the improvements our patients see in their appearance by utilizing the power of their own biology. To learn more about microneedling with PRP or to schedule your appointment in St. Peters or St. Louis, contact us today.