If you have fine lines, sun damage, or other complexion issues, microneedling with PRP could be the right treatment for you. PRP microneedling combines the effects of microneedling with the benefits of platelet-rich plasma to resolve some of the most common skincare concerns.
AM Facial Plastics in Beverly Hills, CA, offers PRP microneedling treatment to help clients achieve a healthier complexion. Read on to learn more about this procedure and how it works.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a popular facial procedure that can address a large array of skincare issues. During the treatment, we use tiny needles to make microscopic punctures in the skin, stimulating new skin cell growth and healing within skin tissues.
Some of the many aesthetic benefits provided by microneedling include the following:
- Healing properties within the skin
- Smoother skin texture
- More even skin tone
- Reduction in scarring
- Fewer fine lines, wrinkles, and creases
- Smaller pores
- Increased collagen production
The microscopic punctures made during the microneedling process put a healing process into motion. This healing process helps create new skin cells, reducing the appearance of existing damage.
What Is PRP?
PRP refers to platelet-rich plasma. This component of your blood is high in platelets, which contain intense regenerative properties. When your own PRP is administered to your skin, it can provide a range of cosmetic benefits.
The benefits of PRP injections include the following and more:
- Skin cell regeneration
- Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
- Smoother skin texture
- More vibrant, glowing skin
- Diminished scarring and blemishes
- Reversal of sun damage
PRP is so beneficial because it uses your body’s own plasma to stimulate a regenerative healing process. This overturns damaged skin cells and creates new, healthier cells throughout your complexion.
Why Is Microneedling Performed with PRP?
While microneedling and PRP therapy are separate cosmetic treatments, they are often combined in one procedure. When PRP is provided alongside microneedling, patients experience more intense and significant cosmetic benefits.
These benefits can transform your complexion by providing deep healing properties and regenerating new skin cells.
Who Is a Candidate for PRP with Microneedling?
The benefits of microneedling with PRP are so wide-ranging that almost anyone can be a candidate for the procedure. Both men and women seek this treatment to resolve their cosmetic concerns. It is not exclusive to any gender.
PRP microneedling can be used on both younger and older patients alike. Younger clients seek PRP microneedling for concerns like acne scarring and uneven skin texture, while most older clients seek PRP microneedling for wrinkles.
To confirm that you are a good candidate for microneedling with PRP, you must have a consultation appointment with a cosmetic medical professional. We will examine your complexion concerns to confirm that this treatment is right for you.
What Is the PRP Microneedling Process Like?
PRP microneedling is a multistep process. The procedure begins by drawing a small blood sample from the inside of your arm. This will be used to create your very own PRP solution. The sample is spun down in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the red blood cells. What’s left behind is platelet-rich plasma.
Once your PRP has been obtained, we begin the microneedling portion of the procedure.
You will be able to lie or sit back with your head facing upwards. We will apply a topical anesthetic to your skin for optimal comfort. When this has taken effect, we run a small device all along the surface of your skin to make microscopic punctures. These punctures will stimulate a healing response within your facial skin.
Immediately after these punctures are made, we begin to administer your PRP solution directly to your facial skin. We will apply the PRP to various areas around the face. This PRP solution will begin a regeneration process within your skin’s cells.
The entire PRP with microneedling procedure can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete. Once finished, you will be able to return home. You are not required to remain for any monitoring or observation.
Is There Any Downtime Required After Microneedling with PRP?
Since the skin will be in its healing process, there are certain things you should avoid after a PRP microneedling procedure. For about four to six weeks, we recommend avoiding direct sun exposure. Skincare products that could irritate the skin should be avoided as well. These include exfoliants, harsh cleansers, and certain cosmetics.
How Long Will My PRP Microneedling Results Last?
The results of your PRP microneedling session can last for several months when well-maintained. Proper skin care is essential for keeping your skin smooth and free of the imperfections it had before treatment. We advise clients to avoid prolonged sun exposure and chemical irritants to maintain their new, healthy complexion.
To see optimal results over time, clients can seek maintenance sessions one to two times yearly. This helps promote an ongoing healing response within your skin that can keep your complexion vibrant and youthful.
PRP Microneedling at AM Facial Plastics
Have you tried every product on the market to treat your fine lines and wrinkles? Do you struggle with common complexion issues like sun damage and enlarged pores? We can treat all of these concerns with PRP microneedling.
Microneedling with PRP stimulates an intense healing response deep within your skin to resolve everything from facial creases to acne scarring.
At AM Facial Plastics in Beverly Hills, CA, we offer PRP microneedling for wrinkles and other cosmetic issues. To experience your own PRP microneedling results, schedule a consultation appointment with us now.