What Is PRP Microneedling? A Comprehensive Guide

Facial rejuvenation can address a spectrum of skin issues, from acne scars to aging signs. At AM Facial Plastics in Beverly Hills, CA, we specialize in this type of solution, prioritizing advanced, patient-centered approaches.

Microneedling with PRP is one of our options. This method leverages the body’s natural healing abilities to refresh and restore the skin. Our expertise ensures that each session effectively addresses the specific skin concerns of our patients, including dull skin, acne scarring, and fine lines and wrinkles.

What Is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a component of the blood that is packed with growth factors and proteins that foster healing and tissue regeneration. PRP can help in the repair of damaged tissues and the promotion of cell growth.

PRP is derived through a process that involves concentrating platelets from a person’s blood. Once the PRP is separated, we can use it in many different ways, including with our microneedling treatments.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a dermatological treatment that involves making little holes in the skin’s surface using sterile needles. This causes the skin to start healing, which can encourage collagen and elastin production. Once the skin has healed from the treatment, it can have improved skin texture and firmness, reduced pore size, and a decrease in the appearance of scars and wrinkles.

Combining PRP With Microneedling

When microneedling with PRP is performed, the effect of these two techniques together can amplify the skin’s rejuvenation process. PRP enhances the healing response initiated by microneedling, leading to more pronounced and quicker results. This combination not only accelerates the skin’s natural regeneration cycle but also maximizes the benefits of each treatment.

The Benefits of PRP Microneedling

Reduction of Fine Lines and Wrinkles

PRP microneedling addresses fine lines and wrinkles by promoting collagen production. Collagen supports the skin and is in plentiful supply when the skin is young. However, as skin ages, collagen production decreases, leading to deeper lines and folds in the skin. As the skin undergoes natural rejuvenation during PRP microneedling, the appearance of wrinkles diminishes, giving way to smoother, more youthful skin.

Improvement of Dry Skin

Dry skin can benefit from microneedling with PRP since the process can help exfoliate, hydrate, and nourish even the deeper layers of the skin. PRP’s growth factors enhance the skin’s ability to retain moisture, leading to a lasting, natural glow and improved skin health. Microneedling helps the skin to be able to absorb more of the nourishing skin products you use as part of your skincare routine. 

Reduced Hyperpigmentation

This treatment can effectively reduce hyperpigmentation, including age spots and sun damage. By stimulating the skin’s repair mechanism and breaking down excess melanin, it promotes a more uniform skin tone, addressing uneven pigmentation at its source.

Decreased Pore Size

Microneedling with PRP benefits can extend to the diminishing of large pores. Additional collagen in the area can help tighten and firm up the skin around the pores. While the pores themselves can’t become smaller, their appearance can decrease as your skin heals from the treatment.

Improved Acne Scars

PRP microneedling can also be effective in improving the appearance of acne scars. During this treatment, the microneedles can help to break down scar tissue. The collagen stimulated through the treatment can also help to fill in dips and depressions caused when the body imperfectly healed the acne lesion. Overall, this treatment can help to smooth out the skin’s texture and reduce the visibility of scarring for a clearer complexion.

Why Choose PRP Microneedling?

  • Offers Convenient Treatments: PRP microneedling sessions are fast and downtime-free and can easily fit into a busy schedule.
  • Uses Autologous Substances: Microneedling with PRP uses substances derived from your own body, minimizing the risk of allergic reactions and promoting compatibility with your unique physiology.
  • Works With Your Body’s Healing Mechanisms: This treatment can work in harmony with your body’s natural healing processes, enhancing skin rejuvenation and repair from within.
  • Involves Minimal Discomfort: PRP microneedling is designed to be a comfortable experience, with minimal discomfort compared to more invasive cosmetic procedures.

Who Are the Ideal Candidates for PRP Microneedling?

PRP microneedling is most effective for those looking to enhance skin texture, tone, and appearance, such as patients wanting to treat fine lines, scars, and uneven pigmentation. It suits a variety of skin types and is ideal for people who prefer non-invasive, natural-looking treatments. It may not be recommended for those with certain skin conditions or active infections. A consultation is needed to assess suitability.

Why We Use the Eclipse MicroPen®

We choose the Eclipse MicroPen for its precision in microneedling. This tool promotes even and controlled stimulation of the skin’s repair process, leading to consistent, effective collagen production and healing. Its reliability and effectiveness in delivering superior microneedling results make it a cornerstone of our treatment approach.

A Closer Look at Your PRP Microneedling Treatment

Your treatment journey begins with a detailed skin evaluation. The treatment involves drawing a small blood sample for PRP extraction, which is then used in conjunction with microneedling. The entire process lasts around an hour, with minimal recovery time needed. Post-treatment, expect some redness and sensitivity, similar to mild sunburn, which subsides quickly. Comprehensive aftercare guidance is provided to ensure smooth healing and effective results.

Enjoy Healthier, More Vibrant Skin With PRP Microneedling

At AM Facial Plastics in Beverly Hills, CA, we recommend microneedling with PRP to many of our patients because of its ability to refresh the skin with very little inconvenience or discomfort. By combining advanced techniques and a deep understanding of dermatological health, we provide effective solutions for a range of skin concerns. 

Whether we are reducing wrinkles, improving skin texture, or addressing scars, our approach is centered around delivering noticeable results in a comfortable setting. To learn more about how this treatment can benefit you, or to schedule a consultation, feel free to reach out to us at (310) 659-9900 or complete our online form.