Microneedling is a form of skin rejuvenation that smooths out wrinkles and fine lines and improves the appearance of scarring and stretch marks. The treatment involves simulating an injury to the dermis using a microneedling pen.
It’s a controlled injury that is minimally invasive and prompts the skin to repair and heal itself naturally. When the dermis gets penetrated, the body responds by producing new collagen and elastin – the building blocks for youthful-looking skin.
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) treatments are an advancement in cosmetic dermatology that help rejuvenate the skin and stimulate hair growth. Each treatment uses a client’s own blood plasma to aid healing and increase blood flow.
After a small blood sample gets drawn, it gets spun in a centrifuge to separate plasma from red and white blood cells. That plasma can then get used as part of cosmetic treatments for skin rejuvenation and hair restoration.
Why Should You Combine Microneedling With PRP?
Microneedling with PRP can provide enhanced results for people with cosmetic skin concerns and decrease redness and swelling after microneedling treatments.
For example, clients with mild to moderate acne scarring can enjoy better outcomes with the combined treatment. Plus, the topical application of PRP during microneedling means blood will clot, resulting in quicker healing and recovery.
Another advantage of PRP microneedling is that PRP contains high concentrations of growth proteins and directs stem cells to areas of skin damage, effectively ‘supercharging’ the results of a microneedling treatment.