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Why Should I Add PRP to My Microneedling Procedure?

Posted November 01, 2022 in Microneedling, Platelet-Rich Plasma

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Microneedling is one of the most effective, transformative, and trusted cosmetic procedures available today. This minimally invasive procedure can help to revitalize and rejuvenate the quality and appearance of your skin.

However, what if you can add to the stunning results that can be achieved from microneedling? 

Beautiful woman relaxing while an aesthetician performs a microneedling treatment on her facial skin.

Well, the truth is that you can, and that is by adding PRP to your procedure. 

Below, we will take a closer look at microneedling, including what it is and how it works, as well as why adding PRP to your microneedling treatment can be one of the smartest decisions you can make!

What Is Microneedling?

From improving the pigmentation to smoothing the skin by minimizing the presence of wrinkles and fine lines to reducing the appearance of scars (including acne scars), the benefits of microneedling seem endless. And, in many ways, they are! 

This is because microneedling helps address concerns with the tone, texture, and tightness of the skin, especially on the face. 

With a microneedling procedure, tiny needles on a handheld device are used to make a series of micro-injuries to the epidermis (top layer) of the skin. 

These superficial wounds to the skin kickstart the body into healing itself with newer and healthier skin by increasing collagen and elastin production. This is important because collagen and elastin are natural proteins essential to the health, strength, and elasticity of the skin. 

After the microneedling treatment, the body replaces the damaged skin cells with new skin cells rich in collagen and elastin. 

One of the things that makes microneedling such a significant and effective treatment is that nothing foreign is placed inside your body. Instead, it is your own body that is able to help correct itself!

What Is PRP, and What Benefits Can It Achieve?

Over the years, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatments have become more and more common. In fact, in 2020, over 230,000 PRP treatments were performed

Some of the most common uses for PRP include hair restoration and aiding with the recovery and results of other treatments, such as microneedling. That is because PRP supports wound healing in the body by adding healing nutrients that can help injuries (and micro-injuries) heal faster.

Another way that PRP is helpful is that the PRP used in specific treatments comes from your own body, so there are no foreign substances being injected or applied. 

The PRP is obtained from a blood draw. This blood is then put through two different centrifugations to separate the red blood cells and then separate the actual platelets. Once the PRP is separated, it can be injected or applied to the skin to help promote more complete healing.

How Can PRP Help With Microneedling?

By combining PRP with your microneedling treatment, you can achieve even more enhanced results than you could achieve without adding PRP. For this procedure, blood is drawn from your body, and the PRP is separated to be used after the microneedling procedure. Your medical aesthetician will perform the microneedling treatment, and once they are finished, the PRP will be applied directly to the wounds. Not only can you expect to see quicker results, but you can look forward to even more noticeable corrections to the smoothness, clarity, and tone of your skin. 

Microneedling is a great option for men and women of all ages to help correct frustrating skin concerns. By adding PRP to your procedure, you are adding an additional layer of correction so that you can smile even wider and feel even more excited about the quality of your skin!

Interested in PRP Microneedling in Reno, NV

If you are interested in microneedling with PRP in Reno, then make sure to schedule a consultation with one of our elite aesthetic providers by calling (775) 238-3051. You may also fill out our online contact form for more information.