Maintaining healthy, vibrant skin can greatly improve your overall appearance and boost your self-confidence. However, as you get older, your body’s production of collagen and elastin slows down, which can negatively affect your complexion and lead to fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging skin. If you’re looking for a way to boost your collagen production and rejuvenate your skin, microneedling with PRP could be an ideal solution.
What Is Microneedling with PRP?
Microneedling with PRP is a cosmetic procedure used to stimulate collagen production and treat a variety of cosmetic issues. Issues that can be addressed with the treatment include fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, scarring, sun damage, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, and hyperpigmentation.
How Does Microneedling with PRP Work?
Microneedling with PRP is an innovative form of microneedling that utilizes platelet-rich plasma. Microneedling is performed by delivering tiny needles into the skin, which causes minor injuries and triggers the body’s healing response. As a result, collagen production is stimulated, and new, healthy skin is developed.
With the addition of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), the microneedling treatment becomes even more effective. Platelet-rich plasma is plasma from the patient’s blood that contains a high concentration of platelets. Because platelets help blood clot, they’re crucial for the body’s healing process. Once the microneedling process creates tiny holes in the skin, those holes are used for the delivery of PRP, boosting collagen production and encouraging cell reproduction.
Microneedling with PRP can be performed on various parts of the body, including:
Am I a Candidate for Microneedling with PRP?
Adults looking to improve the health and complexion of their skin could be candidates for microneedling with PRP. You could be an ideal candidate if you meet these requirements:
Be in generally good health
Have no history of poor wound healing
Have no active skin infections
Be free of skin conditions like eczema and rosacea
Not be pregnant or nursing
Have realistic expectations
What Should I Expect During the Procedure?
If you’d like to undergo microneedling with PRP treatment, your first step will be to have a consultation with one of our medical providers at North Shore Cosmetic Surgery. The doctor will discuss the treatment with you, evaluate your aesthetic goals, and answer any questions you have.
To begin the procedure, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the targeted area. While your skin is becoming numb, a syringe of blood will be drawn, likely from your arm. The blood will then be spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the other components. Next, your doctor will move a handheld microneedling device over your skin, which will create tiny punctures. Finally, the PRP solution will be applied to the treatment area, where it will be absorbed into the microneedling wounds. In total, the procedure should take around 45 minutes.
How Long Is the Recovery Time?
You should be able to return home as soon as the treatment is complete. Most patients are able to resume their normal routine in one to three days, but you should avoid activities that make you sweat until your complexion has healed.
Benefits of Microneedling with PRP
Microneedling with PRP can provide some or all of the following benefits:
Increased collagen production
Smoother, more youthful-looking skin
Reduces various skin conditions, including wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, scarring, and enlarged pores
Quick, simple treatment
How Long Will It Take To See Results After Microneedling with PRP?
The positive effects of your microneedling with PRP treatment will appear gradually. You should see the full results of the procedure within a few weeks, and the improvements to your skin health can potentially last several years.
Why Choose North Shore Cosmetic Surgery for Microneedling with PRP?
When you choose North Shore Cosmetic Surgery for your microneedling with PRP treatment, you’ll be under the care of expert surgeons, nurses, and aestheticians. We go above and beyond to provide each patient with a warm, welcoming environment and a personalized treatment plan that satisfies their unique needs.