Microneedling is a procedure in which microfine needles to damage the skin, creating more collagen and growing healthy, fresh skin. PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, can be added to the procedure, benefiting the skin to an even greater degree. Microneedling with PRP offers greater benefits than either treatment does alone. Below are some of the reasons why you should consider this treatment.
What Can Microneedling with PRP Do?
Microneedling, in the traditional sense, is used to treat acne scarring, age spots, sun spots, and wrinkles. PRP aims to accomplish the same thing, and when combined with microneedling, does an excellent job. However, PRP is designed to only be used on the face; microneedling can be used on many different parts of the body.
The Benefits of Microneedling with PRP
Almost anyone will see improvement with the use of microneedling; however, certain people do not meet the criteria to have the procedure performed. These people include: those who are pregnant, users of Accutane, those who have eczema, and those who have had skin radiation treatment in the last year.
How Is the Procedure Performed?
An experienced member of our team will alert you about how to prepare for the procedure. This includes minimizing sunlight exposure and staying hydrated.
The procedure itself is done with needles of varying size. Depending on the severity of your condition, a small, micro needle may be used, or a larger needle may be used. The needle is used to penetrate the outside layer of the skin, making the body produce collagen to repair the wounds. This results in new, fresher skin taking its place. The needle doesn’t do enough damage to cause scar tissue to form, so it is only soft, smooth skin that grows to replace the damaged cells.
Seek Consultation to Learn More
If you are curious about the procedure at The Aesthetic Medicine & Anti-Aging Clinics of Louisiana in Baton Rouge and Lafayette, or have more questions, you should contact us directly to learn more. You may be required to set up an appointment and get examined before we can tell your what microneedling with PRP can do for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!