Microneedling has become one of the most highly requested skin care treatments, thanks to the incredible results it provided those who were lucky enough to have tried it. Well-known for treating acne scars and aging skin, microneedling is now a popular procedure for people of all ages.
Microneedling treatments come in many different forms, the most popular of which is microneedling with PRP. PRP stands for Platelet-Rich-Plasma, which means this treatment involves injecting the client’s blood right back into their skin to trigger the natural healing capacity of cells.
Read on to learn more about how PRP microneedling works and how it can give you smoother and younger-looking skin.
What is Microneedling and How Does It Work?
What is microneedling? As the name suggests, microneedling involves using a device with many tiny needles attached to it. This device gently rolls over your skin, pricking the outermost layer to encourage collagen production.
The increased collagen, in turn, heals your skin and gives it a firmer, plumper, and smoother complexion. When you combine microneedling with PRP, your plasma will be reintroduced into your body through the tiny holes made by the microneedling. To retrieve the plasma, we will draw your blood and separate the plasma from the red blood cells in a spinning machine known as a centrifuge.
Plasma is believed to have a lot of healing properties. Combined with microneedling, it can offer enhanced benefits and speeds up the healing process. PRP is excellent in repairing damaged skin by removing acne scars and fine lines.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?
There are many microneedling benefits, including the following:
- Reduces the visibility of acne scars
- Minimizes the appearance of other scars
- Reduces fine lines
- Repairs skin affected by sun damage
- Evens out skin tone
- Reduces hyperpigmentation
- Creates a softer skin texture
Microneedling can likewise help tighten the skin as it triggers the body’s natural collagen production, making it great for enhancing the skin around the mouth and neck. Microneedling with PRP can also be used as a preventative measure against the signs of aging — regular monthly treatments can significantly benefit younger patients in the long term by preventing fine lines and sagging skin before these aging signs even begin to appear.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
The most common areas targeted by microneedling are the face and neck. However, you can also get microneedling on your stomach and even on your thighs to reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks.
Make sure to speak to your practitioner before booking an appointment if you require microneedling on a body part other than your face since this can affect the cost of the treatment.
Should I Expect Any Downtime?
Although microneedling with PRP involves using needles to prick your face, the downtime period is incredibly short. You’ll likely experience some sensitivity and redness after the procedure, but you’ll be able to get back to your daily routine immediately without any issues.
Still, it is crucial to take appropriate care of your skin after the procedure so that it can heal adequately. For starters, use gentle moisturizers on your skin and keep it out of the sun for several days.
When Will I Start Seeing Results?
You’ll notice the effects of microneedling immediately after the first session, albeit minimally at first. Most people undergo a few sessions of microneedling with PRP to see apparent results, especially if they have very noticeable acne scarring or wrinkles.
It’s worth noting that microneedling is not a permanent treatment, so the effects will not last forever. As such, it’s good to book regular appointments to maintain the significant impact and benefits that this procedure provides.
Book Your First Microneedling With PRP Session
At Vigam Medical Spa and Laser, we offer a wide range of treatments, including microblading with PRP. To book an appointment and experience this innovative treatment for yourself, contact our team today at 971 246 5665 or use our online booking system to get in touch with us.