What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a treatment that stimulates the production of the skin’s own collagen and elastin. It does this through the use of a hand-held device that is applied to your skin. This device contains a number of microneedles that will prick your skin at a controlled depth to create tiny, controlled skin injuries. Your body will then take over in order to heal your skin and will produce new collagen and elastin to heal and fill in those spots. Microneedling can treat issues such as acne scars, surgical scars, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, large pores, and uneven skin texture. After a treatment, most patients see redness in the area for 2 to 4 days, and then the redness subsides leaving behind glowing, refreshed, and smoother skin. Because new collagen and elastin are being produced, patients will continue to notice improvements for the next few weeks and up to 6 months.
What Is PRP?
PRP or platelet-rich-plasma is a substance that is used to promote healing. The liquid in the blood is called plasma, while the platelets are solid. Platelets help the blood to clot, making them vital for healing wounds. Platelet-rich plasma is plasma in which there is a higher concentration of platelets than other components of blood. These platelets stimulate collagen production which helps to provide elasticity to your skin and to restore volume. To create the PRP, your medical professional will draw a blood sample from your own arm and then spin it in a centrifuge to separate out the PRP. The PRP contains proteins and other growth factors that help the skin to repair itself.