The Basics of PRP with Microneedling

Has ample sun exposure over the past couple of months caused your skin to look dull, dry, and damaged? If so, now is a great time to refresh your skin for the autumn months. PRP with microneedling in Brandon is a great, natural treatment option to help rejuvenate your skin. Read on to learn more about how these two treatments work together to create amazing results.

What is PRP?

Platelet rich plasma, or PRP, therapy is done to help your tissue heal and grow new cells. During treatment, your blood will be drawn like a blood draw at the doctor’s office. Then, it will be placed into a sterile tube and centrifuged to separate the plasma from the rest of the blood. Plasma contains high concentrations of platelets which help to skin to grow new cells. The plasma is then either placed topically or injected into the skin.

How Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling is also done to rejuvenate the skin. However, it works by creating micro injuries to trigger collagen production. A special device equipped with small needles is used to create these micro injuries in the skin. PRP can be used along with microneedling to create more dramatic skin rejuvenation. When PRP is applied topically to the skin during microneedling, it is absorbed into the micro injuries and growth factors are further stimulated.

Following treatment, you can see an immediate glow to your skin, and improvements will continue for the next few weeks. Full results can often be seen up to six months post treatment.


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