Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that uses tiny needles to create micro-injuries on the skin’s surface. The treatment stimulates extra collagen production.
It’s sometimes combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, which uses some of the patient’s blood to boost the body’s healing power and revitalize the skin.
John Leal, DNP, Tori Leal, BSN, and the experienced team at Encino Park Family Health & Wellness Clinic in San Antonio, Texas, offer aesthetic treatments that help our clients look and feel their best.
Microneedling with PRP is a facial revitalization treatment that reduces the signs of aging and restores self-confidence.
How microneedling with PRP works
Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, stimulates the skin’s natural wound-healing processes, increasing collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin are essential components of youthful-looking skin.
PRP harnesses the healing power of your own blood. The team draws a small amount of blood and processes it to isolate and concentrate the platelets. The platelet-rich plasma is then reintroduced to the skin during the microneedling procedure to boost your body’s natural healing abilities.
Benefits of microneedling with PRP
The various benefits of microneedling with PRP include:
1. Natural process
Since PRP derives from your own blood, there's no risk of allergic reactions. When applied after microneedling, PRP accelerates the natural healing process, resulting in smoother and more youthful-looking skin.
2. Wrinkle reduction
The boost in collagen and elastin helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles, giving the face a more youthful contour.
3. Improved skin texture
People with acne scars, large pores, or uneven skin texture can particularly benefit from microneedling with PRP, as the treatment promotes a smoother skin surface.
4. Hyperpigmentation treatment
Combining microneedling with PRP may reduce dark spots and improve overall skin tone, giving a more even complexion.
5. Improved skin hydration
PRP is rich in growth factors that help skin hydration. Hydrated skin looks more supple and revitalized than dry skin.
What to expect during treatment
Our skilled medical team begins the process with a consultation to discuss your specific skin concerns and goals. They apply a numbing cream on the day of the treatment to ensure maximum comfort throughout the procedure.
First, the skin receives the microneedling procedure. Our team rolls a small device of tiny needles over the treatment area. After microneedling, we apply the PRP to the face, allowing the potent growth factors to penetrate deep into the skin.
While some redness and swelling is likely immediately after the treatment, most patients notice significant skin tone and texture improvement within a few days. We recommend a series of treatments, spaced about 4-6 weeks apart, for optimal results.
Are you a candidate for microneedling with PRP?
While microneedling with PRP is suitable for most skin types and concerns, a consultation with our experts will determine if it's the right fit for you. Factors like your medical history, skin type, and desired outcomes are considered.
The team at Encino Park Family Health & Wellness Clinic is committed to offering treatments that combine innovation with proven results.
Microneedling with PRP provides a transformative experience for those seeking to turn back the clock on aging or simply give their skin a refreshing boost.
Explore the benefits for yourself. Call the office today or request an appointment online anytime.