It seems that being unhappy with the condition of your skin is a very common occurrence, particularly for older people or those with a great deal of sun exposure over time. Skin conditions like lines, wrinkles, scars and discoloration can leave you looking old and tired.
The stigma of cosmetic surgery has been significantly reduced in recent years, but many people still prefer methods of skin rejuvenation that do not involve surgery. Surgery can still be considered at times too risky, expensive and invasive. Fortunately, methods now exist that can significantly rejuvenate your skin without the need for surgery. An example of this is using PRP and micro-needling.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is a minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that is safe and effective for minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars and discoloration, amongst other things. The results can be significant and the procedure requires little to no downtime.
Micro-needling involves passing a handheld device coated with many tiny needles over the surface of the skin. Each pass of the micro-needling device forms tiny channels in the surface of the skin. While virtually invisible to the naked eye, these micro-injuries force the skin to deliver fresh collagen and elastin to the treated area, leading to skin remodeling.
As the skin heals, it turns over older skin cells and replaces them with newer ones. The result is skin that appears more youthful, radiant and smooth. Multiple treatments can further improve the quality of your skin. However, you must wait several weeks between micro-needling treatments to give your skin time to heal properly.
Can Micro-Needling Be Combined with Other Therapies?
Yes! Micro-needling can be combined with other therapies like topical treatments. The tiny channels created by the micro-needling process are channels through which the topical treatments can flow and reach deeper areas of the skin. This makes them much more effective because they do not get blocked by the outer skin barrier.
PRP and Micro-Needling
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is an effective skin enhancement technique that involves collecting the patient’s own blood and spinning it into a centrifuge to produce a serum high in platelets. This mixture is highly effective in speeding up the skin’s healing.
PRP therapy combined with micro-needling helps stimulate the body’s stem cells to produce greater amounts of collagen, leading to the development of more youthful-looking skin. The plasma contains proteins and molecules to send nutrients into skin cells, making it a highly natural way to minimize the appearance of scars, wrinkles and other aging effects.
Talk to Our Team
If you think your skin could benefit from a combined PRP and micro-needling treatment, schedule a consultation at Skinsations Med Spa in McKinney. We’ll be happy to discuss your options and help you decide on the right treatment for you. Contact us today to book your appointment!