What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that stimulates your skin’s natural healing process to produce collagen and elastin, two proteins essential for maintaining firm, smooth skin. During the procedure, thin needles create tiny punctures in the skin, triggering the body’s healing response and promoting the regeneration of new, healthy skin cells.

What is PRP and How Does It Work?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a cutting-edge cosmetic procedure that uses the healing properties found in your blood to rejuvenate and revitalize your skin. PRP is derived from a small sample of your blood, which is processed to isolate the platelets (a specialized type of blood cell) and other beneficial components. These platelets contain essential proteins called growth factors that send signals to your body to initiate tissue repair, collagen production, and overall skin regeneration. When combined with microneedling, PRP is applied to the skin immediately after the treatment. The tiny channels the microneedles create allow the PRP to penetrate deeply into the skin, where it can work its skin regeneration magic. The growth factors and other bioactive substances in PRP will stimulate positive cell turnover, leading to smoother, firmer, and more radiant skin.

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What Can Microneedling with PRP Do For Me?

Microneedling with PRP provides a host of benefits to our clients. Here are the top ones:

Improves the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles

Microneedling with PRP helps to remodel the skin and fill in depressed areas such as acne scars and stretch marks. The growth factors present in PRP further enhance tissue regeneration, leading to smoother and more even skin texture. 

Reduces the appearance of enlarged pores and fine lines

The microneedling process creates vertical microchannels in the skin, which triggers the skin’s natural healing response. This helps to tighten and firm the skin, reducing the appearance of enlarged pores and fine lines. 

Addresses skin discoloration and uneven skin tone

Microneedling with PRP can help to improve skin discoloration and uneven skin tone by promoting the turnover of damaged skin cells and stimulating the production of new, healthy cells. 

Helps tighten loose or creepy skin

By stimulating collagen and elastin production, microneedling with PRP can help to tighten loose or crepey skin. The micro-injuries created during microneedling trigger the skin’s natural repair process. As a result, the treatment can help to firm and lift drooping skin, giving it a more youthful appearance.

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Who Can Benefit from Microneedling?

Microneedling is suitable for a wide range of individuals in moderate to good health; almost anyone can benefit from this therapy. If you have a skin condition, such as eczema or open cold sores, you should avoid treatment until the area has cleared up. Medical microneedling devices are FDA-approved for use on patients aged 22 or older. If you are a younger adult or are assisting a minor with skin-related concerns, please consult our office about the best treatment for your unique needs. 

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Getting Started: What to Expect 

Before undergoing microneedling, you’ll have a consultation to discuss your goals and assess your skin’s condition. First, a small sample of your blood is harvested and processed to prepare the PRP. Your skin is cleansed and numbed with a topical anesthetic to ensure comfort. 

A device with tiny needles is then passed over your skin to create controlled, tiny channels. Depending on the size of the treatment area, the procedure can take 15 minutes to a few hours. The PRP is then applied to the skin, flowing through the tiny channels into the deeper skin layers where it does the most good.

What Is the Recovery?

After microneedling, you may experience redness, swelling, and mild discomfort, which usually subside within a few days. Most people can resume their normal activities immediately, although avoiding sun exposure is essential until your skin has healed completely. While results may vary, individuals notice improvements in their skin’s texture and appearance within a few weeks to a few months following treatment, depending on their skin’s condition. Many patients experience noticeable improvements in their skin’s appearance after just one session, with optimal results typically achieved after a series of treatments spaced several weeks apart. 

Why Choose Us?

Ready to experience the transformative benefits of microneedling? We are dedicated to helping you enjoy life’s journey with glowing, healthy, radiant skin. Call us today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Anu Antony at the Antony Institute of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery for your microneedling with PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) treatments. Dr. Antony combines a profound understanding of skin physiology with the latest advancements in regenerative medicine to enhance the skin’s natural healing capacity. By incorporating PRP, which is derived from your own blood and rich in growth factors, into the microneedling procedure, she enhances collagen production, reduces scars, and improves the overall texture and tone of the skin.

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