As a minimally invasive procedure to help reduce signs of skin aging, microneedling is an increasingly popular treatment option. PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, can be combined with microneedling for an advanced facial rejuvenation method. At Bay Dermatology in Tampa, we’re thrilled to offer this cosmetic treatment option to our patients for a range of common skin concerns.
What is Microneedling and PRP Facial Rejuvenation?
Microneedling may also be called collagen induction therapy. Using a device containing fine needles, it works to spur the skin’s natural healing process by pricking the skin at a range of depths. The pricks strategically damage the skin to induce the growth of collagen. Collagen is responsible for skin’s volume and uniformity, so increased collagen growth can lead to firmer, smoother, youthful-looking skin.
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. Used in a variety of medical applications including wound healing, bony defects, and some surgeries, PRP speeds up the body’s natural healing process. PRP can benefit microneedling in facial rejuvenation by helping the skin heal more quickly. This not only improves the effectiveness of treatment, but also reduces post-treatment redness and swelling.
What Can It Treat?
Microneedling and PRP facial rejuvenation may be used to treat common skin concerns including:
- Scarring, namely acne scars
- Age spots
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Stretch marks
These treatments can be used on areas all over the body, but the face is the most common treatment area.
What Are The Benefits?
- It’s a non-surgical procedure. Microneedling with PRP is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure. This eliminates the risk for scarring from incisions and shortens recovery time. Plus, this treatment method works by stimulating the skin’s natural healing process for lasting results.
- Results are evident sooner than with microneedling alone. With the addition of PRP, improvement to the skin is visible sooner after treatment than when microneedling is used alone. PRP speeds up the skin’s healing process for visible improvement in as little as one month after treatment.
- It requires minimal downtime. As a minimally invasive procedure, microneedling with PRP generally requires no downtime. You can expect to return to your regular activities the day after treatment. The most common side effects are redness or swelling of the skin, but these fade as the skin heals.
We’re happy to offer microneedling and PRP facial rejuvenation to our patients at Bay Dermatology in Tampa. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about this advanced treatment option.