Microneedling and PRP: Your Secret Weapon for Younger-Looking Skin

There’s always another product out there promising younger, plumper-looking skin, right? While Botox® ruled the antiaging market for many years, laser treatments and fillers have filtered into the market for fresher, plumper skin.

More recently, though, PRP therapy and microneedling have been heralded as noninvasive ways to smooth and tighten your skin.

What you need to know about PRP therapy

You might have heard of the Vampire Facial®. That’s PRP therapy. Prior to treatment, a small sample of your blood is taken, spun in a centrifuge to extract plasma and platelets, and a sample is concentrated to create platelet-rich plasma.

During treatment, the plasma is spread on your face. Microneedling is then used across your forehead and cheeks to help your skin absorb the proteins and stimulate natural collagen growth for firmer, smoother skin.

PRP therapy and microneedling: the perfect match

When it’s used with microneedling, the PRP penetrates your skin through the channels that the microneedles create. The PRP then gets to work supercharging your skin to bring you:

PRP therapy is also effective for treating under-eye puffiness and dark circles, to give you a well-rested appearance and a confidence boost

PRP can help you avoid invasive treatments and get the results you want in just one session. Since PRP uses your own plasma, there are very few side effects, and the treatment works to produce more collagen naturally for younger-looking skin. In turn, this drastically reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines without going under the knife.

Best of all, there’s little recovery time involved, and you can go about your daily life fairly soon after treatment.

Safe, effective treatment

PRP therapy is safe for just about everyone, other than those who have clotting conditions and use blood-thinning medication.

It’s important to set realistic expectations for your results. PRP and microneedling are nonsurgical treatments. It just wouldn’t be realistic to expect the same results as a surgical face-lift.

What’s more, if your facial skin is extremely sun-damaged or relatively loose, noninvasive treatments like microneedling and PRP therapy may not produce a dramatic result. Rather, these treatments are designed to provide a subtle yet youthful appearance.

Your next question is probably how many treatments you should have. The answer depends on your skin care needs, but typically, your health care professional at Pure Skin Aesthetic & Laser Center will recommend 4-6 treatments, preferably four weeks apart.

Enhance your results with injectables for wrinkles

For areas of your face that have deeper wrinkles and lines, you may want to consider injectable fillers.

Fillers work to restore the volume your face loses with aging, and Botox will help to relax facial muscles and reduce dynamic lines that usually result from the overuse of muscles.

These treatments can all be used together on different parts of your face for a younger-looking appearance.

Find out more about microneedling and PRP today

If you’re considering a PRP facial, prepare for blood to be drawn. Microneedling also produces a slight amount of pain and bruising.

Overall, though, you can expect an improvement in the tone and tightness of your skin and improved volume after your treatments.

To find out more about the procedures and how you can rejuvenate tired-looking skin, book a consultation at Pure Skin Aesthetic & Laser Center in Bismarck, North Dakota, today.

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