PRP with Microneedling
Many people ask why this type of combination wasn’t available before. It’s simply because Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) didn’t exist in its present, effective form until relatively recently. Similarly, PRP with microneedling in its present, effective form is a newer development. It’s a question of constantly improving technology and scientific understanding. Regenerative medicine is a fledgling field, and the health and beauty industry experiences paradigm changes on a regular basis.
The small amounts of controlled trauma (microtrauma) that this produces immediately triggers the skin’s rejuvenating and healing response. Collagen production dramatically increases as the skin repairs itself, leaving it visibly rejuvenated. The final result looks and feel like newer, healthier skin precisely because it is. Almost by definition, microneedling evens out blotchy, uneven skin tones as it firms and tightens.
It’s always best to use high-speed stylus, a medical device that looks and operates much like a professional-grade mechanical tattooing tool. In the past (and today in less well-equipped medical spas and dermatology practices) microneedling roller devices were used. Yet the purpose-made equipment just mentioned is universally a better option. For creating the controlled micro-trauma which makes microneedling effective these medical devices are clearly superior in almost every way.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy—a natural and minimally invasive technique which stimulates healing at a cellular level. This includes increased collagen production, which entails rejuvenation exactly as it does with microneedling. The goal is typically orthopedic versus aesthetic, however.
As an aesthetic procedure the combined approach is a brilliant concept. When the skin is made to heal itself there isn’t a need to surgically lift the face, and long-term use of expensive facial products isn’t as necessary. You’ll still want to use quality products as part of an anti-aging regimen. They can certainly, however, play a lesser (and cheaper) role.