Over-the-counter beauty treatments can reduce minor skin problems. However, they may not be sufficient with advanced hyperpigmentation, large pores, scarring from acne  and  fine lines and wrinkles. 

Several treatments like microneedling make things easier. This minimally-invasive treatment rejuvenates the skin using natural healing ability. When combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), it improves the tone smoothes out imperfections and stimulates collagen.

Perhaps, you might wonder what microneedling with PRP does to the skin. Read on to find out more about this amazing treatment.

Holding the PRP

Microneedling with PRP

Microneedling with platelet-rich plasma is similar to the patented  “vampire facial.” The regular microneedling treatment is enhanced by applying platelet-rich plasma to the treated tissue. 

Using a handheld device with tiny needles, micro-punctures are created on the top layer of the skin. These trigger the natural healing process of the body and stimulate the elastin and new collagen production to help treat issues.  

After making the micro-injuries, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is applied to the tissue to bathe and speed up the healing of the cells.

 PRP is obtained by drawing a small blood sample from patients. The plasma will be separated from the red and white blood cells using a centrifuge. This ensures a high concentration of growth factors that stimulate the healing properties.

This state-of-the-art procedure is used by many celebrities, athletes, and influencers to rejuvenate their skin condition in an instant. 

Microneedling with PRP Benefits

The addition of  a PRP treatment can speed up the healing process, which can lead to these amazing benefits:

  • Improves appearance of acne scars
  • Smoother and  more even skin tone and texture
  • Minimizes and tightens pores
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Promotes a glowing complexion

The process itself is also advantageous as it is usually painless due to topical anesthetic or numbing cream and requires little to no downtime at all.

Woman taking the microneedling with PRP

Microneedling with PRP FAQS

How long does the procedure take?

Normally, microneedling with PRP takes around one hour due to the numbing time.

What are the side effects?

Despite being 100% safe, patients may experience a bit of skin swelling, redness, or itchiness during the first 24 hours after the treatment. These are minor irritations and  disappear quickly. 

What does the procedure feel like?

Even though the fine needles may sound scary, the entire process is not that bad. It is administered by professionals who analyze the skin condition then Numbing cream is applied before treatment.

A few pricks with slight discomfort may be felt during the microneedling portion, but the pain level is low and doesn’t last  long. 

When is the result visible and how long will it last?

The results vary for each patient. Some may notice a significant change after one session, while others may see the difference after several days or even weeks. 

It is essential to complete the series of treatments as recommended by the aesthetician. The frequency will depend on several factors, including the desired results. 

Lisa Rux: An Expert in Microneedling

Microneedling with platelet-rich plasma is an advanced technique that promotes skin rejuvenation without scarring and with minimal recovery time. If you think this minimally-invasive procedure is what you need, take the first step and consult Lisa Rux Medical Aesthetician today.