Microneedling and platelet-rich plasma treatments are among the most exciting innovations in skin care in recent years. Our office is proud to offer these services to men and women in and around Jacksonville, Florida, at The Effect Lifestyle Practice. If you’re in search of noticeable improvements without the need for invasive procedures or extensive downtime, microneedling with platelet-rich plasma might be a great option. Schedule an appointment online or by phone today to get started.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin treatment that uses a mechanized device with multiple sterile needles to create hundreds of micro-injuries in the deeper layers of your skin. Your body responds to those injuries with a natural healing response, creating new collagen and elastin.
Collagen and elastin provide the plump, youthful appearance associated with a “baby face.” Over time, however, your body naturally loses a significant portion of those tissues, causing your skin to sag into lines, wrinkles, and folds.
Microneedling stimulates your body to manufacture new collagen and elastin, which plumps your skin, filling out lost volume and improving those common signs of aging. The effects are noticeable and lasting, and require no surgery or injections.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a solution made from a small portion of your own blood. Your blood contains small, solid components suspended in a liquid called plasma. Those components include platelets, which contain hundreds of different proteins that promote cellular turnover.
Platelet-rich plasma is created by drawing a small amount of your blood and spinning it in a medical device called a centrifuge. That separates the components, leaving a solution mainly filled with plasma and platelets. This concentrated solution is shown to spark a swift healing response, and is currently used in many different medical applications.
Microneedling is often done as a stand-alone treatment, and can lead to impressive results. Used in conjunction with platelet-rich plasma, the results can be even more impressive.
The process begins with a routine blood draw, similar to what occurs when you provide a blood sample at your physician’s office. Your blood is processed by the centrifuge while your practitioner completes the microneedling session.
Then, the platelet-rich plasma is applied over the surface of your skin. Each of the micro-injuries created during microneedling acts as a tiny channel through which the PRP can reach the deeper layers of your skin, where it can jump-start the healing process.
If you’ve heard the buzz about microneedling with PRP and would like to learn more, book a consultation at The Effect Lifestyle Practice by phone or online.