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Microneedling with PRP: Revitalize Your Skin with the Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial

If you look in the mirror and are shocked by what you see, it may be time to consider doing something a little extra to get rid of the signs of aging. Fine lines, dark spots, and dullness can make you look older than you are, but we can help. 

At Skin Shop Medical Spa, Dr. Tiffany Su and her team want to reach your goals and achieve the look you want, safely and comfortably. We offer a menu of services designed to help you feel great and look your best, including microneedling and PRP therapy, and the optimizing combination of the two. 

The power of platelets

PRP and microneedling work together to rev up your body’s regenerative capabilities in two different ways. Microneedling is the process of creating thousands of microscopic injuries. Though that may sound like a bad thing, it actually stimulates your body to heal, and that means increased collagen production. More collagen means plumper, smoother skin with better elasticity. 

The PRP therapy further encourages healing because it adds growth factors that speed the healing and repair of your skin. 

Here’s how PRP works: We draw a small amount of your blood and process it in a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates the components of your blood, concentrating the platelets. We then mix those powerful platelets back into your plasma, which creates platelet-rich plasma or PRP.

During your combination treatment, we first perform the microneedling. Next, we inject the PRP strategically, giving you double the regenerative power. The stimulation from both procedures enhances your body’s ability to build fresh, healthy skin cells and gives you a youthful, blooming appearance.

Platelets offer a bonus, too. In addition to powering up your skin’s healing, it also reduces some of the post-treatment symptoms you might feel otherwise. You’re likely to have less redness or swelling when you have the two treatments together.

Optimal results

Whatever your skin issues—acne scars, age spots, wrinkles, fine lines, uneven pigmentation, or some combination—microneedling and PRP together can help. 

However, if you’re pregnant, take certain medications, or have a history of scarring, PRP and microneedling may not be right for you. Our staff can make recommendations based on an evaluation of your skin. 

Most people, though, can benefit from microneedling and PRP. The two treatments administered together can help you enjoy rejuvenated, refreshed skin. 

You don’t need to take days off either. Most appointments take about an hour, with the first 30 minutes dedicated to allowing the anesthetic to start working effectively, and the second half of the appointment to the treatments themselves. Some people do need a series of treatments to get the best results, and if that’s the case for you, it’ll most likely be a series of three to six treatments.

To get the most benefit from microneedling and PRP, you should avoid exposure to the sun both before and after your treatment. If you have some swelling or redness, it should be minimal and should dissipate within a few days. Avoiding alcohol-based products and exfoliants is advisable, as is vigorous physical activity in the first few days. 

If you’d like to learn more about microneedling and PRP, schedule an appointment for a consultation. We’re always happy to answer your questions and make recommendations to help you look and feel your best.

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