Microneedling + PRP: Inducing Your Skin’s Natural Healing Process
We’re quite sure you’d agree that spending every month for bad skin days doesn't sound practical. It’s different when you visit a medspa for a skincare routine than when visiting it for skin problems.
And the thought of getting a fresh start for your skin sounds rewarding. Especially if you’re aiming to go for an advanced treatment and beauty routine upgrade like the Microneedling + PRP. This treatment rejuvenates your skin and turns over a new leaf for your beauty–and it gets even better. With the PRP or platelet-rich plasma, you won’t have to worry about trying out aggressive products being infused on your face. Because the super serum comes from none other than your own body!
What is Microneedling + PRP?
Microneedling is the process of using micro-needles and putting micro-punctures on your skin to activate collagen production and scar healing. It intentionally “damages” the skin to activate the amazing healing factors your skin possesses.
On the other hand, PRP (sometimes called liquid gold), is a specific component of your blood that is separated from the rest of your blood through a centrifuge. The benefit of using PRP right after Microneedling is nothing short of magic and the results are AMAZING. It boosts your overall skin health.
Benefits of Microneedling + PRP
Because of the natural growth factor contained in PRP it gets absorbed and instantly amalgamates in effectivity with your skin's healing reaction. Moreover, it also:
Obliterates Damaged Skin
Besides activating your skin’s natural healing response to micropunctures, it also removes existing damaged and dead skin cells. When your skin sheds off dead cells, it only means one thing: it will produce new skin cells!
Lightens Dark Spots
The amino acids found in the reproduced collagen in your skin contribute in eliminating dark spots or hyperpigmentation. So, if you're suffering from unwanted blemishes, this treatment is a great solution.
Lessens Signs of Aging and Tightens Skin
Yes, this treatment also reverses signs of aging and tightens your skin, making it look less saggy. Let's be honest, we can't stop aging, so at least keep the signs to a minimal.
Collagen Production is Naturally Stimulated and Improved
From the Microneedling treatment, your collagen production is naturally activated. But not only that, with the extra growth factors from your very own PRP serum, your face (and scalp for hair regrowth) will get double the natural benefits!
Microneedling exfoliates, and it also increases collagen production. The latter is responsible for your skin’s tissue architecture and for restoring vitality to damaged skin. The results are gratifying: it makes pesky and unwanted facial scars less visible.
Lasts 12 to 18 months
This depends on many factors, particularly how many treatments of Microneedling + PRP you plan to undergo. The more consistently you get the treatments, the more you’ll see the best results
What Skin Problems Does Microneedling + PRP Address?
The skin problems that are addressed by Microneedling with PRP are numerous, some of these are:
● Dark spots/hyperpigmentation
● Large Pores
● Stretch marks
● Sun damage
But despite all these, one of the most common questions that we always get is this: Is Microneedling + PRP safe?
If done professionally, yes! However, if it’s done at home with one of those roller things and self-drawn blood, no thanks! Microneedling + PRP are treatments that should only be done by certified aestheticians. Don't do anything that will put your health at risk. DIY-ing it yourself runs the risks of infection, skin damage, and scarring. If you are looking for a reliable medspa in Fresno, California, Allure Medical Spas is one to trust.
How Microneedling + PRP Works
While this is mostly straight-forward and 'lunch time' procedure, there are necessary precautions and steps taken to achieve the most out of your treatment:
After a thorough cleanse, the attending professional applies a numbing cream to the areas that will be micro-needled to provide the least discomfort.
Once the cream takes effect, a small amount of blood is drawn, put into a tube, and entered into a centrifuge where it will be spun. The process separates the blood into three parts: hematocrit (red blood cells), buffy coat (white blood cells and platelets), and PRP or platelet-rich plasma (liquid gold). The PRP is what does wonders in your body.
Different needle settings are used for different areas of the skin. After the micro-punctures are made, PRP serum is applied and massaged right into the newly treated area. This serum is absorbed back into your skin, inducing your skin’s natural healing process and regenerating the cells for regrowth.
Pre-Treatment Care and Aftercare
Microneedling + PRP Treatment is one of those procedures that do not require some downtime. Though it depends on many factors, the following steps should be taken to get the most out of this process:
● Two weeks before, refrain from undergoing laser treatments.
● Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight.
● Do not take Accutane at least a week before the procedure.
● A few days before, avoid using anything on your skin that can make it more sensitive than normal such as exfoliants, retinoids, and topical antibiotics.
● At least 48 hours before, don’t take any anti-inflammatory medication such as Advil or ibuprofen, supplement, or any food with the same effect. This will counteract the natural inflammation that occurs on your face, which is crucial to your skin’s rejuvenation.
● Do not shave on the day of the procedure as this may cause skin sensitivity.
● Post-treatment, do not wash your face as the applied PRP serum is still being absorbed.
● Refrain from doing anything that can reduce the inflammation as the inflammation is the goal of the procedure.
● Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight at least 24 hours post-treatment. If you need to go out, apply sunblock that’s 30 SPF or higher, or titanium- or zinc-based.
● Stay away from excessive sweating for the next week.
● Do not apply exfoliants or retinoids for at least 2 weeks after treatment.
How Long Do the Effects Last?
It depends on several factors, mostly on how many treatments you’ve undergone to achieve a certain result. We honestly suggest that you take a package of sessions for the best results.
Qualified Candidates for Microneedling + PRP
While mostly available for all skin types, not everyone can have this treatment and it’s always best to disclose important information during the consultation. Individuals who are not qualified for this treatment are those:
● Who take blood-thinning medications
● With eczema
● Suffering from diabetes
● Has a weak immune system
● Suffers from keloid scarring
● Has perioral dermatitis
We’d like to replace the word “cost” with “investment” because this treatment is an investment in your future. After the first few treatments, all you have to do is maintain its results, and you’ll be set for life. The investment you’ll have to make depends on how many sessions you’ll have, but the average cost per session can be around $600 to $1000.
If you’re interested, you can phone Allure Medical Spa or book your FREE consultation here.
The bottom line is that your skin’s youthful glow isn’t lost forever. With today’s technology, almost everything is possible when it comes to regenerating beauty. So, if you’re ready to get this advanced Microneedling + PRP treatment, stop by one of Fresno’s premium Allure Medical Spa, and enjoy the benefits of confidence that radiates!