Spring is a celebration of fresh starts, and that can go for your skin as well as other areas of your life. What better time to offer your skin the rejuvenation it needs after suffering damage all winter long. Microneedling with PRP is one of the best ways to rev up your complexion and get ready for the warm weather ahead.
The PRP Advantage
Platelet-rich plasma or PRP is a substance in our blood that contains beneficial ingredients for the skin like stem cells and growth factors. These elements work with the body’s natural processes to promote healing and healthy cell turnover. PRP is used for both medical and cosmetic purposes due to these beneficial properties.
We retrieve the plasma through a regular blood draw. Once your blood is taken, we can process it to separate the plasma from the rest of the matter in the blood. We then use the plasma in the skin rejuvenation process through a procedure known as microneedling. When we combine microneedling with PRP, we also refer to it as a “vampire” facial, a term you may have heard from celebrities like Kim Kardashian that swear by the treatment.
Microneedling Ensures Best Results
We perform microneedling as a skin treatment with or without PRP. This procedure involves the use of a device that delivers a series of tiny needles into the skin. The needles create micro- injuries that stimulate the body to heal itself. The procedure also promotes healthy collagen production by the body, which provides support to the dermal layers and gives skin a supple, more youthful appearance.
Our microneedling procedures are performed using a topical anesthetic to ensure you remain comfortable throughout your treatment. The needles are passed over the skin first, sometimes in a single pass and sometimes using a second round to ensure the skin is fully treated. The procedure typically does not involve much downtime afterward. The skin may be red and tender after treatment, but these side effects usually mimic a sunburn and are not severe enough to keep you from your daily activities.
When we add PRP to the mix, the platelets are applied to the skin before microneedling. That way, when the needles pass over the skin, they can work the beneficial platelets into the deeper dermal structure where it can have the greatest effect. The platelets go to work stimulating cell renewal so that your skin becomes smoother and more refreshed in the weeks following your procedure.
Getting Summer-Ready Results
Improvements to your skin may become apparent shortly after your treatment, but those results will continue to develop for six to eight weeks. Once you see the full results, they should last for many months before a touch-up treatment is needed. This means that if you schedule your PRP procedure now, you will be sporting that healthy glow in time for beach season.
PRP is a healthy, natural way to smooth away wrinkles and shallow scarring and give your complexion a much-needed rejuvenation boost. The procedure is relatively quick, and the results can be long-lasting. To learn more about PRP or find out if this procedure is the best choice for you, contact Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics at 760-472- 5088 or 858-943- 2443.