Face it: Even if you have a strict skin care regimen that leaves little to chance, the largest and most exposed organ of your body — your beautiful, hard-working epidermis — can’t totally evade the effects of time.
As you get older, the foundational structures of your skin become less stable and resilient; at the same time, the cumulative effects of sun damage start to show up on the surface of your skin in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, pigmented spots, and rough, uneven texture.
Here at Brooks Plastic Surgery, we know that feeling comfortable in your skin and confident in your appearance starts with a radiant, youthful complexion. Here’s how microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can help you achieve total skin renewal from the outside in and the inside out.
Microneedling with PRP takes a holistic approach to skin revitalization that combines two powerful catalysts for collagen growth and elastin regeneration into one highly effective facial rejuvenation treatment.
Widely considered the ultimate anti-aging facial, this minimally invasive treatment prompts your body’s natural repair mechanisms to drastically escalate production of collagen and elastin, the two main building blocks of youthful, supple skin.
To appreciate how microneedling with PRP can leave your skin stronger, tighter, smoother, and brighter in just one session, you need to understand how each element of the treatment works, as well as how they work together.
Microneedling uses a slender, pen-like device fitted with a sterile tip of several ultra-thin needles. These tiny needles create a uniform pattern of superficial microchannels through your upper epidermal layers.
Also known as collagen induction therapy, this gentle and systematic treatment triggers a cascade of internal healing and repair processes that culminate in a skin-transforming boost of fresh collagen and elastin.
In addition to promoting total skin renewal from the inside out, microneedling also creates an ideal opportunity to deliver skin-nourishing serums like PRP directly to your underlying epidural tissues for maximum facial rejuvenation results.
Platelet-rich plasma is a concentrated preparation of platelets derived from your own blood. Also known as “liquid gold,” your platelets are a powerful catalyst for skin revitalization because they contain hundreds of special growth factors that encourage rapid tissue regeneration.
To create your personal PRP serum, we draw a small amount of blood from your arm and spin it in a special centrifuge to separate and concentrate the platelets. PRP contains up to 10 times as many platelets (and growth factors) as normal, circulating blood.
When applied to the fresh microchannels in your skin that microneedling creates, the PRP serum and its powerful, proactive growth factors take collagen growth and elastin renewal to the next level, leaving you with remarkable skin renewal results and long-lasting facial rejuvenation.
To keep you comfortable and relaxed during the microneedling process, we apply an anesthetic lotion to the treatment area at the start of your session. If you choose to combine microneedling with PRP, we perform a quick blood draw and prepare your PRP serum as the numbing agent takes effect.
Once your face is desensitized, we systematically press the microneedling device across the surface of your skin. Next, we gently massage your PRP serum into the open microchannels. The entire process takes about 90 minutes from start to finish.
Within a day or two, you can expect to see improved skin tone, refined texture, and a healthy glow with fewer signs of aging. Even better, you can expect your results to improve as the days and weeks go on and the skin renewal process continues to unfold.
Whether you’re interested in diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, tightening large pores, or simply restoring a radiant, more youthful-looking complexion, microneedling with PRP can leave your skin looking immeasurably brighter, tighter, smoother, and more uniform.
If you want to renew the skin you’re in, we can help. Call our Hollywood, Florida, office today, or click online to request an appointment with Dr. Christopher Brooks any time.