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5 Ways Microneedling with PRP can Improve Your Skin

Microneedling with PRP is a new treatment for improving skin tone and texture, as well as treating other issues like scarring and hyperpigmentation. It is most often used on the face, which is part of the reason why it’s also known as a blood facial or a vampire facial. Though the name may sound frightening, the only thing that will truly shock you about this treatment is the way in which it can drastically improve your skin with little to no downtime or risk. 

Dr. Gul A. Zikria and the rest of us at his Milpitas, CA office believe microneedling with PRP is one of the best aesthetic services offered today, especially because the treatment has so many different benefits that can help improve your skin. You can learn more about the top five ways microneedling with PRP can benefit your skin below.

1. Microneedling with PRP can smooth wrinkles.

One of the reasons most people seek out microneedling with PRP is because it can actually help smooth out wrinkles and fine lines on the face. The treatment itself involves the use of a handheld device that pricks the skin in order to stimulate collagen production. This tightens and smooths the skin, minimizing the appearance of lines and drooping. 

When platelet-rich plasma (or PRP) is added to the treatment, your own blood is drawn, cleaned in a centrifuge, and used as either a topical or an injected booster. It helps to increase the wrinkle-reducing effects, as the blood-enhanced serum seeps into the areas where the skin was pricked, creating intensified collagen production and faster healing.

2. The treatment can minimize discoloration.

Many people deal with discolored spots on their skin, including those caused by sun damage, age, or a natural case of hyperpigmentation. These issues can make many of our patients self-conscious.  

With microneedling, the spots can be treated gradually in a noninvasive way. As the skin is pricked and collagen stimulation begins, new skin starts to form, which minimizes discoloration in the treated areas. PRP can boost the effects of microneedling, which allows for an overall more uniform look to your skin.

3. Microneedling with PRP can treat scarring.

Scarring on the face can be a serious issue for a person’s self-confidence. However, microneedling can be a great way of dealing with this issue, as its ability to stimulate new collagen, and eventually new skin cells, can help minimize a scar’s appearance. It usually works best with depressed, rather than raised, scars, and when PRP is added to the treatment, the additional blood helps to improve the skin’s overall healing process.

4. The treatment can firm and smooth skin.

As you get older, you may feel that your skin isn’t as firm and smooth as it once was, making it seem droopy or rough to the touch. That’s because, as we age, collagen and elastin production decreases, and our skin loses some of its elasticity.

When the needles break the surface of the skin during microneedling, the skin tightens in order to heal itself. When PRP is used in addition to microneedling, the tightening effect increases, but the skin also becomes smoother, especially when PRP is used as a topical treatment.

5. The treatment offers a healthy, youthful glow.

Many people talk about the “glow” they can see in their skin after microneedling with PRP. This is because the skin simply looks younger, tighter, and smoother after the treatment, and that creates the vibrant sheen our patients love. Even if you don’t currently deal with any of the issues we’ve discussed, you will see a difference in your skin after your treatment. 

Is PRP a necessary addition to microneedling?

You can, of course, choose to have microneedling without PRP, but the latter half of the treatment drastically improves the effects of the former half. In addition, it can increase the speed with which the effects take place, and it can help minimize your downtime after the treatment has ended.

 Many people choose microneedling with PRP because the treatment is minimally invasive and known to provide impressive results with very few side effects. Most of our patients need to get one to three treatments every couple of months, with routine maintenance treatments as time goes on. However, the effects, as you’ll see, are worth it. 

Want to learn more about microneedling with PRP?

We are happy to answer your questions about microneedling with PRP or to set you up with an appointment to see Dr. Zikria at his Milpitas, CA office. Call us at 408-290-8289 today.

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