One way or another, thanks to the massive amount of steam and momentum the beauty industry has accumulated in the recent decade, Microneedling with PRP has become more popular than ever before. Now, you’ve probably heard of Microneedling before, it’s pretty popular nowadays, but what are those 3 letters that sometimes show up next to it? What could those three letters possibly mean?
Well, it’s funny you should ask because they mean something that takes a minute to process, but don’t worry, it happens to everyone. PRP stands for platelet rich plasma, platelets being tiny particles found in blood, which have the responsibility of clogging up wounds and repairing skin damage. So, it is safe to say that their regenerative abilities are probably amazing.
So, doctors decided to take advantage of this amazing ability and harnessed the plasma from blood. Once it was harnessed, it was used to treat a variety of different conditions, from tooth growth, to fighting hair loss. And one of the most revolutionary uses for it has been to combine the two treatments and get Microneedling with PRP, all the amazing benefits of the two treatments, in one incredible package.
What can it be used for?
Short answer is many things. The long answer follows.
There’s a reason why one of the biggest epicenters for beauty treatments like Microneedling NYC, is in love with this procedure. First of all, it repairs minor skin damage and bulges, smoothening them out and making the skin tighter. With the added PRP, the results are even greater than before.
It also works wonders on acne scars. Acne has always been a huge complaint, especially among young adults. All the tiny little pores, all the little bumps and hills, they’re not pleasant to anyone. And this procedure is known to mow down those pesky things, leaving behind a healed skin.
As far as what areas the procedure works on, it is safe for many parts of both the face and body. The procedure is able to even out wrinkles on the face, from those light lines next to the mouth and lips, to deeper lines on the forehead. Also, since there are no dangerous chemicals involved, it can also be used on other parts of the body, such as neck, chest, legs and arms. The versatility of this procedure is simply stunning, as it plows its way through skin damage, scars and wrinkles.
The doctor will first start by extracting blood from your own veins. Once it has been extracted, they will run it through a special centrifuge, which dilutes the blood and leaves behind the platelets. They then collect the plasma and use it for different procedures, including Microneedling with PRP.
As you know, Microneedling pokes many tiny holes in your face, jump starting your body’s natural reproductive abilities. Once the body heals the skin, it is replaced by fresh, young, vibrant skin, as the new skin cells do their work. With the added step of the plasma injection into the treated area, the skin regenerates even faster and more efficiently than with standard Microneedling.
In fact, it leaves even greater results than the traditional procedure. And not to mention, all the other benefits that come with it.
First of all, since the platelet rich plasma is extracted from your own blood, you don’t have to worry about having an allergic reaction to it, as it literally came out of your own blood vessels.
Also, with the added step, recovery time is even shorter than the traditional treatment, which itself was already quite quick-healing. The PRP helps the skin replace the skin cells with even healthier ones, making them even firmer and tighter.
Side-Effects and what to look out for
Again, the procedure is quite safe. The PRP is extracted from your own body and the needles are absolutely microscopic, leaving only the tiniest of holes that barely penetrate the layer of skin and then barely bleed. The only thing you could be wary about is the needling portion of the procedure, as not everyone enjoys the sensation of having needled running down their faces.
But regardless, numbing cream is applied to maximize comfort during the procedure and extra care I put into making sure that the client leaves satisfied, with the face they dreamed of. After all, making happiness more accessible to everyone should be anybody’s mantra.