Microneedling is a great option for treating minor signs of aging, smoothing out fine lines, and giving skin a healthy, youthful glow. But Dr. Zarreii of Zarreii Medical and Aesthetics prefers to use a more comprehensive procedure — known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and microneedling — to provide his patients with the best possible results.
Here’s how PRP and microneedling, when used together, have become the go-to solution for revitalizing and rejuvenating aging skin.
Why add PRP to microneedling?
Microneedling requires the use of extremely small needles to prick the skin and cause the body’s natural healing defense to kick in. The body produces more collagen, and the healing process tightens and rejuvenates the skin. Alone, it is an effective option for aging skin.
However, as mentioned by Healthline, individuals may choose to add PRP to microneedling for a slightly increased cost. PRP helps to intensify the effects of microneedling, which is achieved by adding PRP injections to the process. Injecting PRP into the skin increases the collagen production that creates tighter, younger-looking skin and affects the overall look of the area. In addition, PRP speeds up the healing process the skin undergoes after microneedling, making the entire experience quicker and more effective for younger-looking skin.
Have clinical studies proven these effects?
Several studies have been conducted on the difference between microneedling alone and microneedling with PRP. In most cases, the combination of the two procedures produced the best results. Though these studies are mostly focused on acne scars, the researchers found evidence that the procedure would provide similar results in other applications.
Why is the procedure so popular?
The procedure’s popularity got a boost when celebrities, like Kim Kardashian, began receiving PRP and microneedling and telling the world about it. Further, many people are intrigued by the idea of the procedure because it is not new. In fact, the use of PRP has been around for quite some time to treat other conditions, such as thinning hair and sports-related injuries. Finally, PRP in addition to microneedling impresses patients because everyone has his or her own personal PRP supply, making the procedure itself feel more natural.
Dr. Zarreii uses PRP and microneedling to help patients get firmer, brighter, softer, and tighter-looking skin without the use of surgery. And although the procedure has many other benefits, Dr. Zarreii and his team appreciate and endorse the benefits of PRP and microneedling for anti-aging, especially in individuals who want to see more dramatic results than those associated with microneedling alone.
Want to learn more about microneedling and PRP?
Call our office today or schedule an appointment online. We will be happy to set you up with your first appointment with Dr. Zarreii or to just answer your questions about microneedling, PRP, and their revolutionary effects on the aging process.