SkinPen Microneedling With Or Without PRP
Almost everyone struggles with skin problems, including acne scars, pigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles at some point in their lives. It can be pretty overwhelming to choose from a wide range of skincare products and aesthetic treatments that claim to be effective and yet take years to produce the desired effect (if any).
If you’re looking for something more effective than topical treatments yet less drastic than a surgical procedure, SkinPen Microneedling is the right option for you.
Read on to know more about it.
What Is SkinPen Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that involves making hundreds of tiny punctures in your skin with a SkinPen. These punctures act as micro-injuries, triggering your skin’s natural healing response which results in increased collagen and elastin production.
Microneedling can be combined with PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) therapy to produce smoother, firmer, and younger-looking skin.
SkinPen Microneedling With PRP
The combination of two different skin restoration and rejuvenation procedures such as microneedling and PRP therapy can help rejuvenate your skin from the inside out.
Along with the collagen-inducing properties of microneedling, PRP therapy involves the use of a PRP serum derived from the patient’s own blood to repair and renew the skin cells, thus restoring youthful and glowing skin.
The treatment can help improve the appearance of acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines, as well as shrink enlarged pores while helping tighten up sagging skin.
What Are The Benefits Of Microneedling With Or Without PRP?
Microneedling with or without PRP is becoming the treatment of choice for multiple skin issues because of the following reasons:
- It is safe and minimally invasive.
- There is little to no downtime.
- The procedure can be completed anywhere between 30-45 minutes.
- Using PRP extracted from the patient’s own blood reduces the risk of infection, allergies, and rejection.
- Unlike other skin rejuvenation procedures, it is suitable for all skin types and tones.
- The risk of side effects is next to none.
What Happens During The Treatment?
Both microneedling procedures (with or without PRP) are simple and require no extensive preparation beforehand.
They usually begin with a consultation where your provider will ask about your medical history, particularly any medications you’re on, and physically examining the area of concern.
Your provider might choose to apply a numbing agent to avoid any discomfort during the procedure. Your skin is then cleansed gently to remove any impurities or makeup products that you might have applied.
For Microneedling without PRP – The SkinPen is used to make numerous micro-punctures on your skin, with the depth of the needles adjusted depending on the thickness of your skin and the area of concern.
For Microneedling with PRP – We will draw your blood and put it in a centrifuge to extract the platelet-rich plasma. Next, the SkinPen is used to make numerous micro-punctures on your skin, followed by the application of the resulting PRP all over the treated area.
Is The Procedure Painful?
Microneedling with or without PRP may sound painful because it involves making micro-injuries on your skin. However, the entire procedure can be made virtually painless once your provider applies a topical numbing agent to lessen any discomfort caused by the microneedles.
What To Expect After The Treatment?
It may take up to a week for the initial results to set in. However, the results will continue to improve with the gradual healing and repairing of your skin cells. It is recommended that you get at least 3 microneedling sessions spaced 3 to 6 weeks apart to get the best possible results.
Since your skin is usually more sensitive post-treatment, it is best to avoid:
- Direct sun exposure
- Strenuous workout routines
- Applying heavy makeup for a few days post-treatment
Let your skin heal and repair gradually on its own to maximize the rejuvenation benefits.
If you’re looking for a safe, non-surgical yet effective treatment to improve the appearance of visible scarring, fine lines, or hyperpigmentation, Microneedling (with or without PRP) is your best bet. This two-in-one revolutionary treatment can address skin concerns while replenishing and rejuvenating your skin to give you smoother and younger-looking skin without going under the knife.
At Uplift Aesthetics, our team is highly-skilled and well-trained in performing microneedling treatments safely, so rest assured you will get the best experience in North Oakdale, MN.
Give us a call now and book your appointment!