Microneedling of the Face with and Without PRP
Microneedling aims to address signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines, as well as skin problems such as stretch marks, acne scars, and thinning skin. Microneedling therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that makes micro-injuries on the treatment area. This induces the body's natural healing factors (such as collagen and elastin) to help repair and rejuvenate your skin.
When you apply a topical treatment such as PRP after the microneedling procedure, they’ll penetrate deeply into the skin, enhancing the effectiveness and distribution of the product.
Face Microneedling without PRP
We use SkinPen® for all microneedling procedures as it's FDA-approved, minimally invasive, and has zero downtime. This device has microneedles whose width is smaller than that of the average human hair and thus create invisible perforations on the skin. It's suitable for both men and women as well as all skin types.
Besides eliminating wrinkles and acne marks, microneedling can also help with:
- Skin tightening
- Minimize skin pore size
- Reduce burn scars
- Improve hyperpigmentation
- Reduce alopecia hair loss
If you have an underlying skin issue, consult your dermatologist to know whether you’re a suitable candidate for this procedure.
Face Microneedling with PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)
After microneedling with the SkinPen, the treated area can quickly absorb products (such as PRP) used to rejuvenate the skin. To obtain PRP, a small amount of blood is drawn from your body and then processed in a centrifuge for a few minutes to separate the PRP from other blood components.
The PRP is directly applied to the micro-injuries made by the microneedling device to boost the production of collagen and stimulate the natural healing process. In turn, this nourishes your skin and makes it look and feel better.
Besides making your skin plumper and wrinkle-free, PRP therapy can be administered to treat a range of musculoskeletal issues. This includes joint and extremity pain caused by osteoarthritis, tendonitis, sprains, strains, ligament tears, and bursitis.
What Can You Expect After the Microneedling Treatment?
After the treatment, you may feel slightly sunburned and your skin may appear fairly pink. However, this should completely heal in 24-72 hours. Collagen production takes place between four and eight weeks, so you should see improvements during this period.
Enjoy a Flawless Skin with Microneedling in Columbus, GA
At Ageless Medical Aesthetics at West Georgia Generative Medicine, we’ll walk you through everything to ensure you’re comfortable and confident in the microneedling process. Whether you’d like microneedling with or without PRP, our specialists are trained and certified to provide the best care possible for the best results.