April 20, 2024


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Microneedling with PRP

Collagen is a natural protein in your body that gives the skin its firmness. As you grow older collagen and elastin production declines, resulting in undesirable skin laxity or reduced elasticity. Although you can’t prevent the natural aging process, vampire facial and facelift Oakbrook Terrace uses procedures such as microneedling with PRP to improve your skin’s appearance.

What is microneedling with PRP?

Microneedling with PRP is a cosmetic treatment that involves causing tiny skin punctures to stimulate collagen production. Additionally, platelets are applied to the micro-injuries to promote wound healing and make microneedling more effective. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is plasma that is more highly concentrated with platelets than any other blood component. Your provider will draw a blood sample from your body and place it in a centrifuge where it spins, separating PRP from the rest of the blood. The PRP contains proteins that help the skin tissue repair itself; therefore, it decreases the amount of downtime after the procedure.

You may consider this treatment if you want to reduce the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines, large pores, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin texture. Most people need several treatment sessions to achieve the desired results; the number of treatments a person requires varies. It is essential to know that microneedling is not a quick fix; you may wait for some time until you notice improvements because the body takes time to produce collagen. But most people see progress on their skin weeks after treatment.

Side effects

Microneedling is relatively safe when performed by a skilled practitioner, but still, this treatment causes some side effects. For example, your skin may feel sore and tender immediately after the procedure. You should also expect some redness in the treated areas, but this usually subsides within a few days. Taking acetaminophen can help reduce the side effects. As you heal, white bumps may form on the skin, and you may have a mild flare-up of acne; there may also be some swelling and oozing.

What are the risks?

Microneedling causes tiny holes on the surface of your skin, so bacteria may enter the openings and cause an infection. The treatment can also cause a flare-up of cold sores in individuals with the herpes simplex virus. But microneedling with PRP is much safer than the regular treatment because it uses a person’s blood. Following the aftercare instructions as your practitioner recommends can reduce the risk of any complications. You should see your doctor if you experience severe pain or side effects after microneedling with PRP treatment.

Although microneedling with PRP can help reduce skin blemishes, this treatment may not be suitable during pregnancy. Practitioners also caution against microneedling if you have:

  • Active acne
  • A chronic illness
  • Blood disorder
  • A history of scarring or bruising easily
  • Skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea
  • HIV

It is essential to discuss with your practitioner if you fall under any of these categories to discuss the safety of microneedling with PRP treatment.

Microneedling with PRP benefits people of all skin colors, and downtime is usually minimal since the platelets hasten the healing process. Consult your specialist at Wrinkle Fairy to establish whether microneedling with PRP is a safe cosmetic treatment for you.