Things to Know before Your Next Microneedling PRP Treatment
At Goals Plastic Surgery, the team strives to provide patients with a wide variety of aesthetic enhancement procedures, both surgical and non-surgical. While plastic surgery has seen a tremendous rise in popularity in recent years, and more individuals are willing to go “under the knife” than ever before – there are still quite a few individuals who simply aren’t ready for full-fledged surgical enhancement. And to meet the needs of such patients, the staff at Goals offers countless “medspa” type procedures that are far less invasive, yet offer an amazing level of cosmetic enhancement. One of the most popular minimally-invasvie procedures includes the dermapen microneedling treatment. As one of the most effective skin rejuvenation techniques, the dermapen microneedling treatment works by triggering the body’s own naturally restorative mechanism to heal the body from the inside out – allowing patients to be free from unwanted discolorations, wrinkles, lines, blemishes, and old, damaged skin overall.
Using a needle-like device known as a dermapen microneedling begins with your doctor puncturing the skin along the treatment area, creating a series of tiny puncture sites within the skin’s surface. Once these puncture sites are created, it triggers the body’s natural healing mechanism to begin to try and heal the area. During this process, the body boosts the production of collagen to the area and stimulates a process known as cellular turnover – the formation of fresh, youthful skin cells to replace the older, damaged skin cells in the treatment area. This will help to reduce the appearance of a wide variety of skin issues such as wrinkles, fine lines, discolorations, blemishes, and old, dull, dead skin cells.
As effective as a conventional microneedling treatment can be, there are a number of different variations that can make the treatment even more effective – none of which work as well as PRP microneedling! PRP or platelet rich plasma has been around for some time, and is a compound created using the body’s own blood plasma to help enhance and fortify the skin overall. The blood is drawn from a patient, and spun around in a high-speed centrifuge. This will separate the blood into specialized plasma, rich in platelets and vital proteins that help to stimulate the production of new, fresh skin cells. Just as with conventional microneedling PRP variations help to rid the skin of unwanted blemishes, however they are able to do it faster and more effectively, while reducing the amount of healing time. in addition, PRP microneedling has been shown to improve the results for patients suffering from acne scars, and general facial scars.
Despite the fact that most applications involving microneedling PRP treatments are done along the face, researchers have found that PRP microneedling is just as effective at treating the skin along the entire body. Unlike conventional microneedling, the PRP variation also has anecdotal evidence of patients being treated for things like stretch marks, cellulite, keloids and even surgical scars. As time passes, more and more patients at Goals Plastic Surgery are beginning to realize the amazing benefits of PRP microneedling and realizing how amazing the technique can be for their issues. Despite the increase in popularity however, many patients are still relatively uneducated about the procedure, and rarely know what to expect. Here are some quick bullet points to help you gain a proper understanding of what exactly you should expect from PRP microneedling.
· Easy, Relatively Pain-Free Procedure
Despite the fact that there will be a million little holes put into your skin, the dermapen is relatively gentle and patients experience light to moderate pain only. And many patients prefer to have numbing cream applied beforehand.
· Side Effects
No cosmetic procedure is without at least a few side effects, its important to realize that there is little to no downtime, but you will experience some slight redness, swelling and some bleeding. But this will pass within the first day or so.
· Clean, Clear, Glowing Skin!
PRP microneedling is one of the most effective skin rejuvenation techniques around today. No matter how bad your skin might be, you can expect to see quite a noticeable improvement. Patients can expect relief from wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes, reduced appearance of scarring, and smooth, soft, glowing skin with a youthful radiance you’ve got to see to believe!
For more information on microneedling and other procedures, be sure to contact Goals Plastic Surgery today.