Microneedling: A fast and painless anti-aging treatment

Finally, there is an advanced treatment for anti-aging that doesn’t require you to hunker down in your home for a week to avoid seeing people. And it’s painless, so you may even decide to take a nap while it’s going on!

Most aesthetic treatments for anti-aging involve creating a controlled wound in the skin to stimulate new growth and collagen formation. Microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a way of stimulating new growth and healing within the extracellular matrix of the skin – where all the good stuff lives. The result is younger, firmer looking skin.

Although microneedling is a controlled wound treatment, it requires little downtime. Unlike more ablative treatments such as chemical peels and laser resurfacing, minimal damage occurs to the integrity of the epidermis (outer layer of skin). Thus, the skin can recover quickly.

PRP is rich in the growth factors our bodies naturally produce to rebuild and repair tissue promptly. Because of its abilities to improve and speed the healing process, PRP also is a good treatment for skin scarring like acne scars and stretch marks.

Of course, good products are an essential part of maintaining anti-aging treatments.

High-quality clinical skincare products for anti-aging are formulated to contain either some of these growth factors or other ingredients that help trigger the release of growth factors. However, with PRP treatments, your own growth factors can get right to work in your skin. Basically, this means better results faster.

Because microneedling creates hundreds of tiny channels in the upper layers of skin, growth factors can get right to where it matters. If applied topically, most of our natural growth factors would just sit on the surface of the skin and eventually be washed down the drain. That’s why this treatment is special: Microneedling and PRP therapy work together to improve the overall outcome.

For best results, try adding a session of LED light therapy to calm redness and increase collagen production.

We invite you to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with one of our medical aestheticians to learn more about microneedling and PRP.

Melissa Owens is a certified medical aesthetician with Carolina Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics.

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