Microneedling + PRP: the perfect pair for more flawless, youthful skin
Microneedling is amazing on its own, but if you really want to see serious results fast, consider adding platelet-rich plasma (a.k.a. PRP) to your microneedling treatment. It tacks on a mere 15 minutes, involves naught but your own blood sample, and provides an extra dose of growth factors that your skin will ♥.
What is platelet-rich plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma is a special preparation of blood that contains only platelets and plasma, both of which are jam-packed with growth factors. Platelets are tiny, disc-shaped cells that come to the plate anytime your body needs to heal a part of itself.
Whenever you sustain an injury, platelets gather at the injured site and help it heal by delivering growth factors to your individual cells. Plasma also contains these beneficial growth factors and other proteins for rapid, successful healing.
With PRP therapy, we are essentially loading an area with growth factors in addition to what your body naturally provides. When it comes to cosmetic use, PRP:
- Speeds cell regeneration
- Prompts new collagen growth
- Improves tissue thickness, strength, and elasticity
At La Jolla Cosmetic Medical Spa and LJCSC, we use PRP therapy as a stand-alone treatment for hair restoration, and as an add-on option to enhance results from injectables and skin resurfacing treatments such as microneedling.
Benefits of adding PRP to your microneedling treatments
- Improves circulation for faster healing after each treatment
- Results are visible more quickly after each treatment
- Collagen production is boosted beyond that of microneedling alone
- 100% natural treatment to address skin concerns
If you decide you want the added benefits of a PRP boost, we’ll take a blood sample from your arm. It’s just like getting routine bloodwork.
Next, we’ll spin it in our PRP centrifuge, which is engineered to extract the highest possible concentration of growth factors from your platelets and plasma. Then, we will apply the PRP to your skin just before beginning the microneedling treatment.
As the microscopic needles mover over your skin, they push the PRP directly into the dermal layers that can best utilize it. Because PRP contains your own blood cells, your body knows exactly how to put it to use, and there’s no risk for allergic reaction.