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What Are the Benefits of Microneedling with PRP?

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If you share one of our pastimes—getting absorbed in the beauty corner of TikTok—you may have heard of microneedling with PRP, or platelet-rich plasma. But it’s not just the latest trend in skincare. It’s a tried and tested therapy that’s been used for decades in sports medicine and orthopedics. Today, it’s making waves in the beauty industry too.

Microneedling with PRP is like a superhero duo for your skin. Iconic Beauty Aesthetics’ medical aestheticians and clients love this skin care solution. With benefits from reducing fine lines and wrinkles to improving skin texture and tone, microneedling with PRP adds a little something extra to a skin care treatment.

What Is Microneedling with PRP?

Microneedling, also referred to as collagen induction therapy, involves using a device that uses tiny needles to puncture your skin. By doing this, your body is stimulated and prompted to produce more collagen.

When combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), the healing process is even better. PRP, sometimes called a vampire facial, is a therapy that uses your body’s own blood to rejuvenate your skin. PRP is the process of drawing a small amount of your blood, processing it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelets from other blood components, and then injecting it back into your skin for rejuvenation.

PRP is rich in growth factors—polypeptides and proteins that tell your cells to heal. They stimulate the development of new skin cells, collagen, and elastin, promoting healing and helping your skin look youthful, firm, and radiant.

A hand wearing a medical glove holding the chin of a woman while a small circle shows a zoomed in view of the skin on her cheek, displaying acne scarring and hyperpigmentation

What Can Microneedling with PRP Do?

PRP can help treat a variety of skin conditions, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage and pigmentation
  • Acne scars

It may also effectively reduce under-eye bags, dark circles, and puffiness. PRP can be used on any part of your body, including your face, neck, hands, and even your scalp, to manage natural hair loss.

It’s a minimally invasive, safe, and simple procedure that can provide long-lasting results with minimal downtime, although depending on your unique skin, you may benefit from more than one treatment to maximize your results.

Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Collagen is a protein naturally present in our skin, and as we age, our body produces less of it. This loss of collagen is what leads to the development of wrinkles, fine lines, and skin sagging.

Microneedling with PRP can help stimulate collagen production and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, boosting your body’s natural repair process.

Skin Discolouration

If you have pigmentation issues and want a more even skin tone, microneedling with PRP can help reduce the appearance of dark spots, discolouration, and damage from the sun’s harsh rays. It can assist in fading dark spots and hyperpigmentation by encouraging the production of new, healthy skin cells. 

The growth factors in PRP promote cell turnover and reduce inflammation, leading to skin healing and regeneration. The results are typically a more even and brighter complexion with improved texture.

Acne Scarring

If you suffer from acne or other scarring, microneedling with PRP may help reduce the appearance of scars and even your skin tone. It does this by promoting skin cell turnover, which helps regenerate cells, resulting in healthier-looking skin.

Compared to microneedling alone, PRP can offer a more significant improvement on acne scars. According to a 2019 review, microneedling treatments with PRP may have better outcomes, and clients report greater satisfaction with the results.

Minimally Invasive Treatment

Beauty doesn’t have to be painful. One of the best things about microneedling with PRP is that it is minimally invasive. It requires little to no downtime. Many people can easily undergo the treatment and return to their daily activities immediately.

Our aestheticians cleanse your skin and apply a topical anesthetic to help minimize discomfort. Using an InnoPen device, we’ll make small, even pricks on your skin, which can take 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the treatment area. We’ll finish treatment with a soothing serum or balm to support healing. You may notice redness and swelling for a few days, but this should go away fairly quickly.

Revitalize Your Skin with Microneedling & PRP

Microneedling with PRP is a powerful combination that can do wonders for the skin. Not only does it help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, but it also promotes collagen production and can even out your skin tone.

Schedule a consultation with our experienced team at Iconic Beauty Aesthetics to learn more about this treatment and find out if it’s right for your skin. We’re here to help you glow from the inside out.

Written by Sarah Noble

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