Taking years off of your appearance might be easier than you think! When combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, micro-needling treatments allow you to naturally reverse the signs of aging without going under the knife. Over the course of just a few weeks, the combination of these two treatments can soften lines, reduce the visibility of scars, and improve your skin’s elasticity.
A Look at Micro-Needling
The average person’s skin actually does a wonderful job of healing itself. Even after a lifetime of abuse from harsh products and sun exposure, it still has the ability to produce certain proteins that improve tone and elasticity. Micro-needling is a form of cosmetic therapy that takes advantage of this phenomenon by gently “damaging” and stimulating the outer layers of skin. The treatment site will then be flooded with various substances that heal the skin and restore its appearance.
The PRP Breakthrough
Coursing through your veins are millions of disk-shaped cells known as platelets. When you become injured, your body will send the platelets to the wound to heal it. After years of extensive research, doctors have found they can actually concentrate the platelets into a serum. Once it has been concentrated, the PRP can be used to trigger the healing process anywhere in the body. While this was originally used to heal soft tissue after surgeries, it is now being used within the cosmetic industry.
Combining These Treatments
These procedures can be combined to treat a wide variety of cosmetic issues including acne scars, loose skin, fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration. After a micro needling session, your own PRP will be applied topically and will be absorbed by the skin. Due to their growth factors, the platelets begin to generate new skin cells, new fatty tissue that adds volume and shape is created, and blood flow is improved, all helping restore the skin’s natural glow.
How to Get Ready for Your First Appointment
Unlike cosmetic surgery, nothing needs to be done to prepare for these two procedures other than meeting with our team at Medical Aesthetics of New England for an initial consultation. If it is determined that you would make a good candidate for these procedures, then you can schedule a future appointment or have them carried out the same day. A numbing cream is available if you are nervous about any discomfort, but most of our patients need no anesthetics. Once the swelling goes down, your skin will begin the process of healing itself and erasing the blemishes.
Contact the Medical Aesthetics of New England today to schedule a consultation at either our Acton or Fitchburg office and find out how combining PRP with Micro-Needling can restore your skin’s glow!