Do you want to refresh your skin and restore that youthful, radiant glow? Are you looking for a non-surgical treatment to help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles? Metairie Plastic Surgeons offers a skin rejuvenation treatment that combines micro-needling treatments and platelet rich plasma therapy to help reinvigorate the skin and restore a younger-looking appearance.
Are you interested in learning more about PRP and micro-needling treatments? Contact our office in Metairie today to schedule a consultation!
What is micro-needling?
Micro-needling is a rejuvenating skin treatment that uses a handheld device containing fine needles to create small puncture wounds, or microchannels, in the upper layers of the skin. These micro-channels stimulates the body’s natural repair process and triggers the production of new collagen and elastin. This treatment results in an improvement in the overall quality of the skin and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring.
Benefits of micro-needling
- Improves skin tone and texture
- Reduces the appearance of large pores
- Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves acne scarring
- Improves overall skin health
What is platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy?
Platelet rich plasma contains up to five to ten times the amount of platelets found in blood. PRP is full of growth factors that promote cell growth and can help repair and regenerate damaged tissues, including the skin. This therapy is autologous, meaning it comes from the patient, so there is virtually no chance of an adverse reaction. Platelet rich plasma treatments are used to rejuvenate the skin and regenerate collagen and stimulate its production in the body.
PRP is prepared by drawing a small amount of blood from the patient. The plasma and the platelets are then separated, usually by spinning the blood in a centrifuge and purified before being re-injected into the body.
Benefits of PRP therapy
- Repairs tissues
- Stimulates cell growth
- Stimulates the production of collagen
Benefits of combination therapy with micro-needling and PRP
When used in combination with micro-needling treatments, the platelet rich plasma is applied to the treated skin and allowed to absorb into the microchannels created by the micro-needling treatment. This process allows for a better and quicker penetration of the PRP and stimulates the production of collagen. Combining micro-needling treatments with PRP therapy enhances the effects of both treatments and stimulates the production of collagen, resulting in radiant, rejuvenated skin. This combination therapy is commonly used to treat improve skin quality on the face, chest, hands, arms, and legs, but can essentially be performed on any part of the body.
Patients may experience some mild redness and discomfort for the first day or two following a treatment session, but these side effects should subside quickly.
Do you want to learn more about PRP and micro-needling treatments offered at Metairie Plastic Surgeons? Contact our office in Metairie today to schedule a consultation!