Everyone wants their skin to look young, vibrant, and refreshed. But maintaining youthful-looking skin becomes more difficult as you get older and your skin starts to show signs of aging.
Or perhaps you have scars from an injury or acne scars that you would love to get rid of. As you age, those scars can become even more obvious and painfully noticeable because your skin loses vital collagen. So how do you replace that? The fact is, we all want to look good. Our faces are our introduction to the world.
Trying to find a solution that is effective, non-invasive, and doesn’t require a lot of downtime has been a challenge. Especially treatments that are all-natural. But at Murray’s Health & Wellness, we use a combination of regenerative skin treatments — microneedling and PRP therapy — that can smooth lines and wrinkles and reduce scarring.
What is microneedling?
So, yes, it may sound scary, but microneedling really is not. Microneedling is a skin treatment that uses small sterile needles to make tiny punctures in the top layer of your skin. Your body’s natural reaction is to repair the skin, which means it stimulates the production of collagen. As the collagen does its work, pores, lines, wrinkles, scars, and other issues improve and your skin looks rejuvenated.
At Murray’s Health & Wellness, you can trust that your procedure is performed by a well-trained and experienced doctor. Emilia Murray, MD, is board-certified in internal medicine and experienced with microneedling, so you are in expert hands.
The needle marks cannot be seen by the naked eye, but they are enough to trigger your body’s natural repair process, which includes producing elastin in addition to the collagen. Adding an additional serum or treatment can elevate the results.
Don’t be intimidated by the name. While you may have some minor skin irritation, like redness or slight swelling, you won’t be restricted from doing any activities. You should, though, avoid direct sun exposure for a few days and wear a strong sunscreen — something you should be doing anyway.
What is PRP and should I combine it with microneedling?
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, therapy also takes advantage of the body’s natural regenerative properties. At Murray’s Health & Wellness, we take your blood and place it a machine known as a centrifuge, which separates the platelets from the rest of your blood. We then make a serum rich in platelets that we apply to your skin.
Platelets are the part of the blood that is responsible for clotting and healing wounds, so the serum has incredible healing benefits, and it hydrates and nourishes the skin, as well.
The reason this combination is so powerful is that the microneedling is the prep that opens the top layer of skin and makes it that much more receptive to the serum. Getting these two all-natural treatments together is an ideal combination, as it can reduce lines, wrinkles, and scars, eliminate creases, and improve your complexion.
When you are ready to try the combination of PRP and microneedling, call us at Murray’s Health & Wellness for an appointment, or schedule one here using the online tool.