Combat the signs of aging and other skin concerns with platelet-rich plasma therapy combined with microneedling. Internal medicine specialist Emilia E. Murray, MD, offers microneedling with PRP at Murray's Health & Wellness in Naples, Florida. The treatment smooths lines and wrinkles and reduces the appearance of scarring, but has limited downtime and side effects. To learn how these customized facials can help you, call the office, or schedule an appointment using the online tool.
Microneedling is an effective skin care treatment that uses a small, pen-shaped device to create tiny perforations in your top layer of skin. The micro-needle pricks are invisible to the naked eye, but stimulate your body’s natural repair process. You release growth factors, elastin, and collagen, essential structural compounds. By boosting these compounds, you achieve a more radiant, healthier complexion.
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a healing serum derived from your own blood. Platelets are a component of your blood responsible for clotting and wound healing. When a sample of your blood is drawn from your arm, Dr. Murray then spins it down in a specialized centrifuge to concentrate these platelets.
The resulting PRP has enormous healing effects on your skin. It’s hydrating, and it provides nutrition and healing to repair delicate skin.
After microneedling, the micro holes in your skin make it especially receptive to topical applications, including moisturizers and serums. The skin is also particularly responsive to receiving PRP and its growth factors.
PRP can be slathered over your skin following a microneedling session to flood it with the healing compounds. You experienced enhanced cellular repair and collagen development. Results of microneedling are magnified when combined with PRP.
Microneedling combined with PRP can improve a wide variety of skin concerns. These include:
PRP amplifies the effects of microneedling, which means you can leave the office feeling fresh and younger in no time.
Even when combined with PRP, microneedling requires little downtime. You may experience slight swelling and pinkness for a few hours, but you have no restrictions on your activities following treatment.
Special aftercare strategies, such as using gentle cleansers and moisturizers, enhance your results. You will need to be zealous about wearing sunscreen and avoiding direct sun exposure as your skin is temporarily extra sensitive to UV rays.
To get the beneficial effects of microneedling with PRP, call the office, or schedule an appointment online.