Microneedling with PRP is a cosmetic treatment that stimulates collagen production by SkinPen needles over the skin and applying platelets, which are one of the components of blood.
The addition of PRP from the blood may make microneedling more effective. The liquid in blood is plasma, while platelets are solid. Platelets help blood clot, so they are vital for healing wounds and injuries. PRP is plasma in which the concentration of platelets is higher than that of other components of the blood.
A practitioner will take a blood sample and then use a spinning tool called a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the rest of the blood.
PRP contains proteins, including growth factors and cytokines. These proteins help skin tissue repair itself.
First, a practitioner will use a microneedling tool to prick the skin, making tiny holes in the skin’s surface. They will then apply PRP to these tiny holes to encourage collagen production and cell reproduction.
People may consider having microneedling with PRP if they want to treat certain marks or blemishes on the body or face for cosmetic reasons.
Practitioners may use microneedling with PRP to treat:
- acne scars
- surgical scars
- wrinkles and fine lines hyperpigmentation
- sun damage
- large pores uneven skin texture
The addition of PRP to microneedling may speed up the healing process and stimulate skin renewal, potentially producing better results than microneedling alone.
improved acne scarring provided higher patient satisfaction decreased the amount of downtime that people needed after the procedure Researchers still need further evidence to confirm these findings, however.
The number of treatments that a person receives will vary. People may need repeat treatments to see results from microneedling with PRP. Larger scars or burns may take longer to respond to treatment.
If people are receiving PRP microneedling treatment for signs of aging skin, they may wish to have repeat treatments.
Microneedling with PRP can also take a few weeks to show results, as the body takes time to produce collagen. As a result, people can expect to keep seeing improvements in their skin in the weeks following their treatment.
People usually respond well to microneedling treatments and require only minimal recovery time. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, microneedling “is safe for all skin colors.