It can be disappointing to look in the mirror and see fine lines, wrinkles, and blotchy areas of sun-damaged skin staring back at you. As we age, the body’s production of collagen begins to decline, making these and other skin blemishes all the more noticeable. Microneedling effectively reignites collagen production to restore a healthy, rejuvenated appearance. It can be combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for enhanced results that are truly remarkable. Among the most popular treatments offered at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, the benefits of this dynamic treatment are numerous.
Also known as collagen induction therapy, this highly sought-after cosmetic treatment is a favorite among some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities looking to minimize the most common signs of aging. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, the FDA-approved SkinPen device uses fine-gauge needles to create minute holes in the lower level of the skin, called the dermis, sending the body into repair mode. The body’s most abundant protein, collagen, is produced in the dermis. It gives structure to the skin and helps to keep it firm and flexible. It also can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other imperfections. Other skin rejuvenation treatments fail to impact the dermis and therefore may be less effective than microneedling, which also is used to treat acne scars, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation.
Breaking down PRP
All-natural platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is lauded for its healing qualities. It is featured in an ever-growing number of cosmetic and medical treatments, from hair restoration to muscle and joint repair. Plasma, the liquid portion of blood, helps to circulate platelets throughout the body. These cells, which are responsible for causing the blood to clot, feature proteins called growth factors that promote the production of collagen and elastin, as well as cell growth and tissue repair. At Novo Med Spa’s Frisco, TX office, a sample of blood taken from a patient is spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the plasma. The concentrated platelets can then be used to enhance the results of microneedling treatments and accelerate the body’s natural healing process. Because PRP is derived from a patient’s own blood, men and women should feel safe and confident knowing that the body cannot reject the treatment.
How the combination of microneedling and PRP work
Why are microneedling treatments with PRP so effective? The injections create small channels that travel to the dermis and induce the formation of new collagen. When directed into these channels, PRP makes its way to the dermis where its growth factors jumpstart tissue repair. Once there, it further enhances collagen production to help skin regain smoothness, firmness, elasticity and a youthful glow.
The superior staff at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX works to ensure that patients feel relaxed in one of our comfortable treatment rooms before their microneedling treatment. Following the application of a topical numbing cream, the skin is cleaned before the handheld SkinPen device is moved across the face. The tiny pricks that are created spur collagen and elastin production. After the microinjection process, PRP is gently massaged into the skin, allowing it to penetrate the dermis layer and assist with restoration and healing efforts. To protect the skin, as well as to reduce any redness or irritation that may result from the treatment, a moisturizing balm is applied.
Microneedling procedures may be combined with other customizable skin care treatments including BOTOX and dermal fillers, which are well known as powerful wrinkle fighters. Meanwhile, intense pulsed light (IPL) photo facials also are effective for erasing the effects of sun damage and may further enhance the excellent results experienced with microneedling treatments.
Are you a candidate?
Men and women in Frisco, TX who are in good health and are ready to battle mild-to-moderate signs of aging may be good candidates for microneedling with PRP. However, patients who scar easily, have skin conditions such as eczema or rosacea, experience difficulty with wound healing, or who have undergone skin radiation within the past year may not be well suited for treatment. The skin care experts at Novo Med Spa will evaluate your medical history and, if necessary, recommend alternative treatments.
What are the benefits of microneedling with PRP?
Besides helping to make the skin look younger and more refreshed, there are many benefits associated with the microneedling treatments that are performed at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX. This innovative procedure works to:
Create a more even skin tone
Decrease the appearance of large pores and acne scars
Improve skin firmness and texture
Minimize the appearance of broken capillaries and spider veins
Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
Lend the skin a radiant glow
Highly customizable and safe for every type of skin, microneedling may be an alternative for patients with darker skin that may not be suited for other types of skin rejuvenation treatments, such as those that feature lasers.
Get ready to see results
At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, most microneedling treatments with PRP can be completed in about an hour. Patients can resume their regular activities the following day. The skin will be sensitive to sunlight following the procedure. Direct sun exposure must be avoided as this may slow the healing process, and sunscreen should be worn.
Many patients notice immediate improvements in the appearance of their skin, which should continue in the days and weeks that follow. The results of your microneedling with PRP treatment may be visible for up to six months. In most cases, patients require 3-6 treatments spaced about a month apart to achieve their desired aesthetic results.
Are you ready to put your best face forward? Schedule an appointment at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX to learn how microneedling with PRP can give you the healthy, more youthful-looking skin that you desire.