What can be added to microneedling?
Many patients choose to combine microneedling with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) or hyaluronic acid during treatment to enhance the results.
Platelet-rich plasma is found within your very own blood. It contains dozens of growth factors, which have healing and regeneration properties. When used in conjunction with microneedling, PRP delivers an added boost of collagen production and rejuvenation. First, blood will be taken from your arm. It will then be spun so that the platelet-rich plasma is separated from the red blood cells and other impurities. Once this has been done, the platelet-rich plasma is directly infused into your skin to stimulate new collagen production and to re-energize your cells. Platelet-rich plasma allows the body to take advantage of normal healing pathways at a highly accelerated rate.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural structural component of skin, and is present in connective tissue throughout the human body. When used in facial treatments, it is gently massaged into the skin to help it retain moisture. Hyaluronic acid is considered to have a greater capacity to hold moisture than any other natural or synthetic polymer. It also provides antioxidant defense against free radical damage and reduces inflammation. Hyaluronic acid quenches dehydrated skin for a supple, smooth complexion while visibly reducing the signs of aging by helping the skin appear firmer, brighter, and more vibrant.