Joseph Mardanzai, MD
Aesthetic Specialist & Internal Medicine Physician located in San Ramon, CA & San Juan Capistrano, CA
Microneedling & PRP
Microneedling with PRP is a cosmetic treatment that stimulates collagen production by rolling fine 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. PRP is plasma in which the concentration of platelets is higher than that of other components of the blood.
PRP contains proteins, including growth factors and cytokines. These proteins help skin tissue repair
People may consider having microneedling with PRP if they want to treat certain marks or blemishes
on the face for cosmetic reasons. Practitioners may use microneedling with PRP to treat:
- Acne scars
- surgical scars
- wrinkles and fine lines
- 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.
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 with acne scars may notice a gradual improvement in the skin in less than 9 months.
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