The Differences Between Microneedling and Microneedling With PRP
Have you been looking into facial treatments that can improve your complexion and skin tone? Are your over-the-counter skin products not providing the right results? Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a safe and effective dermal treatment to promote healthy, younger-looking skin. Board-certified physician Dr. Stuart B. Porter and his skilled team of skin care experts at Xage Medical Spa provide microneedling with SkinPen® technology to Provo, UT patients. Read on to learn more about this effective standalone treatment and why microneedling with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is also a popular choice for many individuals.
How to improve your complexion with microneedling
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, can provide excellent results. It works by applying tiny needles (the width of each one is no wider than a human hair) to the skin's surface, creating invisible perforations. Dr. Porter uses the innovative SkinPen device, which glides gently over the target site creating micro-sized holes in the skin's dermis layer, causing the body to naturally respond by stimulating elastin and collagen growth as an effective anti-aging treatment. Some of the cosmetic issues that microneedling addresses include:
- Tightens skin
- Reduces fine line and wrinkles
- Minimizes pore size
- Improves the appearance of acne scars
- Lightens dark spots or sun damage
- Improves hyperpigmentation
Microneedling with PRP
Microneedling is a useful standalone procedure that can be personalized to meet any person's aesthetic goals at Xage Medical Spa. It can also be combined with other treatments, like adding nourishing serums or platelet-rich plasma (PRP), for an enhanced result. PRP (platelet-rich plasma) has always been lauded for its healing properties. From joint repair to hair restoration, the concentrated platelets found in a patient's blood can promote tissue repair, amplify results, and accelerate the body's natural healing process while stimulating collagen and elastin production. Combining microneedling with PRP, these growth factors that promote new skin cells are evenly distributed through the micro-channels created in the treatment area for enhanced results.
Learn how to improve skin tone with collagen induction therapy
Microneedling is a powerful way to rejuvenate your skin. It prompts the body to replace damaged, old skin with fresh new cells to reduce dark spots, brighten your complexion, and minimize wrinkles. While it offers fantastic results, it won't be immediate. It can take 3 – 6 weeks to fully develop and for the body to ramp up collagen production to induce cellular turnover to achieve new, healthy skin. While most Provo, UT patients love instant gratification, microneedling is worth the wait. It involves no incisions or downtime while giving your facial skin a firmer foundation. Fine lines and wrinkles will soften, and you will have a smoother, more youthful glow.
Highly customizable and safe for every skin type, microneedling helps women and men with light to moderate skin concerns from acne scars, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and more. At Xage Medical Spa in Provo, UT, we are proud to provide SkinPen technology for all our microneedling treatments. To learn more about this popular cosmetic procedure, contact our office today to set up a consultation with board-certified physician Dr. Stuart B. Porter to discuss your aesthetic goals and get your skin back on the right track.