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Microneedling with PRP: What are the benefits?

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We all want to look more youthful and vibrant and fortunately, it’s never been easier to love the skin you’re in!

One of the most popular treatments we offer here at the Polyclinic Plastic Surgery And Aesthetic Center in Seattle is Microneedling with PRP, also known as Platelet Rich Plasma. This popular cosmetic procedure combines the use of tiny needles and the patient’s own blood plasma to boost collagen and rejuvenate the skin. During this procedure, our aesthetic practitioners use the SkinPen, a state-of-the-art and FDA-approved device, that uses tiny needles to puncture the skin’s surface, creating small injuries that trigger the body’s natural healing process. Next, the patient’s blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the red and white blood cells. This platelet-rich plasma is then applied to the treated areas, where it can further stimulate the body’s natural healing response.

Microneedling with PRP has become increasingly popular in recent years, thanks to its numerous benefits. Below, we’ll explore some of the reasons we love this procedure.

What are the benefits?

One of the most significant benefits of microneedling with PRP is its ability to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As we age, our skin loses collagen and elastin, which can lead to the formation of wrinkles. By creating small injuries in the skin and applying PRP, this procedure can stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Another benefit of microneedling with PRP is its ability to improve the texture and tone of the skin. This procedure can help to reduce the appearance of acne scars, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation, leaving the skin looking smoother and more even-toned. Additionally, microneedling with PRP can help to reduce the size of pores, which can be a common concern for many people.

Microneedling with PRP can also be beneficial for individuals who suffer from hair loss. Applying PRP to the scalp helps to stimulate hair growth and improve the overall health of the hair follicles.

Who are the best candidates for microneedling with PRP?

Fortunately, microneedling with PRP is a safe and effective treatment for most people, but there are some factors that may make some better candidates for this treatment than others.

The best candidates for microneedling with PRP are those who:

Have mild to moderate skin concerns: Microneedling with PRP is most effective for patients with fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin texture and tone, and acne scars.

Have realistic expectations: Patients who have realistic expectations for the results of microneedling with PRP are more likely to be satisfied with the treatment. It is important to discuss your goals and expectations before undergoing the procedure.

Are not pregnant or breastfeeding: Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not undergo microneedling with PRP.

What are the possible downsides?

While microneedling with PRP can be an effective treatment for a variety of skin concerns, it is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Depending on your skin type and unique concerns, other treatments may be more effective.

There are also a few minor downsides to consider before undergoing Microneedling with PRP. One is that the procedure can potentially be slightly uncomfortable for some. Additionally, the recovery time after Microneedling with PRP can be longer than it is for some other cosmetic procedures. While the skin typically heals within a few days, it may take several weeks for the full benefits of the treatment to become visible.

It’s also important to note that while Microneedling with PRP is generally considered to be very safe, as with any cosmetic procedure, there is a small risk of infection or other complications. This is why It’s essential to choose a trained professional who is experienced in performing this procedure to reduce these risks. Rest assured you will be in great hands with our experienced and talented providers!

Are you ready to rejuvenate your face and minimize signs of aging? Microneedling with PRP can help you tap into your skin’s own natural healing and regenerative capabilities. Contact us at The Polyclinic Plastic Surgery And Aesthetic Center today to set up a consultation and treatment. 206.860.5582. We look forward to helping you get your skin glowing!