Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapies and microneedling have become increasingly popular in the fields of regenerative medicine and aesthetics for their many health benefits. Ardis Schmitt, RN, of Revive Medical Spa in Farmington Hills, Michigan, provides PRP microneedling for men and women throughout metro Detroit who want to rejuvenate and repair their skin and improve tone and texture. This minimally invasive procedure can help you look your best and feel more confident with long-lasting results. Call the office or schedule a complimentary consultation online.
PRP microneedling is a combination of two therapies: platelet-rich plasma and microneedling.
Platelet-rich plasma is blood that contains a high concentration of proteins, or growth factors, that have regenerative effects on the body at a cellular level. PRP is often used for its healing purposes and to regenerate new tissue for those with injuries or chronic conditions like arthritis.
Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is a cosmetic technique that involves puncturing your skin with fine needles at various depths. We use a handheld device equipped with these fine needles to create tiny holes in your skin to make a microscopic wound. As your body attempts to repair these wounds, it generates new collagen production.
When administered in combination with each other, PRP and microneedling provide maximum facial skin rejuvenation so your skin appears younger and healthier.
First, we draw blood from your arm, just like when you need a blood test. Then, your blood goes into a centrifuge where the platelet-rich plasma gets separated from the other components. Next, you undergo the microneedling treatment in which a handheld device punctures microscopic holes in your skin.
In the last step of the treatment, we apply your PRP blood directly to your skin to further stimulate the natural healing process and to promote new collagen growth. Afterward, your skin will be slightly pink as if you have a sunburn. Most men and women recover completely in 1-3 days.
Over the next several weeks as your skin heals and repairs itself, you’ll continue to see improvements in your skin’s overall appearance, including:
Once your skin heals completely, the results of PRP microneedling are long-lasting because your skin is healthier from the inside out.
PRP microneedling is a safe way to rejuvenate damaged skin, especially since you’re not injecting any foreign substances into your body. Through microneedling and your own platelet-rich plasma blood, your body heals itself naturally, with minimal downtime.
Want to learn more about this innovative skin repair technique? Call the office or schedule a complimentary consultation online today.