When you have skin damage that’s causing you to feel self-conscious, such as acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, or discoloration, then microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy may be a solution. The team at Annandale Primary Care of Annandale, Virginia, is proud to offer these revolutionary techniques for improving the quality of your skin. For a consultation to discuss if microneedling with PRP is right for you, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Microneedling is a skin treatment that can rejuvenate your skin and diminish signs of aging. Also called collagen induction therapy, this technique uses the body’s natural healing abilities to encourage and stimulate new growth of collagen and elastin in areas of skin damage.
Collagen and elastin are responsible for the skin looking firm, young, and fresh. After tiny needles create areas of controlled trauma to the skin, the healing process causes increased production of these two substances. This improves the appearance of your skin by:
For best results, Annandale Primary Care recommends three initial treatments, with about 6-8 weeks between treatments. They also recommend the added use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which boosts the amazing effects of microneedling.
Using platelet-rich plasma is another approach to stimulating the natural healing process of tissues. PRP can be used on its own or with microneedling or dermal fillers.
PRP is a powerful healing serum extracted from a sample of your own blood. When your blood sample is specially prepared, it separates PRP from the rest of the blood components. This serum contains a concentrated dose of platelets, which have significant healing and tissue-renewing properties.
When PRP is administered right after microneedling is done, it:
When microneedling and PRP are combined, they have a powerful effect that can leave you looking younger and more refreshed.
Microneedling with PRP can help skin concerns such as:
The team at Annandale Primary Care can help you determine if this technique can help diminish your skin concerns. If so, they discuss with you what your treatment plan may look like, and how to get the best possible results for your skin.
If you’re interested in microneedling with PRP, call the office or book an appointment online.