Microneedling With PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
The idea of having a bunch of tiny needles rolled across your face may sound scary, but microneedling has become one of the best-kept secrets in the beauty industry. “It’s safe, improves skin texture and tone and is usually less expensive than lasers with lower risks and quicker recovery,” says Chicago plastic surgeon Irvin Wiesman, MD. Not only is microneedling an anti-aging go-to treatment because it stimulates collagen, but it can also be combined with other treatments like PRP for even better results. Dover, OH, facial plastic surgeon David Hartman, MD, says that when PRP, a procedure which uses your own blood’s growth factors to stimulate new cell and collagen growth, is done in conjunction with microneedling, the combination of the two procedures can provide optimal results for smooth, tight, glowing skin. And, it makes a world of difference for those who suffer from acne scars. “The PRP can be applied topically after microneedling and can also be injected into pitted scars to build collagen,” adds Beverly Hills, CA, facial plastic surgeon Davis Nguyen, MD.