With so many procedures available for fine lines, acne scars, sunspots, and dull skin, how do you decide which one is right for your skin? At Glow Up Aesthetics, located in Kalamazoo and Watson, Michigan, we make that choice easy for you with microneedling and PRP (platelet-rich plasma).
Microneedling uses a special roller with needles to create small punctures in your skin to trigger collagen production. Our team then uses platelet-rich plasma made from your own blood to speed up the healing process, reduce redness, and increase skin cell turnover. Don’t worry, the procedures are non-invasive and not painful.
After your procedure, your face will look radiant and visibly younger without the use of any substances that may have adverse effects or trigger allergies.
The success of microneedling and PRP in clinical studies
Skin care specialists and celebrities often recommend these two procedures, but what do clinical studies say about their effectiveness?
Most people describe their microneedling experience successful with few reported adverse side effects.
But it doesn’t end there. When combining microneedling and PRP, the results are superior to microneedling alone, even when paired with a strong topical antioxidants, such as Vitamin C.
Candidates for PRP and microneedling
Not all skin issues can be treated with these two procedures, but you may be a good candidate if you have:
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
- Uneven skin tone
While most patients qualify for microneedling and PRP, we may not recommend it you suffer from hypertrophic or keloid scars, are pregnant, use certain acne medications, or if you had radiation therapy with the past year.
There aren’t many risks, as long as the trauma done to your skin is done in a professional setting with sterile needles. After your procedure, it’s common to experience some minor skin sensitivity.
PRP and microneedling recovery and results
Most redness takes anywhere from 24 to 48 hours to disappear. But if you want to conceal the redness right away, you can do so with the help of a foundation made for sensitive skin.
Try to avoid exfoliants and activities that cause sweating while your skin heals, as these may cause irritation.
For the best results, you may have to go through three sessions, spaced four weeks apart. The good news? The results are permanent.
Although microneedling and PRP can erase scars and spots, these two therapies can’t prevent new scars, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation from appearing. They only reduce the appearance of current skin concerns.
Learn more about how these non-invasive yet effective skin treatments can counter the signs of aging. Book your appointment with one of our experts to see if PRP and microneedling are right for you. Call our office today at 269-692-5044 or book an appointment through our website using our online tool.