Microneedling skin treatments can help you achieve smoother, younger-looking skin without the risks and downtime associated with many cosmetic surgical procedures. Microneedling is extremely versatile; it can be customized for you based on your unique aesthetic goals and what you hope to achieve with treatment. Hyaluronic acid and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) are two microneedling options that have proven highly effective at reducing the appearance of wrinkles and at helping you maintain a younger-looking complexion for months at a time.
Read on to learn more about the benefits of microneedling with hyaluronic acid and PRP, and where you can go to take advantage of these effective skin rejuvenation treatments.
How is Hyaluronic Acid Used in Microneedling?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that our bodies produce to keep the tissues in our skin hydrated. It’s key to helping us maintain youthful, radiant skin, but factors such as aging, smoking, pollution, and prolonged sun exposure can often deplete our stores of this essential anti-aging substance.
Hyaluronic acid can be used as an ingredient in microneedling to add moisture and lubrication back into your skin. Microneedling with hyaluronic acid can fill and plump areas with sagging skin, and repair minor skin irregularities that may be contributing to an older-looking appearance. This treatment can also reduce scarring and soften fine lines and wrinkles.
How is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Used in Microneedling?
PRP uses your own blood platelets to stimulate the release of growth factors that repair and rejuvenate your skin. Just like hyaluronic acid, this ingredient can be added to microneedling to reverse and improve signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
Prior to microneedling, your aesthetician or injection specialist will draw a small amount of blood from your skin and place it into a centrifuge to isolate a high concentration of blood platelets. These platelets are then injected back into your skin to induce the release of seven growth factors that stimulate collagen production, regenerate cells, and repair tissues. Microneedling with PRP can reduce acne scarring and other common signs of aging to give you more youthful, healthier skin.
What Are Other Benefits of Microneedling Anti-Aging Treatments?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure that can be conveniently performed in an outpatient setting. Unlike invasive surgical procedures such as facelift surgery, microneedling can deliver similar results with fewer risks and downtime. Each microneedling treatment session lasts between 60 and 90 minutes, after which you can resume your usual daily activities.
Results from microneedling can last 18 months or longer, especially if you practice healthy lifestyle behaviors such as eating nutritious foods, exercising regularly, and avoiding excess sun exposure. The effects of microneedling are often noticeable after about two days when inflammation and swelling have subsided. Most patients need an average of three to four treatments before returning after 18 months for another round of treatments.
Microneedling is effective on nearly all skin types, and is ideal for those who want to restore a rejuvenated appearance to skin that may look rough, damaged, scarred, wrinkled, and dry. Microneedling may also be used as a skin-tightening treatment for those who want to plump and hydrate the skin on their face, neck, hands, decolletage, and other areas with wrinkled or sagging skin.
Should I Combine Microneedling with Another Cosmetic Procedure?
Though microneedling stands on its own as a highly effective skin rejuvenation treatment, this procedure can be combined with other cosmetic procedures to further maximize anti-aging benefits.
Stretch mark reduction, cellulite reduction, and body sculpting can improve the appearance of your silhouette and make certain areas of your body look slimmer and more taut. Lip augmentation can help your lips look fuller and plumper, while Kybella injections can reduce a double chin that may be adding years to your appearance.
If you’re not sure which other procedures would best complement microneedling, one of our aestheticians can make recommendations based on your appearance and treatment goals. We can discuss all your available options during the initial consultation, and answer any questions you may have about our procedures.
Where to Find Microneedling in Pasadena
Parfaire Medical Aesthetics in Pasadena, California, offers microneedling treatment with hyaluronic acid and PRP. Schedule an appointment or consultation with us today, or call us at 626-466-3483 to learn more about our many services and cosmetic anti-aging treatments.