Microneedling is a painless procedure in which a roller with fine needles is rolled across the skin, causing micro-punctures that stimulate collagen production. Collagen production can help reduce the visible appearance of scars and improves the health and strength of the surrounding skin.
By adding platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to this process, the rejuvenating effects of microneedling can be enhanced. PRP, which is obtained from the patient’s own blood, is rich in growth factors that promote vascularization and the production of collagen and elastin. PRP can be added topically or by injection to boost the effects of microneedling and promote healing after the procedure.
Dr. Lorenc’s objective with microneedling with PRP is to improve the texture and tone of the skin and achieve a smoother, tighter appearance.
Who is an ideal candidate?
You may consider microneedling with PRP if you wish to reduce the visible signs of aging in your skin, including:
• Age spots, sun spots, or hyperpigmentation
Microneedling with PRP is not recommended if you have active acne or certain other skin conditions in the area.
Other considerations that should be weighed when determining if microneedling with PRP is right for you include:
• Your health: No underlying health conditions that may make healing more difficult
• Your expectations: Individuals should approach the microneedling process with positive and realistic expectations