MICRONEEDLING WITH AND WITH OUT PRP FOR SKIN REJUVENATION AND HAIR LOSS
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that’s used to treat skin concerns by stimulating collagen production .
Benefits of microneedling can include:
The minimally invasive treatment can be used all over the body—from scalp to ankles—to improve the appearance of scars, boost collagen, or encourage hair growth. Microneedling is also a standard treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and stretch marks.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy uses the infusion of concentrated platelets harvested from the patient’s blood to accelerate healing in a specific area. It contains two elements – plasma, the liquid portion of the blood, and platelets. The platelets play a vital role in healing and contain growth factors that stimulate cell reproduction and tissue regeneration in the treated area. The patient’s blood is obtained through a simple blood draw and placed in a centrifuge to spin to create this platelet-rich plasma. The centrifuge is necessary to separate the platelets from the remainder of the blood and create a concentrate referred to as platelet rich plasma. Because the treatments use a patient’s own blood, PRP infusions are safe and can be administered alone or in conjunction with other procedures. PRP is a wonderful addition to microneedling. First, a microneedling tool is used to puncture the skin and make numerous holes in the skin’s surface. PRP is then applied to the skin’s surface and allowed to penetrate the holes created by microneedling. PRP can enhance collagen and elastin production in deeper skin levels. Microneedling with PRP effectively treats acne scars, surgical scars, wrinkles, and fine lines, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, large pores, uneven skin texture irregularities, and it helps to decrease the appearance of stretch marks. The addition of PRP to microneedling produces superior results over microneedling alone.
HOW DOES MICRONEEDLING WITH PRP HELP WITH HAIR GROWTH
Microneedling involves rolling a device with tiny needles on your scalp to create small wounds, which will trigger the body’s healing response and collagen growth. This will also regenerate your shrinking and damaged hair follicles to promote hair growth. This effective treatment is also used for skincare as it can resolve acne scars, stretch marks, and other skin problems.
Platelet-rich plasma injections also appeal to the body’s regenerative abilities. The serum applied on the scalp consists of plasma with a concentration of platelets. The plasma is made up of proteins that act as the blood’s medium, while platelets are the blood cells responsible for the body’s self-healing because of its tissue repair and wound healing.
When injected or applied on a microneedling-treated scalp, it provides a boost of stem cells, which will induce cell growth and collagen production. It also promotes angiogenic factors because it improves blood flow by opening up the blood vessels around the hair follicles.