Your blood has many healing and rejuvenating properties. And while your blood is always working for you to heal injuries, fight infection, and much more, sometimes your body needs help to get those regenerative properties right where you want them.
By using treatments such as microneedling and supplementing them with topical applications of platelet-rich plasma and platelet-rich fibrin taken from your own blood, you can help to harness the healing power of your blood to rejuvenate and brighten your skin.
At The Face Place, helping you to regain bright, healthy, and glowing skin is part of our mission and we love using RF microneedling with PRP and PRF to help you achieve your rejuvenation goals.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a treatment that involves making tiny microchannels in the skin to help stimulate your body’s healing process. When done in a professional setting, microneedling allows the skin to be stimulated without damaging, irritating, or scratching the skin.
During microneedling treatments, many tiny needles carefully puncture the skin. Because these needles are so small, it doesn’t cause a large amount of discomfort. The needles also penetrate at a precise depth, so that the epidermis and sometimes even the dermis are benefited.
Once the microchannels are created by the needles, your body will start to heal the treated skin. During this healing process, new skin is formed to help replace old and damaged skin, and collagen and elastin are produced. As a result, the treatment can help to improve fine lines and wrinkles as well as acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and much more.
Microneedling Benefits for Your Skin
Healing Sun Damage
If sun exposure has caused your skin to have dark spots, microneedling can be an effective way to make the color of your skin even. During microneedling treatments, skin that has become damaged by the sun can be replaced with healthier skin. In the process, the excess melanin in the skin can be broken down and these sun spots can become less noticeable.
Minimizing Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles can often be caused by a loss of collagen production. As your skin ages, you can expect your skin to produce 1% less collagen each year. However, by creating microchannels in the skin, your body will recruit fibroblasts to the area which can create collagen right where you want it.
Improving the Texture of the Skin
There are many things that can cause your skin to have a rough or uneven texture. Acne scarring is a problem for many people, as is rough or leathery skin from sun exposure. If you want to make your skin texture more even, heal acne scars, or make your skin softer and more supple, microneedling can provide all of these benefits and more.
With microneedling, all of these benefits and more can be enjoyed without surgeries or invasive procedures. Microneedling is a low-downtime treatment that allows you to get right back to your day. While there may be some redness and scabbing as part of your body’s natural healing process, this is usually very minimal and will last a short time. Within days, you can begin enjoying refreshed skin.
What Is PRP With Microneedling?
There are several different types of microneedling that are available. Some clinics use radiofrequency or RF microneedling while others include serums such as PRP, PRF, peptides, or hyaluronic acid.
PRP is a beneficial addition that can increase the effects of your microneedling treatment. PRP, also called platelet-rich plasma, contains growth factors and healing properties that can encourage even more collagen and elastin growth in the treatment area.
During microneedling with PRP, we begin the treatment by taking a small vial of blood from your arm. We process the blood using special technology that allows us to separate the red blood cells from the plasma and platelets. The next step is to perform the microneedling treatment. When this step of the process is complete, we take the platelet-rich plasma and apply it topically to the skin to soothe it and assist with the healing process.
In addition to microneedling for acne scars, wrinkles, and dark spots on the face, microneedling can be used on other parts of the body to help heal the skin. It is commonly used on abdominal stretch marks and on the neck and décolletage. It can also be used to stimulate hair growth for patients who are affected by hair loss.
What Is the Difference Between PRP and PRF?
Another treatment that we use alongside microneedling is PRF, or platelet-rich fibrin treatments. PRF is the next evolution of PRP. A slightly different method is used when spinning the blood to isolate more platelets as well as white blood cells. One of the benefits of PRF microneedling is that the growth factors are released over a longer period of time giving your body more of a chance to benefit from the treatment. During PRF treatments, the serum can be applied topically or injected into the skin depending on the treatment that is being performed. PRF microneedling usually involves the topical application of the PRF serum.
PRP and PRF Microneedling in Baton Rouge, LA
If you are interested in PRP microneedling treatments, your first step is to schedule a consultation with us! PRF and PRP microneedling are versatile treatments that can be used for many different skin types and tones. With minimal pain and downtime, the benefits of microneedling can be well worth the investment for many patients. Whether you are researching microneedling for acne scars or hair loss, we can help you find the right treatment. At The Face Place, we love serving patients in Baton Rouge, LA. Contact us today online or at (504) 432-6370 to schedule an appointment.