Micro-needling vs. Micro-needling with PRP, Which Is Better For You?

As we age, our bodies stop creating as much of the important components that are needed by our skin to stay strong, smooth, and buoyant. Structural compounds like hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin all start dramatically declining in our 30s, 40s, and 50s. Micro-needling is a minimally invasive procedure that is designed to address a wide variety of skin concerns by creating thousands of microscopic injuries across the treatment area. These injuries will cause the body to send natural healing factors like collagen and elastin to repair and rejuvenate the skin. When pairing PRP therapy with micro-needling, the benefits to your skin can be a life changer.

At Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics in Huntington Beach, CA, Dr. Brandon Richland offers micro-needling with PRP therapy to help you reach your ultimate skin goals.

What is Micro-needling?

Micro-needling, sometimes called collagen induction therapy, uses a small tool with a varying number of microscopic needles that adjust in size and length depending on the treatment area. When applied to the skin, it creates controlled, microscopic wounds that are invisible to the naked eye. The micro-injures to the skin initiate our skin’s natural repair process which includes that production of collagen to the affected area. This rush of new collagen and elastin heals the microscopic wounds improving the skin’s appearance and reducing the signs of aging.

The Advantages of Including PRP

PRP stands for platelet rich plasma. To obtain PRP, your doctor places a vial of your own blood into a centrifuge that separates the platelets from the blood. After the micro-needling procedure has created thousands of microscopic channels in the skin, your doctor will then spread the platelet rich plasma onto your skin. It’s for this reason the procedures has been coined the “vampire facial.” While it might seem a bit medieval, the use of PRP has been proven in numerous studies to help speed healing, repair a healthy skin barrier and even promote new hair growth.

Which Is Better?

As a treatment for skin rejuvenation, both micro-needling and PRP work well individually. However, they work best when used together, as benefits are amplified and healing time is reduced.

What Are the Benefits of Micro-needling?

Micro-Needling and Micro-needling with PRP are excellent for reducing the appearance of:

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores.
  • Minimize the appearance of scars from past acne, surgery, or accidents
  • Improve thinning or wrinkled skin
  • Improves the appearance of dull skin, uneven skin tone, such as sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots
  • Boost the effectiveness of topical skincare products by enabling them to penetrate more deeply into the skin’s layers

Micro-needling with PRP in Huntington Beach, CA

Dr. Brandon Richland has been using his impeccable training and commitment to perfection to help his patients achieve their aesthetic goals in the beautiful Huntington Beach community. As a top surgery student while attending medical school, Dr. Richland brings the same meticulous attention to detail to each patient who visits him.

For more information on how micro-needling or micro-needling with PRP can help you achieve your ultimate skin goals, contact Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetic for your consultation today!