Microneedling with PRP is a cosmetic treatment that can only be done by a licensed medical professional. Microneedling with PRP, stimulates collagen production, improves skin texture, reduces rough spots, heals acne scars and reduces the signs of aging. These benefits are achieved by rolling fine needles over the skin and applying platelets, which are one of the components of blood.
The addition of PRP from the blood may make microneedling more effective. The liquid in blood is plasma, while platelets are solid. Platelets help blood clot, so they are vital for healing wounds and injuries. PRP is plasma in which the concentration of platelets is higher than that of other components of the blood.
A clinician will take a blood sample and then use a spinning tool called a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the rest of the blood. Then, a clinician will use a microneedling tool to prick the skin, making tiny holes in the skin’s surface. They will then apply PRP to these tiny holes to encourage collagen production and cell reproduction.
PRP contains proteins, including growth factors and cytokines. These proteins help skin tissue repair itself.