Acne scars and wrinkles are common skin issues affecting thousands of people worldwide. Dealing with acne scars, or fine lines can be stressful. Fortunately, people struggling with these conditions have a variety of available skincare options, such as microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), that can help rejuvenate the skin as well as their confidence.
Microneedling with PRP in Troy is a minimally invasive procedure that treats skin issues by stimulating collagen production. Adding PRP to traditional microneedling makes the treatment more effective and offers excellent results. Call our office to learn more about the other procedures we offer to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
How Does Microneedling with PRP Work?
Microneedling with plasma-rich platelets uses blood from the patient to generate new collagen and ensure smoother skin. In most cases, microneedling treatments are performed on the face to help reduce the appearance of acne scars and fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, PRP is rich in proteins and cytokines, promoting skin tissue repair.
During the procedure, your aesthetic specialist will apply numbing cream on your skin to ease pain and discomfort. They will then use a handheld microneedling tool to create tiny holes in your skin and apply PRP to promote cell reproduction.
Microneedling with PRP in Troy can help:
- Smooth wrinkles and fine lines
- Treat large pores
- Improve uneven skin texture
- Diminish the appearance of sun damage
- Smooth acne and surgical scars
- Restore firmness and volume to your skin
Each session may last up to 45 minutes, and you may require four to six sessions for optimal results.
Microneedling with PRP Aftercare Tips
Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment option with little to no downtime. You may experience common side effects such as mild swelling, redness, and some soreness or tenderness. These should subside within a few days.
Pre- and Post-Care Tips
Before undergoing microneedling with PRP in Troy, you should avoid topical creams such as retinoids that could increase your skin’s sensitivity. Likewise, it is crucial to stop taking blood-thinning products for one week to reduce the risk of bruising. After treatment, refrain from using ice on your face or exposing yourself to direct sunlight for at least two weeks.
If you have been taking anti-inflammatory drugs, stop using them for a week after undergoing treatment. Taking such medications will interfere with your body’s natural inflammatory process.
Dr. DeLuca-Pytell will advise you on more specific post-treatment instructions, including product recommendations, proper skincare routines, and the need for follow-up visits during your initial consultation.
Am I a Candidate for Microneedling with PRP?
In general, if you are unhappy with the appearance of your skin due to acne scarring, wrinkles, sun damage, or other texture issues, you may be a good candidate for this treatment. Microneedling with PRP is suitable for all skin types and tones. However, those with certain skin conditions such as eczema or rosacea or those who scar easily may benefit more from an alternative treatment method.
Call to Learn More About Microneedling with PRP in Troy
Microneedling with PRP in Troy offers numerous benefits. If you are seeking a solution for your skin concerns, Your Girlfriend the Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Danielle DeLuca-Pytell, can help. Consider scheduling a consultation to learn more about this and other surgical procedures our clinic offers.