Understanding the Difference Between Microneedling and PRP Microneedling

Microneedling and PRP Microneedling are both popular facial treatments. These treatments are both delivered in a similar fashion, but there are some key differences between these two facial treatment options. Both Microneedling and PRP Microneedling are available through a licensed aesthetician. What is the difference between these two treatments, and which is better?

What Is Microneedling?

Both the PRP type of microneedling and traditional microneedling use very thin needles to cause micro-injuries to the skin. The skin responds by upping the collagen production to repair these tiny nicks. The treatment takes about thirty to sixty minutes. A numbing cream can be used for pain sensitive patients.

Traditional microneedling is an effective treatment option to improve moderately damaged skin. It is an effective treatment option for scarring from acne. About 1.5 billion people will, at some point in their lives between the age of 15-45, have an acne outbreak. Microneedling can speed up the healing of acne scars.

What Is PRP Microneedling?

Like traditional microneedling, “microneedles” are used to cause micro-injuries to the skin which help to promote the collagen response in the skin. In PRP microneedling, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is injected into the face after the microneedling process. PRP facial treatments can help the skin to heal quicker. A blood sample is taken from the patient and placed in a machine that extracts the platelets. Since it is your own blood product being used, you do not have to worry about rejection.

The plasma creates a powerful healing serum that is painlessly injected into the skin. PRP has a collagen-boosting effect that can help to correct fine lines. This age-defying treatment option is minimally invasive and gets great results. It can correct uneven skin tones, close large pores, treat Rosacea, and more. PRP treatments are relatively new and have quickly become a favored treatment for people that want to avoid surgical treatment options, but still want great results.

Is Microneedling Right for You?

There are many facial treatments available that can help to improve your skin, defy aging, and keep you looking and feeling your best. Choosing the right treatment starts with choosing the right provider to partner with. Make an appointment with your local women’s center today and start turning back the clock on aging.

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