Not too long ago your only option for reversing the signs of aging was a surgical procedure with a lengthy recovery time. But not anymore. Now you have many nonsurgical options for rejuvenating your skin and refreshing your look with minimal-to-no downtime.
At Ethos Integrative Medicine, we’ve combined two of the most revolutionary facial rejuvenating treatments — microneedling and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) — to enhance your natural beauty and restore your youthful glow. Both of these innovative treatments work by supporting your skin’s natural healing properties to invigorate your look from the inside out.
Microneedling with PRP promises remarkable and dramatic results, which is why it’s one of the hottest trends in facial rejuvenation.
Collagen induction therapy
While you may be able to protect your skin from the aging rays of the sun, you can’t stop the natural slowdown in collagen production. Collagen is a supportive protein that gives your skin its strength and bounce. As you get older, collagen production decreases, which is partly responsible for the changes in your skin tone and texture that leads to lines and wrinkles.
You can’t stop your body’s natural aging process, but you can boost collagen production with microneedling, which has been aptly named collagen induction therapy. Microneedling uses thin, tiny needles that create superficial punctures in the surface of your skin. These tiny tears trick your skin into thinking it’s been injured and trigger your body’s natural healing defenses, including growth factors and other specialized proteins that work together to stimulate new collagen formation.
Microneedling is considered a fairly new aesthetic treatment, but it’s been proven to help fix many common beauty flaws, from wrinkles to hyperpigmentation to acne scars.
The healing properties of PRP
When it comes to skin rejuvenation, microneedling is amazing, but PRP takes the aesthetic treatment to an entirely new level. PRP therapy uses the healing properties found in your blood and concentrates them to create a treatment that accelerates the healing process. Professional athletes have been using PRP injections for years to treat sports injuries and prevent or delay the need for more invasive procedures.
We create the PRP for your treatment from a sample of your own blood. This is referred to as autologous therapy because it comes from your own body and decreases your risk of an adverse reaction.
The rejuvenating powers of microneedling with PRP
Both microneedling and PRP alone offer aesthetic benefits, but when combined they provide dramatic results. After your treatment you should notice a significant improvement in the tone and texture of your skin. Although you may see an improvement in the look of your skin soon after your microneedling with PRP, it takes time for your skin to “heal” the injuries and create the supportive proteins that provide the youthful strength and glow, so you may not see the full effects of your treatment for several weeks.
We recommend microneedling with PRP to treat:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone or texture
- Large pores
After your microneedling with PRP session, we recommend you continue to use sunblock daily and cover up with a wide-brimmed hat and large sunglasses when you plan on being out in the sun for any length of time. We can rejuvenate your look, but we can’t stop the aging process. The more you do to protect your skin, the longer your results will last.
Microneedling with PRP can have a dramatic affect on your appearance and improve your overall sense of self and well-being, without surgery or downtime. To schedule a consultation to learn more about this innovative treatment, call Ethos Integrative Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, or request an appointment online.