The aging process is natural, but it can also have detrimental effects on your skin. As your skin loses its natural radiance, more dark patches and wrinkles may be seen. While good creams and a healthy diet can assist, there is another option that can enhance the tone and texture of your skin: Microneedling with PRF.
Collagen production declines as we age, making fine lines and wrinkles, as well as other skin concerns, more visible. With microneedling with PRF, your skin will look glowing and regenerated as a result of this treatment at The Aesthetic Center.
Microneedling With PRF is a non-invasive treatment for dark spots, under-eye bags, fine lines, wrinkles, and regenerating dull-looking skin. Microneedling with PRF stimulates the skin on numerous levels by boosting cell renewal and promoting collagen and elastin formation. It is a scientifically proven and FDA-approved treatment.
This treatment can repair facial areas and features that show the first signs of aging, such as under-eye hollows, deflated cheeks, and scalp for hair restoration.
All About Microneedling
Microneedling, often known as percutaneous collagen induction therapy, is a relatively new minimally invasive process that involves rolling with micro-thin needles to puncture the skin controllably and superficially. It has gained widespread acceptability and acclaim in a short amount of time since it is a simple, inexpensive, safe, and effective approach that requires little training. It was traditionally employed as a collagen induction therapy for facial scars and skin rejuvenation.
At present time, it is now commonly utilized as a transdermal delivery system for therapeutic medications and vaccinations. The reported high efficacy, safety, and quick post-treatment recovery rates associated with microneedling have raised patient satisfaction and clinician awareness of this popular procedure.
The treatment is a form of controlled skin damage. Damage to the skin stimulates the formation of new and healthy skin, which can help with common skin problems like acne scars and wrinkles. Microneedling is less intrusive than other procedures like chemical peels and dermabrasion.
What is PRF?
PRF or Platelet-Rich Fibrin is a better version of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), commonly used to renew the skin. Even though the healing capabilities of platelets in the human blood have been known for decades, medical experts have discovered that Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is particularly helpful in speeding up healing and recovery following dental surgery.
PRF is also widely utilized to aid wound healing in maxillofacial surgeries, such as the face, neck, head, jaws, and mouth-related procedures. PRF is used to elevate bone regeneration, wound healing, wound sealing, transplant stabilization, and hemorrhage control.
How is PRF different from PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a first-generation plate concentrate. Due to the short duration of cytokine release and its poor mechanical qualities, alternative material has been sought. Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is a natural brin-based biomaterial that allows brin membranes enriched with platelets and growth factors to be obtained without any artificial biochemical modification. PRF is superior to PRP in several ways: slow polymerization during centrifugation, brin-based structure, ease of manufacture, and low cost.
PRP contains chemicals and anticoagulants, whereas PRF is entirely natural. The absence of these chemicals in PRF permits the fibrin scaffolding to form spontaneously, allowing the growth factors to gently release into the skin. These growth factors are released over a more extended period by PRF, resulting in longer-lasting benefits.
How does Microneedling With PRF work?
PRF is drawn from your own blood. One vial of blood is obtained prior to the procedure. Following that, the blood is centrifuged to separate PRF from other blood components.
The PRF is extracted from the top of the vial into a syringe after spinning. PRF is then used with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to enhance facial volume. This practice has had great success rejuvenating under-eye hollows with a mix of PRF and Restylane.
Is the procedure safe?
Although dermatologists still have some unexplained issues and questions, the treatment appears to be safe. You may experience some discomfort, bruising, and swelling as a result of the procedure. These usually disappear within a few days.
The manner your blood is handled poses a threat. It’s critical to keep the blood taken from your body sterile. Otherwise, it may lead to the development of an infection or contraction of an illness.
Preparation for the Procedure
- Your doctor will give you a list of medications to cease using a few days before the procedure. Retinol, glycolic acids, and certain topical treatments are among the most common medications to avoid. After the therapy, your doctor will tell you when you can start using the product again.
- You must also remove makeup and other facial cosmetics from the skin. You should not take anti-inflammatory medications on the day of your treatment since they may interfere with the natural healing process. Additionally, using a headband will keep your hair from falling on your face.
- The skin may appear reddish or pink just after the treatment, similar to a sunburn.
- Itching, peeling, redness, pain, tightness, roughness, burning, and tenderness of the skin may also occur, and these side effects may be experienced during the first 24 hours, although they can last up to two days. The severity of these adverse effects is determined by the skin’s sensitivity and the treatment’s aggressiveness.
- Although you may use numbing cream or a cooling mask during the surgery or thereafter, these difficulties normally resolve on their own without causing severe complications.
How long does it take to see the results?
PRF consists of a series of six to eight treatments, spaced six to eight weeks apart. The volume will effectively disappear within one to three weeks. Long-term results such as skin tightening, collagen production, and improved skin quality may take three to four months to detect and persist anywhere between six and twelve months.
After six weeks of initial treatment, the promised benefits and results of the PRF treatment are usually visible.
What are the Benefits of Microneedling with PRF?
Microneedling uses tiny needles to stimulate the development of elastin and collagen, two key proteins that assist our skin’s texture, tone, and vitality. It can be improved even more by including platelet-rich fibrin’s healing qualities.
This low-risk face rejuvenation therapy addresses the following issues with practically instant results:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Uneven skin texture or tone
- Scars from acne
- Pores that are enlarged
- Damage from the sun or dark spots
- Dark circles or eye bags
- Skin that appears dull and weary
Microneedling with PRF is a non-invasive, proven technique to improve the appearance of your skin that is both safe and effective. Should you want to try this treatment, you may book an appointment at the Aesthetic Center.