Microneedling is a revolutionary skin care procedure that involves creating tiny perforations in the skin to stimulate the bodies healing process. Your body has an amazing healing system in place that activates when you get an injury. It starts by sending proteins, called growth factors that promote cell growth to the site of the injury to begin collagen and elastin production which helps the skin to look and feel younger and healthier. An in-office microneedling procedures use your body’s own healing process to boost collagen production by 200 percent! When combining this with your own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) the results provide your skin with rapid collagen production, boosting it by 1,000 percent.
What is PRP?
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a product of your own blood that has a high concentration of those growth factors. As a result patients will see improvements in scarring, stretch marks, elasticity, wrinkles, texture and overall quality of skin. Best of all microneedling with PRP is a safe and low risk procedure that works for all skin types and skin colors. Following your procedure, you can expect sunburn like redness and irritation for one to three days, with some light peeling and tightness after. Patients will fully recover and see great results in as little as one week and for many months after. Microneedling with PRP can be done as regularly as every six weeks for dramatic skin renewal and anti-aging.
Your skin is composed of three layers: the epidermis, the outer protective layer; dermis, middle layer; and hypodermis, subcutaneous tissue. The dermis is a thick layer of connective tissue that gives the skin its strength and flexibility. The dermis contains most of your skin’s specialized cells and structures. It regulates body temperature and supplies the epidermis with nutrient-rich blood. The dermis is where acne forms, and it’s also the skin layer responsible for wrinkles.
What Does the Dermis Layer Contain?
Most of your dermis is made of collagen. Collagen is skin’s primary protein, comprising 75 percent of your skin. Collagen supports your skin, giving it structure and strength. According to WebMD, collagen is your “fountain of youth,” because it’s responsible for warding off wrinkles and fine lines.
These provide nutrients for your skin and help regulate body temperature. Blood vessels increase blood flow to the skin, causing you to flush, and allow heat to escape or reduce blood flow when it’s cold.
This protein gives your skin structure and elasticity. Elastin allows your skin to spring back into place when it’s stretched.
These are what sense pain, touch and temperature.
Sebaceous Oil Glands
Oil from these glands is secreted into hair follicles. Oil moistens and softens the skin and protects it against an overgrowth of bacteria and fungi. When the oil glands produce too much sebum, the extra oil can clog the pores and produce acne. If bacteria get into the pores, you can wind up with swelling, redness and pus, aka pimples.
These hardworking glandsproduce sweat in response to heat or stress. As sweat evaporates, it takes heat with it, cooling your body. Sweating also removes waste fluids such as urea and lactate from your body.
Hair found on your body grows from these tiny openings. Hair regulates body temperature, protects against injury and enhances sensation.