Microneedling with PRP Can Help Even Your Skin Tone
Does your skin tone look uneven? Dark spots and sun damage can make your complexion seem off-balance. When over-the-counter creams are unable to provide results, microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) could be the answer. The experienced team at Forma Plastic Surgery is proud to provide this contemporary skin rejuvenation treatment in a safe and comfortable setting.
Call now to book an assessment in Scottsdale, AZ, and see how microneedling with PRP works today. We offer access to a variety of cutting-edge technologies tailored to your individual needs and aesthetic goals.
How long have you had uneven skin tone?
Many factors contribute to an uneven or blotchy complexion. Sun damage, hormone changes, some prescription medications, and age all play an important role in your skin health. Some women experience dramatic changes in their skin tone during pregnancy. This is called melasma and is caused by increased levels of estrogen and progesterone.
People as early as their twenties experience problems like freckles, brown spots, and other forms of hyperpigmentation. Some use brightening creams to lighten their skin, but many products contain harsh chemicals that lead to long-term damage. Instead, a professional aesthetician can offer microneedling with PRP.
How does microneedling with PRP help with skin tone?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive process that uses fine, medical-grade needles to create micro-injuries in the skin. The injuries stimulate the body's natural healing process and trigger collagen and elastin production.
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. Your blood contains many different types of cells, including platelets. Platelets have a number of healing properties that help repair tissue damage. When used in combination with microneedling, PRP can even out your skin tone and improve unwanted damage.
Is microneedling and PRP painful?
Microneedling with PRP is an in-office skin rejuvenation procedure that takes about an hour to complete in Scottsdale, AZ. Our team members at Forma Plastic Surgery start the process by extracting a small sample of your blood. This sample is then run through a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the cells. The PRP is applied topically or injected into the treatment area during microneedling.
The microneedling device should not cause too much discomfort. Most people just feel a slight prickling sensation during the procedure. We may apply a topical anesthetic to reduce any sensations.
What happens after microneedling with PRP
Once the procedure is complete, your skin will look slightly pink or red. This sunburn-like appearance is expected and will fade within a couple of days. Some mild swelling and itching are also normal, which should resolve quickly.
It takes a few weeks for uneven skin tone to disappear as your body continues to heal. When age spots, sun damage, and other types of hyperpigmentation are treated with microneedling with PRP, you can expect to see refreshed skin tone and texture. You may also find that your complexion seems to glow from within.
We recommend following all post-treatment instructions carefully to promote the best possible outcomes. The good news is most people need only one session of microneedling with PRP to help achieve their desired results.
Target dark spots and more
When it comes to skin rejuvenation, there's no one-size-fits-all solution. Our team at Forma Plastic Surgery offers personalized treatments that can meet your unique concerns. Call now to book a consultation in Scottsdale, AZ, and find out how microneedling with PRP can address uneven skin tone. We look forward to helping you love your complexion again.