What Is Micro-needling with PRP
This therapy is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment with quick recovery time. It is designed to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. The treatment involves the use of two procedures, micro-needling and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) done consecutively.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Platelet Rich Plasma is produced from an individual’s blood. After a blood sample is obtained from a patient, the blood is put into a centrifuge, which is a tool that separates the PRP from the blood. The blood is spun for approximately 15 minutes.
It contains highly concentrated amounts of natural growth factors and other cytokines that promote the regeneration process of soft tissues. This is applied directly to the channels that were created from the micro-needling to further stimulate the natural healing process and the creation of collagen.
What is Micro-needling
Micro-needling is a cosmetic procedure to minimize the signs of aging. A dermatologist uses a special roller or device with needles to prick the skin and stimulate new collagen production during a standard session. Because of this, micro-needling is also known as collagen induction therapy or percutaneous collagen induction.
Micro-needling with PRP for wrinkles is one of the most popular treatments that we do. Everyone has wrinkles that they would like to get rid of.
PRP for Hair Loss
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp.
Some in the medical community think that PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft. Sometimes this approach is combined with other hair loss procedures or medications
PRP Therapy vs. Mesotherapy
The basic difference between PRP therapy and mesotherapy is the type of serum used in both treatment modalities.
As you may know by now, PRP therapy relies on platelet-enriched blood plasma administered directly into the problem areas. This can be damaged soft tissues, ligaments, tendons, etc. On the other hand, Mesotherapy involves a series of transdermal shots made with hyaluronic acid and a concoction of enzymes and bionutrients. Mesotherapy injections often contain minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium, and sodium along with vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, to name a few. Amino acids, including alanine, arginine, glycine, tyrosine, and tryptophan, are also added. Other ingredients can include cytokines and reducing agents for inflammation.
Another important difference between PRP therapy and mesotherapy is that the PRP injections can be applied to any skin layer, whereas mesotherapy serums are only administered into the middle layer of the damaged skin area.