Why PRP Microneedling is Better than Laser Treatments

PRP Microneedling: Safer, Cheaper, Natural Skin Rejuvenation

At Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, MI, Dr. Nishath Hakim offers several natural medical and cosmetic anti-aging treatments – so that her patients feel their best while also maintaining the confidence that comes with looking their best.

And, of course, the most visible sign of aging is wrinkled and sagging skin that can add years to a woman or man’s appearance. However, while there are many laser treatments available at spas that offer skin rejuvenation – many patients do not want to incur the large expense, pain, and extended downtime of ablative laser treatments.

As an alternative to harsh laser treatments, Dr. Nishath Hakim at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, MI offers microneedling with PRP as a superior, 100% natural anti-aging and skin rejuvenation treatment. In this article, Dr. Nishath Hakim explains how PRP microneedling outshines ablative lasers with a gentle but powerful treatment that rejuvenates skin by harmonizing with the body’s own natural repair processes.

The Disadvantages of Ablative Lasers

Ablative laser treatments involve the removal of the outer layers of skin, Not only is this painful, but it often leads to extended downtime, discomfort during recovery, and potential side effects such as infection and hyperpigmentation.

Laser skincare treatments are also very expensive – often in the thousands of dollars – and the aggressive nature of lasers can sometimes trigger adverse reactions. Additionally, most laser skincare treatments are not safe for patients with dark skin or skin sensitivity issues. 

How PRP Microneedling Natural Rejuvenates Skin

Microneedling, often referred to as collagen induction therapy, is a procedure that involves the controlled creation of micro-injuries on the skin’s surface using fine needles. This process stimulates the body’s natural healing response, prompting collagen and elastin production – without removing the top layer of skin. The result is a renewal of skin texture, reduced fine lines, and improved overall appearance – with little to no downtime.

When coupled with 100% natural platelet-rich plasma (PRP) derived from the patient’s own blood, the benefits of microneedling are amplified. PRP extracted from the patient’s own blood contains growth factors that enhance tissue regeneration, accelerating the healing process and rejuvenating the skin from within.

Microneedling with PRP offers a versatile solution to a multitude of skin concerns. It effectively addresses fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, enlarged pores, and even pigmentation irregularities. This natural approach fosters a gradual enhancement of skin over time as it goes to work repairing itself on a cellular level. The result is a smooth, youthful and radiant complexion.

The Science Behind Microneedling

Microneedling’s effectiveness in skin restoration lies in its profound influence on the body’s natural healing mechanisms. The process begins with the controlled creation of micro-injuries using fine needles. These micro-injuries trigger the body’s innate response to injury, stimulating cellular events that result in skin rejuvenation.

Upon receiving these “micro” injuries, the body rushes to repair the affected area. Fibroblasts, specialized cells responsible for producing collagen and elastin, migrate to the site of injury. These essential proteins provide structural support and elasticity to the skin. As fibroblasts work to rebuild the damaged tissue, they produce new collagen and elastin fibers, effectively renewing the skin’s texture and tone.

The Science Behind PRP

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) amplifies the effects of microneedling through its concentration of growth factors. PRP is derived from the patient’s own blood, during a routine blood draw from the patient’s arm. The growth factors that are present in abundance within PRP play a pivotal role in tissue regeneration and repair.

When PRP is introduced to the treated area via microneedling, the growth factors stimulate cellular proliferation, collagen synthesis, and the formation of new blood vessels, ensuring optimal tissue nourishment. This cellular activity intensifies the healing response, resulting in improved skin texture, tone, and overall appearance.

Advantages of PRP Microneedling over Lasers

Microneedling’s gentle approach offers a host of advantages over ablative lasers. The controlled micro-injuries stimulate natural healing without removing layers of skin, reducing the risk of complications, such as infection, scarring, or hyperpigmentation. And, unlike many laser treatments, PRP microneedling is generally safe for all skin colors including darker skin tones.

Because PRP microneedling is “non-ablative” it is also less painful and involves minimal to no downtime – making it an attractive option for individuals seeking rejuvenation without prolonged interruptions to their daily lives.

Another huge advantage to PRP microneedling over ablative laser skin treatments is the significantly lower cost. Laser skin resurfacing, such as Co2Re lasers can cost from $3,000 to $8,000 or more – while PRP microneedling treatments costs a fraction of this amount.

PRP Microneedling | Royal Oak

At Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, MI, Dr. Nishath Hakim offers PRP microneedling to resurface skin and reverse signs of aging naturally and effectively. PRP microneedling harnesses the body’s own healing potential, while avoiding the pitfalls associated with ablative lasers make it a remarkable choice for those seeking effective, safe, and transformative skin rejuvenation.

Schedule an appointment at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, MI for PRP microneedling and unveil your skin’s radiant potential – naturally and affordably, without downtime!

PRP Microneedling | Royal Oak: 248-997-4242