Microneedling is an innovative skin rejuvenation procedure in which we form microscopic channels in the surface of the skin to trigger the formation of new collagen. Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, microneedling is a good alternative to traditional cosmetic surgery for our patients who are only dealing with light to moderate signs of aging and sun damage. The technique offers the advantage of significant results without a requirement for downtime or likelihood of complications. Microneedling with growth factors is an even more powerful treatment that relies upon the delivery of growth factors found in the blood.
What is Microneedling?
This is a skin treatment that involves the controlled delivery of tiny micro-openings in the surface layers of skin. Although these channels are virtually invisible to the naked eye, they foster the development of a new collagen matrix to renew the appearance of the skin. Microneedling has been found to be safe and effective for the treatment of skin conditions like scars, stretch marks, lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and more.
Many patients love the way that microneedling offers great results with no need for extensive downtime. The results will also appear quite natural, as we are working with the healing abilities of your own body.
What is PRP?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a technique to speed healing that was popularized by professional athletes like Kobe Bryant. Older athletes were finding that they tended to heal more slowly from injuries than they once did. Word spread that PRP can dramatically speed up the healing process, whether the injury is due to sports or a cosmetic problem with the skin.
The PRP product is created from the patient’s own blood. We withdraw a certain amount of blood from you and spin it in a centrifuge. This separates and concentrates blood platelets that form a special type of serum. This serum is rich in platelets and the growth factors that they contain.
The Power of Microneedling with Growth Factors
Microneedling and PRP work together to synergistically create a powerful form of healing that can transform the appearance of your skin. The microscopic openings created by the microneedling process allow PRP to bypass the outer barrier of your skin, rendering it much more effective.
If you are currently suffering from any condition that could be treated by microneedling with growth factors, please reach out to us at Guelph Medical Laser & Skin Centre, conveniently located in Guelph, ON. Let us tell you more about this amazing treatment. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started.