Microneedling with PRP is rapidly becoming a popular method for those looking to enhance their skin’s appearance. This innovative technique utilizes the body’s natural healing mechanisms to improve skin texture and reduce signs of aging. By combining microneedling, which involves creating tiny punctures in the skin, with the application of Platelet-Rich Plasma derived from the patient’s own blood, the treatment strives to facilitate collagen production and promote healthy, rejuvenated skin. Known for its minimal downtime and natural approach, this combination is gaining attention for its ability to address various skin concerns effectively and safely.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, rejuvenates the skin by stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms. This technique involves using a device with fine, sterile needles to create tiny punctures on the skin’s surface. These micro-injuries trigger a healing response that boosts collagen and elastin production, key components for maintaining firm and youthful skin.

The treatment begins with applying a topical numbing cream to ensure patient comfort. A specialized microneedling pen is then used to create controlled micro-injuries in the targeted skin areas. These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s repair mechanisms, promoting the growth of new, collagen-rich tissue.

Microneedling offers multiple benefits, including enriching skin texture and tone, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, and diminishing the appearance of scars, including acne scars. It is adaptable for most skin types and can be customized to address specific skin concerns. The best results can typically be achieved with a series of treatments spaced a few weeks apart so that healing and collagen production can occur properly.

The Role of PRP in Skin Rejuvenation

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a regenerative treatment that rejuvenates the skin by leveraging the body’s natural healing mechanisms. A small amount of blood is extracted from the patient and placed in a centrifuge to create PRP. This process separates the plasma, rich in platelets and growth factors, from the other blood components. The consequent PRP contains a higher concentration of platelets than normal blood, which plays a critical role in healing and tissue regeneration.

PRP’s rejuvenating properties are primarily due to the presence of growth factors such as Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF), Transforming Growth Factor-Beta (TGF-beta), and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF). These growth factors stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, essential proteins for maintaining skin firmness and elasticity. They also enhance the skin’s natural healing processes, improving skin texture, tone, and overall appearance.

When applied to the skin, PRP promotes collagen production, reduces inflammation, and accelerates tissue repair. This results in smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin.

The Synergy of Microneedling with PRP

Microneedling induces controlled micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating the body’s natural healing process. PRP, on the other hand, is rich in growth factors and platelets that further stimulate tissue repair and regeneration. When PRP is applied to the skin, it enhances the healing process and effects, leading to faster and more effective results.

When combined, microneedling creates channels in the skin that allow the PRP to penetrate deeper into the dermis. This deeper penetration enhances the delivery of growth factors directly to the areas where they are most needed. The micro-injuries from microneedling act as a scaffold that supports the PRP, allowing it to work more effectively.

This synergistic effect leads to:

The Procedure

The microneedling with PRP procedure begins with a consultation where the provider evaluates the patient’s skin and discusses their medical history to ensure suitability. Once deemed appropriate, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient. This blood is then processed in a centrifuge to isolate and concentrate the platelets and plasma, creating PRP​​.

Before starting the microneedling, a topical numbing cream is spread to the treatment area to ensure the patient’s comfort. After allowing the numbing cream to take effect, the skin is thoroughly cleaned to minimize the risk of infection​.

Using a microneedling pen, the provider makes tiny, controlled punctures in the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the skin’s natural healing processes, promoting collagen and elastin production. Immediately after microneedling, the PRP is applied to the treated area. The microchannels created by microneedling allow the PRP to penetrate deeply into the skin, where its high concentration of growth factors enhances the healing and rejuvenation process​.


In the days following microneedling with PRP, patients may experience mild redness and swelling similar to a sunburn. Whenever possible, avoid direct sun exposure and wear broad-spectrum sunscreen. Gentle skincare products should be used to keep the skin hydrated and to aid the healing process. Avoiding makeup and strenuous activities for at least 24 hours can help minimize the risk of irritation. Following these post-treatment care steps ensures optimal healing and maximizes the treatment benefits.


Glow Aesthetics offers PRP therapy and microneedling to help you realize your skin’s full potential. Our team assists you in achieving a glowing, young complexion by using customized treatments that maximize the potential of your body’s inherent healing abilities. Book an appointment for your assessment right now to see how this revolutionary combination may enrich your skin’s overall texture and tone while lessening wrinkles, fine lines, and scars. 

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