Why Celebrities Love Microneedling With PRP and You Will, Too
If you’ve ever wondered how your favorite celebrity never seems to age year after year, the answers lie in simple science that’s anyone’s for the taking. As an example, one of the latest anti-aging techniques — microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) — is a ground-breaking procedure that taps the human body’s own natural resources to promote healthy, vibrant skin that belies your years.
Here at Brickell Cosmetic Center, we want our Miami-area patients to have access to the same age-defying tricks that the celebs use to keep themselves at the top of their games. From chemical peels to laser therapy, there’s no shortage of ways that we can breathe new life into tired skin. But none use the regenerative power of the human body quite like microneedling with PRP therapy.
If you want to discover why celebrities are flocking to microneedling with PRP, and why you should, too, here’s a look at the treatment.
The power within
Your blood contains four ingredients — red and white blood cells, platelets, and plasma — and it’s fair to say that these four ingredients fuel most every function in your body. Although the primary role of your platelets is to clot your blood, they also play a crucial role in healing because they contain hundreds of proteins, or growth factors, as well as cell adhesion molecules and various cytokines, which are responsible for cell signaling.
When you have an injury, your platelets arrive at the scene of the damage and release these growth factors to promote healing and regeneration on a cellular level. But, your body works at its own pace and only sends in enough resources to quickly address the problem, while maintaining optimal function everywhere else.
Amplifying the call
In looking at how your body regenerates and rebuilds, medical researchers wondered what would happen if they could direct more of these growth factors to a particular area in order to activate dermal fibroblasts, which are responsible for the connective tissue in your skin. In addition to activating dermal fibroblasts, the platelets also spur collagen synthesis and remodeling of your dermal extracellular matrix.
The trick, however, was figuring out how to isolate and redirect your platelets in numbers sufficient enough for appreciable regeneration. And that’s when PRP therapy was born. Using a special centrifuge, we separate out the platelets to create a concentrate, which we re-inject into the tissue where you can use a regenerative boost.
Not all concentrates are created equal.
With the basic theory figured out, we soon began to realize that how we make the platelet-rich plasma matters, which is why we turn to the EmCyte PurePRP® system to collect a clinical dose of concentrated platelets. With the EmCyte system, we deliver the necessary deliverable platelets for tissue regeneration and healing through double spinning.
It’s your turn.
Now that we’ve set the scene, let’s bring all of this science back to your skin. Using the EmCyte system, we draw some of your own blood and separate out your platelets in numbers that will have a real effect on your tissue. Then we turn to a microneedling technique, which creates microscopic ”injuries” across the surface of your skin and injects the platelets directly into the area to promote new cell growth and collagen production.
Using this technique, we’ve helped many of our patients rejuvenate their skin and improve overall texture by reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring. Essentially, your body creates healthier connective tissue to support your skin better. The end result? The surface of your skin has more elasticity and tone, dialing back the effects of aging, making you just as camera-ready as your favorite celebrities.
If you’d like to explore microneedling with PRP therapy, please give us a call, or use the online booking tool on this website to set up a consultation.