The inevitable and progressive loss of collagen in the skin as we get older is a primary contributor to fine lines, wrinkles, poor skin quality and other unwanted concerns. While there are countless procedures to add volume back to the face and lift sagging tissues, there is also a non-invasive treatment and very natural approach to combat facial aging using microneedling and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). This powerful combination serves as a proven collagen induction therapy offered by Dr. Sanaz Harirchian in Houston.
Microneedling is an office procedure designed to stimulate the production of new collagen. During microneedling, tiny needles create hundreds of micro-holes in the skin. This stimulates the skin to heal itself, and new collagen is produced. Dr. Harirchian is able to take this regenerative process one step further by performing microneedling with the patient’s own PRP (platelet-rich plasma). PRP is concentrated blood plasma that contains platelets, leukocytes and growth factors that can stimulate collagen production and aid in skin renewal, cell migration and tissue regeneration. This natural healing response works to revitalize the skin and ultimately create a more youthful facial appearance. Microneedling is ideal for patients who want a safe, all-natural procedure that involves a quicker downtime and recovery than laser resurfacing.
How Does Stimulating the Production of New Collagen Help?
Dr. Harirchian is proud to offer the most advanced skin treatments available. The use of PRP with microneedling represents a highly effective way to stimulate collagen that was lost due to aging. Microneedling sets the body’s natural tissue healing process into motion and PRP is then used to maximize or intensify this healing response. In turn, cellular turnover occurs within the tissues of the facial skin and more collagen is produced. This process smooths out wrinkles, fine lines and scarring. It improves the overall tone, texture and quality of the skin.
Since platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a substance produced by your own body, it is one of the most natural approaches to facial skin rejuvenation, with virtually no risk for adverse reaction or rejection. Only a small sample of your blood is needed to extract these super-healing cells. While PRP can be applied topically, microneedling allows PRP to be delivered at a deeper level in your skin. Both microneedling and PRP are proven to induce collagen production and facilitate elastin growth. When used together, patients can reap the benefits of two skin regeneration methods in a single treatment.
As the collagen continues to regenerate after your treatment, skin improvements can be gained over a two to three month period. When using PRP to reverse the signs of aging, it is commonly referred to as a “Vampire Facial” or “Vampire Lift.” To learn more about this safe, long-lasting and minimal downtime procedure, contact Dr. Harirchian and schedule your Microneedling Collagen Induction Therapy today.