Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure in which a doctor uses a special device outfitted with needles to prick the skin and stimulate new collagen production. Commonly used to minimize the signs of aging, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections can be added to create more tightness in the skin and to speed up the natural healing process.
Although microneedling can be used to treat scars and stretch marks on other areas of the body, PRP treatments are designed for the face only. Microneedling is traditionally used to treat everything from age spots and wrinkles to scarring and other forms of hyper-pigmentation. PRP injections may boost these effects and help to achieve your desired results more quickly. If you are in good health and looking to treat minor signs of aging, microneedling could be just what you need.