We all know that aging is inevitable, but with recent technological advances, we have made it so that our patients can slow the natural aging process, keeping youthful-looking skin for years to come. While surgical options like a face or neck lift provide the most dramatic results, there are many non-surgical tools in our toolbox.

Microneedling is an effective and natural method to maintain or improve the tone and texture of the skin. There are no incisions or injections required, and there is virtually no downtime.

Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy. This treatment involves a pen-like device that creates tiny holes in the upper layer of the skin. During this procedure, a serum is used to enhance the results of the treatment.

Microneedling opens up your skin through these “micro-injuries”. Then your body’s immune system works to heal these injuries, promoting collagen production. The increase in collagen fills in and smooth out fine lines and improves the tone, texture, and firmness of the skin, making the skin look plump and youthful. This natural collagen-building process provides long term results for aging skin.

To boost microneedling further, many patients choose to add PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, to their treatment. Platelets play a crucial role in helping heal and grow new cells. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections can also be extremely valuable in helping to reduce wrinkles and blemishes related to aging. The platelet-rich plasma can be injected into the patient’s areas of concern as an anti-aging treatment. Loaded with growth factors and healing elements, PRP helps tissue repair and attracts the body’s stem cells for the healing process. The results are smoother, tighter skin that has a noticeable glow.

If you want to improve the texture of your skin or have questions about microneedling or PRP, schedule a free consultation with one of our skin care experts at The Skin Care Center at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery.