Does Microneedling With PRP Tighten Skin?


Skin elasticity loss is an unavoidable aspect of the aging process. The tendency of skin to extend and snap back to its original form is known as elasticity. Elastosis is the loss of skin elasticity. Skin that has elastosis is saggy, crinkled, or leathery. Solar elastosis affects areas of the skin that are exposed to light. These areas of the body may appear more weathered than those that are not exposed to the light. Actinic elastosis is another name for solar elastosis.

The elasticity of the skin can be increased though and one of the ways is through Microneedling with PRP. First, let us list down common reasons for skin elasticity loss.

  • Losing a significant amount of weight in a brief period of time 

When you lose weight by diet and exercise, it's possible that this will happen. It's better for a person's skin elasticity to snap back into place with a slower, more natural weight loss, shrinking back down as the fat is removed. When too much is lost too quickly, though, the skin's elasticity cannot keep up.

  •  Loss of collagen and elastin in the dermis.

The outermost layer of skin thins as a human age, despite the number of layers of the cell remaining constant, and the number of cells that produce pigment decreases as the melanocytes that remain grow in size. This is why aged skin seems to be thin, pale, and translucent. When certain areas are exposed to sunlight, large pigmented spots can appear. The skin's resilience and elasticity can be reduced as a result of numerous changes in the connective tissue.

In addition, the blood vessels in the outer skin become more delicate, resulting in bruising and bleeding under the skin's surface. When you get older, the subcutaneous glands even produce less oil. This shortage affects men mainly after they hit the age of 80. After menopause, women may gradually start excreting less oil, making it difficult to keep the skin moisturized. The coating of subcutaneous fat often thins, limiting the skin's ability to insulate and cushion. This puts the person at risk of injuries and makes it difficult for them to control their body temperature.

  • Too Much Sugar Intake

Too much sugar in the diet may have harmful consequences for the body, including collagen destruction. Excess sugar intake causes glycation, which helps in the formation of AGEs. This happens normally when too much sugar is ingested, when AGE molecules bind to collagen molecules, stiffening them and causing harm. The glycation mechanism not only damages the collagen in the body, but also changes its consistency. When a person consumes a lot of sugar, the mechanism of glycation transforms the collagen into an unstable type 1 collagen that is more fragile and quickly broken down, resulting in premature aging.

  • Drinking and Smoking

Tobacco use has also been linked to collagen damage in the skin. When the skin around the lips comes into contact with the smoke, it loses collagen. It can also cause blood vessels to constrict, restricting blood flow. Collagen can become rigid and die as a result of this occurrence. When large quantities of collagen are removed, wrinkles, dryness, and discoloration of the skin can occur. Tobacco has also been linked to weak or non-existent collagen healing. 

Collagen is the skin is broken down by alcohol. Alcohol may also induce wrinkles and premature aging. Premature wrinkles, collagen deficiency, reduced elasticity, redness, and dehydration are all consequences of alcohol.

Micro-needling with PRP is a safe and efficient skin resurfacing procedure that involves creating micro-channels in the skin to promote the formation of new collagen and elastin. In addition, the drug will smooth out textured problems like sunspots, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation, as well as reduce the presence of wrinkles and acne scars. Micro-Needling with PRP, unlike lasers, is suitable for all skin colors, including darker shades. Microneedling with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) PRP is extracted from the platelet-rich serum component of the blood. Platelets contain high levels of growth factors, which promote cell turnover when exposed to the skin.

Micro-Needling with PRP can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as give you younger-looking skin and fewer symptoms of aging. Micro-needling with PRP can improve the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, painful scars, and stretch marks, as well as give the skin a more youthful appearance or glow. The face, eye line, shoulders, décolleté, arms, hands, thighs, belly, and back are all areas where micro-needling can be used.

Are you Interested in Learning More About Microneedling with PRP in Gilbert, Arizona?

Atlas Health Medical Group in Gilbert, Arizona specializes in providing Naturopathic / Functional Medicine and microneedling with PRP treatment protocols to the East Valley including Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, San Tan, and Queen Creek. The benefits of microneedling are quite impressive and occur fairly quickly after treatment. The skin will be somewhat inflamed or pink for around a week, however, it will appear more radiant from the initial skin response. After the swelling subsides, the body will produce more collagen in the affected area for up to six months after the treatment. This will lead to softer, firmer skin, and a reduction in wrinkles, a decrease in acne and acne scarring, a reduction in pore size, a reduction in hyperpigmentation and sun damage, and reduced size and appearance of scars and stretch marks. We pride ourselves on setting the standards of patient care and result-driven treatments so our patients return to health and live the life they intended.  Contact us today for your first appointment!

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