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Recently, more and more people have started to realize the importance of collagen stimulation. There has been a flooding of the market with collagen supplements and collagen-focused cosmetic treatments.
Today, we break down why collagen stimulation has become such a focus and the cosmetic procedure with the best collagen-focused results.
What Is Collagen?
Collagen is a protein in our bodies that helps to form the structure of our skin and helps our blood to clot. It is the most abundant protein in the body during your youth and is commonly referred to as the “glue” that holds everything together.
As you age, your body produces less collagen, and the collagen that it does produce is of lower quality. This results in signs of aging, such as loose and wrinkled skin.
Since collagen allows your skin to retain elasticity, an increase in collagen production would, naturally, reduce or stop signs of aging. That is why new cosmetic products and procedures have focused on finding new ways to stimulate collagen production.
Does Microneedling Stimulate Collagen Production?
For patients that want to rejuvenate their skin without invasive surgery, microneedling with PRP may be the perfect solution. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is the growth-factor containing plasma extracted from your blood that is used to stimulate cellular renewal and rejuvenation.
Microneedling is the process of creating hundreds of superficial micro-wounds in the skin that force a healing response.
The two techniques are combined to create one process in your body to refocus on skin rejuvenation. Through the microneedling “wounds,” the PRP is inserted back into the body, stimulating new collagen production and cell growth. This process results in tighter, thicker skin with reduced wrinkles and fine lines.
Does Microneedling Address Other Skin Issues?
Microneedling can also improve several other skin concerns like texture irregularities, acne scars, and minor skin laxity. The body is alerted to the targeted area once the wounds are made and sends its energy to fix any abnormalities.
What Results Can I See After Microneedling?
Microneedling with PRP is a safe, effective way to improve your skin appearance and health. By stimulating collagen production, you let your body work naturally to achieve younger-looking skin. Some patients require several treatments to achieve optimal results. Consult with your plastic surgeon to understand how many treatments would be right for you.
Interested in Learning More?
Dr. Spies is a top plastic surgeon serving Scottsdale, Arizona, and the surrounding areas. If you are ready to see what microneedling with PRP can do for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert J. Spies by calling 480-359-1019 or by filling out our online contact form.