The skin on your face can be sensitive. Wrinkles, bags under the eyes, blemishes, and acne scars are common side effects of sensitive skin, all of which can cause insecurity. Whether it’s a result of too much oil, too much time in the sun, or just your genetic makeup, there’s no reason to feel insecure about the way your skin looks as you age. Luckily, there are many safe, easy, and effective cosmetic procedures to help with the rejuvenation of your skin, including microneedling.
When combined with other serums and techniques, microneedling can be a quick and fairly painless way to take care of your skin and see anti-aging results fast. In order to ensure your face is in the hands of a professional who knows exactly what they’re doing, reach out to the team of experts at Elizabeth Oral Surgery Group today.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally-invasive surgical technique used to tackle any issues involving the skin on or around your face. For many people, this includes wrinkles on the forehead or acne scars on the cheeks. Very thin needles are used to prick the skin, causing micro-wounds to form across the surface of the face.
During the healing process, your skin rebuilds and heals the mico-wounds with new dermal tissue and collagen-rich blood vessels. Together, with the newly-released elastin proteins, the skin on your face is given a much more youthful and plump appearance. Depending on the current state of your skin and the results you are looking for, it may take up to three to six sessions to be fully effective. Some people experience results immediately, though the skin will continue to heal and turn over for up to six months.
PRP vs. Exosomes
There are many different kinds of microneedling procedures, all of which have unique benefits and different processes. Two of the most popular and beneficial include:
Platelet-rich plasma, also known as PRP, is a naturally occurring part of your blood. Blood is made of white blood cells, red blood cells, and PRP. PRP specifically contains hundreds of proteins called growth factors, which are pertinent when it comes to the process of healing.
When you add PRP to your microneedling facial, you are essentially receiving a hyper-concentrated dose of growth factors to promote the healing of your damaged skin.
Exosomes are an alternative to PRP that have been constructed in a lab. The idea is the same: you are injecting growth factors directly into your skin to remove any large pores or wrinkles. It promotes healing, and the constriction of the skin. The only difference between PRP and exosomes is that exosomes are genetically engineered from STEM cells while PRP is naturally occurring.
Both result in the inaction of the same healing process. To discuss which you are the most comfortable with or which might have the better effect on your skin, your maxillofacial surgeon can help guide you through the process.
Consult With a Maxillofacial Expert Today
The team at Elizabeth Oral Surgery Group has direct experience in helping clients repair broken or damaged skin. If microneedling doesn’t seem to be the fit for you, we are ready to sit down and devise an action plan to get you the cosmetic results you are looking for. Our practice has always been about our clients, meaning we are there for every step of the process. We will even help you figure out which procedures are covered by your insurance and how to get the most out of your reimbursement.