Microneedling using PRP (platelet rich plasma) obtained from a small blood draw is a proven relatively painless technique of opening pores to allow growth factors to penetrate deeply to reduce wrinkles and help rejuvenate skin. There are no injections and no cutting of skin.
Dr. Marilyn Hatz at our center is an expert in this technique of facial rejuvenation. Unlike fillers and botox, PRP microneedling cannot produce an unnatural look. She combines PRP with topical creams and oral nutritional supplements to improve skin health and appearance.
As with all regenerative medicine and stem cell procedures studies have shown better results using your own growth factors (autologous) rather than growth factors derived from other people or other sources. Your own tissue is also safer because you cannot have a reaction to it as you can to substances from elsewhere. Now a new study has further validated this autologous approach. Study subjects were treated with their own autologous factors on half their face, and growth factors not from themselves on the other half. The results showed clear superiority of the autologous method. Dr. Hatz calls her approach “aging gracefully.” It is ideal for people who want healthier skins naturally without surgery or injections.