Did you know that routine exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) light is the primary driver of premature skin aging? In fact, up to 90% of the early signs of aging you see on your face and other areas of sun-exposed skin are a product of UV damage.
Premature skin aging — also known as photoaging or sun-damaged skin — can impair dermal cells and undermine the collagen and elastin protein structures that make your skin strong and resilient, leading to the quick appearance of:
If you’ve noticed signs of sun-damaged skin after a long summer season of outdoor activity, Nawo K. Fiamo, ARNP, and our team at Fiamo Aesthetics can help you reverse the trend and restore healthy skin and a luminous complexion with the ultimate anti-aging facial treatment: microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
Called the cement that holds everything together, collagen is the resilient protein that gives strength, structure, and stability to every cell in your body — and the main building block of healthy, youthful skin.
Elastin, another vital skin protein, is the complementary building block that keeps your skin taut and supple.
Starting in early adulthood, your skin’s collagen production declines at a rate of 1-1.5% per year.
Sun damage greatly accelerates this natural process — so much so that age-related collagen depletion and sun damage form a powerful one-two punch that can rapidly transform a bright, youthful complexion into dull, uneven skin marred by signs of aging.
Microneedling with PRP is called the ultimate anti-aging facial for good reason. It combines two powerful catalysts for collagen growth and elastin renewal into one highly effective skin revitalization treatment. Let’s take a closer look at each one:
Microneedling involves rolling a specialized, pen-like device fitted with tiny, sterile needle tips across the surface of your skin to create a series of uniform microchannels. The treatment is also known as collagen induction therapy because it:
By fostering the sustained production of fresh collagen and elastin proteins, microneedling helps restore healthier, stronger, smoother, and more resilient skin, effectively minimizing the signs of sun damage and restoring your beautiful complexion from the outside in.
PRP is a serum of your body’s own regenerative platelets. We obtain this serum by spinning a small sample of your blood in a high-velocity centrifuge, which causes the platelets to separate from the plasma and white and red blood cells.
As the platelets rise to the top of the vial, they form a highly concentrated layer of “liquid gold.”
Blood platelets are a beneficial skin-renewing agent because they contain hundreds of potent growth factors that stimulate rapid cellular proliferation and tissue renewal. When combined with microneedling, these powerful growth factors effectively supercharge the collagen and elastin production process.
To deliver your skin-boosting PRP serum to your deepest dermal layers, we simply smooth it over the microchannel openings in the surface of your skin following the microneedling portion of your treatment.
As it seeps down to the foundation of your skin, it actively stimulates deep collagen growth and enduring elastin renewal from the inside out.
Microneedling can work wonders as a stand-alone treatment for sun-damaged skin, but combining it with PRP can elevate your skin renewal results from excellent to extraordinary.
Are you ready to find out what the ultimate anti-aging facial can do for you? Give us a call today, or use our online booking feature to schedule a visit at Fiamo Aesthetics in Yakima, Washington.