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Microneedling and PRP: A Winning Combo That Can Correct a Variety of Skin Flaws

Oct 11, 2023
Microneedling and PRP: A Winning Combo That Can Correct a Variety of Skin Flaws
A multipronged approach is often the best, especially when it comes to skin care. With microneedling and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, you can address many skin flaws at once. 

Microneedling is known for its versatile ability to heal and treat numerous skin issues, while platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has become a popular regenerative therapy. When these two are combined, you have a unique facial that boosts your body’s natural healing process in two ways, doubling the efficacy of the treatment.

At DMA Aesthetics and Skincare in Spring, Texas, Debbie Awolowo, RN, ARNP, CRNA, MSN, and her team provide several skin rejuvenation options so you can get exactly the result you’re looking for. If you’re looking for stunning results and minimal downtime, microneedling with PRP might be the winning combination for you. 

An overview of microneedling and PRP therapy

To understand how microneedling and PRP therapy benefit one another, you have to understand how they work separately. Both work by stimulating your body’s healing response, but their differing approaches are what make them compatible. 


If you want your body to heal itself, you have to injure it first. This sounds daunting, but microneedling makes it easy by creating micro-injuries that you can hardly feel. Using fine needles to prick your skin provokes a healing response. 

With microneedling, you can address numerous issues, including: 

  • Acne scars
  • Visible veins
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rough or uneven skin
  • Dull complexion
  • Sun damage
  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles

As your skin repairs itself, it knits back stronger and healthier than before. This is due to the production of collagen and elastin, the proteins that form the foundation of your skin. 

PRP therapy

PRP therapy has been gaining traction in multiple fields of medicine, from dermatology to orthopedics. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, a healing serum derived from your own blood. 

The team at DMA Health & Wellness can separate the platelets from your red and white blood cells by centrifuging a sample. This suspends and concentrates the platelets in your own plasma. 

PRP can be applied to your freshly-needled face, where it soaks into your skin and speeds up the healing process. Platelets are responsible for clotting wounds and calling growth factors to repair injuries. 

The benefits of combining both treatments

Where microneedling injures the skin, platelet-rich plasma heals it. Naturally, you can see how the two fit together. When performed together, PRP therapy can increase the efficacy of microneedling and reduce the downtime. 


Microneedling with PRP, known commonly as a “vampire facial,” is a minimally invasive treatment with few risks. The needles are extremely small and sterile, and PRP therapy uses your own blood. Since the healing serum consists solely of your cells, your body will recognize and readily accept them. 

This reduces the chances of a bad reaction, though our team will perform an exam beforehand to review your medical history and any allergies.

Ready to rejuvenate your skin? Learn more about microneedling and PRP therapy at DMA Aesthetics and Skincare by calling at 281-715-9565, or book an appointment online today.