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PRP and Microneedling How Platelet-Rich Plasma Boosts Skincare Treatments by Bellagena Med Spa

PRP and Microneedling: How Platelet-Rich Plasma Boosts Skincare Treatments

Written by:

Julia Padilla - Carr

Julia had the vision of creating a clinical skin care studio with the traditional spa atmosphere for many years. Julia is a Licensed Aesthetician, Licensed Electrologist, and Certified Laser Hair Removal Technician in the State of Florida.

Not long ago, old-fashioned skincare attitudes tried using unnatural interventions to force your skin to look and behave in certain ways.

Contemporary, next-generation skincare and wellness works in partnership with your body, encouraging its natural processes to restore, refresh and naturally enhance your cellular tissue. The results are balanced, longer-lasting, purer and ultimately healthier outcomes.

Here at Bellagena Med Spa, we champion this fundamentally effective approach to skincare treatment—especially when it utilizes the latest understanding of medical science and human physiology.

That’s why one of the latest procedures we’re offering here in our Bradenton med spa is microneedling with platelet-rich plasma, or PRP.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

Platelet-rich plasma is a substance derived entirely from your own body.

Plasma is the liquid that allows your blood to flow. It’s mostly water, salt, enzymes and even protein—pretty much everything except the blood cells (white and red), platelets and hormones. Plasma carries the vital things in blood to the parts of your body that need them.

Platelets, which are also part of your blood, are derived from bone marrow tissue. They’re your body’s first and primary healing tools.

We make platelet-rich plasma by drawing blood (when it comes out of your body, before it’s separated, we call it “whole blood”) and putting it in a centrifuge to separate out the red blood cells. What’s left is your own natural liquid loaded with your own concentrated platelets—or platelet-rich plasma. Think of PRP as your body’s supercharged healing power in liquid form.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive treatment using very small needles to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. Using either a derma roller or derma pen, your licensed professional aesthetician moves the microneedling tool over the targeted area to create very small punctures.

Microneedling causes superficial, therapeutic damage to the skin, encouraging the creation of healthy new skin cells on the surface and immediately underneath.

What Can Microneedling Be Used For?

Microneedling tightens and smooths your skin as well as restores consistent coloration. We use microneedling to treat and reduce:

  • Acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin laxity
  • Discoloration and hyperpigmentation
  • Enlarged pores
  • Stretch marks


(Note: Bellagena and our medical partner Dr. Pamela Chapman also offer PRP for hair loss, which is a separate procedure. Read more here.)

Why Do You Use Microneedling with PRP?

Because microneedling relies on the body’s natural healing and growth factors, PRP is a perfect fit.

The body will naturally rush to heal and regenerate skin cells in the area affected by the microneedling. It will rush its resources—ie the platelets in your blood—to the affected area. By giving that area an extra dose of PRP while it’s already in the process of healing and producing new cells, the body will have plenty of resources to make the most of this opportunity.

When microneedling and PRP are combined in a single procedure, the healing and collagen production occurs both faster and more effectively. PRP ensures that you’re getting the very most—and then some—out of your microneedling treatment.

Call Bellagena today to learn more and schedule your Bradenton microneedling with PRP treatment.

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