As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and firmness due to a number of factors. Your skin’s decrease in the production of collagen and elastin, as well as exposure to toxins and the sun’s harmful UV rays, can all cause the common signs of aging—wrinkles, fine lines, uneven tone, and hyperpigmentation. Fortunately, for patients seeking natural skin rejuvenation options, microdermal needling with L-PRF
is now available from Dr. Jeanne Krizman at Tucson Biological Dentistry in Tucson, AZ.
L-PRF facial treatments are a wonderful way to revitalize aging skin, treat facial skin concerns, and reverse the damage caused by injuries or environmental factors.
What is L-PRF?
L-PRF stands for Leukocyte Platelet Rich Fibrin. It is a material that is harnessed from your own blood during a simple blood draw at the beginning of the procedure. The blood sample is placed in a centrifuge machine, where it is spun slowly to separate your white blood cells and platelets to form L-PRF. This nutrient-rich concentrate has several benefits over platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is commonly used in “vampire facials.” PRF contains fibrin, an important component that works like scaffolding to support your blood cells and enhance their release of rejuvenating growth factors. PRF is also spun more slowly than PRP, which preserves vital nutrients that can be lost in PRP and does not contain any additives such as calcium chloride or thrombin that are often components of PRP.
Microneedling with L-PRF
When PRF & microneedling are used together, it provides remarkable results, including:
- Younger looking skin with fewer fine lines and wrinkles
- Increased volume in areas where it is commonly lost as we age, such as the cheeks
- A reduction in the appearance of pigmentation issues, such as freckles and sunspots
- A minimized appearance of scars due to surgery, trauma, or acne
- More even tone and texture
- Radiant, glowing skin
This treatment for various skin conditions is simple and natural, harnessing the power of your body’s own healing mechanisms. During the procedure, Dr. Krizman rolls a device with medical-grade, ultra-fine needles evenly and gently along your face to create micro-injuries in the skin. Using L-PRF in conjunction with microneedling is truly the gold standard in natural skin renewal—the fibrin in the PRF stimulates your skin at the cellular level, creating skin-renewing matrixes and activating your body’s own growth factors for unparalleled results and beautiful, glowing skin. By applying it during the microneedling treatment, it is able to penetrate deeply into the channels created by the needles, rejuvenating your skin from the inside out. For optimal results, Dr. Krizman advises that patients receive their L-PRF microdermal needling treatment every four weeks.
To learn more about L-PRF microneedling and whether it is a good choice for you, call Tucson Biological Dentistry at 520-326-0082 to schedule a personalized consultation.