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Microneedling and PRP Techniques

Microneedling with PRP in Arizona

As we age our skin loses its elasticity because our bodies are not producing collagen-like it used to. It's not just the simple passage of time that causes the lack of collagen being produced. Overexposure to the sun and environmental pollution also causes depletion in collagen production. Thankfully, there are non-invasive safe procedures that can reverse aging and help produce collagen. Microneedling helps promote the body's natural process to make new collagen by using microscopic needles to puncture the skin leaving the skin exposed so the body responds to heal with new collagen. Many providers use microneedling as a way to boost the skin's ability to absorb topical treatment of hyaluronic acid to improve skin texture by filling in lines and wrinkles.

Here at Ascends Natur'l Medicine, we created a special formula that uses platelet rich plasma, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C to help you turn back the hands of time leaving your skin looking refreshed and younger with only a few treatments. The hyaluronic acid smooths and plumps the skin, when combined with microneedling it can erase wrinkles. Platelet rich plasma has been gaining traction as a way to enhance the body's natural way of healing using growth factors in our own blood. By combining hyaluronic acid and PRP with microneedling it can bring back that healthy youthful glow back to your skin. Adding vitamin C as well helps to fight free radicals and environmental toxins that can damage the skin. This special formula that uses PRP, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C can take years off of aging damaged skin making you look and feel younger.


Using Botox to erase fine lines and wrinkles is common knowledge because it has been used for decades. Botox not only helps to get rid of crows feet around the eyes and wrinkles on the forehead giving your skin more elasticity and looking younger, it also has the added benefits of helping people who suffer from a loss of muscle control or paralysis in their face such as Bell's Palsy. How it works is by reducing the tension on the part of the face that is hyperactive due to paralysis and relaxes the muscles in the normal side of the face.

By blocking the nerves in the face that contract the muscles it softens the appearance of wrinkles giving dull aging skin a renewed look. With Botox mainly seen as a way to get rid of wrinkles and plumping up the skin, it has been very effective at curtailing the signs of aging. A lot of times Botox is used for wrinkles in the forehead, those lines that are created when furrowing the brow. When Botox is used for areas like crows feet around the eyes or even around the neck. It can tighten the skin making the lines disappear, and help contour the face. Botox is still a very effective way to get rid of deeper wrinkles and lines. The results can last for months and take off years of aging.


Juvederm is an injectable gel made of hyaluronic acid. Unlike Botox that stops the muscles activities that create wrinkles and deep lines, Juvederm is a natural filler that fills in lines around the lower face. Such as the lips, chin, cheeks, and the deep lines between the nose and side of the mouth. Because it's used more around the mouth and nose it's mostly a spot filler for those fine lines and wrinkles. When we age we lose a lot of volume in our face because our bodies are not producing the naturally occurring hydrating substances that we are abundant when we were younger. Juvederm is a gel based hyaluronic acid that is a naturally occurring sugar in our body. If too much is injected at a site creating an unnatural look it can be counteracted by injecting an enzyme to bring the features back to normal.

Juvederm helps to plump the folds and lines around the mouth and nose as well as helping create fuller lips. Many times there are these lines called marionette lines that show up when pursing the lips. A small injection of Juvederm can fill in those lines. The only side effect of using Juvederm is some bruising at the injection site, but that goes away in 24 to 48 hours. What makes Juvederm so versatile is it's not only for wrinkles it can fill in acne scars, loose sagging skin in the hands and feet, as well as lifting the cheeks to give a younger more healthy look. Juvederm is best when used in conjunction with Botox so the entire face is more evened out with less aging wrinkles and fine lines.

PRP as filler

Platelet-rich plasma is more common in healing injuries using growth factors to aid in the body's natural healing properties. Its applications for cosmetic or aesthetic procedures are becoming more popular. Unlike other dermal fillers like Juvederm, PRP can be used in all areas of the face. Since the patient's own blood is used for the procedure there is no risk to an allergic reaction or skin sensitivity. What makes PRP remarkable when it comes to facial rejuvenation is the growth factors promotes healing of the skin instead of covering up or filling in. The benefits of PRP as a dermal filler can last more than a year.

With PRP as a way to combat the aging process by promoting the skin to heal itself acne scars and dark spots that can make a lot of people self-conscious are healed naturally. Our skin loses its elasticity because our bodies are not producing collagen, but PRP helps the body produce collagen naturally and is an effective way to reverse sun damage and atmospheric aging due to environmental toxins. Platelet-rich plasma is not only a safe method to get rid of wrinkles, acne scars, and deep fine lines, it also encourages long-term plasma growth and offers a much more natural look than other fillers like Juvederm or Restylane. PRP heals troubled areas instead of merely filling it in. Making PRP a much more natural way to reverse aging and getting a healthier younger look.

PRP for hair growth

Hair loss and hair thinning is a common pain point for millions of adults, and they try different treatments that don't work. Platelet rich plasma uses growth factors that encourage new follicles to grow new strands of hair. When used in conjunction with microneedling it can make thin strands of hair thicker giving the head fuller coverage. It can help hair regrowth without the need for PRP, but when used together it can optimize results. The skin on the scalp protects it from chemicals and bacteria that's why shampoos and other topical treatments for hair restoration do not work.

Microneedling uses tiny needles to penetrate the scalp triggering the body's natural response to heal itself while promoting hair to regrow. By adding platelet rich plasma to the areas, the growth factors in the platelets go to work creating new channels for follicles to grow where they were once dormant. Instead of waiting months to see any real results from this natural chemical-free treatment people who use microneedling with PRP can expect results in as little as 2 weeks. Contact us today to learn more!

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