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Can Microneedling with PRP Treat Hyperpigmentation and Uneven Skin Tone?

By: Catherine Elizabeth Curtin


If you struggle with uneven skin tone, dark spots, and other forms of hyperpigmentation that don’t respond to topical products — or if you’re simply tired of having to constantly reapply makeup to conceal your uneven skin tone — you’re not alone. Whether due to aging, hormone fluctuations, sun damage, genetics, or another factor, countless men and women develop dark patches or an otherwise uneven complexion at some point in their lives, which often becomes worse when left untreated.

At Beauty & Fly Aesthetic Wellness, I, Catherine Elizabeth Curtin, a board-certified nurse practitioner and nationally recognized aesthetic provider, understand the frustrating and even embarrassing nature of hyperpigmentation. I am committed to helping patients restore their beautiful complexion and regain the self-confidence they deserve through advanced skin rejuvenation treatments and procedures in Bronxville, NY — including microneedling plus PRP. This exciting and popular treatment may be the brightening and evening skin treatment you’ve been searching for to finally win the battle against hyperpigmentation. Keep reading to learn more about how microneedling with PRP works for uneven skin tone, what to expect during treatment, and how long your newly enhanced complexion may last.

What causes hyperpigmentation?

There are numerous factors that can cause, contribute to, or exacerbate hyperpigmentation — which comes in many forms, like melasma, age spots, and others. Some of the most common causes of hyperpigmentation or an uneven skin tone include:

  • Sun exposure
  • Hormone fluctuation, like that occurring during pregnancy
  • Genetics
  • Age
  • Certain conditions

How can hyperpigmentation be corrected?

While concealer or makeup may be used to temporarily cover dark patches and create the illusion of a more even skin tone, many patients prefer a more reliable, longer-lasting, convenient alternative. For these men and women, I may recommend microneedling plus PRP, which can help to correct the skin’s tone and texture from the inside out for a dramatic, lasting improvement in the patient’s overall complexion.

How does microneedling plus PRP work?

Microneedling plus PRP is a nonsurgical aesthetic treatment that relies on the science behind microneedling combined with the growth factors found in the patient’s own blood to boost cell regeneration, encourage collagen production, and trigger other healing responses with the goal of enhancing various aspects of the skin’s health and appearance. At the beginning of your treatment session, a small amount of blood will be drawn from your arm. The blood is then spun in a specialized piece of lab equipment known as a centrifuge, which separates the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from other components of the blood.

While this is taking place, I will perform the microneedling treatment, which involves rolling a handpiece containing a series of tiny needles across the skin’s surface, creating micro-injuries that stimulate natural healing processes. At the conclusion of the treatment, the prepared PRP serum will be applied to the skin’s surface and allowed to infuse deep through the micro-injuries, where it will subsequently work to promote the production of new, healthy collagen. This combination of healing and regenerative responses can help to dramatically improve the appearance of many forms of hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone, including dark spots, age spots, sun damage, redness, melasma, and others.

What else does microneedling plus PRP help with?

While many men and women turn to microneedling plus PRP for hyperpigmentation, this exciting treatment offers additional benefits for addressing a wide variety of common skin irregularities, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Rough skin texture
  • Scars
  • Acne
  • Brown spots
  • Hyperpigmentation

Kick your concealer to the curb and get the glowing, even skin tone you deserve with microneedling plus PRP in Bronxville, NY

Dark spots or skin blotches are notoriously stubborn to treat with over-the-counter products alone, leaving many patients feeling like their only choices are concealer or simply “dealing with it.” If you are feeling discouraged by your hyperpigmentation and ready to consider your options for professional skin rejuvenation, our team of aesthetic providers is here to help you get the radiant skin you deserve. For more information about the benefits of microneedling plus PRP or to schedule your consultation for aesthetic skin rejuvenation in Bronxville, NY, call Beauty & Fly Aesthetic Wellness to speak with me or one of our friendly team members today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.