Microneedling is a skin care treatment to address fine lines, acne scarring (or injury scars), sun damage, stretch marks and overall skin appearance without the use of lasers or chemical peels. A special micro pen is used to create microscopic injuries through the skin surface which stimulates collagen production.
This non-surgical procedure can be performed on any area of the body. Multiple treatments may be necessary for the desired outcome. Fortunately, there is very little downtime with each treatment. Topical numbing cream is applied to minimize discomfort. Treatments may cause flushed appearance and dry, flaky skin for up to three days.
In addition to a standard Microneedling treatment, we also offer Advanced Microneedling and Microneedling with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). Advanced Microneedling involves the use of a topical growth factor. The addition of a growth factor speeds healing time and increases collagen with higher percentages than traditional Microneedling. Another excellent option we offer is Microneedling with PRP. PRP is plasma in which the concentration of platelets is higher than that of other components of the blood. At the time of your appointment, one of our providers will take a blood sample and “spin” it in a centrifuge tool in order to separate the PRP from the rest of the blood. PRP contains proteins, including growth factors and cytokines – these proteins assist in skin tissue repairing itself. By undergoing this method, collagen production is stimulated and healing time is often decreased by applying this “liquid gold” overtop of your skin.
If lasers or the thought of chemical peels concern you, micro needling a great and effective option. Here are a few examples of our own results using micro needling.
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