Micro Needling – A new way to make collagen
The process is called Collagen Induction Therapy and is used
- Texture and tone
- Surface scarring
- Fine wrinkles
How does it work?
Micro needling is based on the use of tiny needles to create micro channels (tiny holes) in the skin. The process stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself and in the process produces collagen and elastin. This repair process begins almost immediately and results in a thicker dermis and softened wrinkles or scars. We use the automated Eclipse MicroPen™ for its predictable performance and safety profile. There is no tissue destruction with micro needling. The small channels in the epidermis close very quickly and the skin begins a healing response right away. Depending on the depth of the skin defect, you may see only redness or you may experience some pinpoint bleeding which stops almost immediately.
An outstanding product absorption booster
These superficial micro-channels also allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin. Specific treatment products can be selected to achieve accelerated results. We’ll employ various topicals depending upon your needs
- Hyaluronic serums
- Lightening or bleaching serums
- Stem cells to multiply new young cells
- Vitamin C for strengthening and antioxidant boost
PRP Therapy via MicroNeedling
Topical PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy utilize microneedling to advance the healing of lasers and resurfacing treatments. PRP treatments are also used to boost the freshness of the skin and improve skin texture and tone.
Is Micro Needling new?
Micro needling has been used for decades in Europe in various forms, from blocked stamps to hand rollers to the new automated pens that make the process fast, consistent and for the most part, quite comfortable. Only in recent years have the public and physicians embraced the concept. (It’s almost as if something so simple couldn’t possibly work well, right?) But we’re discovering that this simple action of creating a tiny wound without heat or any other high technology works remarkably well.
What does microneedling feel like?
The high-speed motor causes the needle penetration to occur very quickly which means it will feel more like a sandpaper sensation than needles. Some patients describe it as similar as the feel of a cat’s tongue. Scar treatments require longer needles which invade “nerve space” and thus, produce more sensation.
What can be improved using microneedling with PRP?
- Skin texture, color and tone inconsistencies
- Broken capillaries and large pores
- Scars, such as acne, burn or surgical scars
- Aging and skin discoloration resulting from sun damage
- Fine wrinkles and skin thinning.
What can I expect after a Micro-Needling procedure?
When will I see the results?
While many patients report an instant glow to the skin, definite visible improvement may take 2-4 weeks, with continued improvement for up to 6 months post.
How many treatments will I need?
A series of 3-6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart is ideal for optimal results. More complex conditions like deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks, and acne scars may need 6-8 treatments. Annual maintenance treatments may also be recommended.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy. What is PRP?
Platelet rich plasma is a component of your blood which is rich in the growth factors needed to aid in skin healing and repair. When utilized for skin rejuvenation it is these growth factors that are delivered into the layers of skin, to stimulate the body’s repair mechanism and promote the production of collagen and elastin. PRP is the perfect adjunct to microneedling, as the channels created by the procedure allow for optimal distribution and penetration.
What does the procedure entail?
The procedure takes about 1 hour. A small amount of blood is collected and topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area while the blood is processing. After cleansing and prepping the skin the PRP is topically applied to the skin and the microneedling is begun. Multiple passes and depths may be used depending on the area. The “micro-channels” created by microneedling allow greater penetration of growth factors from the PRP which leads to overall
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