Microneedling is a procedure where tiny injuries are made in your skin using a small handheld device with numerous small short needles. These controlled injures stimulate your body to produce more collagen and elastin which is lost as we age. This treatment can be used on all skin types to rejuvenate and improve the appearance of fine lines, and wrinkles while improving the overall texture and tone of the skin. Microneedling can also be used to reduce the appearance of scars. The procedure is quick, usually 30 minutes, with minimal downtime. Afterwards skin may appear red or flaky which will subside in 1 week. Products can be used with microneedling to decrease the downtime and improve the overall result.
Microneedling with PRP
This procedure couples microneedling with platelet-rich protein (PRP) derived from the serum portion of your own blood. A small sample of blood is taken from the individuals arm and spun to separate the PRP form the blood. This serum is high in platelets, the cells in the blood which help heal and grow new cells. When coupled with microneedling it promotes new collagen growth and tissue rejuvenation to tighten and smooth skin. The first step of the procedure is the application of the PRP directly to the face. The second step of the procedure is microneedling, where a small hand held device that contains tiny micro-needles is passed over the skin to create tiny wounds on the skin. This non invasive procedure gives you a brighter more youthful appearance while improving fines lines, scars, texture and tone of skin by harnessing the healing and restorative properties of one’s own cells.