Microneedling & PRP
WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING WITH SKINPEN®?
Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure where a licensed medical professional uses a special device to create thousands of precise micro-injuries or “micro-channels” in the dermis of the skin to stimulate new collagen and elastin formation. This helps to minimize the signs of aging, improve the appearance of acne scars, and leads to a fresher skin appearance.
The SkinPen is the only FDA-cleared medical grade microneedling device. The SkinPen allows your practitioner to make uniform micro injuries using disposable needles with adjustable length to accommodate to a variety of skin types. The benefit of SkinPen is that it is more effective and safer than traditional microneedling devices such as dermal rollers.
Microneedling with SkinPen is great for:
• Improving Skin elasticity and firmness
• Evening out skin tone and texture
• Treating acne scars
• Reduce wrinkles, fine lines, pore size and sun/age spots
SkinPen® works by creating a series of hundreds of microscopic channels into the dermis to stimulate the skin’s natural production of new collagen and elastin, helping skin to look and feel healthier. SkinPen® needles cycle at more than 100 stamps/second, potentially creating more than 1600 microchannels per second when moving the SkinPen®.
SkinPen’s® variable needle depth allows for maximum versatility, making it safe and effective to use on many parts of the body, including the face, neck and décolletage.
Microneedling can be performed using SkinPen®, a medical-grade, state-of-the-art microneedling tool available only through medical professionals. The treatment typically takes around 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and number of areas treated.
The total healing time depends on each individual. Most patients have some slight swelling and redness/pinkness (like a sunburn) for a couple of days following the microneedling procedure. Some people may see their skin return to normal in about 24 hours.
A topical anesthetic is applied prior to treatment. Generally, patients report feeling just the slight vibration of the SkinPen® during the treatment.
The number of procedures required will be based upon your individual procedure goals and the overall health of your skin. Most patients receive a series of three procedures spaced about four weeks apart for an increase of over 433% in Type I collagen and 230% in elastin.
The natural repair process of your own skin continues to progress through the course of several weeks. Damage that has occurred over an extensive period of time won’t disappear immediately. You may not see the final result for up to six months following your final session. Individual results will also vary.
For most, there is virtually no down time., however, it will depend on the patient’s skin and how well it tolerates the treatment. Many patients are very red/pink after the treatment which may feel similar to a sunburn. This typical ranges between one to three days. During the first 24hours, it is recommended that you avoid makeup in order to keep the open skin as clean as possible. Patients will most likely notice healthier looking skin as soon as the redness calms down. However, the collagen benefits will continue to become evident in the following weeks. If you are undergoing a treatment series, you may have to wait six months after your last treatment to see the full effects of the microneedling.
The use of SkinPen® SHOULD NOT be used on patients with active skin cancer, keloid scars, scleroderma, collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities, a hemorrhagic disorder or haemostatic dysfunction, active bacterial, fungal or viral (i.e. herpes, warts) skin infections in the procedure area(s). This procedure is not intended for transdermal (under the skin) delivery of cosmetics.
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EXPERIENCE MICRONEEDLING WITH ADDED PRP
What is PRP?
Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a substance created by drawing a patient’s blood and using a centrifuge to separate out the platelets for reinjection. Platelets contain abundant levels of Growth Factor proteins that can accelerate healing and help stimulate new collagen and elastin production in the skin.
How does PRP help restore the skin?
When the patient’s PRP is applied directly to the surface of the skin during microneedling, it immediately enters the small micro-wounds in the skin to stimulate dermis cells to produce collagen and elastin. PRP boosts the effects of all benefits of microneedlling, including improvement of the appearance of acne, wrinkles and lines, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, large pores, and uneven skin texture.
Are there any side effects of PRP?
All medical procedures come with some possible risk of side-effects. However, Platelet Rich Plasma has few potential side-effects since it is composed of the patient’s own blood.
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