Microneedling and PRP Microneedling
We are proud to offer microneedling as one of the easiest and most effective ways to turn back the clock by stimulating collagen production. With minimal downtime and discomfort, our clients leave pleased by the ease of this effective treatment. Because microneedling is not a laser- or light-based treatment, there is no need to worry about recent sun exposure, and treatments may be performed year-round. Microneedling is also a safe option for darker skin types that are not candidates for laser or light-based treatments due to the high concentration of melanin in the skin. Furthermore, microneedling is a 100% natural form of skin renewal, repairing from the inside out.
The Importance of Collagen
As the most abundant protein in the body, collagen is the building block for beautiful skin. Think of it as the glue that holds the skin together, keeping it firm and elastic — yes, please! With age, the body’s production of collagen naturally decreases, leading to saggy, crepey skin on the face, neck, and body. Collagen may also diminish faster in some patients due to lifestyle, smoking, excessive sun exposure, and environmental toxins. One of the best ways to turn back the clock is to stimulate the production of more collagen. This is where microneedling shines.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling uses a fractional collagen induction pen to create a series of microchannels in the skin. These precisely spaced micro needles create tiny perforations in the top layers of the skin. The body’s immediate response is to activate its immune and wound-healing process, stimulating the release of growth factors. These growth factors in turn ramp up the production of collagen and elastin. The micro-channels created by the pen make it easy for topicals applied during treatment to reach deep into the dermis. At this deeper level, the effectiveness of hyaluronic acid, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) vitamins, and other nourishing topicals is greatly optimized.
Depending on the area, treatment time takes less than an hour and produces noticeable results quickly, with skin improvements continuing over the next few weeks.
What Areas Can Microneedling Treat?
Most commonly used as a facial rejuvenation treatment, microneedling also improves skin on the neck, décolleté, or anywhere the skin needs a collagen boost, such as arms, legs, chest, or stretch marks.
Benefits of Microneedling
- Stimulates collagen production for tighter, thicker, and firmer skin
- Shrinks pore size
- Softens fine lines and deeper wrinkles
- Lightens dark spots and hyperpigmentation
- Firms and smooths skin texture
- Reduces the appearance of broken capillaries and spider veins
- Improves the appearance of acne and other scars
- Softens stretch marks
- Restores a glow for fresher-looking skin
Is Microneedling Painful?
Because we pre-numb the skin, there is little to no discomfort. Patients may resume normal activity 24–48 hours after treatment.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
For maximum improvement, we recommend a series of 3 to 6 treatments, each of which will augment collagen and elastin production, spaced 4–6 weeks apart. After an initial series of treatments, a maintenance regimen is recommended for long-term anti-aging and longevity benefits.
Microneedling with PRP
PRP adds a whole new dimension to microneedling treatments because it uses powerful growth factors derived from your blood. Your PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is applied to the skin during treatment where it immediately promotes healing and effortlessly stimulates collagen and elastin production.
Additional Benefits of Microneedling with PRP
Microneedling using PRP takes advantage of the regenerative powers of your plasma to increase the benefits of a regular microneedling treatment. These additional benefits are:
- Minimal downtime and redness thanks to PRP and its natural healing powers
- PRP reduces the number of needed microneedling treatments to achieve optimal results
- No chance of an allergic reaction because your plasma is naturally compatible
- Longer lasting results
Schedule Your Microneedling Treatment
Microneedling will leave you looking and feeling refreshed, vibrant, and healthy — even more so when PRP is used. To learn more, consult with our skin care specialist to see how microneedling can help you reach your skincare goals.