During a microneedling treatment, a small handheld, automatic device that contains tiny micro-needles is passed over the skin creating tiny micro-wounds, or channels, on the skin. During the body’s natural wound-healing process of these channels, collagen and elastin are automatically produced.
Microneedling with or without PRP (platelet rich plasma) is a therapy ideal for the treatment of acne scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, wrinkles and fine lines, hyperpigmentation, lax skin, sun damaged, large pores, and uneven skin texture. It can be performed either on the face or body and is suitable for all skin types and colors. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is used in conjunction with microneedling to help improve fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and scars (acne) located on the face, neck and hands by using your body’s own platelets to form new collagen and blood supply.
Microneedling with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Microneedling with PRP is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy. This therapy is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment with quick recovery time and is designed to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. The treatment involves the use of two therapies, micro-needling and PRP (platelet rich plasma) done consecutively. PRP (platelet rich plasma) is produced from an individual’s own blood. After a blood sample is obtained from a patient, the blood is put into a centrifuge, which is a tool that separates the PRP from the blood. The blood is spun for approximately 10 minutes.
PRP contains highly concentrated amounts of natural growth factors and other cytokines that promote the regeneration process of soft tissues. The PRP is applied directly to the channels that were created from the micro-needling to further stimulate the natural healing process and creation of collagen.
After the treatment, your skin will be slightly pink and feel slightly sunburned. For most people, your skin will completely recover in 24-72 hours. Your body’s collagen production usually takes about 4-8 weeks, so you will continue to see improvements over this time.
Does the microneedling hurt?
A topical numbing cream is used, so there is minimal discomfort.
How much blood do you take?
One syringe is enough to do a full face.
How long before I see results?
You will continue to see improvements in your skin as your body’s natural repair process creates more collagen. Most patients see noticeable results after 4-8 weeks.
How often can I have this done?
You need to wait 4 weeks between each session. We recommend a treatment course of 3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart.