Microneedling is one of the most effective and easiest ways to stimulate collagen production … without the aggression, down-time or cost of more invasive treatments. If you think of collagen as the glue that holds the skin together, it does a great job making the skin elastic and firm. As we age, collagen production just naturally decreases and slowly but surely, the skin starts to sag and wrinkles form. The secret to having firm, elastic skin as you age is to give Mother Nature a boost and get treatments such as MicroNeedling which are designed specifically to increase collagen production.
MicroNeedling creates micro-channels in the skin that activate the body’s immune and wound healing responses which in turn stimulate the release of growth factors and the production of collagen and elastin. It thickens the dermis making wrinkles softer, shrinking pore size and improving overall skin tone. In addition, MicroNeedling has proven to remarkably improve the appearance of acne and other scars.
PRP is platelet-rich plasma that contains highly concentrated amounts of natural growth factors, stem cells and other cytokines that promote the regeneration process of soft tissues. It is obtained by centrifuging a vial of your own blood at very high speeds. The resulting plasma layer is then applied to your skin before and after the microneedling treatment to maximize penetration. The procedure itself involves using a specialized micropen with precisely spaced micro-needles to create invisible vertical micro-perforations in the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis. (A numbing cream minimizes any discomfort during this process.) As a result of these micro injuries, the skin shifts its natural repair mechanism into high gear and starts producing collagen and elastin to repair these micro-perforations. At the same, these micro-perforations allow for deep penetration of PRP with all its healing properties. The result is a 100% natural form of skin renewal from the inside out.
The treatment takes about an hour, with little downtime (any redness will disappear within a day or two). After treatment, you’ll notice an immediate “glow” to your skin and it will continue to improve over the next few weeks. The full results can be seen up to 6 months post treatment as collagen production continues. For best results, we recommend a series of at least 4 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. After that, a yearly maintenance treatment should be sufficient to maintain the results you desire.