Microneedling is a highly effective treatment that repairs, regenerates, and revives the skin. It creates controlled skin injury to rejuvenate skin. For this treatment we use fine surgical needles to penetrate the skin leaving behind tiny puncture wounds that stimulate collagen production. The upshot of this micro injury is that it helps to fill in fine lines, plump your skin, and to create a younger, refreshed look.
Combining platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with microneedling has proven to have long-lasting benefits. Together, they stimulate rapid skin repair and induce further collagen replacement. This combination can significantly improve and repair the condition of your skin and is proving a very successful way to smooth out acne scars.
Microneedling with PRP is effective because it triggers your body to heal itself without any foreign substances. The skin starts to repair itself by simply producing more collagen, softening scars, tightening the skin, and giving you a more youthful overall appearance.
Microneedling is very popular with our patients because of the wide range of benefits. It is said to rejuvenate and plump the skin with minimal discomfort and very little downtime, and we can adjust it to fit your individual needs. Some of the benefits include:
- reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- tightening loose skin
- improving skin elasticity
- reducing the appearance of certain scars
Most patients can have microneedling as long they don’t have any active infections, lesions, or wound healing problems.
You can expect slight redness similar to a sunburn immediately after your treatment, which usually subsides within several hours to a few days. The ultimate results gradually become apparent. You’ll want to leave adequate time between microneedling sessions. Because cellular turnover takes 3 to 4 weeks, we recommend scheduling treatments about every 4 to 6 weeks.
Don’t try this at home
While home devices for microneedling are available, I strongly advise against using them. Since the way microneedling works is by causing micro channels, you would be risking infection and/or scarring if done incorrectly. This is an effective procedure when done properly and has many pitfalls when not. Leave it to experts. We’ve had special training, and we routinely perform this in my office with a medical grade needling device.
Set a schedule
This is not a one-time and done treatment. Depending on your skin condition and goals, you’ll need several treatments to obtain optimum results. Speak with us about setting up an effective microneedling schedule. Please feel free to contact us to make your appointment.