What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment used to treat different types of skin conditions. This technique involves using multiple tiny, sterile needles to puncture the skin and cause physical trauma.
This trauma prompts the derma, a deeper layer of skin, to rebuild and produce more collagen, leading to skin rejuvenation.
Microneedling increases the production of collagen and other healing factors by causing trauma to the skin.
Collagen is an essential protein that helps keep your skin looking youthful, with a firm, smooth, and stretchy texture.
Aging causes the decline of collagen in the skin, contributing to wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Skin can also lose collagen due to injuries, such as acne scarring, stretch marks, or other scars.
It is important to realize that microneedling is not a quick fix, as it involves the growth of new skin. It can take several months for you to see the full results of the procedure.
Microneedling helps with issues like:
Hair loss (also called alopecia)
Dark spots or patches on your skin (hyperpigmentation)
Reduced skin elasticity
Fine lines and wrinkles
Loose skin, such as after weight loss or liposuction
What Happens When You Get Microneedling?
The procedure usually takes 10-20 minutes after you are initially numbed, depending on how big the area is.
First, you’ll get a numbing cream applied to your face so that you can’t feel the needle pricks. Then the microneedling pen will move the tiny needles around your face, making small cuts in your skin, which then trigger the skin repair process. We are also able to add on PRP to these treatments for maximum results in less time.
What Is Microneedling with PRP?
Microneedling with PRP is a cosmetic treatment that stimulates collagen production by rolling fine needles over your skin and applying platelets, which are one of the components of blood.
The addition of PRP from the blood makes microneedling more effective with less downtime due to the healing nature of plasma. The liquid in blood is plasma, while platelets are solid. Platelets help blood clot, so they are vital for healing wounds and injuries. PRP is plasma in which the concentration of platelets is higher than that of other components of the blood.
Our practitioner will take your blood sample and then use a spinning tool called a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the rest of the blood.
PRP contains proteins, including growth factors and cytokines. These proteins help skin tissue repair itself.
First, our practitioner will use a microneedling tool to prick the skin, making tiny holes in the skin’s surface. Then she will apply the PRP to these tiny holes to encourage collagen production and cell reproduction.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments that each person receives will vary. You may need repeat treatments to obtain your optimum results. Larger scars or burns may take longer to respond to treatment.
If you are receiving the PRP microneedling treatment for signs of aging skin, you may wish to have repeat treatments.
Microneedling with PRP can also take a few weeks to show results, as the body takes time to produce collagen. As a result, people can expect to keep seeing improvements in their skin in the weeks following their treatment.
People with acne scars may notice a gradual improvement in the skin in less than 9 months.
People usually respond well to microneedling treatments and require only minimal recovery time. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, microneedling “is safe for all skin colors.”
Why Get Microneedling at Luxe Med Spa Aesthetics?
At Luxe Med Spa Aesthetics we use
SkinPen by Bellus Medical. It is the ONLY LEGALLY MARKETED CLASS II microneedling device cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It is the only closed system device on the market, clinically proven to safely and effectively ensure optimum results with no cross contamination between clients.
With as few as three non-invasive and affordable treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can improve your appearance for six months or more after your last treatment – and step out with confidence.