Microneedling With PRP

Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) is a minimally invasive treatment to rejuvenate the skin. Micro needles create tiny punctures in the epidermis and dermis (where collagen and elastin are found), which triggers the skin to create new collagen and elastin. Results include improved texture and firmness, as well as a reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks. Microneedling is best combined with a topical treatment, like PRP (platelet rich plasma) or another vitamin-rich serum.

Micro Needling - A new way to make collagen

The process is called Collagen Induction Therapy and is used to improve

  • Texture and tone
  • Surface scarring
  • Fine wrinkles

How does it work?

Micro needling is based on the use of tiny needles to create micro channels (tiny holes) in the skin. The process stimulates your skin's natural ability to heal itself and in the process produces collagen and elastin.

This repair process begins almost immediately and results in a thicker dermis and softened wrinkles or scars.

There is no tissue destruction with micro needling. The small channels in the epidermis close very quickly and the skin begins a healing response right away. Depending on the depth of the skin defect, you may see only redness or you may experience some pinpoint bleeding which stops almost immediately.

What areas can be treated?

Micro needling can safely be used on nearly all parts of the body with the most frequent treatments being on the

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Decollete
  • Arms

Is Micro Needling new?

Micro needling has been used for decades in Europe in various forms, from blocked stamps to hand rollers to the new automated pens that make the process fast, consistent and for the most part, quite comfortable. Only in recent years have the public and physicians embraced the concept. (It's almost as if something so simple couldn't possibly work well, right?) But we're discovering that this simple action of creating a tiny wound without heat or any other high technology works remarkably well.

What is PRP?

PRP Rejuvenation often incorporates fillers with PRP – which stands for Platelet Rich Plasma – to enhance facial shape and volume. It is a simple in-office nonsurgical procedure which uses a concentrated serum processed from your own blood in conjunction with dermal filler to increase the effectiveness and longevity of those fillers…or alone to call in the natural collagen building process.

How does it work?

A small vial of blood is taken from your arm – less than that normally taken for routine blood tests. The blood is then placed in a vial and spun in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells and plasma. The process concentrates the platelet count to about 4X normal. It is this platelet-rich plasma - often called "liquid gold" - that is then activated and injected into the skin – or applied topically in a surface regeneration action.

Those promoting PRP say it should:

  • Improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars and stretch marks
  • Rejuvenate the under-eye area
  • Tighten stubborn open pors
  • Plump and volumise any area (e.g. cheeks) where someone might otherwise gets fillers.

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