Micro-needling

dermapen-image-4Smooth, pretty, young looking skin….every woman wants it. Micro-needling is the newest technology to help get it.

Micro-needling works with tiny, vibrating needles that penetrate the skin, slightly injuring the skin to plump it up from the inside out. Patients say it doesn’t hurt, however, a numbing cream is used before the treatment.

Our skin has to produce collagen in order to heal. We do this at the cellular level with Micro-needling. Therefore, we’re in return building up collagen to plump and smooth the skin.

With a Micro-needling treatment patients experience the following:

• Skin tightening, lifting and rejuvenation
• Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
• Improves stretch marks
• Minimizes pore size
• Improves keloid, surgical and acne scars

Before and after photos show how it can improve stretch marks, acne scars and wrinkles.

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Micro-Needling with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

Micro-needling with PRP is a designer procedure in which the body’s own platelet rich plasma (PRP) is used to re-energize cells and boost collagen production. PRP is first applied topically to the skin followed by aeration of the skin with micro-needling, a process in which the skin is perforated with near microscopic holes, which allows for a transdermal delivery of the PRP. The growth factors in the PRP re-energize cells to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving the skin’s tone and texture. Patients are pleased to see the overall tone, texture and quality of their skin is greatly improved. Patients can expect at least 2 days of social down.

What is PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma is a concentration of platelets which circulate through the blood. Produced from an individual’s own blood, this concentration of cells are critical for blood clotting. The liquid plasma and platelets of the blood are required for cell recruitment and essential for cell multiplication and cell specialization that is required for healing. After a blood sample is obtained from a patient, the blood is put into a centrifuge, which is a tool that separates the blood into its many components.

How is the procedure done?

The practitioner draws a similar amount of blood required for a basic lab test. The practitioner places the blood into a centrifuge and spins the blood at a very rapid rate to separate the platelets from the other components of the blood.

The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is activated to release at least 8 essential growth factors and signaling proteins. PRP is a technology that deploys aspects of blood based biochemistry. Because all constitutes retrieved in PRP are exclusively from the patient (autologous in origin), there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or intolerance.

The PRP serum has all of the great factors of blood, plus platelets, which stimulate collagen growth. This makes new blood vessels and is great for your skin.

Only registered nurses use PRP in our office, your PRP is applied topically and then a micro-needling device is used to produce tiny channels to allow penetration of the sterile substance into the dermis of the skin. Over time, you can get around 10-15% more volume in your face, which can last for years. The procedure also gives you a better glow. It helps with your pores and your blemishes, and gives you overall healthier looking skin.

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