Microneedling is a great introductory aesthetic Microneedling is a great introductory aesthetic treatment – it’s a simple, yet effective way to improve your skin tone and elasticity. Many of our patients find that they enjoy this treatment regularly to enhance their at home skincare routine. We use the SkinPen for microneedling because of its precision and rapid cycling at over 100 stamps/second. This specialized device contains tiny needles and is swept across the face in order to create tiny openings in the skin. These micro injuries encourage the body’s natural healing process.
SkinPen creates micro injuries that tell your body to rush collagen producing agents to the skin. When healed, this process reveals a more youthful, toned appearance. Overall, microneedling can reduce a wide variety of unwanted skin issues due to aging like:
We can further enhance the benefits of microneedling by using PRP (platelet rich plasma) in combination with the treatment. During your visit, we will draw some blood and run it through a centrifuge to separate the plasma. Your plasma is rich in growth and healing factors, which makes it a powerful regenerative tool. After your microneedling, we will apply the PRP to the skin, which is readily absorbed in the tiny holes left by the Skin Pen. The benefit of this combination is that you are utilizing your body’s own healing power, which might be preferable for some patients who prefer more natural treatments.
Another way to supercharge your microneedling session is to use Sculptra, a synthetic material that stimulates collagen production. This biocompatible formula is injected after microneedling to jump start the healing process. As your body produces its own collagen over the next several weeks and months, it replaces the Sculptra as your body slowly breaks it down. This yields long-lasting results, with increased volume and elasticity.