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— Forrest Smith M.D.
Micro Needling is fast becoming one of the most sought after collagen induction treatments for its ability to build new collagen, improve skin tone and texture and fade scars without surgery.
For even faster, more effective results, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Micro Needling is now available. Boost your collagen production, soften fine lines and wrinkles and have smoother, firmer skin with PRP.
Benefits of Micro Needling
- Increases new collagen and elastin production
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Fades acne scars, stretch marks and surgical scarring
- Improves skin tone and texture
- Treat dark circles under eyes
Micro needling is a more natural and economical approach to anti-aging skin rejuvenation and the treatment of acne scarring and stretch marks. By using the body’s own healing process, the micro needling treatment stimulates new collagen by creating very small, controlled wounds in the dermis by “stamping” the skin’s surface with very thin mico needles.
What Happens During Treatment?
Micro needling is used to treat acne scars, stretch marks, dark under-eye circles, fine lines and as an overall anti-aging skin treatment. To make the experience as comfortable as possible, a topical numbing cream is applied 20 minutes prior to the micro needling treatment. Once the treatment area is numb, the first topical infusion treatment (containing hyaluronic acid to improve skin hydration) is applied, the micro pen, which has very tiny needles at the tip, is administered to increase the penetration of the infusion treatment.
Using an automated stamp-like motion, the micro needles penetrate the skin in a very controlled, precise manner; creating very small channels deep into the dermis layer of the skin. Depending on the depth of the micro needle penetration, the treatment may feel like a slight tickling sensation to more of a pinching sensation.
Once the micro-channels are created, the second topical infusion treatment is applied. Additional topical skin treatments, such as antioxidant serums or growth factors, may be applied depending on the individual’s skin condition. It is the unique vertical penetration of the micro needle that creates the ideal pathway for deep penetration and absorption of these nutrient-rich serums and anti-aging skin treatments.
Following the micro needling treatment, the body begins to heal the micro-channels by creating even more new collagen and elastin; resulting in smoother, firmer and more youthful-looking skin. The skin may appear slightly pink, similar to very mild sunburn, for a day or two after the treatment. Additionally the skin may feel slightly dry and tight.
For best results, multiple micro needling treatments are needed, typically three to six treatments. As an anti-aging skin treatment, single treatments every three to six months are recommended.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Micro Needling
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) micro needling treatments have generated a lot of interest because it uses your own blood. Platelet rich plasma treatments are commonly used in cosmetic applications to improve skin tone and texture, diminish fine lines and wrinkles and boost collagen production. In sports medicine and orthopedic medicine, PRP injections are used as a conventional medical treatment to heal soft tissue injuries.
Platelet rich plasma is blood that has been processed so all that remains is concentrated and enriched platelets. As a concentrated source of platelets, PRP contains growth factors that encourage the skin to heal itself and promote new cell growth. When added to a micro needling treatment, the platelet rich plasma is delivered deep into the dermis where it activates new collagen growth, softens the appearance of scars and smooths and tightens the skin — even lines and wrinkles are less noticeable!
Reference: skincenter.com eclipsemicropen.com