Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is an innovative treatment for a variety of skin imperfections. The procedure utilizes the body’s natural healing process to provide natural improvement of your skin’s complexion.
Microneedling with PRP – How it Works
Often called collagen induction therapy, microneedling activates the production of collagen to revitalize the skin. It can be performed on the face or other areas of the body to reduce the appearance of:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch marks or surgery scars
During your treatment, a handheld device with a grouping of tiny needles is passed over the affected area. The needles create micro-injuries on the first few layers of skin, triggering the body’s natural healing process without scarring. Collagen and elastin are produced as the body heals, which smooth your skin and provide a natural glow.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a concentration of your body’s anti-aging nutrients, is applied to the treatment area to further boost the production of collagen. The PRP penetrates the micro-channels on the surface of your skin to generate long-lasting results from within.
What is PRP?
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma is a revolutionary treatment that harnesses the natural healing compounds in your body. It has been used to heal joint injuries in athletes, but also to revitalize the skin in many cosmetic procedures. A small sample of your blood is spun in a centrifuge for approximately 15 minutes. Powerful growth factors found within your blood are extracted and purified for use after your microneedling treatment.
Chelsea Roy is Portland's local celebrity who was recently on "The Bachelor" This is Chelsea's second treatment and she has 1 more scheduled to complete the treatment. With continued maintenance once a year after that.
Chelsea has seen improvement in her tone, texture, fine lines, pore size, redness, pigmentation and over all appearance of her skin. This treatment will also work on acne scarring, surgical scars, stretch marks and cellulite. PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is your bodies own healing mechanism, full of growth factors, anti-bodies and proteins. Combined with Microneedling (also known as Vampire Facial) this is the ultimate anti-aging, skin rejuvenating treatment.
Best Candidates for Collagen Induction Therapy
Microneedling with PRP is a highly individualized treatment that can be performed almost anywhere on the body. The body’s production of collagen and elastin slows over time, so many adults can benefit from an extra boost.
The procedure utilizes two minimally-invasive treatments that take advantage of your body’s natural healing process without the need for any other substances, creams, dermal fillers, or other ingredients that may trigger an allergic reaction. Men and women anyone who experience unwanted signs of aging or other mild to moderate imperfections can be a candidate.
Benefits of Microneedling with PRP
Microneedling and PRP work together to improve your skin’s tone and texture. The tiny channels created with the microneedling device dramatically increase absorption of the PRP. Other benefits include:
- Short appointments fit easily into your schedule
- Versatile treatment with a high degree of customization
- Well-tolerated procedure with little pain
- Little to no recovery time needed
- Very few side effects
- Younger-looking skin without the need for surgery
You may notice an immediate improvement in the look and feel of your skin, but collagen and elastin production will continue for a few weeks following your procedure. Some patients may need a few treatments to achieve their desired results.
The procedure can be repeated once or twice per year to maintain smooth and radiant skin. Maine Plastic Surgery can help you achieve even skin tone and supple, healthy skin with a custom microneedling treatment with PRP.