There are many ways to effectively treat issues like hyperpigmentation, sun damage, scarring, fine lines, and other imperfections. While many people stick with chemical peels and other traditional treatments, more and more are turning to microneedling. This innovative procedure works by creating tiny, controlled micro-injuries to the skin. The skin’s natural healing process then prompts the increased production of collagen to smooth out uneven skin tone and texture.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma, or “Liquid Gold” as we like to call it, is the perfect solution to stimulate cell growth within the body. The client’s blood is drawn, processed, and then used for treatment. The amazing benefits of PRP can be used to stimulate hair growth, diminish the appearance of scarring, encourage the body’s production of collagen, and much more.
Benefits of Microneedling
Improves the overall texture and tone of the skin
Minimizes or eliminates hyperpigmentation and dark spots
Helps to reverse the effects of sun damage
Minimizes or eliminates fine lines and wrinkles
Minimizes or eliminates scarring
Promotes cell turnover and increased collagen production
Is virtually pain-free
Is gentle enough for all skin types
How does PRP work?
PRP Treatments use the body’s own healing processes to rejuvenate the skin and promote new cell growth.
During treatment, we will draw blood from your arm. The small vial of blood will be placed and spun in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from the plasma. This process concentrates the platelet count to about 4x the normal amount. The platelet rich plasma is then applied topically or injected into the skin for treatment. PRP has been shown to help fade darkness under eyes, provide natural facial volume restoration, and even help with hair loss when injected in to the scalp.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments varies from person to person, but on average, we recommend 3-4 treatment sessions separated by 30-60 days then 1-2 treatments per year for maintenance.
Is microneedling painful?
It is natural to be a bit wary about having needles applied to the skin. However, the needles that are used in this procedure are very small. On many devices, their depth can be adjusted to effectively treat different types of imperfections. For mild imperfections, most people describe the sensation as being akin to sandpaper or even a cat’s tongue. For deeper imperfections like scars, longer needles may be used, and a bit more discomfort may occur.
How long does it take?
The length of time that it takes to complete a microneedling treatment depends on various factors including the severity of the imperfection as well as the size of the area that is being treated. In most cases, however, this procedure can be completed in 30 minutes to an hour, so there is no need to set aside an entire day for treatment.