Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that treats skin concerns inclusive of acne scars, stretch marks, increased collagen, improve skin elasticity, sun damage, wrinkles and overall improvement of the skin’s appearance.
Platelet Rich Plasma Microneedling, or PRP Microneedling for short, is a Microneedling upgrade used to boost collagen and facilitate faster healing.
- Collagen induction therapy
- Reduce scarring
- Improve texture
- Fight signs of aging
- Reduce signs of stretch marks
What additional services can I include with Microneedling?
- Platelet Rich Plasma Upgrade
- Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
- Platelet Rich Fibrin Injections
How does Microneedling work?
Microneedling works by causing trauma to the skin. This treatment stimulates your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. This rejuvenates your skin from the inside out. This results in effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact.
What does the Platelet Rich Plasma Upgrade do?
Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma is a cosmetic treatment that stimulates an extra boost of collagen production and increases healing factors by penetrating plasma into the treated area. The addition of Platelet Rich Plasma from the blood makes Microneedling more effective.
What do the Platelet Rich Fibrin Injections do?
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is a combination of second generation Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Hyaluronic Acid, which helps rejuvenate the skin, fight early signs of aging, and add volume to under-eyes, cheeks and also scalp for hair restoration.
What can you expect with Microneedling?
We require you to arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment so that topical numbing ointment can be applied to the soon-to-be treated area. Your medical professional may also capture photographs of the soon-to-be treated area(s).
If you are doing the PRP upgrade, expect to arrive 45-60 minutes earlier than your scheduled appointment time in order to have your blood drawn and have the topical numbing cream applied to the soon-to-be treated area.
Once the treatment has started, you will feel a tingly sensation on the treated area. Some patients say the process feels like having sandpaper rubbed across the treated area. During the treatment, your skin may become red and tight, creating the sensation that you have been sunburned.
After the treatment, the aesthetic Registered Nurse will apply and massage Hyaluronic Acid to the treated area and if you upgraded to the PRP, they will apply and massage the rest of the Platelet Rich Plasma to the treated area. We require you to wait at least four hours before washing your face, and wait at least a day before applying a gentle cleanser and moisturizer.
What are the Microneedling pre-care instructions?
- Avoid blood-thinner medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, Advil, and Aleve for one week before treatment
- Avoid supplements like garlic, ginseng, and Vitamin E for one week before treatment
- Avoid topical retinol products and glycolic acid products for two days prior
- Do not wax, bleach, tweeze or use any other hair removal method to the treatment area for two days prior
- Avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours prior
What areas can be treated with Microneedling?
How do I know If I need an upgrade?
If you are interested in getting faster results, we recommend upgrading to PRP.
Can Microneedling reduce signs of aging?
Yes, it can offer benefits if you’re looking to refresh your skin. This treatment can tighten wrinkles, smooth out fine lines, and boost collagen.
How often can I Microneedle?
You can book your Microneedling sessions every 4-6 weeks.
How long does Microneedling take?
Depending on the area and treatment, regular Microneedling can take up to an hour while PRP Microneedling will be about 90 minutes. This includes the 30-45 minutes for the topical numbing ointment to be applied.
Is Microneedling safe?
Yes, this treatment is completely safe and FDA approved.
Is Microneedling painful?
You will feel a bit stinging but due to the topical numbing ointment the pain will be minor and you will not feel the needles.
What are the side effects of Microneedling?
The side effects of this treatment include swelling, redness, bruising and itchiness of the treated areas.
Are there any Microneedling after-care instructions?
After your treatment, you may experience pinpoint bleeding, redness, swelling and bruising within the first 48-hours. Therefore, we require you avoid intense physical activity for the first 24-48 hours to help reduce swelling and bruising.