Microneedling with PRP
Skin-needling, also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT) or Micro-needling procedure is a process that allows your skin’s own natural abilities to heal itself and in return helps to produce collagen and elastin to help eliminate fine lines and wrinkles.
The technique uses 12 sterile tiny micro-needles that create several controlled micro-injuries to your skin. By doing so, the small micro channels that are created initiate the repair process of the skin into naturally generating elastin and collagen which are both ideal elements for smoothing your wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and traumatic scars. The micro-channels that are created through this treatment allow for the maximum absorption of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and other topical products thus boosting their effects within the deeper skin layers.
What is PRP?
PRP or platelet rich plasma is essentially a concentration of platelets in the human blood crucial for wound healing. When it is used for skin rejuvenation, it releases into the skin crucial growth factors to speed up the repair process of your body and stimulate new elastin and collagen.
The PRP is created from your own body. A small blood sample is extracted and the Platelet plasma gets separated from the other elements. It then gets topically applied immediately to your skin followed by a skin needling procedure.
The repair process takes place very rapidly and will result in a thicker dermal surface which will reduce or eliminate wrinkles and scarring. Dr. Jacono uses the MicroPen™ for the procedure. This device allows for no tissue destruction as the small microchannels it creates close up very quickly and the healing process begins right away.
How Micro Needling Works
The micro-channels that are created using micro-needling provide direct pathways to your skin’s deeper layers for optimal wound healing. The application is a suitable treatment approach even for increasing plumpness.
Depending on the needle penetration depth, the needling pen offers skin rejuvenation levels that can range from the simple product absorption enhancement to the clinical management of wrinkles and scars. Although the primary treatment areas are the neck and face, skin needling may also be successfully employed in any other body areas especially the hands.
Benefits to Micro-Needling
The benefits are younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging through the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines. Other benefits can be seen on hypo-pigmentation, traumatic scars, and acne scars. Generally, it creates a glow to the skin for a fresher appearance. All this is achieved without the heat trauma associated with lasers or other similar treatment devices.
Repeat micro needling treatment is exceptionally effective when used for acne scars, particularly when it is used with the Platelet Rich Plasma and MicroPen™ application. It is also suitable for all types of skin, including darker skin that is generally not suitable candidates for laser therapy, for example, those of Asian, Latino, and African American descent.
Other benefits include:
- Dramatically boosts the penetration and effectiveness of active ingredients in the topical preparation
- Stimulates the production of collagen and circulation
- The medical grade titanium needles that are used make it non-allergenic to the human tissue
- It is suitable for use on all scalp areas, face, and body as well as skin areas that are fragile like around the eyes, neck, mouth, neck, and your hands
- Compared to other skin resurfacing procedures, it is highly cost effective.
After a Micro-Needling Procedure
Following the procedure, your skin will be flushed and red, something similar to a mild case of sunburn which can last for a few hours and up to a few days. In addition, you could experience mild peeling, tightness, and mild swelling. Any side effects are basically temporary and in about 3 days, they will typically resolve. Total healing time may be dependent on the treatment depth, skin condition, and skin type. Some people could even heal completely within 24 hours.
Typically, patients will notice an immediate glow although visible improvement can take roughly between 2 and 4 weeks, and could be continued for up to six months.
Schedule Your Micro Needling Consultation Today
To learn more about this extremely effective skin rejuvenation procedure or to see if you are a good candidate for micro-needling, contact Dr. Jacono and the J SPA Medical Spa staff today to schedule your consultation.