The experienced and skilled estheticians at The Skin & Body Refinery are proud to offer a wide range of medical spa services including microneedling. Microneedling can also be combined with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy to further improve skin tone and texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Microneedling is a process that uses a sterile needle-tip which contains 12 microneedles to create a series of tiny injuries to the surface of the skin. These micro-injuries work to initiate the skin’s natural repair process by encouraging the skin to produce collagen and elastin. These two components are responsible for smoothing wrinkles and fine lines, and diminishing acne scars and other skin imperfections. The micro-channels created during the treatment are ideal for allowing the maximum absorption of topical skin applications and PRP (platelet rich plasma therapy) to further enhance the effects in the deepest layers of the skin.
Micro-Needling & PRP for Glowing Skin & a Youthful Complexion
Many of our clients describe the microneedling procedure as what they would imagine sandpaper to feel like if it were scrubbed across the skin. Your Skin and Body Refinery skin specialist will apply a topical numbing product over the surface of your skin before beginning your procedure to eliminate any discomfort. There is no need for anesthesia or medications.
Microneedling Downtime, Aftercare & Healing Process
Your skin will be flushed and red and feel somewhat similar to moderate sunburn. Redness can last between 12 to 72 hours. Some patients experience mild swelling, peeling and skin tightness which typically resolve within 72 hours. Your healing time will depend on the depth of your treatment, your skin condition, and your skin type. Most of our clients completely heal within 24 hours.
How Does PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Contribute to Firmer, Younger Looking Skin?
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) uses the platelets found within your blood to stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin resulting in diminished lines and wrinkles and the appearance of firmer, younger looking skin. The procedure begins with a small sample of blood that is spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma. The plasma is applied topically to your skin following the microneedling procedure. The small injuries created by the microneedling process allow the platelets to be absorbed into the deepest layers of the skin for optimal results.
How Long Does it Take to See Results from Microneedling & PRP?
Most of our patients experience a visible improvement in the appearance of their skin within 2 to 6 weeks with continued improvements over the next six months. In most cases, a series of 3 to 6 treatments every 4 to 6 weeks is necessary to achieve the best possible results. Some skin conditions such as extreme acne scaring and deep wrinkles may need between 6 to 8 treatments. The two skin therapies work together by destroying cells (micro-needling) and repairing cells (PRP) to produce accelerated results for smoother, firmer, more youthful looking skin. Microneedling can be safely used on many parts of the body including face, neck, chest, and hands.
|Treatment Problem or Condition||Acne Scarring|
|Skin Type||Acneic Skin|