Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. During the procedure, a device with fine needles is used to create controlled micro-channels to the skin in order to activate production of collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in improvement of the appearance of softer wrinkles.
These superficial micro-channels which can be used to deliver antioxidant serums, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), and PepFactor to help improve the appearance of the skin. The use of PRP and PepFactor enhances the procedure's effects in the deeper layers of the skin.
What Is PRP?
PRP is plasma with a high concentration of platelets. Platelets, most commonly associated with clotting, can also assist in mending and strengthening damaged tissues by increasing certain growth factors at the site.
What Is PepFactor?
PepFactor skin and scalp rejuvenation serums assist with the appearance of younger looking skin. The key ingredient of PepFactor is the world’s first uniquely formulated protein that works to offer regenerative properties for the skin and scalp (i.e. hair growth).
What Happens During And After The Microneedling Procedure?
All patients will be asked to avoid any blood thinners or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs up to one week prior to the procedure. If you are receiving PRP, then we ask patients to come to the procedure well hydrated for a blood draw. After the blood draw, it takes approximately 20 minutes for the PRP to be prepared. Meanwhile your face will be prepped for the procedure. The procedure takes approximately 20 minutes, and afterward you may notice redness and sensitivity to your face over the next 2-3 days. Also, you should avoid sunlight, and any harsh chemicals or make-up on your face for the next few days.
How Long Will It Take To See Aesthetic Results?
Patients who undergo microneedling with PRP or PepFactor may notice an immediate boost in the radiance and softness of their skin. PRP and PepFactor work beneath the surface to restructure the collagen matrix in superficial tissue, so results become more noticeable after a few weeks.
As Healing Mechanisms Increase, Patients Notice Improvements Such As:
- Smoother texture due to improved collagen formation.
- More radiance due to new blood vessel formation.
- Fresher, younger-looking skin due to the influx of vital nutrients.
- Thicker and fuller hair growth and rejuvenation.
Is Microneedling Safe?
Microneedling is minimally invasive, requiring no downtime, and it's considered safe for most people who are in overall good health. The procedure isn't safe for people who use certain acne medications or for women who are pregnant. You'll experience minor redness and irritation for a few days after the procedure.