Also referred to as collagen induction therapy, micro needling is a procedure used to take advantage of the body’s natural healing response. Your clinician uses thin, sterilized needles to prick the skin to encourage collagen production and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, reduce scarring and even What is micro needling?
Micro needling is a non-surgical treatment that helps improve the skin’s appearance by creating microscopic punctures that stimulate collagen production. Also called percutaneous collagen induction therapy, it’s performed using a pen-shaped electrical tool with very fine needles. The tiny punctures stimulate your body’s natural healing process, prompting the skin to produce new collagen, which helps create a tighter, smoother appearance. Skin tone. It is often paired with topical PRP, also known as a Vampire Facial.
Micro needling uses tiny needles that penetrate deep layers of skin to boost production of collagen and elastin, combating wrinkles and acne scarring, while improving texture and tone.
What is PRP and what is blood centrifuging?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, a substance in your blood that is rich with growth factors which trigger cell reproduction and stimulate tissue regeneration. Your clinician will do a blood draw prior to the start of your appointment. This sample is then specially processed via blood centrifugation to isolate the plasma component of your blood.
You can expect to start seeing results within a week, and you should notice full results within 4-6 weeks. This allows time for your body to produce collagen and elastin as part of the healing process.
What is the difference between micro needling and micro needling + PRP? How do I decide which is the better option for my concerns?
Typically, micro needling with PRP provides better results than micro needling alone. PRP uses stem cell science to enhance the healing through its high concentration of growth factors. By infusing your blood’s PRP back into your skin, the platelet-rich plasma is delivered to the deepest layers of the skin. This stimulates the growth of new, healthy skin cells and stimulates a quick healing response post-treatment.
You can expect to see redness and swelling for up to 48 hours after your treatment, and some people experience flaking or peeling skin. You might also see small red spots or light bruising that lasts for several days during the healing process. To minimize side effects, be sure to take care of your skin using gentle cleansers, moisturizers, and SPF.
We do not recommend micro needling for pregnant women or anyone with active acne breakouts.
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