What's It For?
Microneedling helps to soften pores, fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and create a luminous glow. Multiple sessions are required when targeting a specific concern. Utilizing Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) enhances the results of this procedure.
How Does It Work?
Utilizing a medical grade tip containing a dozen needles that are stamped into the skin at a precise depth to create controlled micro-injuries that promote collagen induction. PRP contains stem cells and growth factors from your own body to aid the collagen induction process and overall rejuvenation.
For maintenance clients should receive a treatment every 3-4 months. Patients are numbed in advance to minimize discomfort during the treatment. We use medical grade disposable tips attached to a medical grade device that allows the needles to make clean, vertical micro-injuries. Other forms of microneedling such as rollers put the client at risk for scarring, infection, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and are not recommended.
Before Your Visit:
Avoid alcohol consumption for 3 days prior to receiving injections.
Consult with your medical provider if you are able to discontinue blood thinning medication such as Ibuprofen, Excedrin, Aspirin, Aleve, and Fish Oil.
Do not wear makeup to your appointment.
After Your Visit:
No working out for 24 hours after microneedling.
No makeup for 24 hours.
Avoid touching the treated areas for 24 hours unless you are cleansing and/or applying skincare.
Patients should expect to be red for 24 hours. Then moderately pink for 2-3 days (makeup can be worn after 24 hours). Mild pinkness may linger for an additional 2-3 days.
Does microneedling hurt?
Numbing is applied prior to the procedure to make the patient more comfortable. There is some mild pain associated with microneedling.
How long does it take to see results?
Patients will see results over the course of 2-8 weeks after each session as the skin heals and creates new collagen. Patients often require multiple treatments, especially if targeting acne scars and significant texture.
What’s the downtime?
There is no downtime. The patient can return immediately to their normal routine. But just expect to be red immediately after your treatment and then pink for the next 2 days.
Is this safe to do during the Summer?
Yes. Unlike chemical peels and lasers, microneedling is easy to accommodate into your Summer schedule. Patients should avoid sun exposure for the first 3 days after their treatment, but can resume sun exposure after with appropriate sunscreen application (and appropriate reapplication).
I have deep acne scars, will microneedling help?
Yes, to some degree. It’ll take more time and adding PRP will help in creating more collagen to smooth and lift the scar. Sometimes filler is necessary to be added underneath the scar to create a more significant lift.
How long do I have to wait after surgery to begin microneedling on my surgical scars?
Most surgeons clear patients to get work done on their scars at the 6 month mark.
How can I improve the results I’m getting from microneedling?
Adding PRP to the microneedling session can help enhance results from both treatments by infusing the PRP into the skin via the microchannels created by the microneedles. A skincare routine for the scar(s) will also be recommended upon assessment.
Microneedling - $350 per treatment
Microneedling + HD PRP - $800 per treatment