What is Microneedling?
Microneedling uses your skin’s natural ability to repair itself after experiencing minor traumatic injuries such as; cuts, burns, abrasions, and other physical damage visible on the skin. Our bodies naturally begin to repair the damage by triggering new collagen synthesis. We use the SkinPen — a device used to create intentional and superficial “micro-injuries” to the outermost layer of the skin. This will jump-start the healing process as it induces the new collagen production.
How does it work?
This procedure is administered by a fully certified and trained professional who is licensed to practice medicine in the State of California. The fine needles create a controlled skin injury to rejuvenate skin. The procedure lasts about 30-60 minutes depending on the area that is being treated. Your practitioner will apply numbing cream to the area to reduce discomfort.
What can it treat?
Microneedling can be used to treat and improve areas on the skin that have been affected by acne, fine lines and wrinkles, brown spots and pigmentation problems. It can also be used to tighten loose skin and improve poor skin texture.
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) has been used for a number of years in orthopedics and sports medicine, to treat muscle and ligament injuries, pain problems, and skin lesions. Due to the success of PRP in medicine, the procedure was then developed into an anti-aging treatment designed to induce new collagen production, reduce wrinkles, and diminish the visible signs of aging by growing new healthy tissue. PRP uses cells and growth factors from your own blood to slow and even reverse the aging process for a more youthful and radiant appearance. Collagen is what gives skin a firm, youthful appearance. As we age, less collagen is produced, causing sagging, wrinkles and soft tissue depressions in the skin. Once injected under the skin or applied topically onto the surface of the skin, PRP therapy counteracts aging by stimulating new collagen production in the exact areas of concern where we want the skin to repair and rejuvenate itself.
Where can I use it?
PRP can be used on the face, neck, décolletage, and hands.
How often will I need to do it?
The number of treatments needed varies per patient. We recommend 1-3 treatments administered at four-week intervals until the desired result is achieved, followed by 1-2 maintenance treatments per year. Most patients see improvement for up to 12 weeks with results lasting up to 2 years.