Unfortunately, there is simply no way to avoid the elements that cause our skin to become rougher, dryer, and looser with age. Microneedling provides a solution to rejuvenate and restore the skin by triggering its own natural healing capabilities. More specifically, this procedure will trigger cell regeneration and collagen production to smooth and soften the skin. Combined with PRP, you can see even more dramatic results.
An Overview of Microneedling Procedures
Microneedling works by causing microdamage on the surface of the skin, which triggers a healing response below. As a result, the skin will produce more new cells as well as more collagen. In the weeks following your treatment, you’ll notice gradual improvement in the skin’s appearance. Microneedling is primarily used on the face, where it can treat a wide range of cosmetic concerns, such as the following:
- Large pores
- Dull, dry skin
- Sagging skin
- Stretch marks
What to Expect
When you arrive at Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care, you will first have a consultation to determine whether microneedling is right for you. We’ll provide an overview of the procedure and then encourage you to ask any questions you may have, as patient education is important to us.
During treatment, a trained provider will move a pen-like device (we use the Skin Pen) over the skin to create thousands of very tiny micro-punctures. The process isn’t painful, but it does kick on the body’s healing response. You may choose to have ongoing microneedling treatments for a continual improvements in skin texture. However, a single treatment can yield amazing results as well. Our team will help you determine the right course of treatment for your desired outcome.
The Combination of Microneedling with PRP Therapy
Microneedling can be done as a solo treatment. However, it can also be done in combination with PRP therapy. PRP refers to platelet-rich plasma injections, which have been used extensively in medical treatments, such as in sports medicine. For medical purposes, PRP is thought to support the healing process.
Microneedling with PRP is often referred to as a “vampire facial”. When used in a cosmetic setting, PRP therapy can dramatically improve skin tone and texture, stimulate the production of collagen and new skin cells, and subsequently minimize the appearance of scars and fine lines. The result is a more radiant, youthful complexion.
If we determine that PRP therapy is appropriate for you, a highly trained and qualified provider will draw a small sample of your own blood. This is then processed in a centrifuge to separate the plasma, which is then injected into the treatment area.
Safety and Precautions
While microneedling has a strong safety profile, we always ask for a patient’s full health history to make sure it’s an appropriate treatment. Microneedling may not be appropriate for women who are pregnant, people who use certain acne medications, and those with a history of certain skin conditions. Here at Perfection Plastic Surgery, your safety and well-being are our top priorities. Thus, we will not recommend this treatment if you are not an ideal candidate. However, we can help you explore alternatives that may be more appropriate for your medical history.
Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care is pleased to offer microneedling to our valued patients. Here at our Tucson location, we focus on providing personalized, friendly experiences to our patients because we believe that every patient deserves an individualized treatment plan. You can request a consultation for microneedling or any other treatment by calling (520) 323-7100.
Before and After
Individual results may vary