If you’re looking for a minimally invasive way to rejuvenate your appearance, microneedling may be right for you. It’s one of the many cosmetic enhancements we offer here at Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care in Tucson. We often recommend microneedling to our patients because it has a favorable safety profile, requires no downtime, and can result in dramatic, yet natural-looking improvements to the skin.
An Overview of Microneedling
Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that stimulates the body’s own healing processes to generate new collagen and skin tissue. It’s 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
Microneedling is also an effective rejuvenation procedure that’s appropriate for adults of all ages.
What to Expect from Microneedling
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 encourage you to ask any questions you may have, as patient education is important to us. If you decide to move forward with the treatment, a trained provider will move a pen-like device over the skin to create thousands of very tiny micro-punctures. This stimulates the skin’s healing process.
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 work in conjunction with microneedling to 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. At our medical spa, we make every effort to make the process as comfortable and pleasant as possible for you.
Microneedling 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.