Using 30 tiny needles attached to a handheld electronic device, the needles are run across the face causing tiny puncture holes in the skin. It is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment with quick recovery time and is designed to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production.
The needles are run across the face twice. During the first pass, Vitamin C is placed on the skin. Vitamin C naturally enhances the body’s collagen production. The second pass, hyaluronic acid is placed on the patient’s face. Hyaluronic acid, also known as HA, is a natural compound found in skin that has many important functions, including holding in moisture, providing cushioning, aiding in tissue repair, holding together the skin structural components collagen and elastin, and helping create a protective barrier against microorganisms.
Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP procedures have been in aesthetics for many years now, having been promoted on various shows such as Dr. Oz and Keeping Up with the Kardashians. PRP Procedures involve taking the patient’s blood and then putting it into a centrifuge. The centrifuge will spin the patient’s blood down and separate the platelets from the red and white blood cells. Platelets are what the body naturally uses to heal itself through the clotting cascade and since we are using the patient’s own blood, there is no risk of adverse side effects. When platelets are injected into various parts of the body, it signals to the body to start producing collagen and re-grow cells.
After the age of 30, collagen stops being produced in the face and fine lines and wrinkles start to appear. Using the microneedling process described above, PRP is added to further stimulate natural collagen production. During the first pass, Vitamin C is placed on the skin. Vitamin C naturally enhances the body’s collagen production. During the second pass, PRP is placed on the patient’s skin. And finally, in the third pass hyaluronic acid is placed on the patient’s face.