Microneedling is Minimally-Invasive, Non-Surgical
Microneedling is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical, non-ablative procedure that creates controlled injuries to the skin to allow fresh blood supply and a deep penetration of the patient’s own platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which contains natural healing agents, to stimulate skin repair. Using Microneedling with PRP encourages regrowth of damaged skin cells.
Microneedling is effective for reducing or eliminating:
- Fine lines
- Rough skin texture
- Acne scars
- Other signs of aging or sun damage
What to Expect (It’s Not Scary)
We use a medical device that creates controlled impressions in the skin. The skin responds to the controlled injuries by producing collagen and elastin, both natural healing agents.
The procedure happens so quickly that you don’t feel much pain; you’ll feel a sensation similar to light sandpaper brushing your skin. Topical hydrating gels, creams, and serums are applied to the micro-channels to ease any discomfort.
The procedure lasts about half an hour, depending on the size of the target area, and the entire appointment takes approximately one hour.
We recommend a series of 4-6 treatments every 6-8 weeks. If you have a severe condition, such as advanced wrinkles and aging, extremely visible marks, or deep acne scars, we recommend 7-8 treatments with 6-week intervals.
Don’t Be Afraid: Microneedling Is Safe
We recommend asking plenty of questions before, during, and after your procedure. We find that many patients are able to relax once they know exactly what to expect. We’ve had many patients say that it’s a much easier, less painful, and quicker procedure than they were expecting.
After the procedure, your physician may apply sunblock and moisturizer to the area. Patients may experience some redness and sensitivity in the targeted area, which can last as little as 24 hours but may take up to 4 days to clear. Most patients do not experience any downtime.