Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is a an extremely versatile and popular facial rejuvenation technique. It is a minimally invasive method of repairing the skin to reduce the appearance of unwanted scars, stretch marks, wrinkles and pore size.
How Does it Work?
Using a pen-like device, a series of calculated micro-punctures within the skin’s surface is created. These controlled micro-injuries are specifically designed to stimulate the body’s own naturally regenerative processes. As a result, collagen is produced, giving the skin the added structure that tends to decrease as a result of aging.
What Does Microneedling Improve?
Microneedling is known to improve a number of common issues including:
- Pore Size – Helps pores to appear smaller
- Skin Texture –Softer, smoother skin
- Superficial Scarring – Within only a few sessions, we are able to drastically reduce the appearance of certain scars.
- Stretch Marks, Hyperpigmentation, and Post-acne redness
- Wrinkles and Fine Lines
One of the most popular variations on the traditional microneedling procedure utilizes the power of PRP technology – a revolutionary method of cell & tissue rejuvenation!
What is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy?
PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, refers to a natural substance that promotes healing and cellular rejuvenation when injected into a specific treatment area. PRP is made from plasma, a component of your own blood that contains important, healing compounds known as ‘growth factors’ or proteins that help induce clotting of the blood, tissue regeneration, and cell division or cellular growth.
How Does it Work?
PRP microneedling combines the benefits of traditional microneedling with the added rapid repair of PRP therapy. After drawing your blood, it is spun in a centrifuge (a device that separates substances by spinning them at a rapid rate) in order to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood. Platelets are separated out, specially treated, and injected back into the treatment area either directly or as a liquid that penetrates into the channels created by the microneedling device. The body’s natural healing mechanism to repair these channels is augmented with PRP as it increases blood flow and stimulates the formation of collagen and elastin which gives the skin support.
For more information on microneedling or PRP microneedling, be sure to contact Nova Dermatology today.