Microneedling is a treatment in which a pen with tiny needles is applied to the face to create thousands of little channels into the skin. Microneedling stimulates your skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen. It is most useful for improving fine line and wrinkles, skin tone and texture. It is also an effective treatment for improving acne scars and surgical scars. It is also used in conjunction with serums to penetrate deeper into the skin for optimal results.
One of the most popular treatments used in conjunction with Microneedling is PPR or platelet-rich plasma. The patients blood is drawn, spun down and the growth factors are pulled off and applied during the treatment and and the remainder applied as a serum when the treatment is complete. The benefits of Microneedling with PRP are continued rejuvenation of the skin over several months.
The patient is made comfortable using numbing cream prior to the treatment and most patients have mild to moderate redness for 1-2 days after the treatment. More significant results are achieved after 2-3 treatments spaced 1-2 weeks apart.