Microneedling is all the rage right now and for good reason! It is a very simple, safe, and minimally invasive therapy with a wide range of benefits including skin rejuvenation, scarring, stretch marks and more. Microneedling can also deliver stem cells into the skin, further potentiating collagen formation.
This treatment involves puncturing the skin with microneedles to produce a controlled skin injury without serious damage. These micro-injuries cause slight bleeding and set up a wound healing process that involves the release of various growth factors.
GROWTH FACTORS cause collagen, elastin and new blood vessels to form, treating scars and tightening the skin. In one study there was a 400% INCREASE IN COLLAGEN AND ELASTIN deposition after only 4-microneedling treatments (1).
Another name for microneedling is collagen induction therapy and you can see why. Collagen is what keeps our skin appearing tight and plump. We also apply the microneedling over scars, basically breaking down scar tissue and allowing new skin to form.
Microneedling with Me
Your microneedling experience with Dr. Heather is comfortable and laid back. You are sufficiently numbed to ensure a minimally painful experience and the treatment is tailored by Dr. Heather to meet your aesthetic needs. A handheld microneedling machine is used across the specified treatment area (typically the face and neck) in which several tiny needles are used to create punctures in the skin. If you decide to add on PRP (platelet rich plasma), your stem cells are applied throughout the treatment so it can permeate these punctures, further potentiating collagen formation.
Whether PRP is used or not, the repair process starts almost immediately. There is minimal down time and most liken the experience to sunburn. This is temporary and should subside within a day or two. Most notice results immediately after the procedure, however some need 3-6 sessions to achieve their goals. The more severe the skin, the more treatments required. The cost per treatment is $250 and $600 with PRP, there is a 15% discount applied with purchase of packages. Schedule online for your complimentary ‘Initial Consult for Aesthetic Procedure.’