What Is Microneedling
Everyone wants to look their best. From the moment we are born, our skin begins to age. Our collagen begins to loosen and break down, and exposure to the sun speeds up that aging process. Acne scars, dark spots from sun exposure, and wrinkles affect the majority of the population. Smooth, unblemished skin is desirable to most people. Microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is done by one of our aesthetical training professionals to give you a younger, fresher look.
What Is Microneedling With PRP?
The biggest advancement in Microneedling is the introduction of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) during the procedure. Platelet gel as it is often called contains platelets and growth factors that are crucial to the body’s ability to heal wounds. Platelets stop bleeding and in the process release enzymes to attract immune cells to repair the injury.
Microneedling is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) or skin needling. This is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment where hundreds of micro-channels are created in the outer layers of the skin with multiple tiny needles. This stimulates the body’s need to heal itself, which forces new collagen to grow, reducing the appearance of fine lines, rough textures, acne scars and gives you softer, firmer skin. At Feldmar Aesthetics, we use the latest technology with the MicroPen powered by a motor, the MicroPen is an instrument that has an oscillating, single-use, disposable needle cartridge tip. The finesse of the treatment comes from tailoring the depth at which the needles need to be set for a particular area on each individual.
A small sample of your blood is placed into a two-stage centrifuge and spun to separate the red blood cells, white blood cells and plasma, leaving behind platelet-rich plasma. During the Microneedling procedure, your own PRP is deposited into the dermal layer through the tiny punctures in your skin. The growth factors are what expedite your body’s repair process and stimulate new collagen growth. New collagen means younger looking skin.
Platelet-rich plasma is loaded with growth factors such as:
- Platelet-derived growth factor, which regulates cell division and growth.
- Keratinocyte growth factor, which covers the wound and starts forming new cells.
- Fibroblast growth factor, which is associated with the proliferation of cell formation.
- Epidermal growth factor, which aids in new cell survival.
- Vascular endothelial growth factor, which signals the system to restore oxygen to the tissues.
- Transforming growth factor beta, which plays a role in your immune system.
Why Should You Have a Microneedling With PRP?
Collagen becomes less elastic and degrades over time. Microneedling triggers the body’s natural healing process and produces new collagen, tightening the skin for a more youthful appearance. With the use of PRP, your body is further to produce collagen which helps to rejuvenate the skin, reduce skin wrinkles, improve uneven skin color and texture, and minimize pores. The procedure breaks up scar tissue from acne, surgical or traumatic scars. The MicroPen can
be used on the face, arms, chest, neck hands, abdomen, back, and legs.
Microneedling With PRP Treatment
When you arrive at Feldmar Aesthetics in Beverly Hills for your Microneedling treatment, you will be brought into a private room where your blood will be drawn. The treatment area will be cleaned and topical numbing cream will be applied. After the treatment, your skin will be pink for anywhere from 24-72 hours. This is temporary. The treatments should be a series of 3 to 5 procedures spaced 4-6 weeks apart to make a marked improvement in your skin. Your physician will discuss with your maintenance treatment schedule.