This procedure uses tiny needles to pierce the skin allowing new collagen to grow. This procedure uses your skin’s own natural healing ability to reduce the look of fine lines, scars and wrinkles. Micro-needling is an easy, minimally invasive procedure that you can do as little or as much as you want. This procedure is perfect if you are looking to simply reduce the look of fine lines, or if you are treating scarring from acne. Often, results of micro-needling can be further improved when used in combination with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). Studies have shown that PRP can expedite the healing process of tissues and reduce the appearance of pigmentation and acne scarring when used with micro-needling. PRP treatment involves using the patient’s own blood as a resource to isolate the platelets with a centrifuge. Because the blood is directly from the patient, the risks of the body rejecting the plasma or having an allergic reaction are minimal. The blood is separated into 3 layers which leaves the PRP available for use during the micro-needling process. PRP contains proteins and several growth factors that regulate and activate cell migration and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
By using microneedling as the supplemental delivery method for the PRP, the two treatments work synergistically which leads to more rapid collagen production. Results can vary based on a number of factors including needle penetration, overall skin health, number of passes and treatments received as well as needle size. Patients will be able to note a youthful radiance and tightening of their skin directly following microneedling with PRP but it is recommended to receive 4-6 treatments 4 weeks apart to maintain collagen production and to optimize their skin rejuvenation.
PDO Mono threads are short biodegradable filaments coated in a stimulatory material (PDO – polydioxanone). They are inserted under the skin – much like scaffolding on a building, to stimulate collagen and elastin production, firming and smoothing fine lines, wrinkles and 'crepey' skin on the face and neck.