Microneedling is a form of collagen induction therapy. Tiny needle holes trigger your body’s natural wound healing response causing an influx of growth factors to the newly injured skin. These growth factors trigger the production of collagen and elastin, essential proteins which help to plump and rejuvenate the skin. Patients notice improvement in skin tone, reduction in pore size, reduction in fine lines, reduction in acne, improvement in acne scars and improvement in stretch marks.
Microneedling is often combined with PRP. PRP is “platelet rich plasma”; a component of your own blood which contains a high concentration of these essential growth factors. Following the microneedling treatment PRP is applied directly into the newly injured skin adding healing properties directly into the tiny holes just created.
A series of 3 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart, for optimal results is recommended. Maintenance treatments every 6-12 months should be considered after the initial series to provide long lasting results. This is a great treatment for all-over facial rejuvenation. It is ideal before any special event or just to make you feel like the best version of yourself.