Microneedling is a revolutionary solution to skincare that enables the skin to regenerate itself, and causes dramatic improvements in the tone and texture of skin. Microneedling utilizes collagen induction therapy to improve skin texture and firmness as well as reduce scars, pore size and stretch marks. Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that minimizes pores, fine lines and wrinkles, improves the appearance of acne scars, evens skin tone, and brings back the glow for fresher, younger-looking skin.
Microneedling rapidly creates a pattern of micro channels in the treatment area. These micro channels significantly increase the production of collagen and elastin to leave the skin smoother, fresher, and more uniform. Micro-channels also enhance the skin’s ability to absorb medical grade topicals, like anti-aging serums and skin lighteners, when applied during or immediately after the treatment.
See the complete list of imperfections treated with microneedling:
- Fine Lines
- Texture Improvement
- Acne Scars
- Facial Scar Revision
- Stretch Marks
- Body Scar Revisions
- Enlarged Pores
- Lip Lines
Microneedling + PRP
Microneedling with PRP (also called the VampireFacial) is a procedure that uses the Eclipse MicroPen™ Elite, the most advanced medical-grade automated microneedling device on the market.
We obtain Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, by drawing a small amount of blood from your arm into a sterile tube. This sample is centrifuged to separate your plasma, which we use for the treatment, from your red and white blood cells. Plasma contains a high concentration of platelets, stem cells and growth factors. Platelets help your tissue heal and grow new cells. When PRP is used with microneedling, it penetrates your skin through the tiny channels the microneedles create and supercharges the benefits.
SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device. SkinPen creates controlled micro-injuries to stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact. It causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact.
There are three phases to the wound-repair process:
- Phase I: Inflammation. Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow and begin to create new tissue.
- Phase II: Proliferation. The wound is rebuilt with new granulation cells, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
- Phase III: Remodeling. The wound is replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels.
Best of all, SkinPen works. Ninety percent of subjects in the clinical trial would recommend the procedure to family and friends.
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