Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine needles. These needles are used to puncture the skin at various depths creating micro-injuries that trigger your body’s natural wound repair process and resulting in tighter pores and vibrant, younger-looking skin.
Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a highly concentrated autologous serum that is rich in growth factors and cytokines such as platelet-derived growth factor, transforming growth factor, insulin-like growth factor, and vascular endothelial growth factor. For our purposes, we draw a small amount of the clients blood, spin it down to a highly concentrated serum and use your own PRP topically in conjunction with Microneedling for facial and neck rejuvenation. Itis also effective in the treatment of acne scarring, malasma, stretch marks and cellulite.
This is a treatment with minimal down time.
Microneedling Procedure Specifics
Microneedling has minimal side effects and can be used safely in patients almost all skin types including melasma.
Microneedling should be avoided in patients with a history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring, inflammatory dermatoses, history of herpes simplex virus in perioral area, or any type of growth in the target area.
Absolute contraindications for Microneedling include scleroderma, collagen vascular disease, clotting disorders, active infection, and immunosuppression.
Day of Procedure
Wash the treatment area thoroughly a few hours after treatment using tepid water and a gentle cleanser to remove any dried serum and other debris such as dried blood. This improves the skin’s appearance and also allows for better absorption of the post-procedure serum.
Use after care products as directed by your provider.
Do not apply make-up for at least 24 hours. After 24 hours, mineral make up may be applied using a CLEAN brush.
The Following 1-3 Days
Skin will be dry and may feel tight; some flaking is normal. Frequent use of hydrating products will help alleviate dryness.
Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 48 hours if possible.
Use a physical sunscreen daily.
After 5-7 Days
You may return to your regular skin care products. Vitamin A products are optimal and recommended.
Recovery Time Frame
Erythema and redness. Severity will depend upon how aggressive the treatment was.
May have a pink hue like a slight sunburn. May have slight puffiness as well.
May have a slight pink hue and some minimal flakiness. Color should start to return to your normal tone.
Avoid alcohol-based toners, lotions, RetinA, and hydroquinone products for 10 days and these anti-inflammatories for 2 weeks:
Prescription Arthritis Medications
Aspirin: unless you are taking it as part of a heart regimen or for a clotting disorder
You may take Tylenol for discomfort throughout your recovery process.