Microneedling is a popular cosmetic treatment for a variety of skin problems including blemishes, wrinkling, and uneven pigmentation. The SkinPen® is a specially designed instrument we can use to create many tiny micro-channels in the skin. Properly performed, this skin rejuvenation technique results in smoother skin that contains an increased amount of collagen and elastin. We are proud to combine SkinPen® with PRP for maximum results.
How SkinPen® Works to Improve Skin Health
The SkinPen® indeed looks like a writing pen, albeit a rather fat one. The tip is fitted with a disposable cap that’s studded with tiny, thin needles. We choose a cap and needle size based on the thickness and density of the skin we’re going to treat.
The needles are spaced closely together, so when we move the device over the skin, the area affected by the needles is less than a centimeter in diameter. We use the pen to treat areas where blemishes occur, where darkened areas such as age spots exist, and for treating those hard-to-reach places where small frown lines and crow’s feet are present. After a series of treatments, the skin is now smoother, contains newly formed capillaries, and is more even in tone. Blemishes and wrinkles are far less noticeable.
Combining SkinPen® with PRP
SkinPen® with platelet rich plasma, or PRP, involves the use of a highly concentrated level of blood platelets. Platelets contain growth factors, mostly in the form of proteins, to help build up replacement tissue. After we injure ourselves, platelets help to clot the blood and stop bleeding. Their job continues afterward, however. They act as a first-line source of nutrients and signaling compounds for the direction of tissue regeneration.
The PRP is created by drawing a small amount of blood from the client, spinning it at a high speed to separate the plasma and platelets from the red cells, and then concentrating the platelet count even further. This combination of SkinPen® with PRP can really accelerate the production of healthy replacement tissue. In the months after the treatments are performed, the skin takes on a healthier glow, and wrinkles, discolored regions, and blemishes are minimized or eliminated.
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