What is microneedling?
Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, uses a device equipped with small needles to create tiny wounds in your dermis. These tiny injuries stimulate your body’s own healing capacity to build stronger, smoother, healthier skin.
At Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center, the team uses the renowned SkinPen® – the only US-engineered and manufactured microneedling pen on the market.
What types of skin complaints can microneedling address?
Microneedling with SkinPen can address common skin concerns, including:
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars
- Sun and age spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
Microneedling can boost the look and health of your skin, and the addition of PRP improves these results, too.
What is PRP?
PRP is platelet-rich plasma, which is a healing compound derived from your own blood. A sample of your blood is spun down in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets, a specific type of cell that possesses exceptional healing capabilities.
Following microneedling with SkinPen, the doctors apply PRP to maximize the youth-enhancing and healing effects of the treatment.
What are the benefits of microneedling with PRP?
SkinPen treatments help your skin resist the signs of aging, and they improve the appearance of stretch marks and acne scars. Microneedling with PRP also rejuvenates crepey, aging skin.
Microneedling is safe for all skin types and tones. The doctors use it on your face, as well as your neck and décolletage. The treatments are minimally invasive and require little recovery time. Most people are back to their regular activities the day after a session.
During treatment, the team applies a topical numbing cream, so the procedure is nearly pain-free. Right after a session, expect to have some redness and pinpoint bleeding, but this usually resolves within a few hours.
In the following day or two, your skin takes on a radiant glow, and results keep improving over the weeks following your treatment as your body builds more collagen to strengthen your skin.
Following treatment, your skin is temporarily extra receptive to moisturizers and serums. The channels created during microneedling help deliver these products deeper into your dermis. Click here to see more examples of Microneedling.
To learn how you can benefit from microneedling with PRP, call Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center or schedule a consultation online.