Microneedling is a procedure that uses small needles to prick the skin. The purpose of treatment is to generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more toned skin. Microneedling is mostly used on the face and may treat various scars, wrinkles, and large pores.
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that helps minimize the signs of aging, improve the appearance of acne scars and rejuvenate aging skin.
In our practice, we use the SkinPen Precision system, in conjunction with topical platelet rich plasma (PRP) for facial rejuvenation.
SkinPen, the only FDA cleared microneedling device in the U.S. contains fine needles that are used to puncture the skin at various depths to create a controlled injury. The micro-injuries trigger the release of cytokines and growth factors that lead to remodeling of collagen and elastin.
When using microneedling + PRP for skin rejuvenation, patients report improvements in fine lines, skin texture, hydration, radiance, and acne/surgical scarring.
While improvements are seen with one treatment, most patients benefit from a series of three treatments spaced one month apart.