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Microneedling & PRP

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is the next big thing in the world of cosmetic procedures. This rejuvenation procedure is minimally invasive. Our highly-trained professionals use the only FDA-approved mircroneedling device on the market, SkinPen, to create controlled micro insertions into the skin to initiate and stimulate the natural healing properties of the skin.

The popularity of this procedure has skyrocketed because it can induce collagen and elastin production while keeping the top layer of your skin intact. Not only is this procedure incredibly effective, it generally involves little to no downtime, is affordable and unlike most laser procedures, can be performed on all skin types without the risk of hypo or hyperpimentation.

Microneedling benefits include improved texture including the reduction of acne scarring, skin tightening, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, improved tone and the reduction of unwanted pigment, such as melasma. Our practitioners have seen drastic improvements in the signs of aging and imperfections in our patients’ skin using SkinPen.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)

Here at Elle Medical Aesthetics, we can further enhance the positive effects of microneedling by combining Microneedling and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy. PRP is a sample of blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. During this simple procedure, blood is taken from the patient and then put through a Centrifuge machine to separate the platelets. These platelets are known to have various healing qualities and Growth Factors that can completely rejuvenate the skin. The platelet-rich plasma is driven into the skin using the SkinPen during a microneedling procedure so that the skin can utilize the nutrients as healing is induced.

This innovative procedure is making incredible strides in Aesthetic Medicine. By utilizing the healing properties of your very own blood, you can see results more quickly than with Collagen Induction Therapy alone. Benefits of combining Microneedling and PRP Therapy include:

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Corrects skin damage caused by the sun and environment
  • Prevents premature aging
  • Fades or completely eliminates the appearance of scars
  • Treats rapid skin stretching, or stretch marks
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation
  • Alleviates symptoms caused by skin conditions such as Rosacea and Acne and Melasma
  • Minimizes age spots
  • Lessens pore size in the face
  • Improves texture
  • Assists in the treatment of hair loss caused by various conditions

One of the major reasons microneedling has become so popular in the industry is that the procedure has minimal to no side effects and calls for a very short recovery time. The exact length of recovery varies depending on the patient’s skin type and depth of treatment, but most patients are completely recovered within 24 hours. Side effects are minor and may include moderate sunburn-like redness, mild swelling, and limited peeling. However, these symptoms are temporary and typically disappear within anywhere from 12 hours to a few days.