While microneedling is not necessarily a new treatment that can improve the texture and firmness of skin, reduce the appearance of scars, pore size, and stretch marks, it has taken a dramatic turn for the better with the industries newest and most advanced microneedling system.
What is Fractional Microneedling?
Microneedling, (also known as “Collagen induction therapy”) is a minimally-invasive treatment that rejuvenates the skin by using numerous fine needles to create tiny, shallow, (.5mm to 3.5mm) punctures in the top layer of the skin. This triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin which helps to improve the appearance of the skin.
Enhanced Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma
While our newest microneedling system is already the gold standard in microneedling, the results of your treatment can actually be further enhanced with Platelet Rich Plasma, (PRP). PRP is your own blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. As a concentrated source of autologous, (your own) platelets, PRP contains, (and releases through degranulation) several different growth factors and other cytokines that stimulate healing. There are at least 10 cytokines and different growth factors in PRP and these are activated during processing with the Magellan™ PRP Machine, (Right). PRP is applied to the treated area immediately after treatment where it is easily absorbed to further enhance the results of your microneedling treatment.
How Long are Treatment Sessions & Recovery Times?
Microneedling treatments take about 30-45 minutes. The Fractional Microneedling System provides the most dramatic results with virtually no pain and no social downtime. The results are both immediate and improve over time with multiple treatments. Depending on the condition of the area being treated, we may recommend a single treatment session or a series of treatments for the best results.
The advanced technology of Microneedling produces no visible signs of treatment and allows you to immediately return to your regular activities after treatment.
What Does Microneedling Treatment Feel Like?
As we mentioned earlier, you should expect only mild discomfort and no pain during or after your treatment. Numbing cream can be used to completely eliminate any discomfort during your treatment
What Results Should I Expect?
Results will of course depend on the condition of your skin before treatments, the number of treatments your elect to receive, and whether or not your choose to enhance your microneedling treatment with PRP. However, after each treatment patients typically experience a visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, tighter skin, a reduction in pore size and smoother, more youthful skin. Results will improve with the new collagen your body will produce in the days after treatment.
Schedule a consultation at Obi Plastic Surgery to learn more about the benefits of Fractional Microneedling.