Micro-needling is a popular cosmetic treatment for non-surgical skin rejuvenation. At Skin Deep Laser Services, we combine our micro-needling treatments with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for optimal results.
Skin Deep Laser Services is located in Peabody, Massachusetts and serves the greater Boston area. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our medical team and find out how micro-needling with PRP can create smoother, softer skin and restore a youthful glow.
What is Micro-Needling?
One of the least invasive methods of skin rejuvenation, micro-needling utilizes Collagen Induction Therapy to refresh and revitalize the skin. At Skin Deep Laser Services, we use the Eclipse MicroPen® for our micro-needling treatments. The MicroPen® is a cordless, pen-like device that features several tiny needles in a sterile tip.
As the MicroPen® is moved over treated areas, the needles create microscopic punctures or microchannels that are not visible to the naked eye. These microchannels open up and exfoliate the skin, promoting the production and growth of new collagen to add structure and strength to aging and damaged skin.
How Does PRP Work?
PRP is created from a small sample of the patient’s own blood. The sample is run through a centrifuge, separating it into separate components. The liquid portion of the blood, called plasma, is enriched with a high number of platelets during this process. While platelets are best known for their ability to clot blood, they also contain several beneficial growth factors.
After the skin is exfoliated during micro-needling, the PRP is extracted from the blood sample and spread topically onto the skin. The needled skin absorbs the PRP, and the growth factors penetrate below the skin surface to generate new collagen and elastin for improved skin tautness.
PRP has also been shown to improve blood circulation, adding a luster and glow to dull skin.
What are the Benefits of the Eclipse MicroPen®?
The MicroPen® features several advantages over other micro-needling tools:
- The MicroPen® utilizes sterile, single-use tips as well as the Turbo Safety Cartridge™ for greater efficiency and increased patient safety.
- A high-speed motor and rapid pen motion ensures quick, comfortable treatment that is painless and easy to fit into any busy schedule.
- As all patients have different skin types and needs, the MicroPen® can be adjusted for individualized treatment
- Compared to some lasers and other skin rejuvenation treatments, the MicroPen® is designed to deliver predictable, consistent results.
Am I a Good Candidate for Micro-Needling with PRP?
During your consultation with our medical team, your unique skin care needs will be evaluated and a treatment plan will be created for you to achieve your desired results. Ideal candidates for this treatment are men and women who have generally healthy skin and who wish to correct light lines, wrinkles, and other surface irregularities.
As collagen and elastin can take several weeks or days to regenerate, results may not be immediately visible but can last for up to six months in many patients.
Contact Skin Deep Laser Services today to schedule a consultation with our medical team and find out if you are a candidate for micro-needling with PRP.