We are excited to offer Collagen Induction Therapy using the MD Needle Pen. This procedure is the combination of two cutting-edge treatments, Microneedling and PRP. This PRP Facial starts with micro-wounds created by microneedling and then the PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is applied to the skin. The rejuvenation process that is started by the micro-wounds is dramatically enhanced by the growth factors contained in the PRP.
The combining these two procedures results in a facial rejuvenation treatment that can literally take years off of the appearance of your skin and is even being used by many celebrities, including Kim Kardashian.
Microneedling with PRP:
- Increase collagen production
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Tighten loose skin
- Improves skin tone, texture and color
- Shrink pore size
- Decrease acne scars
- Smooth stretch marks and scars
- Treat Hyperpigmentation & Hypopigmentation
- Increase hair growth
- Safe on all skin colors
FAQ’s – Microneedling with PRP
What is Microneedling?
Medical microneedling of skin, also referred to as collagen induction therapy, is a relatively new concept aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen and elastin production to tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin, as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, minimize pores, stretch marks, and scars.
Microneedling treatment uses a hand held pen to create controlled depth micro-injuries to the skin. The micro channels created by the procedure allow for optimal absorption of topical products, enhancing their effects in the skins deeper layers. This stimulates the skin’s natural repair process to produce collagen and elastin reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks.
What does the procedure entail?
Numbing cream will be applied to the face for 30 minutes to reduce discomfort then it will be washed off prior to procedure. Simultaneously 2 vials blood will be drawn and spun in a centrifuge to separate the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). The micro needling tool will be glided over the first area of your face several times then we immediately apply the PRP topically to the skin. The micro channels provide direct a pathway to the deeper layers of the skin for optimal rejuvenation. We continue this procedure until the whole face/area is treated.
Microneedling is an ideal treatment to smoothing out lines, wrinkles and scars or even increasing plumpness and overall rejuvenation of the skin.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma is a concentration in the blood that is crucial to wound healing. When used for skin rejuvenation, PRP releases growth factors into the skin to expedite the body’s own repair process and stimulate new collagen and elastin.
What does microneedling feels like?
Microneedling feels similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin.
What can I expect after a Microneedling procedure?
The skin will be red and flushed, similar to mild sunburn, that can last for 12 hours to 3 days. You may also experience mild swelling, tightness, and/or slight peeling. Total healing time depends of the depth of the treatment, skin type and skin condition.
How long does this treatment take?
Around 45 minutes
When will I see results?
Patients typically notice an immediate glow, but visible improvement will take about 2-4 weeks and continue for up to 6 months.
How many treatments will I need?
A series of 3-4 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart is ideal for optimal results. Some conditions like deep wrinkles advanced photo-aging, stretch marks and acne scars may need 6 – 8 treatments.
Who is this treatment for?
Anyone that wants to improve skin irregularities and look younger.
In study below, clinical evaluation of patients showed statistically significant overall improvement of post acne atrophic scars, skin texture and patient satisfaction in response to skin microneedling treatment compared to baseline.(1) Skin microneedling therapy showed a favorable effect on enhancing collagen formation, increase of epidermal thickening and newly synthesized tropoelastin, the precursor to elastin. The statistically significant increase occurred three months after starting treatment.(1)
Additional MicroNeedling Studies:
- Fabbrocini G, Fardella N, Monfrecola A, Proietti I, Innocenzi D (2009) Acne scarring treatment using skin needling. Clin Exp Dermatol 34: 874-879.
- Fabbrocini G, Annunziata MC, D’Arco V, De Vita V, Lodi G, Mauriello MC, Pastore F, Monfrecola G (2010) Acne scars: Pathogenesis, classification, and treatment. Dermatol Res Pract 2010: 893080.
- Fife D (2011) Practical evaluation and management of atrophic acne scars. Tips for the general dermatologist. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol 4: 550-57.
- Goodman G (2003) Post acne scarring: a review. J Cosmet Laser Ther 5: 77-95.
- Goodman GJ, Baron JA (2006) Post acne scarring: a qualitative global scarring grading system. Dermatol Surg 32: 1458-1466.
- Jacob CI, Dover JS, Kaminer MS (2001) Acne scarring: a classification system and review of treatment options. J Am Acad Dermatol 45: 109-117.
- Leheta TM, Abdel Hay RM, Hegazy RA, El Garem YF (2012) Do combined alternating sessions of 1540 nm nonablative fractional laser and percutaneous collagen induction with trichloroacetic acid 20% show better results than each individual modality in the treatment of atrophic acne scars? A randomized controlled trial. J Dermatolog Treat epub ahead of print.
- Leheta TM, Abdel Hay RM, El Garem YF (2012) Deep peeling using phenol versus percutaneous collagen induction combined with trichloroacetic acid20 in atrophic post-acne scars: a randomized controlled trial. J Dermatology Treat epub ahead of print.
- Leheta T, El Tawdy A, Abdel Hay R, Farid S (2011) Percutaneous collagen induction versus full-concentration trichloroacetic acid in thetreatmentofatrophicacnescars. DermatolSurg37:207-216.
- Levy LL, Zeichner JA (2012) Management of acne scarring, Part II: A comparative review of non-laser based, minimally invasive approaches. Am J Clin Dermatol 13:331-340.
- Shah SK, Alexis AF (2010) Acne in skin of color: practical approaches to treatment. J Dermatolog Treat 21:206-2