WHAT IS SKIN PEN?
SkinPen• by Bellus Medical is the first microneedling device in the world cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars for ages 22 and up.
Microneedling is a great way to address the unwanted appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, large pores, and sun damage. This minimally invasive procedure allows individuals to get the results they want without dreading surgery discomfort and lengthy recovery time. But, those who want to get the best out of their microneedling sessions should consider combining the treatment with PRP.
What is Microneedling?
Before one can understand the benefits of combining microneedling and PRP, it helps to know how microneedling works. Basically, microneedling is performed by our experienced technicians who utilize a handheld device that holds hundreds of tiny needles. These needles move up and down across the skin to remove the top layers of skin with minimal discomfort. This skin removal stimulates the body’s own immune system to create new, healthy skin cells. Additionally, microneedling also stimulates the immune system to create more collagen, which causes the skin to retain elasticity and reduce the appearance of aging skin.
What is PRP?
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a serum that’s derived from the patient’s own blood sample. Once removed from the patient’s blood, PRP can be used to enhance the microneedling procedure results and promote faster healing. This is because PRP contains natural growth factors, known as cytokines. Natural growth hormones are proven to be effective in boosting the body’s own response to injury, resulting in faster healing. Plus, they are also believed to stimulate the production of collagen cells, which help the skin to appear younger and firmer. The PRP serum is applied directly to the treated skin after microneedling to encourage the healing process immediately.
Microneedling and PRP Treatments in Modesto, California
Here at Skinfinite Solutions, we offer a number of skin enhancing treatments that may provide the results you’re looking for, including microneedling and PRP sessions. If you’re looking for a non-surgical way to get the renewed skin you’re hoping for, this combination treatment is quick, effective, and offers long-lasting results. With sessions lasting only about 60 minutes and results in as little as a single treatment, men and women around the world can take advantage of younger, smoother, and healthier looking skin. If you’re ready to consult with Dr. Lars P. Enevoldsen about microneedling and PRP treatments, contact our office today.