AT E Aesthetics we use the only fda approved microneedling device on the market, the skinpen!
Microneedling with PRP (platelet rich plama)
The SkinPen needling device is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to naturally produce collagen and elastin. During microneedling with PRP a small blood sample is taken from your own body and the PRP is separated from the other components. The PRP is then topically applied to the skin immediately following a microneedling procedure. The micro-channels created by microneedling provide direct pathways to the deeper layers of skin for optimal wound healing. PRP releases growth factors into the skin to expedite the body's own repair process and stimulate new collagen and elastin. Microneedling and microneedling with PRP are the ideal treatments for younger looking skin, smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.
MicroNeedling (without PRP)
(Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin's overall appearance. During this procedure, the Bellus SkinPen is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to naturally produce collagen and elastin. The skin's repair process results in improvement of the appearance of softer wrinkles. Automated micro-needling also creates superficial micro-channels which can be used with topical gels, creams and serums to help improve the appearance of the epidermal layer of the skin.
How Is the SkinPen Different From Dermal Needling Rollers?
The SkinPen is a medical grade device which moves in a vertical direction for better precision when treating the skin. Microneedling rollers do not create a precise vertical action and the depth is not adjustable. The lack of precision can contribute to greater discomfort and inconsistent effects to the skin.
microneedling with Prp
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Platelet Rich Plasma comes from, you've guess it... your own blood! Blood is composed mainly of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma. So what's so important about the platelets and plasma? The platelets in our blood are cells designed to heal injuries. In concentrated form the platelets can be used to help heal those injuries. For years, athletes, dentists and reconstructive surgeons have been injecting the PRP into joints to help speed up the process of healing. PRP is rich in cytokines and growth factors to aid in this healing, and now the benefits are being applied to medical aesthetics.
Effects and Benefits:
Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
Tightens and tones the skin
Replaces lost volume
Reduces crow's feet & dark circles under the eyes
Diminishes acne scars
Combine with dermal fillers and toxins to maximize results
The potential benefits of PRP have led to a recent widespread interest in its use for anti-aging and regenerative purposes. The platelet rich plasma helps you look younger by using your body's own blood to regenerate and tighten your skin.
How do we obtain the PRP?
The day of the procedure will collect the blood in a vial from your arm. We will then place the collected blood vials in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins and separates the platelets and plasma from the rest of the blood components. After the centrifuge is done, the extraction of the platelet rich plasma takes place. Application of the PRP is used along with the SkinPen. The SkinPen contains a sterile needle tip comprised of 12 tiny micro-needles, used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The appropriate treatment depth will be selected based on your needs and the PRP will be infused into the skin.
What areas of the body can I treat?
Areas to be treated include face, neck, decollete, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. The device can also be used on the scalp to treat hair thinning.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated after the skin is numbed with a topical agent.
What does my downtime look like?
Immediately after the treatment, you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time will depend on the depth of the needles used and the number of overlapping passes. On average patients are red for 2-4 days, but some may heal completely in 24 hours. Make-up may be worn the day after treatment.
When will I see results?
You will notice an immediate "glow" to your skin while visible changes will develop over the course of several weeks. We recommend most patients to receive a series of 3 treatments spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart. For deeper wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 4 to 6 week intervals.