What is Micro-needling?
Microneedling works by encouraging your skin to make more collagen . The idea is that pinpricks from the procedure cause slight injury to the skin and that the skin responds by making new collagen-rich tissue. This new skin tissue is, in turn, more even in tone and texture.
What are the benefits of Micro-needling:
Microneedling may help with issues like:
- Hair loss (also called alopecia)
- Dark spots or patches on your skin (hyperpigmentation)
- Large pores
- Reduced skin elasticity
- Stretch marks
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
What happens when you get Micro-needling:
Our Nurse Practitioner Christina Finnerty performs the microneedling in our office. Mrs. Finnerty has been specifically trained in many areas of aesthetics and is highly qualified to perform this procedure on you in a safe and professional manner. There are do-it-yourself versions of microneedling devices. But dermatologists warn against using those because you might accidentally hurt your skin, and you may not have a good way to sterilize the needles.
The procedure usually takes 20–30 minutes (plan on one hour for full appointment), depending on how big the area is. Most people need 4-6 treatments to see a difference. Buying a discounted package of 3 (scheduled on month apart) is a great way to get started and make sure you invest the time and money into getting your optimal results.
First, you’ll get a numbing cream smoothed onto your face so you can’t feel the needle pricks. Christina will move a pen-shaped or rolling tool with tiny needles around your face. The needles make small cuts in your skin, which causes a bit of bleeding. Christina may spread cream or serum on your face after that.
What is Micro-needling with PRP or “vampire facial”:
Microneedling with PRP is a cosmetic treatment that stimulates collagen production by rolling fine needles over the skin and applying platelets, which are one of the components of blood.
The addition of PRP from the blood may make microneedling more effective. The liquid in blood is plasma, while platelets are solid. Platelets help blood clot, so they are vital for healing wounds and injuries. PRP is plasma in which the concentration of platelets is higher than that of other components of the blood.
A practitioner will take a blood sample and then use a spinning tool called a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the rest of the blood.
PRP contains proteins, including growth factors and cytokines. These proteins help skin tissue repair itself.
First, a practitioner will use a microneedling tool to prick the skin, making tiny holes in the skin’s surface. They will then apply PRP to these tiny holes to encourage collagen production and cell reproduction.
The goal of the procedure is to start your body’s healing process by sending collagen and elastin to patch up the tiny injuries. Collagen helps fill in and smooth out wrinkles.
Most people get microneedling on the face, but it can also be done on other parts of the body, such as your stomach or thighs.
What are the risks and costs involved in Micro-Needling:
Microneedling is considered safe. But like any procedure, it has risks.
You could have an allergic reaction to the cream or serum that goes on your skin after the microneedling. And the wounds might get infected if you don’t keep your skin clean. You should stay away from places that could have lots of germs, like swimming pools, lakes, rivers, and oceans. And don’t use irritating soaps and lotions.
You can also get an infection if the equipment used hasn’t been cleaned well.
The cost is very affordable and one of the most rewarding things you can do for your skin!
Microneedling: $150/session or 3 sessions for $390 (booked one month apart)
VIP Microneedling with PRP: $200/session or 3 sessions for $540
Call now and book your appointment with Christina Finnerty FNPc! She is so excited to help you love the skin you are in!!!