The face is one of the most defining features of a person’s identity. The skin, being the outermost layer of the face, should be flawless to look attractive. Many patients seek different aesthetic treatments that target the tone and texture of the skin, removing any scars, acne, or hyperpigmentation, leaving the skin looking smooth and even-toned. Juvanni MedSpa offers the best skin procedures like microneedling leveraging Yonkers platelet rich plasma (PRP) to stimulate the skin’s natural healing process, helping patients get the results they want.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a procedure that involves inducing collagen using a device known as a derma roller. The cosmetic procedure aims to repeatedly puncture the skin and stimulate collagen production using a dermatologic drug therapy treatment known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy using the patient’s donated blood.
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich platelet is a regenerative medicine that involves a person’s platelets to facilitate the body’s natural healing process. Today, specialists combine PRP with microneedling to accelerate the healing process after treatment. Preparation of PRP injections involves running a patient’s blood sample through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. The activated platelets are then administered inside the body through an infusion. Your specialist may use ultrasound imaging to guide the injection into the affected body tissue in other cases.
Besides its use in microneedling, PRP is also used to treat shoulder pain caused by tendon ruptures and rotator cuff tears. One of the primary benefits of PRP injections is that patients may not need to use medications such as opioids and anti-inflammatory drugs to minimize pain as the side effects of PRP injections are limited.
Are you a candidate for microneedling?
Microneeedling treatment may benefit people with different skin imperfections, including:
- Mild to moderate wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Sun damage
- Moderate skin laxity
- Diminished texture
- Acne scars
While this treatment process is typically safe for different skin types, some people may not be ideal candidates for microneedling, for example:
· Patients with active acne are not eligible for microneedling as this process may worsen the existing condition. Most people with acne scars require multiple treatments to achieve efficient results.
· Diabetic individuals may not be good candidates for this treatment since the micro-injuries may result in slow-healing wounds.
· People with open lesions or skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis may not benefit from microneedling.
What should you expect during a microneedling procedure?
In most cases, a numbing cream is applied to the treatment area to minimize any pain and discomfort you may experience during the procedure. Your specialist will evenly move a handheld device with tiny needles on your skin to cause minimal pricking. The process may take 30 minutes or more, depending on how large the skin surface is. Your face may feel tight, and you may experience sensitivity and redness after the process. The redness may fade away in the next few hours as the pain reduces as well. Your specialist may advise that you avoid prolonged hours under the sun and vigorous activities that cause sweating. Most patients require subsequent sessions 2-4 weeks apart to achieve desired results.
Thanks to microneedling, you can now obtain flawless skin with an even tone. For more information about microneedling, consult your specialist at Juvanni MedSpa.