SKIN PEN MICRONEEDLING AND PRP
Everyone wants to have perfect-looking skin, but this isn’t a goal that can happen overnight. If you want healthy skin with a clear, even-toned complexion and fewer visible signs of aging, then you need to find a treatment that will help you achieve long-lasting goals. At Aire MedSpa in Sarasota, FL we know that Skin Pen Microneedling and PRP are two treatments that can help you perfect the appearance of your skin.
Skin Pen is the first and only FDA-approved microneedling device that treats acne scars. Skin Pen Microneedling is the only microneedling device in the industry to receive this important designation from the FDA, and has set a new standard as the only recognized Class II microneedling device for aesthetic use. Skin Pen Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that can help correct superficial skin concerns, such as fine lines and wrinkles. This is a unique treatment that is used to refine the appearance of the skin. Microneedling treatments can be performed in as little as 30 minutes and are known to help skincare products absorb better in the skin.
Skin Pen Microneedling is performed with a patented handheld device tipped with tiny sterile needles that are pressed into the skin to create “micro-channels”. These micro-channels are trick the skin into kickstarting the body’s natural regenerative abilities, including increasing the production of collagen in the sub-dermal layers of the skin.
This treatment is safe and comfortable, typically performed after applying a topical numbing cream to the skin surface during the treatment. You will need to prepare for microneedling treatments by discontinuing blood-thinning medications and supplements for at least three to five days before your treatment.
PRP stands for “platelet-rich plasma”, which is the clear fluid in your blood that contains the most potent natural healing properties in the body. When the plasma is applied to the skin surface, it may help improve skin tone and texture. PRP facials are typically 30-minute treatments that can be administered independently or with other treatments, such as microneedling.
PRP treatments work by using your body’s own blood plasma and may help restore the appearance of the skin. Your plasma will be obtained by performing a simple blood draw, usually an amount similar to what you would give to run ordinary labs. Your blood will be placed into a centrifuge and spun rapidly to separate the red blood cells from the clear or pinkish-plasma in your blood. Then the plasma will be applied to your skin for several minutes that may help to heal and restore the skin surface.
Whether you have these treatments independently or you combine them into one treatment, there are many skin concerns that can be corrected with Skin Pen Microneedling and PRP treatments. These treatments are primarily for correcting superficial skin concerns, which are the concerns with tone and texture that are visible to the naked eye. Some concerns can include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigementation
- Dark spots and sun damage
- Rough or dull skin
- Skin laxity
- Enlarged pores
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
The reason these treatments can address so many concerns is all about the biology of your skin. Microneedling treatments penetrate the top layers of the skin to break down damaged tissues, stimulate natural healing, increase collagen production, all of which work to restore skin texture and appearance. Because the micro-channels opened up by microneedling will last for about 20 hours, your skin will benefit from the rich healing properties in PRP to elevate the natural regeneration of your skin.
When you combine these treatments, you can expect your appointment to take about 30 to 45 minutes to complete. The first step of your treatment will be to take your blood to create the blood plasma. Your skin will be cleansed and a topical numbing cream will be applied to ensure your comfort. Then, one of our specialists will use the Skin Pen device on your targeted treatment areas. After the microneedling is complete, your plasma will be applied to your skin to help induce faster natural restoration.
There are many benefits to these treatments, particularly when they are combined in one session. For example, these treatments can correct a wide range of skin concerns, both for those who have age-related concerns and for younger individuals who have concerns about skin tone and texture, such as scarring. Other benefits include:
The results produced by these treatments can last for several weeks. In fact, most patients can expect the results of these treatments to last for three to four months to correct most tone and texture concerns. For those who have certain types of scarring, such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or atrophic acne scars, you may be able to benefit from permanent or semi-permanent results.
While these treatments are most commonly used on the face, there are many who are able to use this treatment to correct concerns in other areas of the body. For example, these treatments can be used on the neck, decollete, and on areas of the body where there are stretch marks, such as the stomach.
These treatments also produce natural-looking results that appear to gradually improve the appearance and health of the skin. Natural-looking results are particularly important for those who want to look their best at all times and for those who want to avoid appearing like they have had work done to restore their appearance.
Both Skin Pen Microneedling and PRP are diverse aesthetic treatments that can help restore the youthful, healthy appearance of your skin. Together or apart, these treatments are the key to creating a radiant, skin-perfect glow. You can contact us to schedule your consultation today.