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WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?
MicroNeedling activates cellular regeneration to help tighten and lift skin, while minimizing common skin problems such as acne scars, fine lines, aging skin, dull skin, poor texture, stretch marks and body scars. Using our Collagen P.I.N, with Hyaluronic acid or platelet rich plasma (P.R.P) microneedling is a method of Introducing a controlled wound into the skin triggering a release of growth factors, new collagen & elastin. This process causes much less damage to the epidermis than dermal rolling or lasers and other ablative treatments, which helps to protect the new skin cell growth, providing for quicker healing and a much higher success rate.
WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING WITH PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is produced from an individual’s own blood. After a blood sample is obtained from a patient, the blood is put into a centrifuge, which is a tool that separates the PRP from the blood.
The blood is spun for approximately 15 minutes.
PRP contains highly concentrated amounts of natural growth factors
and other cytokines that promote the regeneration process of soft tissues. The PRP is applied directly to the channels that were created from the micro-needling to further stimulate the natural healing process and
creation of collagen.
Optimal results will be seen with 3+ treatments at least 4 weeks apart.
WHO CAN BE TREATED & WHAT AREA'S OF THE BODY?
Collagen Induction Therapy (MicroNeedling) can be used on all skin types to address a variety of concerns, most all area's of the body can be treated unless your medical provider determines otherwise.
- Face - Decolletage - Arms - Abdomen
- Neck - Hands - Legs - Back
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Typically a series of 3-6 MicroNeedling treatments is recommended, depending upon your area of correction or concern. We will determine
a treatment schedule based on your individual goals and desires. Treatments are usually spaced in 4 week intervals. Patients with deep wrinkles, advanced sun damage, stretch marks, or any type of scars, usually require 6 or more treatments to achieve the desired results.
WHAT IS THE METHOD OF APPLICATION?
A sterile disposable needle cartridge, holding either 12 or 36
micro-needles is glided across the skin with the hand held Collagen P.I.N device that mechanically induces a micro injury to the desired depth chosen for your skin by your technician. The Collagen P.I.N creates micro channels which allows serums and, if you choose, platelet rich plasma (P.R.P) to reach the true targeted area's, producing much more efficacious results.
WILL THE COLLAGEN P.I.N. PROCEDURE HURT?
Prior to your treatment, the technician will apply a topical numbing agent. Most people say they feel almost nothing after having been pretreated with the numbing cream.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS FROM MY TREATMENT?
Most all patients see results after the first treatment. Individual results vary depending on individual skin health. It is most common to begin to see true changes or positive results as soon as 1-2 weeks after the first treatment. Many patients comment on positive changes in even less time. Often, change is noted within just a few days!!!
HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?
The procedure produces results through the stimulation of growth factors and collagen, thereby promoting new skin cells to surface. As our skin ages, our collagen production naturally slows down. Your overall results will last longer when using an at home skin care regimen. New collagen & elastin formation in the skin are documented as visually and measurably improved as much as one year after just one treatment. However, a series of treatments is typically recommended for best results.
WHAT WILL I LOOK LIKE AFTER MY TREATMENT?
This is considered a no downtime treatment. Immediately after your treatment your skin will look slightly pink to moderately red. Your technician will recommend skin care products for your post care based on your individual skin, which will greatly minimize these symptoms and enhance your overall results.
CAN I USE MAKEUP AFTER MY TREATMENT?
Directly after your treatment we recommend using only mineral based foundation, as it cannot build bacteria. You may go back to your regular makeup and foundation 4 days post treatment. You will be supplied with 4 days of mineral based aftercare products.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MICRONEEDLING?
When preparing for your microneedling procedure, it is important that you adhere to certain guidelines so that you obtain optimal results.
Avoid retinoids and treatments for autoimmune disease for 24 hours prior to your treatment.
Avoid sun exposure to the area to be treated for 24 hours prior.
Arrive at our office ready for your procedure with a clean face and no makeup.
Do not schedule this procedure if you have used Accutane within the past six months.
BodyLab Med Spa CoolSculpting & Medical Aesthetic Services in Santa Cruz, CA
CONTACT US TODAY | 831- 600-8911
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