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Automated Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT, is an innovative way to improve the appearance of your skin. It stimulates your body to produce more collagen and elastin, which soften fine wrinkles in a gradual and natural way, but Microneedling with PRP Enhancement can do even more than help you look younger.

It can also improve:

  • Acne scars
  • Burn scars
  • Hyperpigmentation / uneven skin tone
  • Stretch marks
  • Broken capillaries
  • Large pores
  • Rough skin texture

Along with microneedling, PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) can be used topically to further rejuvenate the skin and improve lines and skin texture. PRP is a concentration of platelets that circulate through the blood and are involved in the clotting process. Rich in proteins and growth factors, PRP promotes a healing response from your body’s cells and induces a remodeling of the tissue.

Your Microneedling with PRP Enhancement Treatment

A topical anesthetic is applied to your skin, and a small amount of your blood is drawn, just as when you have blood drawn for a blood test. The sample is spun in a centrifuge to produce the Platelet-Rich Plasma, separating this “liquid gold” from the red and white blood cells.

The microneedling device contains tiny needles that create controlled micro-injuries to the skin, which stimulate the skin to repair itself by producing more collagen and elastin. The micro-injuries also create superficial micro-channels for the topical PRP to be easily absorbed, as the PRP is applied during and immediately after the microneedling treatment.

The topical anesthetic makes the procedure more comfortable. The treatment is done every four to six weeks, usually for a series of six treatments.

Recovering from Microneedling with PRP Enhancement Treatment

Downtime from microneedling with PRP enhancement is virtually non-existent. Most patients experience some skin redness for 24 hours or less. We recommend having the procedure performed on a Thursday or Friday. By Monday, you can return to work looking perfectly normal.

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Practice Policy Update from Cheng Plastic Surgery Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Monday, January 4, 2021:

We are open!

We cannot wait to see all of our amazing patients in our office! We are currently working with a more limited schedule than before, so please be patient as we navigate through this, together.

There are a few key changes we’ve made to our appointment protocol to ensure we are maintaining social distancing and following strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols - for you AND for us.

  1. Call our office from your car once you’ve arrived for your appointment. A staff member will come out to greet you, take your temperature and conduct a short COVID-19 health screening to make sure you are in good health prior to entering the building. Our doors will remain locked during normal business hours to ensure only those who have been screened can enter.
  2. Please arrive at your appointment wearing a mask or protective face covering. We will not be able to bring you inside the office without one.
  3. We will not have more than one patient in the lobby at a time.
  4. You will be greeted by Dr. Elbert or Dr. Jacqueline wearing their Personal Protective Equipment deemed necessary by your specific treatment. (N95 mask, gloves, face shield or protective eyewear, etc.) We ask that you leave your mask on during the procedure, and only take it off if necessary to complete the treatment.
  5. All necessary transactions will be done in the room your treatment is being performed. This will avoid unnecessary back ups in the lobby.
  6. You will then be walked out through the back door of the office. This is the best way to keep all staff and patients socially distanced while maintaining one steady flow of traffic throughout the building.

And of course, all rooms will be heavily disinfected immediately after you leave just as we have always done prior to the pandemic. Each room is equipped with an air filter as an added safety measure. We will place a major focus on high-contact areas such as chairs, doorknobs, counter tops, mirrors and more.

We are still continuing to conduct Virtual Consultations if you prefer a quicker and no-contact experience.

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For the safety of our patients and staff, we ask that you reschedule your appointment and do not enter our office with any of the following conditions:

  1. You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  2. You have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  3. You traveled more than 150 miles or have been in close contact with someone who has traveled in the last 10 days.
  4. You are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • fever or chills
    • cough
    • shortness of breath
    • fatigue
    • muscle or body aches
    • headaches
    • sore throat
    • loss of taste or smell
    • nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting

Concerned about getting the Moderna vaccine after having recently received filler treatment? In some studies, it has been observed that a small percentage of the vaccinated groups experienced localized inflammation (swelling) after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. In said cases, all studied reactions were temporary immune responses. It has been suggested that patients refrain from getting filler two weeks before and after the vaccine. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office!

Thank you for your continued support and we can't wait to see you again!

Kindest Regards,,

Dr. Elbert, Dr. Jacqueline and staff at Cheng Plastic Surgery

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