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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

Friday, May 22, 2020:

We are officially back!

It’s been a long 9 weeks and we cannot wait to see all of our loyal and supportive patients back 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 from your car once you’ve arrived at the office 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 then bring you inside, offer you hand sanitizer and bring you straight back into your designated room. We will at no point have any patients waiting in the lobby!
  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. We will place a major focus on high-contact areas such as chairs, doorknobs, counter tops, mirrors and more.

 

Watch us take you through what your next appointment will look like:

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

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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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