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.