Microneedling – Collagen Induction Therapy
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment available at The Plastic Surgery Group. Microneedling has grown increasingly popular in recent years, as men and women work to achieve a more youthful aesthetic without the need to take a ton of time off work or their other activities and responsibilities.
Also known as collagen induction therapy, Microneedling is a process that utilizes small punctures to the top layer of the skin to increase collagen production. Below, we will go over the Microneedling process and how to determine if this procedure is a good fit for you.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling should be performed by a trained plastic surgeon or aesthetician in order to guarantee the best possible results. A plastic surgeon will use a machine to apply small needles of varying length to the skin. These needles will puncture the top layer of the skin, causing collagen production to increase as the skin heals over the very tiny punctures.
This healing process leaves the skin smoother and tighter than before, minimizes pore size, reverses signs of aging, and can even fade acne scarring and dark spots. Collagen production naturally slows down as age increases, which is why as we age, our face will look older. When production of collagen increases, the patient experiences more youthful, even-toned skin.
Microneedling and Platelet Rich Plasma
Microneedling can actually go hand-in-hand with Platelet Rich Plasma for the absolute best results. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an organic skin rejuvenation treatment that involves using platelets taken from the patient’s blood and then injecting them back in to the skin. This method is preferred amongst many patients because they do not have to worry about having an allergic reaction.
This treatment encourages smoother skin, a reduction of dark spots and circles, and healing of acne scarring. When PRP and Microneedling are combined, the results have proven to be better than the results of either treatment alone. At The Plastic Surgery Group, we proudly offer a combination of these two treatments to present the best possible results for qualifying candidates.
Who is a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
People with minor wrinkles and acne scarring who are not ready to commit to more invasive procedures are good candidates for Microneedling. Because this treatment is so minimally invasive, it poses very minimal risks for the candidate. This is a quick and easy treatment that provides great results for patients who are just starting to notice the appearance of fine lines on their skin or those who would like an overall more refreshed and youthful look.
Schedule Your PRP and Microneedling Appointment Today
If you are interested in achieving more youthful, smooth, and radiant skin without the downtime of more invasive procedures, the professionals at The Plastic Surgery Group recommend pairing Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to see if Microneedling is the right choice for you!