As you age, the natural architecture of your skin deteriorates, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, and uneven skin texture. Collagen induction therapy, also known as microneedling, can address those signs of the aging process at a cellular level and is a service available from Devan Griner, MD, at Elevation Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Park City, Utah. Incorporating platelet-rich protein into the process makes microneedling even more powerful. Learn how this innovative treatment can improve your appearance through a one-on-one consultation, which you can book online or by phone.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive aesthetic treatment that uses a handheld, powered treatment device to create thousands of micro-injuries in your skin. This triggers your body’s natural wound-healing process.
The result is skin remodeling, including the formation of collagen and elastin, the two proteins predominantly responsible for your skin’s structure. The outcome is beautiful, youthful looking skin.
You may have seen microneedling devices marketed online or by various skin care centers. Currently, there is only one FDA-approved microneedling device, SkinPenⓇ by Bellus Medical. It’s the system used at Elevation Plastic Surgery & Med Spa.
SkinPen microneedling offers numerous benefits, including:
When compared to other treatments like chemical peels, BotoxⓇ, or laser resurfacing, SkinPen microneedling is a cost-effective aesthetic treatment.
Recovery is fast and patients generally see the best results in skin tone after the second or third treatment. Microneedling treatments may be repeated every four to six weeks, with continued improvements over the following months.
First, a small amount of blood is drawn and the plasma is separated from the blood cells. The highly concentrated platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is brushed onto your skin while a physician-grade microneedling device gently creates hundreds of micropunctures.
The PRP is absorbed through these punctures, promoting tissue healing and cell growth. More PRP is applied after microneedling is complete to ensure good penetration.
Platelet-rich plasma is a natural solution created from a small amount of your own blood. PRP is known to stimulate your body’s natural healing response, which can enhance microneedling treatments.
The skincare experts at Elevation Plastic Surgery & Med Spa believe that PRP is one of the best tools for anti-aging and that it can supercharge the benefits of microneedling. Combining microneedling and PRP results in improved skin tightening and swifter healing.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Griner today to learn more about microneedling with PRP. Call the office or use the online booking feature.