Microneedling with PRP & Radiofrequency
- Posted on: Jan 23 2019
The skin is a sensitive body organ that needs utmost care just like any other body organ. As we age, our skin tends to age as well, and the production of collagen in the skin cells also reduces. This causes the skin to become dry or have an uneven skin complexion. The skin tends to lose its elasticity and freshness because of a lot of skin damage from the sun and also other harsh weather conditions. If you are a male or female that has uneven skin tone, there is a method that can help you get an even skin tone and a fresh skin. This method is known as micro needling. Microneedling is a type of cosmetic surgery that is minimally invasive, and its results are immediate.
What is micro needling?
Microneedling is a treatment technique that involves the use of a hand device. This device has small fine needles that are used to create small injuries on the skin to trigger the body’s process of healing. This trigger causes the skin to produce elastin and collagen which are primal elements that are required for skin smoothness and elasticity. Microneedling is a process that is mainly done to induce the production of collagen in the skin that has reduced over the years as you get old. Women and men who have stretch marks on their skin, scarring, and large pores can get this treatment to improve the texture of their skin. The procedure has no adverse effects, and there is very little downtime which allows one to have it at any time of the year.
PRP and Radiofrequency
PRP and Radiofrequency are a new treatment option that you can add to your micro needling to improve the results. PRP is also known as Platelet Rich Plasma is a form of treatment that utilizes blood plasma that is rich in platelets. The platelets in the clotted area are responsible for realizing growth factors to promote the healing in the microneedle area. PRP also attracts stem cells in this area of the area that is injured facilitating the repairing of damaged tissue. This process allows the tissue in the skin to be remodeled providing one with healthy and younger skin.
Radiofrequency, on the other hand, is a form of electric current or heat that is done on the skin to repair the damaged tissues. Radiofrequency in micro-needling is when a microneedle is used to deliver radiofrequency energy into the skin tissues. The energy stimulates the production of fibroblasts which in turn produce elastin and collagen. The radiofrequency procedure is different from the normal micro needling because there is the presence of both heat energy and the mechanical injury caused by the needle. This heat is essential in the process because it causes two things to happen:
- First, the heat causes the collagen that already exists to shorten causing the skin to become tighter.
- Second, it causes the production of collagen and elastin that repair the damaged tissue from micro needling.
The procedure of using radiofrequency in micro-needling is known as Fractional micro needling Radiofrequency. This procedure has very little downtime as you experience redness for only 24hours to 48hours.
Benefits of microneedling
Here in New York, patients trust us at SkinTight Medspa to provide them with micro needling to treat numerous skin issues that they might be experiencing. This process has an array of benefits that ultimately gives you even skin that is fresh and young. The following are some of the benefits of this procedure:
- The downtime is very little allowing you to get results immediately and continue with your life
- The skin becomes rejuvenated and replenished because of the induction of collagen and elastin.
- The skin becomes smoother and healthier since skin issues such as large pores, uneven skin tone, stretch marks, and acne are eradicated.
- It is a safe procedure and does not involve the use of anesthesia.
- No stitches are required after the procedure just a little redness that goes away after a day.
If you are in New York and want to get the micro-needling treatment, you can contact us at 917.341.6960 to get it done. Jane Scher RN and team of experienced professionals guarantee effective results once the procedure is done. Do not walk around with uneven skin tone and dry skin as there is a solution for it that is safe and quick. Feel free to ask us any questions regarding micro needling and we will answer promptly.