SkinPen® was awarded “Top Rated Treatment for Acne Scars” and “Top Skin Care Device” in the Aesthetic Everything® 2019 Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine Awards.
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that helps lessen the signs of aging, improve the appearance of acne scars, and improves the skin’s tone and texture.
The SkinPen® microneedling device causes controlled micro-channels that stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process. The micro-channels triggering the release of cytokines and growth factors that lead to remodeling of collagen and elastin.
Reduces the signs of aging; skin texture, fine lines, and wrinkles
Improves the appearance of acne scarring
Minimally invasive procedure performed in-office manageable recovery time
Safe for all skin types, light to dark
Effective on all body parts, including face, neck, and décolletage
Effective treatment to improve melasma
Safe for all Skin Types: Clinically proven effective on all skin types, Fitzpatrick 1 – 6
Microneedling with PRP
The battle against aging skin is becoming easier thanks to tools that help rebuild your skin from the ground up — without the need for invasive surgery. And when we combine these tools with regenerative medicine, your skin benefits from renewed resources that tackle myriad skin concerns from scarring and sunspots to fines and wrinkles.
At The Peaceful Poppy Med Spa, our goal is to offer the latest, and most effective, treatments that truly make a difference in your skin. As medical professionals, we understand the forces that are at work in aging skin and how to best address them. And by combining two techniques — microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy — we can deliver a one-two punch that sends you back in time. Some people know this combination treatment as the “Vampire Facial” first made famous by Kim Kardashian.
To give you an idea about the effectiveness of this combination treatment, here are five benefits of microneedling with PRP therapy.
1. Calling all collagen
Microneedling is also called collagen induction therapy, which is exactly the resource you need to combat the increasing wrinkles and fine lines that appear on your skin with each passing year. With microneedling, we create tiny micro-injuries across the surface of your skin that create a collagen response in your body.
Since the gradual loss and breakdown of collagen are primarily responsible for the increasing lack of support in your skin, microneedling works by providing the necessary wake-up call for new collagen to come online.
2. Rising skin lifts all wrinkles
With SkinPen, we create a matrix of tiny micro-injuries across the surface of your skin. As your body responds with fibroblasts that synthesize collagen to plug up these channels, the resulting network of renewed support lifts the entire surface of your skin, smoothing out wrinkles and sagging tissue.
3. Beyond the wrinkles
Our microneedling treatment is highly effective at tackling wrinkles, but it also addresses:
Acne scars and other scar tissue
Age or sun spots
Uneven skin tone
Microneedling is the ultimate tool because of its versatility.
4. A platelet boost
PRP therapy has made its mark in orthopedic circles, helping patients overcome soft-tissue injuries more quickly by increasing healing resources. We use the same technique in your skin, helping your connective tissue rebuild and renew itself. With PRP therapy, we isolate your platelets, which contain powerful growth factors, and redirect them into your skin where they go to work on repairs and structural support.
5. Results that last
One of the most impressive benefits of our microneedling with PRP therapy is that we’re able to deliver results that last. Because we’re tapping your body’s own resources to rebuild from the inside out, you benefit from natural-looking results that go the distance.
Step 1: Collect the patient’s own blood.
15 milliliters are required for the procedure. The collection is virtually identical to giving blood for a blood test, with a collection needle inserted into a vein in the arm and the blood captured in a small vial.
Step 2: Centrifuge the blood.
A centrifuge is a device that spins at high speeds. This action physically separates the solid and liquid parts of the blood: red blood cells (erythrocytes), white blood cells (leukocytes), platelets (thrombocytes), and plasma (liquid).
Step 3: Process and collect the platelets.
Regular blood contains about 200,000 platelets per milliliter, while platelet-rich plasma contains as much as five times that amount. The resulting three to seven milliliters of platelet-rich plasma will be collected in a syringe, to be administered immediately.
Step 4: Administer the PRP into the desired site.
The final syringe of platelet-rich plasma will contain approximately 1-2 teaspoons of fluid. The PRR will be used as the slide when the microneedling procedure begins.