When an injury occurs, the body responds by healing it. Sometimes this results in a change to the skin’s appearance, such as an acne scar. Creating a new micro-wound in the same area with microneedling triggers another healing response that can greatly improve the appearance of the skin. Since tiny needles cause injuries, they do not trigger the aggressive scarring that can sometimes happen with more extensive injuries.
At The Lumen Center, we use the SkinPen, the first FDA-cleared microneedling device. It has the following advantages including:
Some of our patients like to combine MicroNeedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), known as the Vampire Facial®. PRP is a concentration of platelets in the blood crucial to wound healing. When used for skin rejuvenation, PRP releases growth factors into the skin to expedite the body’s own repair process and stimulate new collagen and elastin. Results are enhanced when combining your microneedling treatment with PRP therapy. To prepare the PRP, we draw your blood while waiting for the topical numbing cream to take effect. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge, which extracts the PRP from the blood. After MicroNeedling is completed, the PRP is injected under the skin and applied topically to the treatment area. The tiny holes allow the PRP to penetrate the skin layer better and dramatically enhance the repair process.
Our patients love microneedling because it’s quick and involves very minimal downtime, but it produces gradual results. We also offer a more in-depth skin resurfacing treatment, CoolPeel CO2 laser treatment, which provides long-lasting results. It has minimal downtime but can dramatically improve skin texture, reduce fine lines, and clear up the skin’s complexion. The CoolPeel treatment is ideal if you are looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, pores, and blemishes. This treatment also stimulates the production of collagen and produces glowing skin for a younger, healthier look. During your consultation, we’ll create the best plan for you.
Combining microneedling with Laser Genesis treatment can result in a comprehensive skin rejuvenation process that targets a wide array of skin issues. When paired with Laser Genesis, a non-invasive laser technology that treats fine lines, redness, and other signs of aging, the two treatments can offer synergistic effects. Laser Genesis further enhances collagen production, reduces redness, and shrinks pores, complementing the benefits of microneedling. This combination therapy can help with micro pigmentation and provide a more youthful, even-toned, and radiant complexion. Results often seen after just one session.
Microneedling is best done by a skincare professional or aesthetician in-office. While DIY microneedling may be an inexpensive option, it’s often less effective, associated with infections and complications.
It’s best to choose professional microneedling over at-home microneedling for the following reasons:
To extend the results of your microneedling treatment, maintaining a good skin care regimen is a must. During your consultation, we’ll discuss ideal skincare products to match your skin type and goals. We also carry a full line of medical-grade skincare products and often serums with vitamin C and moisturizers with hyaluronic acid or collagen to maximize the effect of microneedling therapy. We’ll give you personalized recommendations to maintain good skin health and maximize the results of your microneedling treatment.
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