Available In Pittsburgh, PA or Columbus, OH
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is fast becoming one of the most sought after collagen induction treatments in town for its ability to build new collagen, improve skin tone and texture and fade scars without surgery or downtime!
For even faster, more effective results, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Microneedling is now available in our Pittsburgh location. Boost your collagen production, soften fine lines and wrinkles and have smoother, firmer skin with PRP.
- Increases new collagen and elastin production
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Fades acne scars, stretch marks and surgical scarring
- Improves skin tone and texture
How Does Microneedling Work?
The treatment is very similar to the popular Dermapen treatment or derma roller, however the unique “stamping” technique allows the micro needle deeper and more controlled penetration into the dermis.
What Issues can Microneedling Treat?
Microneedling is used to treat
- acne scars
- stretch marks
- aging skin
In Pittsburgh, micro needling treatments are performed in our Shadyside, PA, Mt. Lebanon, PA and Wexford, PA med spa locations. In Columbus, the treatments are performed in our Gahanna, OH location.
At the Skin Center locations in Columbus and Pittsburgh, to make the experience as comfortable as possible, a topical numbing cream is applied 20 minutes prior to the micro needling treatment. Once the treatment area is numb, the first topical infusion treatment (containing hyaluronic acid to improve skin hydration and/or phyto-boost to treat hyperpigmentation) is applied. Following the infusion treatment, the micro roller, which is a handheld device similar in shape to a pen with very tiny needles at the tip, is administered to increase the penetration of the infusion treatment.Using an automated stamp-like motion, the microneedles penetrate the skin in a very controlled, precise manner; creating very small channels deep into the dermis layer of the skin. Depending on the depth of the microneedle penetration, the treatment may feel like a slight tickling sensation to more of a pinching sensation.
Once the micro-channels are created, the second topical infusion treatment is applied. Additional topical skin treatments, such as antioxidant serums or growth factors, may be applied depending on the individual’s skin condition. It is the unique vertical penetration of the microneedle that creates the ideal pathway for deep penetration and absorption of these nutrient-rich serums and anti-aging skin treatments.
Results Of Microneedling
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Microneedling
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) micro needling treatments have generated a lot of media attention in recent years due to celebrity devotees like Kim Kardashian. Because micro needling with platelet rich plasma uses your own blood, the media has dubbed this treatment the Vampire Facelift. Platelet rich plasma treatments are commonly used in cosmetic applications to improve skin tone and texture, diminish fine lines and wrinkles and boost collagen production. In sports medicine and orthopedic medicine, PRP injections are used as a conventional medical treatment to heal soft tissue injuries.Platelet rich plasma is blood that has been processed so all that remains is concentrated and enriched platelets. As a concentrated source of platelets, PRP contains growth factors that encourage the skin to heal itself and promote new cell growth. When added to a micro needling treatment, the platelet rich plasma is delivered deep into the dermis where it activates new collagen growth, softens the appearance of scars and smooths and tightens the skin — even fine lines and wrinkles are less noticeable!
To maintain the results from your PRP microneedling treatment we recommend having the treatment every six months to a year.
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