"After two microneedling
sessions with PRP therapy"
I constantly have patients seeking out the new and best way of improving the skin. There are numerous options ranging from lotions and creams all the way to cosmetic surgery. Some are relatively cheap, and others can cost thousands of dollars. But if I had to choose one option that gets the best bang for the buck while delivering consistent results it would be microneedling.
Microneedling is exercise for your skin
Microneedling is a procedure in which tiny needles are used to put microchannels into the skin. During this process the skin is damaged, which is a good thing. By slightly damaging the skin we activate the body’s natural healing process. A good analogy can be seen with exercising. When we exercise we break down the muscle fibers which allows the body to rebuild them stronger than before. The skin is no exception. When we damage the skin, we give the skin a chance to rejuvenate and rebuild itself better and more youthful than before.
Another great bonus with microneedling is that it introduces channels into the skin that allows for increased absorption. The skin is a thick organ, and it can be difficult for product to be absorbed into its deeper layers. Microneedling makes it possible for products to reach down deeper for better results. I often add hyaluronic acid rich products during a microneedling session. Another great option is to use platelet rich plasma (PRP) which is harvested from your own blood and is rich in growth factors that help jump start the healing process.
There are many different equipment options for microneedling procedures. In my practice, I use a special device called a Dermapen. The Dermapen is passed over the skin several times while very tiny needles are moving back and forth dabbing the skin. The device allows precision delivery of microchannels at specific depths depending on what area is being worked on. It has been FDA approved for this use and has good science behind it.
Microneedling helps fights signs of aging.
There are countless applications for this simple procedure. Age spots, wrinkles, fine lines, stretch marks, loose skin…microneedling can help soften and eliminate these problems. One of the biggest bonuses of microneedling that I see is when we treat the face. I often have patients tell me that they look years younger after just a few treatments. If you want to learn about other benefits make sure to check out our website at: www.mountainwestmedical.com/services/microneedling
Does Microneedling hurt?
There is some discomfort with the procedure. To minimize this I prescribe a compounded numbing cream from a local compounding pharmacy. We also have numbing cream that we apply in the office as well. Usually the anxiety of the first treatment can make some uneasy but patients tell me that it often gets easier with each additional session. Overall the minimal discomfort is worth the long-term results.
The wrap up.
Just like exercising, microneedling will provide better results the more it is done. I have seen great results in patients that get 3-4 sessions with at least a month between each session. This gives time for the skin to heal up before the next round. If you are wanting to look and feel younger, then you might want to try a session of microneedling. I would love to give you a free consultation, so feel free to book online.
Dr. John McRae