Microneedling for Acne Scars with PRP – Vampire Facial
At Transform medspa, we have seen our best results for treatment of acne scars when PRP is added to Microneedling. The indented scars that result from healed acne are notoriously difficult to treat. Acne can be treated superficially with chemical peels or microdermabrasion, but ideally, a deeper treatment is going to give a better longer-lasting result. With microneedling, all of the microscopic injuries to the scarred areas cause collagen formation, which cause the scars to become less indented. As they become shallower, they cause less shadowing and become less visible. Usually 3-5 microneedling treatments are used to treat acne scars, depending on how severe the scarring is. PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma provides the growth factors that stimulate collagen formation.
Microneedling for Skin Tightening
Microneedling is also used to treat mildly loose skin by causing skin tightening. The skin feels instantly tighter after treatment. However, the full results are not seen for 6-8 weeks after your first treatment. This is the length of time that is takes for the body to fully heal and remodel all the tiny punctures in the skin. The skin will have a better overall tone with a series of microneedling.
Microneedling for Stretch Marks
Stretch marks form on areas of the body where the skin was stretched quicker than it could keep up with new collagen and elastin deposition. The skin just feels and looks thin in these areas. Microneedling causes thickening and tightening of the stretch mark skin as it heals and deposits collagen and elastin. A series of microneedling treatments cause the stretch marks to fade and become less noticeable. PRP or PRF added to the treatment enhances results
Because there is no heat generated with microneedling, unlike fractional laser therapy, there is no thermal damage to the surrounding skin around each micro puncture. This leads to less swelling, less redness, and a quicker recovery. The procedure is performed in the office after topical numbing cream has been applied. The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes to perform, depending on the size of the area to be treated. The best results are seen after a series of at least 3 treatments.
At Transform medspa we use Collagen P.I.N. a medical-grade, state-of-the-art precision tool for Micro needling. It is designed to address acne scars, the symptoms of aging skin, and to increase the efficacy of topical skin-care products. This skin Pen is designed to stimulate your skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen formation, creating healthier skin. This repair process is accelerated by Collagen P.I.N. through the formation of microscopic channels, which also allow product to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin.
The benefits of Collagen P.I.N.
Patients enjoy numerous benefits through Collagen P.I.N.’s micro channeling process, because new collagen production can reverse years of sun damage, improve acne scars and enhance the overall appearance of aging skin.
Who is a candidate?
One of the most exciting things about Collagen P.I.N. is that it can be used on all types of skin and address a wide range of problems, including acne scars and any area requiring cell regeneration of an intense repair process.
What areas of the body can be treated?
Collagen P.I.N. is extremely versatile and can be used on all parts of the body:
This versatility makes Collagen P.I.N. especially helpful when addressing acne scars on the back and stretch marks on the body.
What does it feel like?
The unique design of Collagen P.I.N. allows for individualized settings, which makes the treatment quite comfortable for most patients.
How is the procedure done?
A sterile, disposable cartridge containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the tip of the pen. A thin layer of topical serum is applied to the skin, and the appropriate micro channeling treatment is selected for a particular type of skin. Then the pen is glided across the targeted repair area in a gentle motion.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure typically takes 15-30 minutes, depending upon the size of the area and the severity of skin damage.
What is the downtime?
Immediately following the treatment, you will notice a healthy pink glow. Your skincare professional will recommend product protocols to aid your skin’s natural healing process. Total healing time depends on the severity of the damaged skin and the depth of the repair process required. On average, patient is pink for two to four days. Some patients heal completely in 24 hours.
When will I see the results?
Most people notice healthier-looking skin immediately. However, the natural repair process of your own skin continues to progress over the course of several weeks. Dermal collagen remodeling takes place over time, and it will continue to improve for up to six months after your final treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required will be determined by your skincare professional based upon your individual treatment goals and the health of your skin. However, it is recommended that most patients receive a series of three treatments spaced about four weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo aging, stretch marks or acne scars, the recommendation is to receive six to eight sessions at four-to-six week intervals.
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