Micro-Needling, which is also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a treatment where controlled and precise micro-injuries are made to the skin resulting in new collagen and elastin. Micro-Needling treats fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, texture, tone, color, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, and overall skin rejuvenation. Micro-Needling creates micro-channels which allow topical gels, creams or PRP (platelet-rich-plasma) to be absorbed more effectively, multiplying collagen production leaving the skin tighter, lighter, and brighter! This treatment is great on all skin types and is done in a series of 3-6 treatments. The SkinPen® treatment can be done on the face, neck, chest, hands, back, and abdomen.
PRP stands for platelet-rich-plasma, which we refer to as your body’s liquid gold. Your body’s PRP has at least eight essential growth factors and signaling proteins, which are all anti-aging, collagen stimulating and recovery boosting agents that will leave your skin glowing. PRP is combined with your SkinPen® treatment to maximize your results and allow your body to recover and heal in a shorter period of time. The PRP treatment stimulates the collagen production that Micro-Needling causes and results in the beautiful glow you see immediately after your treatment.
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When you schedule your SkinPen® & PRP appointment, you will be asked to discontinue the use of any active ingredients for 1 week prior to your procedure. Hydroquinone products can be continued up until the day before your procedure, however, all other active ingredients such as, but not limited to RetinA and Glycolic Acid should be discontinued. You will arrive at your appointment 30 minutes prior to your scheduled procedure time for a topical numbing cream to be applied. A small amount of blood will be drawn and put into a centrifuge to separate your plasma from other components of the blood, which will then be penetrated into the skin during your SkinPen® treatment.
Recovering from SkinPen® & PRP at SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery
Immediately following your SkinPen® & PRP treatment, you can expect to be red, feeling very tight, and slightly swollen. The redness, tightness, and swelling can last up to 2 days and will be followed by some slight peeling. You will be required to use the post-procedure kit that will be given to you after your treatment for three days. One week after your procedure you may resume your normal skincare regime.
It is important to note that your SkinPen® and PRP treatment are an investment in which should be protected with the right products at home. Our skincare specialist will consult with you to go over the products being used and recommendations for products to continue maximizing the results of your treatment.
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We invite you to schedule your cosmetic consultation with SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery today; we’d love to be a part of your journey to a more youthful you. To learn more about SkinPen® & PRP, please call us today at 650.964.2200. Fill out this form to request a consultation in Mountain View or Morgan Hill, California.