What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy. It is the process of creating microscopic tears in your epidermis (top layer of skin that everyone sees). These “micro” abrasions allow for the skin surface to be sloughed off so that brand new skin layers can begin forming.
Microneedling is a very simple, safe, effective, and minimally invasive therapeutic technique. It was initially introduced for skin rejuvenation. Now, however, it is being used for a very wide range of conditions which are listed below. Additionally, it is a very safe technique for people with darker skin where risk of postinflammatory pigmentation is very high with other techniques that damage the epidermis.
Microneedling is a relatively new procedure involving superficial and controlled puncturing of the skin by imprinting the skin with miniature fine needles.
This technique has gained a lot of traction because it is a simple, inexpensive, safe, and effective.
Why do we use Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
By using platelets from your own blood, we’re inducing a healing response that allows the growth factors from your plasma to penetrate deep into your pores where we go over the skin using a micropen.Your own growth factors are involved in key stages of wound healing and regenerative processes. This treatment used in conjunction with your own PRP yields great results, far better than products straight off a shelf. PRP from your own blood supplies rich nutrients and gives your skin a boost that gets better over time by continuing to stimulate collagen production.
What is it used to treat?
Microneedling is indicated for men, women, and teenagers and addresses a variety of skin concerns such as:
Wrinkles and fine lines
Sun damage/sun spots
Improves overall skin texture.
Is Microneedling Only for the Face?
No. Microneedling is used for many skin conditions and can address stretch marks, scars, and other various pigmentation concerns. Microneedling can be performed either on the face or the body and is suitable for all skin types and colors. Microneedling is simply enhancing your own body’s ability to regenerate cellular turnover and rejuvenation.
Does it hurt?
Thanks to modern medicine and the use of topical numbing creams, this procedure has minimal discomfort. You will feel the device move across your face without the sensation of the microneedles themselves.
What is the Recovery Time?
The downtime post microneedling treatment is minimal. You will experience some redness primarily the day of the microneedling and the following day. You will want to avoid direct sun exposure as the new skin layer being exposed is vulnerable, and you do not want to risk burning the new tissue or creating future hyperpigmentation. In general, it’s important to keep your skin protected to maintain a healthy glow and even tone as well as reducing your risk of sun damage and skin cancer. The doctor can provide you with advise on skin protection.
How many sessions do I need?
Generally we recommend 3 to 6 sessions, spaced a month apart, depending on your skin.
Is this just for women?
Absolutely not! If you’re looking for a natural way to enhance your skin integrity and just get a little boost of radiance, call SFNM to book your appointment. Everyone deserves a little help looking and feeling their best!
How much does it cost?
Good news! We have an introductory promo on this new service. Why not try it today?
Regular price $500 per session
Promotional price $350 per session (until Valentine’s Day 2019)
Package of three sessions $875 (until Valentine’s Day 2019)
Call today to get more information or to talk to Dr. Shannon and find out if microneeding with PRP is right for you!
Dr. Jillian Shannon is SFNM's newest doctor. She has a general naturopathic practice and specializes in regenerative medicine including BHRT, joint injections and IV therapies. She has been working closely with other practitioners specializing in functional endocrinology and anti-aging medicine with the use of stem cells, ozone, and PRP. She is available full time at SFNM and is accepting new patients.