Microneedling is quickly becoming one of the most popular anti-aging aesthetic treatments available, and many men and women turn to Marian Keen, PA-C, for her expertise in the procedure. At Cleveland Family Health in Garner, North Carolina, microneedling is offered as a stand-alone treatment or combined with a platelet-rich plasma procedure to further enhance the results. If you’re ready to give microneedling a try, call the office or use the online scheduling option to find a convenient appointment time.
Microneedling is a technique that uses many microscopic needles to pierce the surface of your skin, prompting your body to respond by producing new collagen. The treatment enhances your facial appearance by tightening, lifting, and rejuvenating your skin. Microneedling can also improve the appearance of acne scars, enlarged pores, and areas of sun damage.
To understand how microneedling works, it helps to think about the changes your skin goes through as you age. When you’re young, a thick layer of collagen sits just under the surface of your skin. That creates the full, plump facial contours associated with youth and vitality.
As you age, you lose much of that natural collagen. Without that volume, your skin begins to sag, and fine lines and wrinkles deepen and become more noticeable.
Microneedling works by creating hundreds of tiny injuries to the layers of your skin. Your body responds by producing new collagen, which helps to restore some of the volume lost to aging.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive aesthetic treatment. The needles on a microneedling tool are incredibly thin and don’t penetrate deeply into your tissue.
The treatment is not painful, and most people report minimal discomfort during their sessions. If you experience sensitivity during your appointment, a numbing cream can help lessen those sensations.
Microneedling sessions are brief, and treatment is often complete in less than 30 minutes. As with all aesthetic and medical treatments, be sure to communicate with Marian if you feel uncomfortable or need to take a break.
Platelet-rich plasma is a substance created from your own blood. It’s a concentrated solution containing high levels of platelets, the component of your blood high in growth factors and responsible for healing.
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is created by spinning a small volume of blood in a specialized machine that separates out the platelets, which a specialist then mixes with a small amount of your blood.
Incorporating PRP with microneedling boosts your body’s natural healing response. That enhances the results of your treatment, helping your body produce new elastin and collagen. The combination of microneedling and PRP is often referred to as a “vampire facial.”
If you have questions about microneedling or wonder if this approach is right for your aesthetic needs, schedule a consultation with Cleveland Family Health today.