At our office, we’re excited to offer our patients the latest in skin rejuvenation: Microneedling and Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma, ie PRP. This procedure uses the collagen pen®, the most advanced medical-grade automated microneedling device on the market. Microneedling with PRP can be performed on the face as well as the body.
We obtain Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, by drawing a small amount of blood from your arm into a sterile tube. This sample is centrifuged to separate your plasma, which we use for the treatment, from your red and white blood cells. Plasma contains high concentration of platelets, stem cells and growth factors. Platelets help your tissue heal and grow new cells. Historically, PRP has been primarily used in orthopedic medicine, dentistry and reconstructive surgery to help speed recovery. Now cosmetic dermatology also uses it to help damaged, aging skin grow new collagen and elastin for beautiful, youthful results.
Automated microneedling (also known as epidermal collagen induction therapy, or ECIT) is one of the latest innovations in aesthetic medicine. The treatment uses the tiny needles in the MicroPen Elite to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin. These microinjuries stimulate collagen and elastin production.