At Aesthetic Essentials in Willoughby Hills, we perform microneedling treatments with the Rejuvapen. We also offer microneedling with PRP, which helps enhance the skin tightening and skin smoothing results of the treatment process. Microneedling can help you reverse the signs of aging, correct skin imperfections like acne scars and hyperpigmentation, and help you achieve healthier and younger-looking skin.
Microneedling is a skin care treatment that uses needling techniques to promote collagen synthesis. The aging process and collagen loss go hand-in-hand, but microneedling is a treatment that can help the body produce more collagen to correct skin conditions. The treatment creates tiny injuries on the skin’s surface. You can barely see these micro-injuries, but after the treatment, thousands of these tiny holes will cover the treatment area.
The needles create these tiny micro-wounds, which are also micro-channels. The body responds to them by enacting an immune system response to sanitize the wounds while forcing the body to heal them with increased collagen and elastin production. There are some immediate results, but the best results appear in the weeks following treatment as the evidence of increased collagen production becomes visible.
The Rejuvapen is an FDA-approved microneedling device that we use to perform this treatment. The Rejuvapen device looks like a pen and contains tiny, sterile, hair-thin needles. When activated, it stamps the needles into the skin, and thanks to the adjustable needle depths, we can customize your treatment.
More sensitive areas of the face don’t require the same depth of needles as more tolerant areas of the face. The eye or lip areas need shorter needles, while the cheeks or the forehead can tolerate longer needles.
Microneedling With PRP
Microneedling with PRP allows us to maximize your treatment results. The Rejuvapen creates injuries in the skin that double as channels that create pathways from the top layer of the skin, also known as the epidermis, into the deeper layers, also known as the dermal layers.
When we obtain PRP from your blood and prepare it into a topical serum and apply it to your skin during or after the Rejuvapen treatment process, all of the growth factors and regenerative properties in the PRP will absorb into your skin and help tighten the area, increase cellular turnover rate, and help you achieve a more even and youthful-looking appearance.
When we add PRP to this treatment process, we must perform a standard blood draw. Once we take blood from a vein in your arm, we will take the sample and place it in a specialized device called a centrifuge.
This device is designed to spin the blood, which separates your PRP from the plasma. During this spinning process, PRP rises to the top of the sample so we can remove it, isolate it, and prepare the concentrated growth factors into a serum form to apply during microneedling.
When you arrive for your treatment, we will ensure that your skin is clean and dry and then apply a topical numbing solution if necessary to enhance your comfort throughout the process. We will use the Rejuvapen device to create micro-injuries in your skin to target your skin imperfections and promote increased collagen and elastin production.
If you choose to undergo microneedling with PRP, we will perform the standard blood draw and prepare your anti-aging PRP serum before you begin the treatment process.
Once the treatment is over, you can resume most of your normal daily activities, but you’ll be cautious about which products you apply to your skin. You’ll need to wait to apply makeup, but products with nutrient-rich ingredients post-treatment will better absorb into your skin and help enhance your results. We will give you more information about which products to use post-treatment to capitalize on these micro-channels and your skin’s improved absorption rate.
Skin Tightening and Skin Smoothing Results
After undergoing this treatment, you can expect skin tightening and skin smoothing results. The treatment process itself may cause existing collagen within the deeper layers of your skin to contract, which will help your skin look and feel tighter immediately following your treatment.
However, the best is yet to come. You’ll see continuous improvements in the health and quality of your skin in the weeks following your treatment. Your body will grow more collagen and elastin, which will help your skin appear fuller, healthier, tighter, firmer, and more youthful.
You may need a series of treatments to achieve the best results based on your needs and aesthetic goals. Some patients schedule microneedling with PRP to achieve younger-looking skin, while others want to specifically target acne scars, hyperpigmentation, or the visible signs of aging.
Once we learn more about your ultimate goals, we can design a treatment plan that corresponds with your skin’s needs and give you a better idea of how many treatments you should schedule to reach those goals. You can also schedule regular follow-up appointments every year to promote healthy skin.
Treatment Add Ons
One of the benefits of microneedling is that we can completely customize the treatment process from the depth of the needles we use to the serum we apply to the add-on treatments we incorporate into the treatment process.
The Dema Peel is a topical solution that contains a combination of acids that work to eliminate the top layer of the skin. It can help treat some stubborn skin conditions, like brown spots and other forms of hyperpigmentation.
Removing the top layer of the skin reveals healthier, fresher skin cells and creates a more uniform complexion. We can add the Derma Peel to your Rejuvapen microneedling treatment to enhance the results and help you achieve healthier skin.
We also offer a booster and a double booster, both of which are proprietary blends that we can apply after the Derma Peel to enhance and intensify the treatment results.
Invest in a Treatment That Works
There are so many different in-office skincare treatments that promise to perfect your skin, but microneedling is a skin tightening and skin smoothing treatment that guarantees results, time and time again, from one patient to the next. If you’re looking for an effective way to invest in your skin, you can’t go wrong with this natural form of collagen induction therapy. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.