Microneedling is a treatment that involves creating small wounds in the epidermis. This helps stimulate the production of new elastin and collagen. This treatment can help reduce the size of the pores. It can also reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture.
At Youthful Reflections, microneedling is performed along with platelet rich plasma PRP injections. It is called the RENEW procedure. PRP injections have traditionally been used in medicine in order to repair joint, tendon and ligament damage and accelerate wound healing. When platelet-rich plasma is placed back into the skin via microneedling, it stimulates a stem cell response. This response stimulates the production of fibroblasts. The fibroblasts replace cells that have been damaged or lost due to the aging process.
What Happens During The Procedure
There are several steps involved in this procedure. First we will obtain a sample of blood from the patient. The blood sample will then be placed into the centrifuge, which will separate the plasma from the other components. The platelet-rich plasma will then be collected and injected into the skin. The plasma contains essential proteins that stimulate the growth of collagen. It also helps generate the growth of new capillaries.
Micro-needling makes it easier for us to evenly place the platelets into the epidermis. It also causes less trauma to the skin.
Am I A Good Candidate For The Renew Procedure?
You will need to schedule a consultation with us in order to determine whether this procedure is right for you. We will determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure after we perform an examination on your skin and discuss expectations. Because this treatment is safe and natural, most people will be able to get it.
Is This Procedure Safe?
The RENEW procedure is very safe. Some patients may experience mild side effects, such as bruising and swelling. Those side effects will typically go away within three to seven days. It is also important to note that there is no risk of the body rejecting the PRP because the body’s own plasma is used.
How Long Do The Results Last?
You will likely notice a major difference in your skin three to six weeks after getting your treatment. The amount of time that the results of the RENEW procedure last can vary from patient to patient. However, the results typically last 18 to 24 months.