Microneedling is the latest way to rejuvenate a tired complexion and minimize lines and wrinkles. At Boost Your Beauty Medispa, physician assistant Mena Abitino-Howe and her team offer microneedling along with platelet-rich plasma therapy to boost your skin’s own healing and create a more radiant, glowing you. Call one of the offices, located in Huntington and Merrick, New York, or book an appointment using the online booking agent.
Microneedling is a facial procedure that involves poking multiple tiny holes in the surface of your skin. These controlled wounds encourage your body to rush blood, nutrients, and healing factors to your face to boost cell turnover, collagen production, and healing.
Microneedling is performed using a wand or pen equipped with multiple tiny needles. Mena or a member of the team move the device over your face to puncture tiny channels into your skin. Your body works hard to fill these microscopic wounds.
The microneedling process makes your skin receptive to the numerous growth factors available in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) which comes from your own blood. A small sample is drawn from your arm and spun down in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelet count. These platelets offer extraordinary growth factors and cytokines.
The small channels created with microneedling create the perfect delivery system for the PRP, which is applied to your face after the wand creates the controlled wounds.
Generally, you benefit from a series of treatments, spaced about four to six weeks apart. Exactly how many sessions you need depends on the state of your skin and your aesthetic goals. Mena can help you determine the right course of therapy for you.
Microneedling can be uncomfortable, which is why you usually receive a topical numbing cream prior to the treatment. Following treatment, you have no prescribed downtime, but may feel self-conscious because your skin may appear slightly reddened, swollen, and lightly bruised. These effects can be covered with makeup and fade in a day or two.
You will notice a more radiant glow to your skin after about three days following the procedure. Your optimal results appear within a few weeks, however, when growth factors have a chance to kick in and build strength, produce new collagen, and boost skin health.
To learn more about microneedling with PRP therapy, call Boost Your Beauty Medispa or book an appointment online.