Microneedling is widely considered the most effective skin rejuvenation technique because it reverses the signs of aging, heals acne scars, and treats most other skin concerns. This procedure uses small microneedles to puncture the skin’s uppermost layers, triggering your body’s collagen production and healing capabilities. The results are smoother, firmer, and more even-textured skin. Microneedling also increases your skin’s receptivity, so it can be combined with platelet-rich plasmas (PRP) and retinol.
What is Microneedling?
Skin Rejuvenation with Microneedling
Prejuvenation Aesthetics’ microneedling Ashburn, VA, is also known as collagen induction therapy because it activates your body’s innate collagen production capabilities. We use the FDA-approved and cutting-edge SkinPen device to make microscopic injuries on the skin’s surface. This treatment has been approved by the FDA for both the face and neck. Your body reacts to the micro-injuries by activating collagen production and skin cell turnover. The damaged skin tissues are gradually replaced by smoother and more even-textured skin tissues. And the newly-produced collagen fibers make your skin look firm, smooth, and youthful.
Your Microneedling Treatment Options
The standard treatment with microneedling in Ashburn, VA doesn’t involve any post-treatment skin care products. The cosmetic doctor adjusts the SkinPen device according to your unique skin type and concerns. The needles penetrate the uppermost layers of the skin, stimulating your body’s natural collagen production capabilities. The injuries are controlled, and there are no major side effects. You notice the results over several weeks or months as your body produces new collagen fibers and skin tissues.
Microneedling with PRP
Platelet-rich plasmas (PRP) are components with a high volume of growth factors, i.e., the components responsible for most of your body’s healing and growth response. When you’re injured, the growth factors rush to the injured site to stimulate clot formation and heal the wound. After the microneedling treatment, platelet-rich plasmas are drawn from your body, purified in a centrifuge, and applied to your face. The growth factors stimulate healing and boost microneedling results.
Retinols are skincare products derived from vitamin A. They reverse the signs of aging and treat acne breakouts, making your skin look and feel smoother. The retinol molecules penetrate deep within the skin to neutralize free radicals and encourage collagen production. This results in smoother, softer, and firmer skin with fewer acne breakouts. Since your skin is highly receptive after microneedling, the cosmetic doctor may apply the retinol cream after your treatment to ensure maximum absorption.
Your Microneedling Experience
Consultation and Treatment Planning
Your microneedling treatment starts with a personal consultation with our cosmetic provider. She examines your facial skin, discusses your goals, and performs a thorough skin analysis to curate the ideal treatment plan. She’ll adjust the microneedling device according to your skin type and determine if you also need PRP therapy and retinol skincare. Each treatment plan is curated according to your individual needs.
Side Effects, Recovery, and Results
You may experience mild redness, irritation, and discomfort for a few hours, but you can resume your daily activities immediately after microneedling in Ashburn, VA. The results will appear gradually over several weeks or months as your body produces new collagen fibers and skin tissues. You may also need additional microneedling sessions for better results — your cosmetic provider will recommend the ideal treatment frequency. After your treatment, your provider will work with you to come up with a customized regimen, that may include medical-grade skincare products, to help you achieve the best results possible.
Microneedling, PRP, and Retinol Treatment
If you opt for microneedling with PRP, the cosmetic provider will start by harvesting a small sample of your blood via a syringe. The blood sample will be spun in a centrifuge to isolate the golden-colored PRPs, which will rise to the surface. Meanwhile, the cosmetic provider will prepare your treatment areas by cleansing the skin and applying a numbing gel for optimal comfort.
The SkinPen microneedling device will be moved across your skin to produce numerous microscopic punctures. After all the treatment areas are covered, the cosmetic provider will apply the PRP solution to your face — similar to a facial. If you opt for a retinol peel, the retinol skincare solution will be applied to your face. A retinol solution is applied for further skin texture and hyperpigmentation benefit.