Microneedling Collagen Induction
Microneedling uses tiny, automated needles to create micro-damage to the skin and boost your body’s own ability to produce collagen. Treatment improves the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, melasma, sun damage, overall skin tone and texture. Collagen induction treatment is 100% unique to you because we use your own platelet-rich plasma and a customized Skin Fitness treatment plan to deliver radiant results.
Micropen with PRP results
How does collage Iinduction treatment work?
At Melinda Menezes, MD we use the SkinPen® micropen device which is the only micropen FDA-cleared to treat acne scars. The micropen device contains a set of disposable, adjustable-length, straight needles that penetrate the top layers of the skin causing controlled micro-damage with thousands of tiny punctures. This controlled, damage stimulates collagen production and your body’s natural wound healing process to prompt rejuvenation without causing scar tissue. The number of treatments needed to achieve desired results will vary by individual.
What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?
Human blood contains growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. Before your micropen and PRP treatment, Dr. Menezes or staff will draw a small vial of blood from your arm. Next, the blood will spin in a centrifuge to separate the PRP and remove it from the rest of your blood. The PRP serum that remains will be applied to your skin during the treatment to stimulate cell growth, repair and regeneration.
The best thing about PRP serum other than the incredible growth it facilitates is there is no risk of reaction or allergy because it’s from your own body!
What should I expect during treatment?
Collagen inducton treatment is a non-surgical, in-office procedure with little downtime. Please arrive for your appointment without makeup or product on your skin. Before treatment, Dr. Menezes or her staff will draw a small vial of blood and extract the platelet-rich plasma. Next a topical anesthetic will be applied to the treatment area and allowed to set for up to 30 minutes. After the anesthetic has set you will wash your face with a gentle cleanser.
Micropen treatments are quick and comfortable. Most patients describe the procedure as relaxing with a moderate exfoliating and vibrating sensation. Dr. Menezes or staff will apply the platelet-rich plasma serum and glide the device around the treatment area.
After the procedure you will experience some redness and swelling as your body begins the healing process. Do not wear makeup for the rest of the day.
For 3-7 days after your treatment you may experience some dryness, itching and peeling. This is normal and will only last for a few days. Use a gentle cleanser and the post-treatment products Dr. Menezes recommends. You can resume your regular Skin Fitness routine a few days after treatment as well.
When can I expect to see results?
Results will vary from patient to patient, but you may see improvement within a few days to a few weeks of your treatment. Multiple micropen treatments are recommended for optimal results and Dr. Menezes will recommend a specific number of treatments for you to reach your desired skin health goals.
Ready to get started?
All new patients begin their treatment journey with a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Menezes.
Consultations are a busy and personalized visit where you will discuss your goals and get your questions answered. Schedule a consultation today by calling 808-855-8436 or chatting with us live online when available. Review our clinic policies and get directions here.