If you are looking to improve your skin tone and texture by reducing fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, acne scars, and under eye bags, look no further than Microneedling with PRF (platelet rich fibrin).
Also called collagen induction therapy, Microneedling revitalizes the skin by harnessing the body’s natural rejuvenation abilities in a process known as controlled wound healing. During a microneedling procedure, a device with small needles is gently rolled over the treatment area, creating small punctures in the skin. Known as micro-wounds, these punctures are microscopic and don’t damage the skin. Though superficial, the micro-wounds stimulate what’s called a “wound healing cascade.” The body increases circulation, releases growth factors, creates more cells, and produces more collagen. The result is beautifully restored, naturally rejuvenated skin.
In PRF, your own blood plasma is used to induce collagen and elastin production, which dramatically magnifies the rejuvenation effects of Microneedling. Prior to your Microneedling treatment, we will collect a small sample of blood to prepare your PRF serum. The sample will slowly spin in a centrifuge, isolating the white blood cells and platelets to create a nutrient-rich concentrate. We then apply the PRF concentrate to the treatment area and begin microneedling, allowing the nutrient-rich serum to penetrate deep into the layers of your skin via the micro-channels created earlier
Think of Microneedling with PRF as a compliment (and sometimes an alternative) to dermal fillers for hard-to-treat areas that uses your own immune system to stimulate volume production. This technique is great for treating the dark circles and hollowing under the eyes as well as overall texture, tone, and hyperpigmentation. Swelling and bruising are likely and last for a few days to weeks. The treatment takes about an hour.
Results are generally achieved within 2–6 weeks. We recommend microneedling every 4–6 weeks, depending on your goals.