Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is the prickly solution to skin troubles. Using a pen-like device, tiny needles pierce the skin to stimulate collagen production and encourage cellular turnover. It’s a beauty treatment that gets right under your skin, reverses the signs of aging, and restores your skin’s youthful glow.
Collagen: Your Skin’s Structural Framework
Collagen is a crucial protein that acts as the structural framework of your skin, providing strength and elasticity. It’s responsible for keeping your skin plump, youthful, and firm. Your body produces less collagen as you age, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Microneedling helps stimulate collagen production by creating microscopic injuries in the skin, triggering a healing response that results in the production of new collagen. The result is improved skin texture, tone, and overall radiance.
PRP & PRF with Microneedling
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) are regenerative techniques that can enhance the benefits of traditional microneedling. PRP and PRF involve using the patient’s blood to create a concentrated solution of platelets, growth factors, and other healing agents. The platelets and growth factors are your body’s primary healing agents, responsible for cellular regeneration, collagen production, and more. When applied after microneedling, they can enhance the skin’s natural healing properties.
The primary difference between PRP and PRF is how they are prepared. PRP involves separating the platelets from the blood using a centrifuge, resulting in a concentrated solution of platelets and growth factors. PRF is prepared using a slower centrifugation process, resulting in a higher concentration of platelets and growth factors. When combined with microneedling, PRP and PRF can increase collagen production, improve skin texture, and produce faster and more dramatic results.
How Microneedling Works
Microneedling creates tiny punctures on the skin’s surface, which triggers the body’s natural healing process. When the skin is injured, it produces new collagen and elastin, the proteins that give skin strength, structure, and elasticity. The micro-injuries created during microneedling send signals to the skin to produce new collagen and elastin, improving skin texture and firmness. The skin heals and sheds dead skin cells, revealing fresher, brighter, and more youthful skin.
Your Complete Microneedling Experience
Before your microneedling treatment, you’ll meet our licensed and experienced medical providers to discuss your skin concerns and goals. Shea will examine your skin, measure the degree of skin laxity, and recommend a customized treatment plan that addresses your needs.
On the day of your microneedling session, you’ll be escorted to our private treatment room, where you’ll receive a numbing cream to ensure your comfort. The medical provider will use a microneedling device to create tiny punctures in your skin, followed by applying PRP or PRF (if you choose to add it to your treatment). Our state-of-the-art microneedling devices use sterile, disposable needle cartridges to ensure your safety and comfort.
After microneedling, you can expect some redness and mild swelling, which typically resolves within a few hours to a few days. You’ll be given aftercare instructions and recommended skincare products to use during the healing process. You can resume your daily activities immediately, but you must avoid strenuous workouts, exfoliants, harsh soaps, and direct sunlight until your side effects dissipate completely, which may take 2 to 3 days.
Over the next few weeks, you’ll notice a gradual improvement in your skin’s texture, tone, and overall appearance. Your skin will appear plumper, firmer, and more youthful, with reduced fine lines and wrinkles. If you add PRP or PRF to your treatment, the healing process will be even faster, and you’ll see more dramatic results. Depending on your goals, you may need 2 to 3 microneedling sessions spaced a few weeks apart for optimal results.
We recommend regular follow-up appointments to maintain the results of your microneedling treatment. After your initial round of microneedling sessions, you can opt for maintenance treatments every 3 to 6 months. We will work with you to create a customized skincare regimen that complements your microneedling treatments and helps you achieve your skincare goals.
Meet the Beverly Hills Sculptress
Step into a world of beauty and luxury at the Beverly Hills Sculptress, a boutique aesthetic medical practice where everyone can achieve their aesthetic goals. Meet Shea Denmark, the artistic mastermind behind the Beverly Hills Sculptress, renowned for her ability to turn back time on the skin. Trusted by celebrities and high-profile clients, Shea and her team of experts provide personalized consultations and treatments, including microneedling, to help you achieve your ultimate beauty goals. Schedule a consultation and experience the magic of the Beverly Hills Sculptress for yourself.