Microneedling (with PRP)

Morpheus8 RF MicroNeedling

Celebrated medical technology manufacturer InMode brings us FDA-approved Morpheus8 RF microneedling, a combination of an ultrafine microneedle penetration and powerful radio-frequency energy. Upon reaching the appropriate depth, the needles not only create the same micro-injuries involved in microneedling with PRP, they deliver a pulse of targeted heat energy that stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, proteins critical to skin cell renewal and firmness.
 
Popular with both men and women Morpheus8 has been getting great results for patients with wrinkles and fine lines, acne or surgical scars, stretch marks, UV sun exposure, enlarged pores, and even sagging skin on face, neck, and abdomen. 

Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about how to achieve your desired aesthetic goals? Schedule a complimentary consultation to meet the friendly team at Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics.

Whether you should use microneedling with PRP or Morpheus8 depends on your goals for your skin, but also your skin condition and your ethnicity. 

Discussing your history with skin treatments during your consultation will help you select your ideal treatment.    

Microneedling With PRP at Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics in Huntington Beach, CA

Microneedling has become one of the most in-demand treatments available today because it can significantly improve the quality of skin with no need for surgery. If you’ve heard the buzz about microneedling, but aren’t clear about what it is or how it works, we’re here to reveal the inside scoop about this sought-after procedure and why it is so effective.

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What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, is an exceptional treatment for promoting cellular regeneration. By using a state-of-the-art device called the InnoPen™, we create thousands of micro-injuries on the surface of the skin. The InnoPen has minuscule fine needles at the tip that vibrate rapidly in a stamping motion. The tiny puncture wounds it makes will trigger your natural healing response, which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin – two proteins that are essential for maintaining healthy skin.
 
Microneedling results in new cell growth, stimulating the skin to become plumper, firmer, smoother, and younger-looking. In other words, the technique can improve both the quality and the texture of the skin on your face, neck, and chest without needing to go under the knife. 

What Is Microneedling With PRP?

You have probably heard of the so-called “vampire facial” that has made waves on beauty blogs and reality shows. This groundbreaking approach relies on platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in conjunction with microneedling to achieve even more effective results. Why is this treatment nicknamed the “vampire facial?” Because it uses blood to create results.
 
If spreading your blood on your face sounds like a gory gimmick, let us reassure you that microneedling with PRP represents the cutting edge of what modern medicine has discovered about the body’s natural healing process. Though platelets have only begun to play a role in cosmetic medicine in recent years, our knowledge of their incredible ability to heal wounds comes from years of medical research. Platelets taken from the serum portion of your blood contain high levels of growth factors that stimulate cell turnover when applied to your skin. 

Benefits of Microneedling

• Reduces pore size, fine lines, and wrinkles

• Improves uneven skin tone, such as sun-damaged skin, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots

• Minimizes the look of scars from surgery, accidents, or acne

• Boosts the effectiveness of topical skincare products by enabling them to penetrate more deeply

• Provides a tightening and lifting effect for sagging skin.

What Happens During Microneedling With PRP?

Microneedling is an in-clinic treatment. The PRP treatment begins with a simple blood draw, just like what you have probably experienced at your doctor’s office. Next, we will put the blood into a machine called a centrifuge, which spins rapidly to separate the platelets.
You’ll then undergo the microneedling procedure, followed by the PRP being spread across your face. The tiny pinpricks created during the microneedling process will help the PRP absorb more thoroughly into your skin.
You can think of microneedling with PRP as an advanced technique that provides an instant energy boost for the skin on your face, neck, or chest. The platelets’ healing properties encourage optimal skin function. The procedure improves collagen and elastin production, while also hydrating skin. It’s an all-in-one solution to many of the common problems you notice when you look in the mirror every day.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Microneedling With PRP?

People with sun damage, premature aging, uneven skin texture and tone, or anyone who wants to revitalize their appearance without surgery is an ideal candidate for the procedure. Microneedling works well on patients of all ages, skin types, and skin colors. However, PRP treatment is not right for you if you have any history of blood problems, including clotting or bleeding disorders. We also advise against getting microneedling while you are pregnant.

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What to Expect After Your Treatment

Right After

You’ll emerge from your appointment with slightly reddened skin. You may also experience mild swelling, which should disappear on its own within a few minutes to hours after treatment. In the week following your treatment, you will need to be especially diligent about using sunscreen, as well as a gentle cleanser and moisturizer.

Days After

While your skin is healing, it may feel tight, dry as you shed old and damaged cells and begin to recognize your revitalized complexion. It’s essential to keep it moisturized during this initial healing period.

Weeks After

Within weeks after your treatment, you will notice a smoother, brighter, and more radiant appearance; however, your results will continue to improve for months following your microneedling with PRP procedure, as your skin increases its collagen production

You will see the most benefit by scheduling a series of three sessions, with touch-up treatments every few months to keep skin looking its best and brightest. The number of appointments you will need will vary, depending on your aesthetic goals.

Want to Learn More About Microneedling? Contact Us Today

Allure Anti-Aging & Aesthetics is proud to be a leading provider of high-quality, wellness solutions to the Huntington Beach community, including non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Our patients have been thrilled with their results from microneedling, as well as the convenience of minimal downtime. To learn more about Radio Frequency  Microneedling with PRP, or any other skin treatment we offer, please call our office at 714-804-5460 to schedule a complimentary consultation.