Microneedling

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that can improve the appearance of your skin. It is performed by puncturing the skin with a series of tiny needles on a medical device. This process triggers a series of healing responses from your body, including the production of collagen and other proteins and nutrients.

These compounds can correct a range of aesthetic textural or tonal concerns, making it a diverse treatment that is suitable for many different people. While microneedling can be performed on its own, there are some additions that can be made to provide even further benefits. At Senza Aesthetic Medicine, we believe that PRP and radiofrequency energy are two of the most effective combination techniques.

What Is PRP?

PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, and it is a substance that derives directly from your own blood. A simple blood draw is performed, and then the contents from that extraction are moved to a centrifuge, where rapid spinning separates the different compounds of the blood until mostly just platelets remain.

Platelets are the component in the blood that is responsible for the natural healing process. They are precisely the compound that microneedling tries to stimulate. By spreading a PRP solution on your face during the microneedling procedure, many of those platelets can reach deeper into the layers of skin, giving the healing process (and your results) a jump start.

We choose to use the SkinPen device for microneedling with PRP because of how reliable and effective the procedure is. More than 2 million patients have received treatment with a SkinPen device, and the tool also has a 96% high satisfaction rate.

What Is Radiofrequency Energy?

Radiofrequency energy, often abbreviated to “RF energy” or just “RF,” is a type of electromagnetic energy that can be used to focus energy into a specific part of the skin. This energy is converted into heat when it makes contact with the dermal layers, causing just enough “damage” to trigger the body’s natural healing response deeper than microneedling can reach alone.

This combination allows for a more thorough correction of skin concerns that appear to be much more intense than your typical microneedling results. We use the Sylfirm X device, which can safely apply an effective magnitude of energy without causing damage to the surface layer of skin. The design of this device also allows for much quiver procedures compared to alternatives, meaning less time you need to worry about spending at a medical office.

Why Do We Need Microneedling?

Our bodies go through a natural degradation as we get older. Plus, there are a ton of environmental factors like smog or free radicals that cause our skin to lose some of its integrity. It’s estimated that after the age of 20, 1% of our collagen production is lost every year. Collagen is the most critical compound when it comes to keeping our skin taut and youthful.

Scars are something that we rarely ask for, but they are a huge part of someone’s appearance once they develop. Whether they are acne scars, burns or the product of random lacerations, scarring is often something people do not know can be addressed.

The same goes for discoloration. Rosacea, melasma, pigmented lesions and virtually any other common blemishing like large pores or acne can all be tackled with our microneedling treatment.

Microneedling Before & After Photos

Am I a Candidate for Microneedling?

Unlike other minimally invasive or non-invasive cosmetic procedures, microneedling can be used for most skin types regardless of your tone. If you are looking to improve the texture or color of your skin, then microneedling is probably going to be a good option for you. Just make sure you take a look at plenty of before and after pictures so that you know the kind of results you can achieve. One of the only things that can ruin your experiences is if you do not have realistic expectations — every procedure has its limits, including microneedling, PRP and RF energy.

Microneedling can correct any of the following conditions:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Folds
  • Enlarged pores
  • Skin laxity
  • Acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Diffused redness
  • Rosacea
  • Scarring
  • Vascular lesions

Premiere Microneedling in the Inland Empire

If you are ready to learn more about how microneedling can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, give our office a call at (909) 793-3563. You can also fill out our contact form below to receive a call at a more convenient time. We are looking forward to being a partner you can trust throughout your aesthetic journey!

Microneedling with PRP FAQ's

What Is a Microneedling Session Like?

After you are taken back into the procedure room, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed and a numbing agent will be applied to help mitigate some of the potential discomfort. While many patients are able to make it through this treatment with negligible levels of pain, the numbing cream is applied as a safeguard to ensure you are as comfortable as possible.

Once the agent has taken effect, a medical device with needles will be rolled across your face in the targeted areas. This process will be repeated several times depending on the level of correction being made and what conditions are being treated.

Skin Pen

If you are having your treatment paired with PRP, then you can expect there to be an extra step at the beginning of the session where blood is drawn and then purified. The final solution will be applied at some point during your procedure to give an extra boost to your results.

Sylfirm X

When combining your treatment with RF energy, the process for your microneedling treatment will be essentially the same. The only difference is that while tiny needles are puncturing the top layer of your skin, the device will also be admitting RF energy to the deeper layers.

How Will I Recover from Microneedling?

One of the best parts about microneedling is that there is essentially no recovery or downtime associated with the treatment. You can return to your usual routines right away with only a bit of redness or swelling. Even for those patients who do experience those minor side effects, they usually only persist for a maximum of 24 to 48 hours.

What Results Will Microneedling Provide?

Many of our patients are able to notice a difference in their appearance immediately after the procedure is performed. But results will continue to develop for several months as collagen production continues to improve. You will likely need more than one session, but the exact treatment plan will be developed during your consultation with our medical professionals.

How Much Does Microneedling Cost?

Depending on your specific needs, a single microneedling session can cost between ___ and ___. You may need several sessions in order to attain ideal results. While this is a reasonable ballpark estimate, your exact cost will be determined during your consultation.