You can reverse the signs of aging, sun damage, and acne damage with several cosmetic treatments, but microneedling is undoubtedly one of the best out there. Microneedling essentially replaces your old and worn skin tissues with fresh skin tissues while activating your body’s natural healing responses. Aura Aesthetics in Portland provides innovative microneedling, combining it with platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) for added benefits. Feel free to schedule a consultation with our provider to discuss your microneedling treatment options.
Rejuvenate Your Skin
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure suitable for all skin types. It involves creating numerous micro-punctures on your skin’s surface to activate your body’s natural healing response. The procedure is also known as collagen induction therapy because it activates your body’s collagen production capabilities and skin cell regeneration, thus improving your skin texture, pores, wrinkles, scars, etc. Microneedling is often customized with PRF infusion to enhance treatment benefits.
Microneedling Treatment Options
The standard microneedling process doesn’t involve any other products or infusions. The microneedling device creates controlled micro-injuries on the uppermost layers of the skin’s surface to activate your body’s natural healing response. Your body produces new skin cells to replace the older, damaged skin cells, removing all the surface irregularities, such as acne scars and uneven skin tone. Microneedling also encourages your body to produce collagen fibers, which eventually strengthens your skin tissues and reduces wrinkles.
Microneedling + PRF
The platelet-rich fibrins (PRF) are the growth factors found in the human blood. The PRF is harvested from the patient’s own body via a simple blood draw. The harvested blood is spun in a centrifuge to isolate the growth factors, which aid in skin cell generation and the formation of new collagen fibers and elastin. During the microneedling process, the nutrient-rich PRFs are delivered into your skin’s deeper layers to speed up the healing process.
Microneedling Can Treat:
- Acne scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Skin laxity
- Sagging skin
- Uneven skin
- Textural and tone irregularities
- Stretch marks
Benefits of Microneedling:
- Non-surgical treatment
- Minimal side effects
- Minimal discomfort during the treatment
- Activates the body’s healing process
- Encourages collagen production
- Facilitates skin cell regeneration
- Compatible with PRF infusion
- Natural results
- Long-lasting results
- Minimal downtime
Microneedling is suitable for all patients with dull, dry, or damaged skin due to age, environmental damage, acne, or other factors. If you’re unhappy with your skin’s quality and texture, you’re a suitable candidate for microneedling. The treatment is extremely safe, with no major contraindications, making it suitable for everyone.
Microneedling can also be combined with PRF for added benefits or faster results. PRF infusion is also suitable for everyone because it is done using components found in your body. Our advanced care providers will carefully examine your facial skin and medical history to determine which type of microneedling would benefit you the most.
Microneedling Treatment Overview
During your initial consultation, our advanced care providers will carefully analyze your skin quality, tone, and texture to assess the potential treatment areas. They will also review your medical history and discuss your aesthetic goals to curate the ideal treatment plan. They will explain the treatment process for all types of microneedling, including PRF infusion, and recommend the ideal treatment for your specific needs.
If you opt for microneedling with PRF, the treatment will start with a simple blood draw. The doctor will draw a small amount of your blood and spin it through a centrifuge to isolate the PRFs from the rest of the blood. The doctor will apply numbing cream over the treatment areas before starting.
The FDA-approved microneedling device consists of superfine needles customized to target a specific depth. As the handheld microneedling device moves over your skin, it creates numerous micro-punctures on the skin’s surface while delivering the harvested PRFs into the desired depth. The whole process concludes in about 15 to 30 minutes.
Your skin will appear red and swollen for a few days after the treatment. Your skin may start peeling or flaking off in a few days, much like a severe sunburn. Other than the redness and swelling, there are no severe side effects. You can resume most of your daily activities immediately, though you should avoid strenuous workouts for a few days. You should also wear sunscreen whenever you go out and avoid direct sunlight as much as possible.
Your body will gradually start producing new skin cells to replace the older damaged skin. As your skin peels off, it will reveal the underlying skin tissues, which will be a lot healthier, smoother, and tighter. You may need multiple treatments for optimal results. Your doctor will provide the ideal treatment schedule for long-lasting results.