Before and After photos showing difference after a single PRP with microneedling procedure.
This photo is our patient using PRP with Microneedling after only one treatment.    *Individual result may vary.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact. Skinpen

Collagen induction therapy (CIT), also known as microneedlingdermarolling, or skin needling, is a cosmetic procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles (microneedling the skin). Wikipedia

There are three phases to the wound-repair process:

  • Phase I: Inflammation. Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow and begin to create new tissue.
  • Phase II: Proliferation. The wound is rebuilt with new granulation cells, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
  • Phase III: Remodeling. The wound is replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels. SkinPen

Microneedling is a technique for which research is ongoing but has been used for a number of skin problems including scarring and acne. Some studies have also shown that, when combined with minoxidil treatment, microneedling is able to treat hair loss more effectively than minoxidil treatment alone.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be combined with collagen induction therapy treatment in a form of dermatologic autologous blood therapy. It can be applied topically to the entire treatment area during and after microneedling. More serious safety concerns have been cited for these treatments, popularly known as vampire facials, when performed in non-medical settings by people untrained in infection control.

FDA regulation

Microneedling device is a medical device. SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device. FDA-cleared microneedling device

What special of Microneedling treatment at Premier MedSpa VA

At Premier MedSpa VA, we use FDA approved device, disputable sterile processing kit, follow sterile approach for procedures. We offer our clients the most controllable concentrate of growth factors, which lead to the best potential results. At the same time, because we strictly follow sterile approach for both setting up environment and during the procedure, the infection rate is minimized without adding unnecessary oral antibiotic to clients.