Micro-needling is a safe, effective and non-surgical treatment that improves and rejuvenates the skin. It is minimally invasive and results appear quickly, with little downtime after your appointment. Simply put, micro-needling in Scottsdale, AZ involves inserting very fine needles into the skin for the purpose of rejuvenation and boosting collagen production. PRP is often used in conjunction with micro-needling to further boost collagen production.
Micro-needling is safe, effective, and minimally invasive. It does not significantly wound the skin and is not light-based. As a result, virtually anyone can undergo microneedling treatments. Some patients will benefit more from micro-needling than others, and it is a better match for certain individuals based on their specific goals, concerns, and expectations.
Micro-needling activates, through specific interactive signaling, neuro-dermal layers which produce new collagen and elastin fibers. Adam and Eve Medical Aesthetics in Scottsdale utilizes the Collagen Pin microneedling system. The innovative device utilizes precisely spaced microneedles in a small cartridge to create micro-perforations into the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis. This Collagen P.I.N. method introduces controlled wounds into the skin. With the capability of controlling the depth and speed of the needles, it optimally treats thin and thick skin areas. After undergoing micro-needling, the skin shifts into high repair mode, thus, bumping up its production of collagen and elastin to improve the overall condition of the skin
Adam and Eve Medical Aesthetics in Scottsdale will conduct a thorough consultation before your micro-needling session. At this time, we will discuss your medical history, goals, and concerns and analyze the treatment area. Having this information helps us to educate you about micro-needling, its application for your specific area of concern, and whether or not it is the right choice for you.
Microneedling offers fairly immediate results. Most patients notice a plumping or pinking of the skin almost right away that makes them feel younger and more vibrant. Very superficial swelling helps the skin to look more radiant, but this result is short-term. The more long-term benefits of microneedling happen after repeat sessions. Three to four treatments spaced about a month apart result in an increase in collagen production and a reduction of the appearance of acne and pore size, a tightening of the skin and a minimized appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Your aesthetician will make product recommendations for your at home skincare routine. Following this advice can both improve and extend your results.
Micro-needling is a safe and effective outpatient procedure that requires little preparation before your appointment. To enhance your treatment results, avoid direct exposure to sunlight and the use of retinoids for 24-hours prior to your appointment. Eat and drink as usual the day of your treatment, and arrive with a clean face, free from makeup. If your micro-needling treatment is being performed in conjunction with PRP, it is especially important to hydrate well before the procedure. This makes it easier to perform the blood draw and minimizes any discomfort you might experience.
Prior to your session, a topical numbing agent is applied to minimize discomfort. The treatment feels like tiny pin pricks across the skin, and most patients describe it as minimally uncomfortable. A thin layer of topical serum is applied to the skin immediately before the device is gently guided across the skin until the treatment is complete.
After micro-needling, treat your skin like it has been injured for the first day. Avoid excessive exercise, exposure to heat or direct sun contact – anything that would make you sweat. Use a gentle cleanser, sunscreen and moisturizing lotion as directed by Adam and Eve Medical Aesthetics in Scottsdale. Avoid retinoids for two weeks, and do not schedule any laser or IPL skin treatments for about four weeks. Some redness is normal and temporary. If you feel any discomfort, cold compresses and Tylenol often offer effective relief.
Adam and Eve Medical Aesthetics in Scottsdale is a full-service facility staffed by doctors, nurses, and licensed medical aestheticians. Our team has earned recognition as a top facility and Allergan’s Diamond status award as the result of our high standards in patient care and commitment to ongoing training, safety, and innovative practices. Our team understands that effective treatment begins with developing a relationship with our patients based on trust and professionalism. One of our primary goals is to educate you and provide a wide range of treatment choices so that your experience is personalized and effective.
Adam and Eve Medical Aesthetics in Scottsdale invites you to regain confidence and enjoy healthy, beautiful skin. Micro-needling can help you achieve this. Call us today to schedule your consultation.
Some results are noticeable after one treatment. However, most patients opt to receive three to four treatments, each spaced about a month apart. This plan helps them to realize an increase in collagen production as well as experience the reduction of acne, pore size , as well as minimized fine lines and wrinkles.
PRP can be used in conjunction with microneedling, but they are both separate treatments and can also be enjoyed independently. Adam & Eve Medical Aesthetics recommends the conjunction of PRP with microneedling to speed up the recovery process and further amplify collagen production.
The cost of microneedling depends on several different factors:
Generally speaking, the greater the surface area that receives microneedling, the more the treatment costs. For each session of Scottsdale microneedling, you can expect to pay between $200 and $700 apiece. However, most people do not see optimal results after only a single treatment and usually require at least three and perhaps as many as six. This being the case, the total price tag for the complete course of microneedling treatments may run from $600 to $4,200.
While most patients require multiple microneedling treatments, for optimal results, these 3-4 treatments need to be appropriately spaced out. You should wait 4-6 weeks between skincare treatments. To maintain the results, you may require an additional medical microneedling treatment refresher once or twice a year after your initial treatment course. This is especially true if you are receiving microneedling for anti-aging purposes to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Microneedling is performed under a topical anesthetic numbing cream that prevents you from feeling any pain or discomfort during the procedure. As the tool moves over your skin, you may feel a scratching sensation that is generally not unpleasant. If you do feel any discomfort during the procedure, it may occur over areas of your skin where there is not much tissue between the outer layer and the bones underneath. However, pain during microneedling is virtually non-existent.
Generally speaking, microneedling is safe. The wounds made by the tool heal quickly because they do not extend deeply into the skin. The tools used for microneedling are only intended for single-use and are sterile when they make contact with your skin. Nevertheless, not everyone is a candidate for microneedling treatments. Scottsdale microneedling is contraindicated for you if any of the following apply:
While microneedling is virtually painless, your skin is more vulnerable for a few days following treatment. It may be red and irritated, in which case you can soothe it by applying 1% hydrocortisone cream as needed. For three days following treatment, use only tepid water and a gentle cleanser to wash your face, but hold off on this during the first four hours. Here are some other dos and don’ts for microneedling aftercare.
After a few days, your skin should have healed sufficiently for you to resume your normal activities.
Microneedling can be very effective in improving the appearance of scars and acne scarring because collagen induction helps to raise up depressed scar tissue. For acne scar reductions, most patients require between three and six microneedling treatments for best results with new collagen production.
PRP stands for “platelet-rich plasma” and is used to promote healing. Plasma is the liquid component in blood, while platelets stick together to form clots. It is believed that microneedling treatments with PRP may ultimately produce better results by stimulating skin texture renewal and speeding up the overall process.
PRP is produced by taking a small sample of your own blood and spinning it around in a centrifuge. This separates the different parts of the blood so the concentration of platelets in the plasma is greater than it would be otherwise. Because the sample comes from you, there is no risk of blood-borne infection or of the body reacting negatively to cells it doesn’t recognize.
After the microneedling takes place, the next step is to apply the PRP directly onto the skin surface. The puncture wounds produced by the microneedling create small channels through which the PRP travels below the outer layer.
Microneedling with PRP is sometimes also known as a “vampire facial.” Immediately following treatment, the initial bloody appearance of your skin may be alarming. Nevertheless, the treatment is safe for most skin types, and research shows that it can produce good results.