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 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 micro-needling 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 perforation 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, it’s application for your specific area of concern and whether or not it is the right choice for you.
Micro-needling offers fairly immediately 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 micro-needling 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.
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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.
Your aesthetician can help you determine the answer to this question as it is based on your skin care goals and the at home skin care regime you are willing to commit to.