Microneedling (collagen induction therapy) smooths fine lines and scars.
What we tell our patients: Top five bang-for-buck treatment. Consider alternating it with your facials and Forma or Evoke RF treatments to maintain the most youthful, bouncy skin.
Microneedling in Traverse City, Petoskey, and Naples
Microneedling can be booked online or by texting or calling. It is used on the following areas with or without platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as a skin rejuvenation treatment:
What is microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as “collagen induction therapy,” is a cosmetic treatment in which your certified microneedling specialist pricks a patient’s skin with tiny, sterilized needles via a handheld FDA-approved device called the SkinPen.
These micro-injuries then alert the patient’s body to repair itself and it does! The cells naturally go to work to heal and repair the skin, which in turn stimulates collagen and elastin resulting in smooth, younger-looking skin.
Microneedling can help with several skin issues, including:
- enlarged pores
- sun damage
- stretch marks
- fine lines and wrinkles
- reduced skin elasticity
What is platelet therapy?
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is a newer, improved version of platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRF can be added to your in-office microneedling appointment for improved results and faster healing. PRF and PRP can also be injected as an all-natural filler for treating visible signs of aging, including under-eye hollows, deflated cheeks, and fine lines.
PRF and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) consists of platelet cytokines, growth factors, and cells – all of which are taken from the patient.
How does microneedling with platelet-rich plasma work?
Before treatment, two to four vials of the patient’s blood is drawn and spun in a specialized centrifuge. Once the mixture is ready, the platelet-rich product is infused in the patient’s skin with a SkinPen – a handheld, FDA-approved microneedling device (see above).
PRF / PRP Microneedling Before and After Photo at
Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center
✔ Benefits of PRF or PRP Microneedling
- minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- volumizes the skin and improves under-eye hollows
- firms and tightens the skin
- reduces the appearance of dark circles, scarring, and skin discoloration
- restores hair growth and thickness
Microneedling vs. PRF / PRP Microneedling
While microneedling is effective on its own, combining microneedling with PRF prompts the body to create even more collagen and elastin, resulting in healthier, youthful-looking skin.
According to an article published in the Journal of Aesthetic Surgery, supplementing a microneedling treatment with PRF has been proven to show significant and measurable results when compared to microneedling alone.
“It was great! Staff was so friendly, location is very convenient, space is beautiful, and most importantly I felt taken care of and well informed about the procedure. Gentle touch! I highly recommend! Thank you!”
Microneedling Frequently Asked Questions
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