If you’re dissatisfied with your appearance due to premature hair loss, acne scars, or dull-looking skin, you may be a good candidate for microneedling. At Port St. Lucie Pain & Medical Institute, home of Bossa Nova Lasers and Cosmetic Medicine, the dedicated team of aesthetic providers offers innovative microneedling techniques using platelet-rich plasma treatments to stimulate new hair growth and rejuvenate your skin, giving you a more vibrant, healthier appearance. To find out if microneedling is right for you, book an appointment online or by phone at their office in Oakland Park, Florida.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive therapy that uses tiny needles to puncture the outer layer of your skin. In response to the controlled injury to your skin, your body reacts by triggering the production of new collagen, which is part of its natural healing process.
Over time as more collagen grows, the treatment area increases in volume, eliminating fine lines, acne scars, and stretch marks. Your skin looks healthier and younger than it has in years.
Microneedling can also effectively promote natural hair growth by stimulating inactive hair follicles. This treatment might be right for you if you suffer from genetic male pattern baldness or from a medical condition such as alopecia.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) contains stem cells that have regenerative properties. Your doctor at Port St. Lucie Pain & Medical Institute, home of Bossa Nova Lasers and Cosmetic Medicine can use PRP as part of your microneedling skin rejuvenation treatment, so you get the added benefit of using your own blood plasma to increase healthy cell production and effectively repair damaged skin tissue and hair follicles.
Your doctor draws a sample of your blood and places it into a machine known as a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins the blood rapidly to separate blood cells and plasma. Your doctor then injects the PRP back into your skin to encourage cell rejuvenation.
Your doctor ensures your comfort throughout the procedure. You sit in a relaxed position while they use a pen-like instrument to pierce your skin or scalp to deliver PRP and encourage new collagen growth.
The tiny injections feel like minor pinpricks. Your doctor can apply a topical numbing cream to increase your comfort.
Your doctor determines how many treatments you need based on your cosmetic goals and the severity of your issues. Typically, you can expect 3-6 treatments to help you achieve your desired results.
You begin to see results of microneedling within 1-3 months after treatment as new skin cells start to regenerate and hair follicles become active. You can expect fuller, smoother skin, less visible acne scars and wrinkles, and progressive natural hair growth.
To find out if you’re a candidate for microneedling treatments with PRP, schedule a consultation online or by phone.