Have you noticed that aging is taking a toll on the quality and youthfulness of your skin? Do you notice lines on the skin’s surface or perhaps a loss in quality of the skin tone and texture? Many patients deal with these problems, and it is very common to look for treatments that can provide maximum results with minimum risk. Microneedling, offered by the professionals at Prizant Dermatology in Pittsburgh, PA, is one treatment that is able to restore a youthful look in a safe, precise, and minimally-invasive way. To learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation.
What Is Microneedling?
This is a sophisticated treatment for acne scars, wrinkles, and facial rejuvenation. Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy because the purpose of the treatment is to encourage the production of new collagen in the skin.
Collagen is a connective substance in the skin that helps your skin retain its firmness and shape. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, resulting in greater skin laxity and an increase in “sagging” or loose skin. This can manifest itself as lines or wrinkles in the face, and in these more specific locations, microneedling can provide highly targeted treatment.
Microneedling works by causing very small, controlled micro-injuries in the skin. These tiny micro-injuries are not dangerous and are quickly healed by the skin’s natural response mechanisms. Along with the healing process, the skin’s collagen production is also triggered, which leads to more collagen being released into the skin. The long-term result should be skin that is firmer, smoother, and more supple.
What Is SkinPen?
Prizant Dermatology is proud to use SkinPen, the only device currently FDA-approved for this treatment process.* SkinPen provides the highest level of safety and precision for each treatment session. With SkinPen, we may minimize scars, soften facial lines, and improve aging skin texture. However, specific results vary from patient to patient, and a series of treatment sessions may be required for optimal results.
What Is the Benefit of Using PRP?
Treatment with Platelet Rich Plasma is an optional addition to the process. PRP therapy is a method of adding additional plasma to the skin as part of the treatment process. Platelets exist inside our blood, and they help to clot the blood when we have a cut or a wound. They are essential to the healing process, and they have been found to boost the effectiveness of microneedling treatments, particularly when it comes to the healing and recovery component.
Are you ready to find out more? Turn to the professionals at Prizant Dermatology in Pittsburgh, PA. Our friendly and welcoming staff is here to support you and answer all your questions. Contact us today and schedule your consultation to see what microneedling can do for you!
*as of January, 2020