Microneedling with MicroPen Elite and PRP
What is automated Microneedling?
Automated microneedling is an innovation in aesthetics for the treatment of the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and the skin’s texture, tone and color. The Spa at PSA is proud to be one of the top clinics in the Milwaukee area to offer microneedling with PRP.
What are the benefits?
Reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, improved skin tone and texture and softer, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. MicroPen® Elite can help improve the appearance of hyper-pigmentation as well as uneven skin tone, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks.
What areas of the body can I treat?
MicroPen® Elite can be used on all parts of the body including the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
How is the procedure done?
A sterile tip containing 12 tiny micro-tips is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen® Elite. Your skincare professional will apply sterile saline and select the appropriate treatment pen settings based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
What does it feel like?
The feeling associated with the Eclipse MicroPen® Elite is similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes 15 to 30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
What is the downtime?
Immediately after the treatment, you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total recovery time depends on the position of the pen and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red for 2 to 4 days. Some patients heal completely in 24 hours.
When will I see the results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Some patients only require a single treatment once a year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with concerns about deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars, it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals.
• Minimal Downtime
• Minimal Discomfort
• Safe for Most Skin Types
• Natural Results
What are the benefits of adding Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to my treatment?
Following microneedling, your own PRP can be added to the skin to increase the benefits of the treatment. PRP is considered a “biologically perfect beauty serum.” Since the platelets are taken directly from each patient the body immediately accepts them as a beneficial healing agent when applied. The tiny holes from microneedling allow the platelets to penetrate even deeper into the skin.
How do I know if it’s right for me?
As always, The Spa at PSA offers complimentary consultations for our treatments. A highly trained skin expert will analyze your skin and let you know what treatments are best for you.
Contact us to find out more about microneedling today!