Advanced Microneedling Services
Microneedling is a popular skincare technique developed to treat several common skin concerns and promote new collagen growth. Recent advances, like those employed by Lutronic Genius® RF, now allow this treatment to be used for both the face and body in all skin types, while adding PRP to microneedling can dramatically enhance results.
Thompson Plastic Surgery is proud to offer multiple advanced microneedling options in Colts Neck, New Jersey, including Lutronic Genius® RF, SkinPen®, and PRP microneedling.
The Microneedling Process
At your in-depth consultation, you’ll be asked to provide your medical history, including current medications, and other information to help your provider assess any potential risks. They will listen to your skin concerns and desired results and, after examining your skin, create a custom treatment plan to meet your specific needs.
- The microneedling device is applied to the skin, creating minuscule injuries.
- Immune system responses help prevent infection and aid in cleansing the pores.
- When paired with PRP, this treatment results in rapid neocollagenesis (collagen production).
- Regenerative responses promote blood flow and begin creating new tissue.
- As the production of type III collagen and elastin increases, the damaged skin is rebuilt.
- New blood vessels begin to form as well as more new skin cells.
- The injured tissue is replaced with healthy skin and new blood vessels.
- Type I collagen replaces type III collagen for a tighter and more youthful surface.
- Patients who opt for PRP microneedling can expect to experience faster improvement that continues for longer than without this additional treatment.
Microneedling With SkinPen® FAQs
Who can best benefit from microneedling treatment?
Microneedling treatment offers several distinct benefits that may vary depending on your chosen technique and skin condition. Patients plagued by textural imperfections such as acne scars, stretch marks, enlarged pores, and wrinkles can benefit from microneedling, particularly with PRP.
What is collagen-induction therapy?
Microneedling (or collagen-induction therapy) induces immune and regenerative responses that prompt the skin to create new skin cells and blood vessels, resulting in smoother and more pleasing skin texture.
Is microneedling only for the face?
Microneedling is ideal for brightening dull or uneven skin tones and can help revitalize facial skin by triggering the formation of new collagen and elastin for a glowing complexion. However, since the introduction of the Lutronic Genius® RF device, skin issues almost anywhere can be treated with microneedling.
What can I expect during recovery from my microneedling procedure?
The recovery process is unique for every patient due to differences in healing rates, genetics, and health. Generally, patients experience a feeling similar to sunburn at the treatment site following their microneedling appointment. Some redness and tenderness may persist for a few days, but all normal activities can be resumed immediately.
Are there any risks associated with microneedling?
It is uncommon for patients to experience significant complications following microneedling, and most side effects are likely to subside within a few days. However, some potential risks include:
- Prolonged discomfort
- Skin discoloration
Is Lutronic Genius® RF and SkinPen® cleared by the FDA?
Yes. Both these microneedling devices are FDA-cleared.
What are the benefits of using PRP during my microneedling treatment?
Combining PRP with microneedling comes with the following advantages:
- Utilizes the body’s natural healing properties
- Triggers cell regeneration for lasting results
- Creates a tighter, more hydrated skin surface
- Minimizes textural imperfections
What results can I expect after my microneedling procedure?
Your skin should be brighter, softer, and tighter after your microneedling treatment with SkinPen®. Results can continue to improve after the procedure as the skin produces more collagen and elastin for up to six months.
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Our friendly team of professionals is located in Colts Neck, New Jersey, and can help answer all your microneedling questions and concerns while helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Thompson Plastic Surgery offers a range of other non-surgical procedures like CoolSculpting® and several laser skin treatments, as well as surgical options like facelifts, cosmetic breast procedures, and tummy tucks.
“As always Dr. Thompson and the staff are awesome. They have answers to all your questions and make you feel at home, lets not forget the fact that no matter what you get done you will be happy with the results.”Lillian L. (Patient since 2019)
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