What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a skin treatment that uses tiny needle pricks to stimulate collagen production in your skin. Collagen is the sought-after substance that promotes healing and structure in your body. While many people choose to directly inject collagen, your body is able to produce it naturally. The tiny microneedling pricks stimulate your body’s healing process, bringing collagen out to play.

At your microneedling appointment, Dr. Fripp applies a numbing cream to your skin if you are concerned about discomfort. About 30 minutes later, she runs a pen-like tool evenly across your skin. The device makes small enough pricks that you won’t be able to see them in a mirror and can go back to work immediately after if you choose. Your appointment should last about two hours.

What is microneedling with PRP?

Radiance MedSpa in Washington, DC now offers microneedling treatments with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Another substance produced by your body itself, platelets are the component in your blood that allows for quick healing.

Before a microneedling procedure with PRP, Dr. Fripp draws your blood and separates the platelets from it with a machine called a centrifuge. Then, after using the microneedling device, the PRP created with your own platelets is applied to your face to promote further healing and revitalization.

What can microneedling do for me?

Microneedling can improve your skin’s appearance in many ways. Common results of microneedling include:

  • Eliminate scars
  • Smaller pores
  • Reduces sun spots
  • Reduces wrinkles and lines
  • Tighter skin
  • Even skin tone

If you have other desired results for microneedling, Dr. Fripp can determine whether it is your best option for treatment or offer you other options that may work better. Microneedling results aren’t immediate and may take several appointments.

Does microneedling hurt?

The fear of needles is pretty common, so a procedure that involves many of them may be intimidating to some. Before your procedure, Dr. Fripp applies a numbing cream to your targeted areas to minimize any pain that you may feel. Your skin may feel irritated following the procedure, but any discomfort goes away within a few days.

If you’re looking for facial rejuvenation that uses your body’s natural processes, microneedling is a great choice for you. To learn more about it and find out if you’re a candidate, call or schedule an appointment online at Radiance MedSpa DC today.