At Proper Eu Medical & Aesthetics Center in Grand Rapids, MI, we offer microneedling with PRP using the SkinPen device, a collagen-stimulating, skin smoothing, and skin resurfacing treatment. We can also use exosomes to enhance the treatment results. This treatment will help you experience the power found in your body to heal, restore, and repair your skin. If you’re looking for a natural treatment that works, this is the perfect option that will deliver noticeable changes in your skin.
Microneedling in Grand Rapids, MI
Microneedling is a form of collagen induction therapy that delivers a treatment to which the body responds by making more collagen and elastin. It’s anti-aging, skin-perfecting, skin smoothing, and skin resurfacing. It evens and brightens skin tone, improves textural irregularities on your skin’s surface, reduces the appearance of acne scars, and smooths lines and wrinkles. It can also restore skin volume and create a brighter, younger, and healthier-looking complexion.
At our office, we also perform our microneedling procedure with PRP and utilize platelet-rich plasma derived from your blood to promote results. Applying your PRP during or after the treatment allows your body to fully absorb all of its restorative and regenerative growth factors and anti-aging, healing properties into the deeper layers of the skin. PRP enhances the results to get the most out of your treatment. Our microneedling is a powerful treatment on its own, but it’s even better with PRP. At Proper Eu we make it easy to receive your microneedling treatment in Grand Rapids, MI.
What is microneedling with SkinPen
The SkinPen is a popular FDA-approved microneedling device containing sterile, thin needles designed to create tiny microchannels in the skin. SkinPen is the only FDA approved microneedling device on the market. The body responds to the skin resurfacing, collagen-stimulating treatment process the same way it would if the skin was injured and activates a natural healing response to remodel existing collagen while maintaining the integrity of the surrounding tissue and keeping the skin’s structure intact.
WHAT IT TREATS
This treatment device provides an effective way to perform microneedling with PRP treatment on the face and the neck, and it can improve the appearance of acne scars and other skin imperfections like lines and wrinkles. Eliminate any depressions on the skin with this treatment.
Our esthetician custom tailors our microneedling treatments with PRP to the patient’s needs. Before undergoing the treatment process, you’ll be asked about your primary skin concerns, and then we will custom-tailor a treatment plan to help you target those concerns and improve your skin.
THE THREE-STEP PROCESS
Once you undergo treatment with the SkinPen, your skin will respond to the three-step process that includes inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling. As soon as the microneedles in the device puncture your skin, your immune system will respond by disinfecting the area, increasing blood flow, and initiating a process that will create new, healthier skin cells.
During the second step, proliferation, the body begins to replace the damaged skin cells with new collagen proteins and new blood vessels. In the final stage, the remodeling stage, you’ll have new collagen and elastin proteins within the structure of your skin and will notice improvements in the overall health and appearance of your skin.
THE IMPORTANCE OF COLLAGEN-STIMULATING TREATMENTS
Collagen-stimulating treatments are imperative for those who want to combat the signs of aging. The body begins to produce less collagen after 30, and specific lifestyle and environmental effects can also contribute to collagen loss over time. Microneedling with PRP is the perfect treatment to rebuild and restore collagen in the face and neck. The body must be stimulated to create new collagen.
Those collagen creams that promise to deliver results may hydrate your skin. Still, when applied topically, they won’t make the body produce more collagen because it needs a perceived injury which is why microneedling with PRP is so effective.
EXOSOMES AND MICRONEEDLING
Exosomes are small extracellular vesicles released by cells that play a crucial role in cell-to-cell communication. These tiny structures contain various proteins, lipids, and genetic materials that can influence the behavior and function of recipient cells. In the context of skincare, exosomes derived from stem cells or other sources can be used topically to enhance skin rejuvenation and repair. Microneedling, on the other hand, is a minimally invasive procedure that involves creating controlled micro-injuries on the skin using fine needles. This process stimulates collagen production, enhances skin texture, and promotes the absorption of topical treatments. When combined, exosomes can be applied to the skin after microneedling to optimize their delivery and maximize their regenerative effects, resulting in improved skin tone, texture, and overall appearance. Together, exosomes and microneedling offer a promising approach to achieving healthier, more youthful-looking skin. When used during our Grand Rapids microneedling treatments, exosomes can speed cellular turnover and enhance the treatment’s facial rejuvenation benefits.
THE SKINPEN MICRONEEDLING TREATMENT PROCESS
When you arrive at our office for your treatment, one of the experts will apply a topical numbing solution to your treatment area before initiating the treatment. It will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes for your skin to go numb, after which we can begin the treatment process.
During the treatment, which takes approximately 30 minutes, your esthetician will use the SkinPen in your desired treatment area to perform a repetitive stamping technique to stimulate fibroblasts and enhance collagen production.
ADDING THE PRP
Adding PRP to your microneedling treatment is simple. We use the ProGen Platelet concentration system to prepare your blood for the treatment. One of our medical experts will perform a standard blood draw and place the blood in the centrifuge to spin it and create a golden serum to promote cellular growth and stimulate your body’s collagen production.
You won’t have to follow a lengthy list of pre-treatment instructions before your microneedling session. Instead, you simply need to drink plenty of fluids to ensure that your body is hydrated before the treatment.
Post-treatment, you can resume most of your normal daily activities. Your skin may look flushed from the treatment process, but that will subside within several hours. It’s important that you avoid excessive sun exposure after your treatment to ensure the best results. Our esthetician will provide you with post-care details so that you know how to care for your skin, when you can apply makeup, and what products you should use to nourish the skin post-treatment and enhance your results.
YOUR TREATMENT SCHEDULE
While you will see improvements in your skin after just one treatment, the best results typically come from a treatment plan that includes three microneedling treatments with 30 days between each. Patients typically notice the best results four weeks after beginning the treatment process, and results continue to improve as the body continues to make more collagen.
SCHEDULE A SKIN SMOOTHING AND SKIN RESURFACING TREATMENT
If you are looking for microneedling for acne scars, skin smoothing, or skin resurfacing treatments that are natural and don’t use harsh ingredients but deliver some dramatic results, PRP microneedling Grand Rapids, MI is the perfect option. Our experts will meet with you to discuss your skin goals to ensure that you are a good treatment candidate and then move forward and schedule a treatment that can help you begin a total skin transformation. Contact us at Proper Eu Medical & Aesthetics Center today to schedule your consultation.