Healing and developing new collagen is enhanced by using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and either microneedling it or injecting it into the dermis. We obtain PRP by taking a blood sample from your arm, spinning it in a centrifuge, and separating the plasma and the platelets. Microneedling with PRP can be used in many areas of the body, including your face, neck, décolleté, arms, abdomen, back, legs, and hands.
PRP and HA are injected into skin tissue, and it gives cells the ability to naturally stimulate the healing process. PRP will help the treated areas rejuvenate and restore, giving you a more youthful and glowing appearance. Microneedling has the ability to:
- Reduce capillaries and spider veins
- Reduce the appearance of large pores
- Reduce acne scars
- Evens skin tone
- Give the skin a fresh glow
- Help lighten sunspots
- Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Microneedling is also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) and involves using a microneedling device like a pen (Collagen PIN). You will have some minor bleeding during treatment, or if we use PRP, we apply your platelets to your face and microneedle the PRP into your skin. The microneedling pen introduces tiny controlled wounds into your skin. This process triggers the release of natural growth factors, elastin, and new collagen. The process causes less damage to your skin than lasers or other ablative treatments. Microneedling helps to protect new skin cell growth and provides a much faster healing process. The success rate of Collagen PIN treatment is exceptionally good and produces long-lasting results.
Using the Collagen P.I.N., we can correct any major skin problems like fine lines and wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, aging, perioral rhytides, melasma, and hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, sagging, and rough texture. These are only a few of the issues a Collagen P.I.N. can resolve. Three to six treatments will give you long-term results.
The PiXel8-RF can be used for a wide range of dermatological treatments which include:
- Skin tightening
- Wrinkle reduction
- Acne scar improvement
- Skin tone and texture
- Pore reduction
- Scar reduction
- Double chin reduction
- Jowl lifting
- Eyebrow lifting
- Neck lifting
- Hand rejuvenation
The PiXel8-RF provides correct and controlled coagulation and hemostasis to help stimulate collagen production and provide skin tightening and rejuvenation. The microneedle depth can be adjusted accordingly for each and every treatment area, especially for delicate areas such as under the eyes, the forehead and cheek bones.
The PiXel8-RF, unlike laser treatments, can definitely be used on all skin types. It only uses radio frequency energy. Thus, there is no risk of thermal damage to the epidermis and it almost eliminates the risk of PIH in darker skin types.
Patients usually experience very minimal to no downtime after the PiXel8-RF procedure. Only a few restrictions are common after an RF microneedling procedure. The treated area may be red for up to a full day. Your downtime may increase if the magnitude of the procedure is deeper. Be sure to ask your specialist for a detailed estimate of downtime.
Most patients will experience some redness and some minor swelling which will typically ease off within 24 hours or less. The patient may apply makeup after the 24 hours.
The PiXel8-RF procedure normally lasts about 20 minutes. It will take an additional 30 minutes if the treatment area needs to be prepared. Obvious results are generally seen after just one procedure. A three-treatment series is highly recommended to help you achieve maximum benefits.
If you are interested in learning more about PiXel8-RF, please call Heller Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery to schedule your appointment!
Microneedling treatments involve the use of a handpiece to deliver radiofrequency energy deep within the skin’s dermis. This radiofrequency causes the elastin cells to regenerate and collagen production to increase, which tightens and rejuvenates the skin.
The Microneedling treatment can be adjusted according to the area being treated. Different frequencies and heat will be applied to areas based on how delicate the skin is, allowing it to be safe for areas under the eyes and on the forehead.
RF Microneedling is a great treatment option for mild to moderate acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, skin texture and pore size, and stretch marks.
RF Microneedling can be used on all skin types. It only uses radiofrequency energy, so there is no risk of thermal damage to the epidermis.