The benefits of a Microneedling Facial are the result of stimulating your body’s natural healing response. Microneedling works by creating micropuntures in the skin, creating small, controlled injuries that send signals through the body that there has been an injury to that area. In response to this signal, the body sends more platelets and proteins to that area to repair the damage. These proteins and platelets form into collagen and elastin fibers, as well as other skin cells, which replace the damaged cells.
The new cells are healthier and stronger, resulting in firmer, more elastic skin with fewer dark spots and discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles, and rough or uneven textures. The punctures in the skin are mostly unnoticeable, though some redness or irritation may be seen for a few hours after the facial treatment. The visible results from Microneedling usually become apparent after 2-4 treatments that are 4-6 weeks apart, depending on the patient’s needs. For faster, more dramatic changes, adding Fractional Radio Frequency (RF), Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), or both is recommended.
An RF Microneedling Facial treatment penetrates deeper through the layers of the skin and stimulates a stronger healing response by the body compared to regular microneedling. It is also beneficial for treating acne because the energy waves emitted by the radio frequency create heat that kills bacteria in pores that causes active acne vulgaris, and the heat shrinks sebaceous glands. Shrinking the glands decreases the amount of oil produced and reduces the potential of getting clogged pores and cystic acne.
PRP is added as a serum after the micro punctures are made, offering the skin a surplus of platelets and proteins to amplify the rejuvenating response by the body. This facial treatment is popularly known as the “Vampire Facial” because plasma is the viscous portion of blood that contains platelets and proteins required for healing. Adding both, RF and PRP, to a Microneedling facial treatment will produce the fastest and most dramatic results possible.