Microneedling and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are minimally invasive procedures that promote collagen production for skin renewal. At Genesis Health and Beauty Bar in Daphne, Alabama, Brittany Aguirre, DO, offers both traditional and PRP microneedling using the Exceed™ tool to give you a youthful, glowing complexion. Call the office or schedule an appointment online to learn more today.
Microneedling is an aesthetic treatment that works by using thin needles to create tiny injuries in the skin to trigger your skin’s natural process of healing.
It’s a wonderful option for people who want to achieve impressive results but aren’t good candidates for chemical peels, laser treatments, or invasive treatment options.
Dr. Aguirre uses a handheld, FDA-approved Exceed pen covered in needles to puncture your skin. Your body responds by creating new collagen, plumping skin from within, and improving the texture, tone, and clarity of your skin.
Some of the concerns this treatment can address include:
Genesis Health and Beauty Bar offers microneedling as a stand-alone procedure, or combines it with PRP to enhance your treatment outcomes.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a highly concentrated blood substance made from growth factors in your own blood.
Dr. Aguirre takes a conventional blood draw from a vein in your arm and then spins the sample in a machine called a centrifuge. The process separates platelets from other blood components to create PRP.
When combined with microneedling, PRP encourages your skin to start producing new collagen and revitalize cells, leading to tighter and smoother skin.
When you come in for a consultation, Dr. Aguirre advises you on which treatments are best suited for your needs. Then, on the day of your session, you settle comfortably into the treatment chair, and Dr. Aguirre explains what to expect.
To ensure the process is as comfortable as possible, she applies a topical anesthetic to numb your skin to any discomfort.
With traditional microneedling, she cleanses your skin and begins moving the handpiece across the surface of your skin. If your microneedling treatment uses PRP, Dr. Aguirre applied the PRP to the micro-wounds to speed up healing.
Microneedling shouldn’t be painful, and the treatment takes less than an hour to complete. Most people benefit from a series of several treatments spaced out over time.
Dr. Aguirre can recommend a treatment schedule based on your skin concerns and needs.
To see if you can benefit from traditional or PRP microneedling, call Genesis Health and Beauty Bar or schedule an appointment online today.