Medical Microneedling with PRP
They say that beauty is only skin deep, but the truth is that beauty is affected by what's underneath. When the building blocks of youth, healing, and anti-aging are not being produced naturally by the body, uneven skin tone and texture develops. Using various skin treatments, including the revolutionary microneedling with PRP (platelet-rich plasma), we are able to trigger the natural production of collagen and elastin, the building blocks of healthy, youthful-looking skin. At Ultra Smooth Skin's three convenient locations, we offer microneedling and other skin care treatments to help you look your very best.
Microneedling with PRP in Scottsdale & Chandler, AZ
Imagine using a routine office procedure in the Phoenix area to reduce the signs of aging, cover scars, shrink stretch marks and even deal with severe acne scars. Microneedling is a proven technology for stimulating corrective skin rejuvenation. Combining the therapy with PRP enhances treatment results. Learn how we use this treatment on the face, neck, and other areas to help stimulate your body's natural healing processes.
What to Expect from Microneedling with PRP at Ultra Smooth Skin
At Ultra Smooth Skin, our goal is to provide you with the skin care treatments that are right for your needs in a comfortable, relaxing environment. With three locations in the Scottsdale and Chandler, AZ, areas, we are able to give our patients more convenient appointment times and flexibility. We offer numerous procedures that provide similar results, but cater each treatment protocol to match desired patient outcomes. If you're interested in microneedling with PRP, or have problems with lines, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, or hyperpigmentation, schedule a consultation with our team to find out if this or other treatments are right for you.
The Microneedling Consultation
A quick consultation is all that's needed to schedule a treatment at Ultra Smooth Skin. We'll ask some important questions to determine if you're a good candidate for the therapy. We'll also discuss your treatment options, contraindications, possible side effects and other issues. Depending on your specific skin issues, you might not want the PRP application. Other possibilities include topical hyaluronic acid and vitamin C.
The Microneedling With PRP Procedure
During the procedure, microneedles create controlled skin injuries to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. These are natural and essential compounds for healing and strengthening the skin's elasticity, but production of the compounds often decreases as we age. The small punctures and PRP stimulate new growth to reduce wrinkles, minimize fine lines, hide scars and turn back the clock. The treatment also makes the skin more receptive to topical gels, creams and serums.
Microneedling Results and Follow-up Treatments
The results are often dramatic, and many patients only need one treatment each year to achieve optimal results. However, we recommend that you receive two or three treatments the first time, and these should be spaced between six and eight weeks apart. If you're treating deep acne scarring, you might need a more intensive therapeutic regimen of six to eight treatments scheduled at six-week intervals.
Microneedling With PRP FAQ
Using micro-punctures in the skin to stimulate new growth, thicken the epidermis and cover skin imperfections is well-tolerated, effective and affordable for most patients. However, many have questions that require more detailed responses. While it's best to seek a consultation with one of our providers to get questions related to your unique situation answered, the following FAQs should help get you started.
- How does microneedling with PRP work?
- Why should I choose Ultra Smooth Skin for microneedling treatments?
- Do I need to use PRP with my microneedling treatment?
- Who is a good candidate for microneedling treatments?
- Who shouldn't get microneedling with PRP?
- What areas can be treated with microneedling?
- Where will my microneedling treatments be performed?
- Does microneedling hurt? Is pain relief available?
- What are the potential side effects with a microneedling treatment?
- How much does microneedling with PRP cost?
- Where can I see microneedling with PRP before and after photos?
How Does Microneedling With PRP Work
Microneedling is a nonsurgical technique that improves skin texture by applying topical serums or PRP (platelet-rich plasma) across damaged areas of the skin to treat imperfections such as wrinkles, fine lines, scars, acne, stretch marks, age spots and hyperpigmentation. A hand-operated tool — the Eclipse Micropen™ — creates tiny channels in the dermis to stimulate the skin's natural healing ability. Topical application of PRP during this process stimulates new growth and skin elasticity.
This safe procedure uses a hand-operated pen with an attached sterile needle tip. The tip contains 12 microneedles that operate at high speed. The device is similar to a tattoo machine but with a higher comfort level.
Why Should I Choose Ultra Smooth Skin for Microneedling Treatments?
Ultra Smooth Skin operates three offices in Scottsdale and Chandler Arizona. Our medical director, Lisa Williams, is an acknowledged expert on treating facial imperfections due to aging and environmental conditions. Lisa is a certified Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner (ANP-C), so each patient receives safe, supervised and medically reliable treatment.
Do I Need to Use PRP With My Microneedling Treatment?
You don't need to use PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, with microneedling. Collagen, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid are also options. The type of scar or skin imperfection often determines the treatment, but these issues will be discussed during your consultation. Studies show that PRP is more effective than other treatments. A National Institutes of Health study found that microneedling treatment of acne atrophic facial scars was more effective when PRP was used in the treatment.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Microneedling Treatments?
The microneedling procedure is safe for all skin colors and types, and the therapy can treat sensitive areas under the eyes, around the neck and on the back of the hands. The best candidates are those who have minimal facial sagging.
Who Shouldn't Get Microneedling With PRP?
People over the age of 80 should discuss any type of cosmetic procedure with their doctor. The treatment is not recommended for people with the following conditions:
- Those with active skin infections
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Those with a history of developing keloid or hypertrophic scars
- Those who heal poorly
- People who have open wounds, cuts or abrasions in the area to be treated
- Those who have used isotretinoin, or Accutane, within the last three months
- People who had radiation treatments within the past year
What Areas Can Be Treated With Microneedling?
You can treat virtually any area of the face and body with this versatile method. We provide patients with microneedling on the face, neck, decolletage, belly area, hands, thighs, and more!
Where Will My Microneedling Treatments Be Performed?
Your procedure will be performed in one of our medspa locations in the Phoenix area. The procedure averages between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Does Microneedling Hurt? Is Pain Relief Available?
Most patients tolerate the procedure very well, although some treatment areas are more sensitive than others. The treatment most commonly feels like rubbing light sandpaper across the skin. The speed and efficiency of the Eclipse Micropen™ work on all areas, including the neck, face, back, arms, legs, abdomen and lower neckline.
Pain relief is available in the form of skin-numbing creams to be applied prior to treatment. You can also take over-the-counter pain and inflammation remedies in oral form, but you can't use other types of skin products for the first 24 hours after treatment. Avoid direct sunlight, makeup, sunscreen, and alcohol-based products.
What Are the Potential Side Effects With a Microneedling Treatment?
The skin will develop a reddish color like a sunburn, and your skin will be very sensitive to chemicals and light. Microneedling has been around for years, and advances in minimally invasive therapies make the procedure safe and routine for most people. Bruising, swelling and small pustules commonly develop during the healing process. These will usually disappear within two or three days. Your skin will feel dry and tight to the touch, but you should avoid skin care products such as moisturizers and skin toners and topical products with hydroquinone and glycolic, TCA or salicylic acid. Itchiness is also a common symptom, but you should avoid scratching the area. Some inflammation is expected and necessary for faster healing and rejuvenation of the skin.
How Much Does Microneedling With PRP cost?
Price varies depending on the treatment area and how many treatments you'll need for best results. We also offer monthly specials. See our price list below and call us to discuss package options.
Where Can I See Microneedling With PRP Before and After Photos?
You can find before-and-after pictures of microneedling at the website of Eclipse Micropen™, which is the tool that Ultra Smooth Skin uses for its treatments. We also offer before and after photos for your perusal during your consultation.
|Microneedling with a Micropen (Face & Neck)||$200|
(Platelet Rich Plasma — 1 treatment)
(Platelet Rich Plasma — 3 treatments — save $300)
|Stretch Mark Therapy
(1 treatment on a small-to-medium area — photo is a medium area)
|Stretch Mark Therapy
(3 treatments on small areas)
|Hand Rejuvenation Therapy