Microneedling is a non-invasive treatment that tricks the body into healing itself, thus improving the look of acne scarring, texture, tone, and can even help shrink pores. The process creates a controlled injury on the skin through the use of small (micro) needles, that puncture the skin. The body is forced to heal itself, and collagen and elastin are pulled into the treated area.
Looks Medical Aesthetics is proud to offer the SkinPen by Bellus Medical! SkinPen is the only FDA cleared microneedling device on the market!
Microneedling with PRP
Also known as the "Vampire Facial", microneedling with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a great add-on for scarred skin (and all skin types). The PRP acts as a stimulant for collagen and elastin, and many clients find better results with the PRP add-on.
Our Lab Director from Mallory Family Wellness assists us with our PRP Microneedling appointments. She draws the blood and spins it in the centrifuge, which separates PRP from red and white blood cells. Once extracted, the PRP is brought over to the medical spa and used immediately in the microneedling session.
Frequently Asked Questions
What will I look like immediately after my session?
The skin will appear slightly pink immediately post procedure, very similar to a mild sunburn.
What is the downtime like?
Most clients will appear red for 24 - 48 hours after their treatment. Once the redness goes away, the skin is often dry and/or flakey. Other common responses are rough skin, tightness, itching, discomfort, tenderness, or a burning sensation (like a sunburn).
How do I care for my skin post procedure?
Do not wash the treated area for 24 hours. This includes water, moisturizer, serums, and sunblock/sunscreen. After the 24 hour wait period, you may use a gentle cleanser/moisturizer on the area. Do NOT use retinol, skin brightener, or exfoliating scrubs for 1 week after your procedure. Use SPF 30-50 as needed for the next 3 weeks.