To understand the basis of this treatment, you need to first understand how instrumental collagen and elastin are to the health and appearance of your skin.
These two proteins are responsible for the strength and elasticity of our skin, as well as playing some other key roles in your body's health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, as we get older and other environmental factors begin to take their toll, we start to lose our natural supplies of these proteins.
Collagen is a protein which is necessary for keeping skin, bones, and muscles healthy. Without ample supply, skin becomes dry, wrinkly, and tired looking.
Elastin is another protein that is a pliable connective tissue that makes up one of the outermost layers of the skin called the dermis. Elastin allows the skin to “snap back into place” after the contracting and stretching which occur on a day-to-day basis.
Micro-needling stimulates the production of both collagen and elastin, resulting in firmer skin.
Micro-needling treatment is performed with an electric utensil with a disposable tip containing small needles which move up and down to various depths. Different depths are used on different areas of the face to achieve optimal results. We apply topical numbing cream to assure clients have the best experience, plus there’s no downtime for recovery.
We use the SkinPen® by Bellus Medical, a true state-of-the-art anti-aging device that repairs and improves sun damage, scars, stretch marks and hyperpigmentation. Because it has 12 surgical-grade micro-needles that simultaneously develop tiny microchannels in the skin, SkinPen® increases collagen and skin cell turnover. The overall result is an appearance of more youthful skin, plus a decrease in fine lines and acne scarring. SkinPen® is the only FDA approved pen for these uses.
SkinPen® differs from generic micro-needling because its patented needle technology does not drag the skin - which can be why certain micro-needling procedures are associated with a longer recovery. Basic micro-needling is a fantastic procedure but usually only treats one depth of the layers of the skin. With the 1228 protocol, we utilize needles that penetrate three layers of skin, providing even better results. By adding PRF to this we can increase cell turnover rates even more. The micr-needles create the micro-channels and the PRF can filter down into the skin to do its magic!
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