Microneedling is a non-ablative skin regeneration therapy. It stimulates the production of collagen from the inside out, resulting in a clearer, more youthful looking skin.
Microneedling rapidly creates a pattern of micro channels in the treatment area. And those very micro channels significantly increase the production of collagen and elastin to leave your skin smoother, fresher, and more uniform. Essentially, it’s really allowing the body to stimulate new collagen from the inside out!
Numerous weapons aid a woman’s battle against aging. But if ANY were to deserve the title “elixir of youth”, it’s collagen.
This precious protein is the basic building block of the skin; forming mesh-like bonds to hold it firm and prevent sagging.
When we are young, skin is made up of 80 per cent collagen. After the age of 25, we lose it at the rate of about one percent a year. The result is the twin curses of wrinkles and saggy skin.
Cosmetic companies know this well, having built a large portion of their multi-billion-dollar business tapping into this insatiable market for collagen. While chasing the golden goose of collagen replacement, they constantly roll out a steady stream of new supplements and treatments. And all promising to replace lost collagen and the associated ravages that come with hormonal aging.
As more and more baby boomers seek ways to maintain a youthful radiance, they are increasingly looking for alternatives to the standard face creams and treatments they see at the cosmetic counters.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to improve the skin from the “inside out” rather than the “outside in?” Better yet, “what if we could stimulate our bodies to replace it’s own collagen that has been lost?”
In addition, these channels also enhance the skin’s ability to absorb medical grade topicals, like anti-aging serums and skin lighteners, or even better PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma.
We highly recommend using PRP when having a micro-needling treatment.
At Synergy Spa, we have always offered and recommend PRP in conjunction with micro-needling. We also call this procedure the Vampire Facial! Perfect for repairing damaged skin, the vampire facial uses the healing power of your own blood to rejuvenate the skin. PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, a natural product produced by your own blood. We obtain it by drawing a small amount of blood from a patient into a sterile tube. Next, we spin the blood using a centrifuge to separate the PRP, which contains a concentration of growth factors and platelets that are very important for tissue healing. PRP has been used since the 1970’s to aid the healing process for large-scale surgeries. But, its use to regenerate skin and revitalize collagen is a relatively new procedure.
The micro-needling device rapidly creates a pattern of micro channels just below the surface of the skin. When combined with PRP, this action rejuvenates tired skin in two ways.
First, the channels increase the production of collagen and elastin to leave skin smoother, fresher, and more uniform. Secondly, (here is where the PRP comes into play), since we have already applied the PRP on the skin, the micro-needling then channels the PRP, penetrating into the sub layers of the dermis. Thus, this increases the regenerative effectiveness of the collagen-producing PRP.