Microneedling is a simple procedure that uses tiny needles to puncture the skin and encourage new, healthy skin to grow in place. These tiny pinpricks create microchannels in your skin, which, when combined with platelet-rich plasma therapy, allow deep layers of the skin to grow and heal. Microneedling stimulates a healing response that encourages collagen production, reducing the appearance of scars, stretchmarks, and fine lines.
We recommend microneedling to treat the following concerns:
- Early signs of aging
- Loss of elasticity or collagen in the skin
- Scarring, acne scars, keloids
- Stretchmarks and fine lines
With microneedling, there is no downtime, and results are noticeable immediately. Your skin will continue to heal and improve two to three weeks prior to your treatment, as you continue to produce collagen.
Microneedling and hair loss
Microneedling is becoming a popular complement to hair transplants, and for a great reason. This non-surgical solution works for both men and women, and the process takes only about 30 minutes.
While it’s often assumed that a bald spot means there’s no more opportunities for hair growth, it turns out that’s not always the case. Some hair follicles in bald or thinning areas are actually dormant and not vacant. By injecting or microneedling these follicles with platelet-rich plasma, we can stimulate the development of new hair follicles while improving the health of the existing hair.
Microneedling is typically recommended for hair loss at the center of the scalp. Treatments can be done once a month for the first few months depending on the initial response. Most patients start to see new hair coming in within two or three months after their first treatment and should notice less shedding. These results will continue to improve each month for up to a year.
The amount of treatments you’ll need will depend on several factors, including the location of the hair loss and the type of hair loss. During your consultation, we’ll be able to provide you with a long-term treatment plan and give you an idea of what to expect.
Microneedling for Acne Scars
It’s amazing what our skin can do to repair its own wounds, although the end result is often unsightly. When deep layers of the skin are damaged, the body produces new collagen to repair the wound. This results in scarring of the skin.
If you have a permanent scar, we provide a few options to reduce its appearance, and among these is PRP therapy. By injecting platelet-rich plasma into the skin, we can stimulate the tissue to create healthy, new collagen over time, making the affected area less noticeable. This growth of collagen is typically more soft, even, and supple.
After your initial PRP procedure, you could notice signs of improvement within several days or weeks, depending on the scar tissue. While there are several factors that will determine your individual healing process, you will likely reach your desired results with as little as 1 to 3 treatments.
Radiofrequency microneedling uses a device that delivers tiny jolts of energy to the skin. When these jolts come into contact with skin, they produce microscopic wounds or microinjuries. These wounds trigger the body’s natural healing response, leading to new collagen and elastin. The result is younger-looking skin with fewer wrinkles and scars.
One of the main differences of radiofrequency microneedling from other forms of microneedling is that it uses heat in addition to needles. This heat helps stimulate collagen production, which can help improve the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Another difference is that RF microneedling can be used to treat a wider range of issues than other types of microneedling. It can be used to improve the appearance of pores, scars, and stretch marks, as well as to reduce hair growth.
In order to have a radiofrequency microneedling treatment, numbing cream is applied to the skin first. Once that has taken effect, our team will use a tool with many fine needles attached to it. These needles can be moved in different directions and depths depending on what we are trying to accomplish.
Did you know you can use tiny cells from your own blood to reduce hair loss, rejuvenate your skin, and reduce the appearance of scars and stretchmarks? Also known as platelet-rich plasma, these tiny cells contain special proteins called growth factors that aid the body in healing.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a safe and effective treatment that involves drawing a small amount of blood and using those same concentrated growth factors to target areas of the skin and encourage healing and growth. Depending on your cosmetic goals, you may benefit from PRP therapies such as microneedling, injections, or facial treatments.
By combining platelet-rich plasma with injectables, we can create a youthful, natural complexion while improving the tone and texture of the skin. This process involves injecting a common facial filler like hyaluronic acid, and then injecting growth factors from your plasma to encourage new tissue development.
Who is a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
Many of our patients are good candidates for this type of therapy, but there are certain cases that will get the most benefits from it. We’ll be able to determine if Microneedling is right for you during our initial consultation and medical exam. We want all of our clients to be excited about their treatment plans, and we’ll work with you to create a plan that fits your needs.
We do not recommend Microneedling If you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Patients with anemia or other blood conditions may also want to try one of our many alternative skin or hair treatments.
Microneedling Benefits: What are they?
One of the biggest perks of Microneedling is that they are minimally invasive. Unlike facelifts or other traditional procedures, there is little to no downtime, and most sessions are virtually painless. Plus, they can be done quickly, so you won’t need to spend hours at a time to get amazing results. PRP microneedling therapy can also be combined with other cosmetic procedures to help you achieve beautiful, radiant skin.
Because PRPs are made up of organic material from your own body, there’s little to no risk of having an allergic reaction. It’s also formulated to work with your body composition.
In recent years, platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) microneedling has become an increasingly popular treatment for various skin conditions. PRF is a serum made from your blood that is enriched with platelets. The serum contains platelets and other growth factors that can help with collagen production and reduce inflammation.
During the procedure, a technician will use a device called a microneedle to create tiny holes in your skin. Then, they’ll apply the serum to the areas where they’ve used the microneedle.
The PRFM microneedling procedure is said to be more effective than traditional microneedling. One of the advantages of the platelet-rich fibrin matrix microneedling process is that it can be customized to meet the needs of each individual.
The treatment intensity can also be adjusted depending on the patient’s skin type and desired results. The procedure works well for individuals of all skin types, including darker skin tones. The downtime is minimal, and there are no restrictions on activities following the treatment.
Feel amazing with Revivology
Simply put, our bodies are amazing at healing and restoring our vitality. Glowing skin, thicker hair, and reduced scarring is achievable — so why not try it out? If you’re ready to see what platelet-rich plasma can do for you, reach out to us. We’ll give you a free personalized consultation based on your overall concerns and desired results. Call us at (801) 987-8653 or use the form below and we’ll contact you as soon as possible.
Does Microneedling Hurt?
Overall microneedling is a low pain procedure. Before starting the procedure, the person conducting the microneedling will apply an anesthetic to the areas that will be microneedled to minimize the pain of the procedure. The anesthetic makes this a low pain procedure with most individuals noting that they feel a warm scratching sensation during the procedure. You may feel some pain or discomfort near areas of your face where bones are closer to the surface such as your forehead and jawline.
Is Microneedling Safe?
Overall microneedling is a very safe procedure. After the procedure you may experience some redness, bruising, tight, minor bleeding, itchy skin, or peeling, but these effects usually fade within days or weeks. Less likely effects you may experience are stinging or itching when cosmetic products are applied to your skin, light or dark spots on the skin, cold sores, lines on the face, swelling of the lymph nodes, or infection. If you’re concerned about potential adverse effects of microneedling, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more information.
TESTIMONIALS: MICRONEEDLING IN UTAH
I started the Dermapen treatments at Revivology 3 months ago and I’m just ecstatic at the results. To be honest I was really skeptical as to whether or not this would work. I have bad cystic acne in the past and was left with ‘Ice Pick’ scarring. I was told by several other doctors’ that even the best laser treatments wouldn’t work on my face, but after talking to the estheticians at Revivology I decided to try Dermapen. My face is softening and the scars are disappearing along with my pores getting smaller and my fine lines going away. After having suffered for years and being embarrassed by my awful skin, I can now hold my head up. Thank you so much Revivology!