If you want the most out of your facial, opt for microneedling. This procedure stimulates your body’s own natural healing powers to boost collagen production, resulting in a radiant, glowing complexion. For patients in the Fort Worth, Texas, area, Betty Rajan, MD, and the team of providers offer microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facials and Morpheus8® as a step-up from the conventional facial. Call Rajan Dermatology, or schedule an appointment online to learn how you can reduce the appearance of aging, scarring, and skin imperfections with these procedures.
Microneedling triggers your body to release cytokines and growth factors that lead to remodeling of collagen and elastin, skin compounds that provide structure and elasticity.
The wound healing process stimulated by microneedling has three phases:
Immediately following microneedling, your immune system works to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow, and create new tissue.
New granulation cells and a temporary type of collagen and elastin develop. A new network of blood vessels also begins to form.
Each of the micro wounds is replaced with new dermal tissue and blood vessels. A more permanent type of collagen forms to create a shrink-wrap effect on your skin, leading to a tighter, smoother look.
Microneedling effectively improves the appearance of skin complaints, such as:
Microneedling causes much less damage to your skin than lasers or ablative treatments, and recovery is quicker than other skin rejuvenation techniques.
At Rajan Dermatology, the team uses a variety of methods including Morpheus8 and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facials.
Morpheus8 is a device that combines microneedling with radio frequency stimulation to effectively stimulate the skin in two ways, resulting in smooth, beautiful skin.
First, the small needles create puncture wounds, which stimulates the skin to heal. Each of the micro wounds is replaced with new dermal tissue and blood vessels, which allows collagen to form and create a shrink-wrap effect on your skin, leading to a tighter, smoother look.
Then, the radiofrequency energy waves go into effect. Because the needles in Morpheus8 are 4 millimeters long, they reach through the connective tissue and morphs the layer under the skin to create an even sleeker and smoother look to your skin.
A platelet-rich plasma facial uses your own blood to improve the quality of your skin.
To begin, one of their PRP experts takes a sample of your blood, and using a centrifuge, they separate the platelets from the plasma.
Then, you receive a microneedling treatment before the PRP is applied to your face. These platelets trigger a healing process and improve collagen production and elasticity, which helps your skin stay taut.
If needed, the team at Rajan Dermatology, can apply a topical numbing cream prior to the microneedling procedure to ease sensation, but most people tolerate the process quite well.
The depth of treatment using Morpheus8 ranges up to 4 millimeters, and the technicians determine what level is best for your skin’s needs and aesthetic goals.
After a microneedling session, you may have some pinkness and minor scabbing that fades within a few days, but you don’t have to schedule downtime following a microneedling session.
Find out for yourself how microneedling can revolutionize your skin by calling Rajan Dermatology, or book your visit online.