What is Microneedling?
Our most popular resurfacing treatment!
Collagen induction therapy has been well researched and well documented as a safe and effective treatment in acne scarring, anti-aging, reducing the appearance of surgical scars and stretch marks, skin resurfacing, and in the treatment of burns and other skin damage. The SkinStylus® MicroSystem both uses collagen induction therapy as the primary mechanism of action by creating numerous small microchannels through the skin, which stimulates the body to produce new collagen and remodel the treatment area. Instead of using laser energy to burn these microchannels through the skin, the SkinStylus® uses disposable Biolock needle cartridges propelled by the SkinStylus® to create microchannels. This mechanical creation of microchannels avoids the use of heat, thermal energy, or chemicals and virtually eliminates post-treatment sensitivity and down-time while achieving spectacular results. Additionally, these microchannels allow large topical molecules that normally cannot penetrate the skin, to pass through the microchannels and help beautify the skin. At Prescott Medical Aesthetics we use Hyaluronic Acid and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to achieve exceptional results with each microneedle treatment.
How many SkinStylus® sessions will I need to see results?
Microneedling, like other modalities, is used to treat various conditions and beautify the skin. Each client’s skin, conditions, severity, relative health, lifestyle, and budget are different. For example, the protocol for scars is different than the protocol for age management. Generally speaking, our clients report seeing results after the second session with many treatment plans consisting of 5-8 treatments and 2 maintenance treatments per year after that. Again, results may vary from person to person.
One of the benefits that sets Dr. Kim Harris at Prescott Medical Aesthetics apart is that we don’t use a cookie cutter or package approach to skincare. Instead, a comprehensive assessment of each client is performed by an experienced skincare practitioner. We don’t rush clients in and out. We take the time to discuss each client’s goals, issues, expectations, lifestyles, upcoming events, and other factors so a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed. This ensures that each client knows exactly what is being done, why it is being done, what results should be expected, what the client can do to get even better results, and how to maintain the results among other things. This expert assessment combined with our sophisticated technology provide exceptional results for our clients.
For clients getting prepared for a special event, we have the experience and technologies to make sure you look the way you want to on your special days, without surprises. Additionally, many of our clients have experienced faster healing and better results with cosmetic surgeries by allowing us to help prepare them and their skin for these procedures.
A Typical Appointment
Appointments last about 30 minutes (they will be a bit longer if you are doing microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma). A numbing agent will be applied to the skin for a more comfortable treatment. Then you will lay back and the treatment itself takes 10 to 15 minutes of microneedling. Patients often experience little to no discomfort and typically are pink or red upon leaving the office. Patients will experience some drying, peeling and slight discomfort in the 2-3 days that follow and will look like they have a mild to moderate sun burn. Most patients are able to resume normal activity the same day, but all patients will need to avoid sun exposure for 7 days.
Microneedling can be used in conjunction with Botox or Dyport for absolutely incredible results!