Microneedling with PRP in Cary and Fayetteville, NC
Skin changes are among the most visible signs of aging. Over time, our skin suffers from sun damage, acne, and weight gain or loss. Now, you can reverse these signs of aging and improve your appearance without the use of surgery, thanks to microneedling. Fayetteville Plastic Surgery & Cape Fear Aesthetics offers microneedling in combination with PRP therapy for dramatic rejuvenation results. We offer this treatment to men and women living in the Sanford, Cape Fear, Cary and Raleigh areas of North Carolina.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a treatment that involves using a tool with super-tiny needles in the very tip, which creates micro-punctures in the skin. Your body treats these small punctures like a wound by sending fibroblasts to create more collagen in the affected area. This results in a rapid healing of the skin that can help treat fine lines and acne scars while improving the skin’s texture, tone, and color. We offer microneedling treatments with SkinPen®, which is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device in the world.
A PRP facelift is the term used to describe microneedling combined with PRP therapy. PRP contains a high concentration of growth factors, which help to stimulate our body’s repair system. By combining microneedling and PRP injections, patients can achieve a dramatic improvement in the results from microneedling. This treatment is becoming increasingly popular for its ability to deliver a youthful lift, tone, and texture without surgery—results comparable to those from a traditional facelift.
What Can Be Treated with Microneedling?
The microneedling system uses your body’s own growth factors to smooth the skin and it can improve skin with acne scars, skin with deep lines and wrinkles, and stretch marks. Younger and older skin can both receive treatment with beautiful results, and darker or lighter skin types show equal improvements. Even thinner areas of skin can undergo treatment as the needles can be adjusted to different levels of penetration. Microneedling can help patients address the following concerns:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Age spots
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars
- Uneven skin tone and texture
How is The Microneedling Procedure Performed?
A topical cleansing solution will be applied to the skin before the procedure begins, as well as a topical numbing cream in order to make the treatment tolerable. The microneedles are then applied over the treatment area in a single motion. The pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered. This process typically takes about 30 minutes, but can vary depending on the size of the area being treated.
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
Immediately after treatment, your skin will feel tight and may be a little sensitive. The skin will have a sun-burned appearance, and you will want to treat your skin delicately for the first 24 to 48 hours after treatment. You may experience dryness, tightness, itching and peeling. The night of your treatment, you can wash your face with a gentle soap and tepid water. Avoiding the sun is recommended for the first 48 hours. Your at-home skincare routine is crucial for your skin’s long-term health. Applying a topical hyaluronic acid and high-quality moisturizer is beneficial as well. These measures will help to speed up the healing process and extend the longevity of your results.
Who is a Microneedling Candidate?
You are an ideal candidate if you are seeking improvement in the texture of the skin, fine lines/wrinkles, acne scars, hyper-pigmentation, and pore size reduction. Microneedling is effective for all skin tones.
How Many Microneedling Treatments Will I Need?
Improvement will be seen with just one treatment. If improvement of deeper wrinkles or acne scars is desired, then a series of up to 6 treatments every 4-6 weeks is recommended. Most patients continue to see improvement with the skin for 6 months and beyond as collagen is continuing to form.
How Much Does Microneedling with PRP Cost?
At Fayetteville Plastic Surgery & Cape Fear Aesthetics, we try our best to keep our services affordable to our patients. This includes accepting many forms of payment and offering flexible financing options through CareCredit®, United Medical Credit, and Prosper Healthcare Lending. If you are considering microneedling with PRP, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation. During this consultation, one of our providers will assess your cosmetic goals to determine the treatment method that will best satisfy your needs. At this point, we will be able to provide you with a clear breakdown of the costs associated with your treatment.
Microneedling with PRP is an advanced rejuvenation treatment that combines two effective treatments for dramatic results. To learn more about this treatment or to schedule a consultation, contact us today. Fayetteville Plastic Surgery & Cape Fear Aesthetics offers this and other cosmetic treatments to the residents of Fayetteville, Sanford, Lumberton, Cary and the neighboring areas of North Carolina.