Your body is powerful, and even though aging has begun to affect your skin, there are ways to force your body to increase collagen production to reverse the aging process, heal the skin, restore youth. At Bayside Medspa in Newport News, VA, we offer microneedling with PRP, a treatment that can naturally improve your skin by increasing collagen production. It also uses the growth factors in your blood to heal, restore, and rejuvenate your complexion.
Does Microneedling Improve Your Skin Texture?
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy. This treatment injures the skin by creating tiny injuries that stimulate the body’s collagen production abilities. When increased collagen production occurs in the deep layers of the skin, your skin improves in many different ways.
This treatment can target many different skin conditions, but it can also improve your skin texture. Increased collagen makes the skin tighter and firmer, which helps shrink the size of your pores and creates a more even skin texture. Your skin will look and feel smoother, and your results will only improve with every successive treatment you schedule.
What Causes Uneven Skin Texture?
If some areas of your face feel smooth while others feel rough, you may have uneven skin texture. Genetics, sun damage, aging, and a layer of built-up dead skin cells on the skin’s surface can all contribute to uneven skin texture. Regardless, once you realize that uneven skin texture is affecting the appearance of your skin, you need to take steps to address it.
The good news is, microneedling treatments will correct this skin issue by increasing collagen production, but it doesn’t stop there. There are other ways you can address your skin texture alongside your treatments to enhance your results and achieve a beautiful complexion.
How to Improve Your Skin Texture After Your Treatment
One way to help enhance your results after this treatment is to focus on exfoliation. There are two types of exfoliation: chemical and physical. Chemical exfoliation exfoliates the skin with a combination of acids that dissolve the top layer and those dead skin cells to help improve skin texture. Physical exfoliation involves the use of an actual exfoliating device or agent to physically remove dead skin cells.
At our office, we offer the HydraFacial, a treatment that thoroughly and effectively exfoliates the skin to help improve the skin texture and address other skin issues. It can enhance the results of your microneedling treatments as well. This treatment cleanses, exfoliates, and extracts debris from the pores to help smooth the skin, improve skin texture, and beautify the complexion.
Regular treatments every month alongside your microneedling treatments can make a big difference in your skin’s appearance, skin texture and in helping address other skin issues, you may face.
During your initial consultation, your esthetician will not only recommend the number of collagen induction treatments you need for the best results, but she can also create a treatment plan that includes other exfoliating treatments like the HydraFacial. These will all work together to help you reach your skincare goals and achieve a smooth skin texture.
At Bayside Medspa, we offer two different professional-grade product lines: Neocutis and Skin Medica. Both of these lines are known for their high-quality skincare products and for the way they can help transform your skin from the comfort of your home. A good SPF and Vitamin C serum are two essential products that you should keep on your vanity, and you can find both of these products in these lines.
You can build upon your treatment results and improve your skin texture by using high-quality products designed to improve your skin. One of our estheticians can help you choose the right products from these lines to best address your skin’s needs.
A Healthy Lifestyle
Your lifestyle also plays a part in the appearance of your skin and even your skin texture. Eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise to help increase blood flow to your skin, avoiding excess sugar, salt, alcohol, and avoiding smoking altogether will help you build on your treatment results and achieve the healthiest skin.
Microneedling With PRP
At our office, we know the benefits of collagen induction therapy, but we also understand the importance of PRP. PRP therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that uses growth factors in your blood to repair, heal, and restore the skin. There is a process that must occur before we can use PRP, and it begins with a standard blood draw.
Obtaining the PRP
Before your treatment, one of our experienced medical professionals will perform a standard blood draw. Then, your blood will be placed in a centrifuge, a medical device that spins the blood at a rapid pace for several minutes. The spinning action separates the PRP, the platelet-rich plasma, from the rest of your blood.
Many have seen pictures of celebrities who have undergone the vampire facial, which involves PRP treatments, but few realize that once the PRP is separated from the rest of the blood, it isn’t red; it’s gold. Your esthetician will apply the golden PRP to your skin during the treatment. The channels made by the treatment device create the perfect pathway into the deeper layers of the skin into which the PRP can absorb.
The Benefits of Adding PRP to a Treatment
Adding PRP to this treatment doubles the effectiveness because not only does it help stimulate more collagen production, but adding the PRP to the skin can help intensify that transformative effect. Microneedling with PRP is a powerful yet natural way to heal and restore the skin, and it doesn’t rely on any outside sources to do it. One of the benefits of PRP is that because it comes from your blood, there’s no risk of an allergic reaction or any negative side effects.
When added to this treatment, PRP can build on and enhance many of the results from microneedling, helping you achieve some dramatic results. The growth factors in PRP are so effective because they enhance your results and speed the healing process, which means that you see results even faster. Collagen induction treatments that use PRP can:
- Thicken and tighten the skin
- Increase collagen and elastin production
- Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
- Improve skin tone and texture
- Improve acne-prone skin
- Improve the appearance of acne scars and other scars
- Reduce the appearance of stretch marks
- Heal and restore the skin
- Brighten the complexion
- Reverse the signs of aging
Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Most patients see an improvement in their skin after one treatment, but the best results come after a series of treatments with several weeks between each. During your consultation, one of our estheticians will help develop the best treatment plan to help you achieve better skin texture and address your other skin concerns.
When Will I See Results?
Since collagen production does take time, it may take a few weeks to notice visible improvements in your skin, but know that you will see results. Once your body produces more collagen, you will see a gradual improvement in your skin.
Is the Treatment Painful?
While this treatment involves using a device covered in tiny needles, you won’t feel any pain. We will apply a topical numbing cream to your skin before beginning the treatment so that you don’t feel a thing.
Who Is a Candidate?
Anyone who wants to improve their skin naturally is a good candidate for this treatment. An initial consultation with one of our experts is the best way to confirm that this treatment is right for you. During an initial consultation, an experienced skincare expert will confirm your candidacy and help create the right treatment plan for you to help you achieve the best results as soon as possible. Some of the following characteristics define the best candidates:
- Your skin needs some TLC
- You want to address acne scars
- You have stretch marks that aren’t responding to your topical products
- You’re not ready to undergo injectables but want to combat aging
- You love natural treatments
- You want to enhance the effectiveness of your topical products
- You want to address acne scars
- You want to combine this with other skin care treatments, like a cosmetic injectable routine
Schedule Your Consultation
This treatment is powerful and can deliver some incredible results. If you’re ready to experience the natural healing powers of your body, we can help unlock those powers with microneedling and PRP treatments. Contact us today at Bayside Medspa in Newport News, VA, and schedule your initial consultation.