RF Secret microneedling
What does microneedling do?
Microneedling is the use of tiny needles to cause microtrauma to the skin in order to stimulate healing and the production of new collagen in 4-6 weeks. The upper layer of the dermis sloughs off and the new skin underneath appears with thicker texture that smooths out wrinkles.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelet rich plasma is the clear yellow part of the blood after the red blood cells have been spun down. The top portion is filled with growth factors that our bodies use for healing. PRP has been used to facilitate healing of sports injuries as well as for cosmetic improvements. Because PRP is derived from your own body, there is no risk of allergic reactions.
How can radiofrequency, PRP, and ACell improve my results from microneedling?
We use the RF Secret (Cutera brand) device to deliver radiofrequency heat into the needles to created a greater area of microtrauma around the needles for better results.
We use PRP for growth factors to enhance healing and better production of collagen in the face or increased hair growth on the scalp. An alternative or addition to PRP is growth factors derived from ACell, an extracellular matrix, to improve wound healing.
PRP and ACell may be injected into the skin or may be massaged into the tiny channels created by the microneedling. The addition of PRP and ACell enhances this process of healing to result in smaller pores, more even skin tone, tighter skin and increased scalp hair growth.
Does microneedling hurt?
A strong numbing cream and or inhaled nitrox is used for comfort.
What can I expect immediately afterwards?
Your skin will be red and you will look as if you have had a sunburn. After the RF Secret, you will be able to go out in public and you will be pink for about 2 days. After microneedling with PRP, you will have many little scabs for several days and you will peel for 1 week. You will need to avoid the sun at this time as well as use gentle cleansers and moisturizers. Your skin will feel dry because the upper layer, which prevents moisture loss, will begin to peel off. Skin will start flaking in 2 days and will continue for about a week.
What is the price? 60-minute visit, including 30-minute numbing
$600 microneedling with PRP
$800 microneedling with radiofrequency