Using the finest needles, microneedling causes the release of your body’s own growth factors which are transported to the skin’s surface. As a result, the skin is naturally stimulated to:
- Regenerate and produce new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid
- Improve overall skin firmness
- Help tighten pores
- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age spots
Microneedling with PRP Indications
- Skin Care
- Hair Loss
- Joint Pain
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling – also known as Percutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI)is a non-surgical treatment that uses hair thin sterile needles to cause tiny punctures in your skin, prompting a healing process that improves skin quality. It’s safe, minimally invasive and is considered an effective aesthetic treatment for several different dermatologic conditions, including age-related skin conditions, including age-related skin conditions, acne and other scars, stretch marks, dyspigmentation, and alopecia. Microneedling can be done with or without Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.
PRP injections are prepared by taking anywhere from one to a few tubes of your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. These activated platelets are then injected directly into your injured or diseased body tissue. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.
Exceed Medical Microneedling System — Candela
It is no surprise, given the minimally invasive nature of the procedure and short duration of associated downtime, that microneedling is the third most frequently performed procedure at medical spas, following injections of neuromodulators and hyaluronic acid fillers.
The Exceed medical microneedling system (Candela), which is used at Omaha Health Therapy Center, is a mechanical device that offers a high technology option for natural repair and restoration of skin. It is the first such device to gain clearance from the FDA for use in both the treatment of facial wrinkles as well as for treatment to improve the appearance of facial acne stars. Its designation as a Class II device is no small consideration. As a result of amendment to the FDA Code of Federal Regulations in June 2018, microneedling devices were split into two categories: Class II and Class I. Class II medical microneedling, which has longer needles for aesthetic use, require a higher standard of testing and may only be purchased and used by a licensed healthcare professional.
One of the key reasons that many patients are looking to microneedling is that treatment is associated with fast healing and minimal downtime. The convenience of the Exceed treatment is likely a factor in the high patient satisfaction reported to date. In one survey, 86% of patients said that the Exceed treatment significantly improved acne scars and 88% would recommend the treatment to family and friends. Similar findings were found in a sampling of patients treated for signs of skin aging: 90% reported improvement in facial wrinkles and 78% saw improvement in periorbital wrinkles after 90 days.
Used on its own, the Exceed microneedling system is a versatile, clinically-proven option for skin rejuvenation, including treatment of facial scars, or as another option to neurotoxin for facial wrinkle reduction.
*Individual results may vary