Microneedling with or without PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Over the years, the body’s production of collagen and elastin will start to diminish, causing the skin to lose its youthful shape and structure. Tissues can start to sag and wrinkle, which in turn, quickly adds years onto the appearance. Aside from the normal aging process, decades of sun damage, the harsh environment, smoking, stress, illness, acne scars, weight fluctuations, and genetics only further exacerbate these skin changes. Traditionally, ablative laser and chemical treatments have been used to improve skin’s texture and tone, although these techniques can provide significant improvements, often they are harsh, and can lead to excessive down time and side-effects such as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). Luckily, at The Naderi Center, our skilled experienced licensed medical master aestheticians offer patients a revolutionary option to restore beautiful, youthful skin with much lower risk and very little downtime: Microneedling with or without PRP.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also referred to as Percutaneous Induction Needling (PIN), is a cutting-edge technique designed to trigger the skin’s own healing process. Creating thousands of microscopic injuries in the tissues encourage the production of vital growth factors, including collagen and elastin, which restore a youthful appearance. The minimally invasive PIN procedure uses a small hand-piece, uniquely designed to deliver multiple, tiny wounds to the target tissue. As the body reacts to these micro-wounds, the natural healing properties take over, kick-starting collagen and elastin production. Over the next several months, the skin’s repair system will plump tissues, smoothing wrinkles and creating a firmer, tauter texture. Years can be erased from the appearance, without the expense or potential side-effects from a more invasive, ablative laser or chemical peel procedure.
- Smooth wrinkles and deep facial lines
- Reduce acne scars, keloid, and surgical scars
- Shrink large pores
- Improve skin texture, tone and color
- Reduce stretch marks
- Improve sun damage, melisma and hyperpigmentation
The Microneedling technique can be customized for each individual patient’s unique needs. The Naderi Center’s PIN procedure can be used to improve the appearance of thick areas of tissue, like that of the lips, cheeks, and décolletage, as well as adapted for delicate tissue around the eyes and forehead. Microneedling can be used to smooth tissue and reduce scars or stretchmarks almost anywhere on the body, including the abdomen, breasts, and thighs.
How is Microneedling performed?
At the Naderi Center, every Microneedling procedure is performed in a comfortable treatment room. Depending on the target area and the extent of correction, most Microneedling sessions will take less than an hour. Prior to treatment, a topical or local anesthetic will be applied, maximizing patient comfort. Additionally, a topical serum may be applied to the skin immediately before or after the Microneedling procedure. Once the target area has been determined, the skin is prepped and the patient is comfortably positioned, a sterile applicator, containing 12 to 36 tiny needles, will glide over the tissue in a single pass. The PIN handpiece will create a series of microscopic channels in the skin, at a customized, predetermined depth. Once the Microneedling procedure is complete, patients are free to return to their daily routine within 24-48 hours.
Between three and six micro-needling “PIN” treatment sessions are required for optimal results, although the exact number will depend on the individual patient. Those with more severe sun damage, severe wrinkles, or deep scaring will require the greatest number of sessions. Patients will need to space treatments out approximately four to six weeks apart, giving tissues time to heal between sessions
At The Naderi Center, the device or hand-piece used is the absolute best available on the market with more power and more depth of penetration providing a much better treatment and potentially much better results than ones performed in spas or medi-spas.
What is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)?
PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is a procedure where a patient’s blood is drawn by a doctor or nurse at The Naderi Center, placed in a test tube and then centrifuged to discard the blood cells and concentrate the plasma with its own autologous platelets. This platelet rich plasma will have growth factors and cytokines that stimulate the healing mechanism of the immune system. When combined with micro needling or when combined with fat injections the results are dramatically improved. You may have heard of the term “Vampire Face Lift” or a Vampire facial. The micro needling technique introduces the platelet rich plasma into the skin while fat injections introduce the PRP underneath the skin.
How do I get started with Microneedling in Virginia?
Micro needling can provide dramatic results for almost anyone looking for a safe, minimally invasive method to rejuvenate their appearance. As the PIN technique is gentle on the skin, the method is safe for all ages, skin types, and ethnicities. An ideal candidate will be in overall good health and understand the Microneedling process and its limitations. Patients should have reasonable expectations for their Microneedling results. Those with an active skin infection will have to postpone their PIN treatment. One single session of micro needling does not give the same results as one session of aggressive CO2 laser or Baker-Gordon peel or Hetter chemical peel but 3-6 sessions do provide dramatic results with much lower risk and downtime.
Prior to scheduling a Microneedling session at the Naderi Center, a personalized consultation will be arranged with our Licensed Master Aesthetician. At this time, the provider will perform a quick examination of the tissues and discuss treatment goals. The Microneedling procedure will be explained, as well as any other appropriate treatments. During the consultation, additional cosmeceutical medical grade creams or lotions may also be suggested or additional procedures such as Ultherapy that can further compliment the results from Microneedling. When skin treatments like skin care and micro needling is combined with anti aging lifting techniques like Ultherapy as well as conservative Botox Cosmetic or a dermal fillers, comprehensive skin rejuvenation is achieved.
What can I expect from my Microneedling recovery?
Microneedling from the Naderi Center does not require any significant downtime, so patients are able to return to work, school, and all commitments within 24-48 hours or less usually. It is common for the treated area to be bloody, red and swollen for the first 12 to 24 hours, however this will usually quickly resolve. The PIN procedure is gentler and less damaging than traditional dermal rolling or ablative treatment methods. Micro-needling results in few side-effects, however in rare cases, pigmentation changes can occur. During the Micro-needling consultation, our licensed medical master aestheticians will go into detail about the best skincare routine for the PIN with or without PRP recovery, and any potential complications.
Many patients will begin to notice their initial results only a few days after a Microneedling treatment. After 10-14 days, as the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin increase, the skin will become plumper, smoother, and tighter. Over the following several months, new tissue will form, bringing healthy cells to the surface of the skin, further improving the appearance.
Why choose Microneedling (with or without Platelet Rich Plasma) from The Naderi Center?
The Naderi Center is one of an elite group of cosmetic surgery practices across the country to bring the innovative Microneedling technique to patients. For the safest and most trusted skin rejuvenation procedures available today, the team of highly specialized surgeons at the Naderi Center combine a range of unique plastic surgery treatments for the best overall results. Double board certified, practice founder Dr. Shervin Naderi specializes in minimally invasive injections as well as Rhinoplasty; bringing patients years of specialized focused aesthetic experience. Board Certified in Plastic Surgery of the Head and Neck by the prestigious American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Jessica Kulak is widely known as the area’s aging face specialist. Dr. Erica Anderson, one of the country’s leading body specialists, is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Anderson offers area patients unmatched options in a full range of breast and body sculpting techniques.
Contact The Naderi Center
Interested in learning more about Micro needling? Contact The Naderi Center in Herndon, Virginia by calling 703.481.0002 or in Chevy Chase, Maryland at 301.222.2020. Potential patients can also fill out our simple, online Contact Us form. A patient coordinator will be happy to answer your Microneedling questions or assist in arranging an initial consultation appointment. The Naderi Center’s two locations, in Herndon and Chevy Chase, are centrally located, close to Bethesda, Leesburg, Alexandria, and Washington D.C. Anyone coming from outside of the immediate area is encouraged to speak with their patient coordinator about scheduling an online consultation, or assistance with local transportation or accommodations. Our Master Aestheticians are mainly out of the Virginia office location.
Please remember, no one single procedure provides comprehensive facial rejuvenation. But a conservative approach using Botox, Fillers, Medical Skincare, Micro-needling, and Ultherapy provide a very good alternative to massive extreme makeover type plastic surgery.