Medspa Frequently Asked Questions
Medspa Treatments Explained
Skinpen Microneedling FAQ
How is Microneedling Performed?
Microneedling can be performed using SkinPen®, a medical-grade, state-of-the-art microneedling tool available only through medical professionals. The treatment typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and number of areas treated and the degree of treatment requested by the patient.
What areas of the skin can be treated?
SkinPen’s® variable needle depth allows for maximum versatility, making it safe and effective to use on many parts of the body, including the face, neck and décolletage. Talk to your SkinPen® provider to discuss your specific needs.
What can I expect during treatment?
A topical anesthetic is applied prior to treatment. Generally, patients report feeling just the slight vibration of the SkinPen® during the treatment.
Is there downtime after microneedling?
The total healing time depends on each individual. Most patients have some slight swelling and redness/pinkness (like a mild to moderate sunburn) for two to four days following the microneedling procedure. Some people may see their skin return to normal in about 24 hours.
When will I see results?
The natural repair process of your own skin continues to progress through the course of several weeks. Damage that has occurred over an extensive period of time won’t disappear immediately. You may not see the final result for up to six months following your final session. *Individual results will vary.
How many treatments are recommended?
The number of procedures required will be based upon your individual procedure goals and the overall health of your skin. Most patients receive a series of three procedures spaced about four weeks apart.
BENEFITS OF SKINPEN WITH PRP INJECTION
SkinPen with PRP injection works in several ways to restore your skin’s damaged tissue and help your body rebuild new, healthier skin. We can target several areas, creating a unique and individualized treatment approach to match your personal biology and desired look.
HOW SKINPEN WITH PRP INJECTION WORKS
SkinPen with PRP works by creating a series of controlled micro-injuries, which work to stimulate the natural healing process in your body while minimizing cellular damage to your tissue. This causes your body to remodel existing tissue.
We begin by piercing the skin, which stimulates an immune system response and increases blood flow to the area, creating new tissue while disinfecting the wounds and removing debris. Your body will then rebuild the wound by creating new granulation cells as part of your body’s extracellular matrix. This will also cause a new network of blood vessels to develop. Finally, your body will replace the injured tissue with new dermal tissue and blood vessels, causing regeneration and remodeled tissue structure.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH SKINPEN WITH PRP
We begin by meeting with you to discuss your unique needs and then develop an individualized treatment plan that helps you get to your desired results. Your treatment plan may require several visits.
At each of your visits, we will apply topical numbing solution to your skin before the treatment begins. This is to ensure your experience as comfortable as possible. Some patients experience minor sensitivity during the treatment, but most find the sensation mild.
For most individuals, the recovery process will last about 48-72 hours after a SkinPen with PRP treatment. You will also need to keep your skin hydrated after a SkinPen with PRP treatment and limit heat and UV exposure for the first couple of days. Your skin may be a bit sensitive at first and feel similar to a sunburn. SkinPen with PRP treatments can be repeated once every month and combined with other services.
What can I expect?
The AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ needles are finer than a human hair. Channels in the needle allow customized serums to flow into the skin. This gold-plated system painlessly delivers custom solutions into your skin.
Is there any downtime after the procedure?
There is no downtime, no pain, no bleeding, no swelling, and no bruising involved. Ingredients may include, but are not limited to: Vitamin Complexes (Vitamin C, VItamin B12), neurotoxin, and hyaluronic acid. You can customize your own treatment!
What are the results?
Our goal is to give you results based on your individual skincare needs. Results can include: smaller pores, smoother skin, improved scarring, brighter and clearer skin.
How long does it last?
Results are seen 3-7 days after treatment and typically last about 1-2 months. You can get Aquagold facials as often as every 1-2 months. Several treatments throughout the year will greatly improve the overall appearance of your skin.
Is it safe?
Yes! Aquagold facials are a safe, effective, and virtually painless microneedling treatment.