Medical Micro-Needling

What is Medical Micro-Needling?

Medical micro-needling is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy. By “needling” the skin you are creating new elastin and collagen.

During the procedure, 12 tiny micro-needles are used to create channels which can then be used with topical gels, cream, serums or PRP (platelet rich plasma) to help improve the appearance of the skin.

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

PRP has been used for many years to promote healing after surgery or sports injuries and a variety of medical conditions. PRP is done by collecting blood from the patient and then spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the blood. This “platelet-rich-plasma” is drawn out and can then be used with micro-needling. The PRP is full of growth factors which can aid in the repair process of tissue, including the skin. These promote cell growth, tissue repair and the production of new collagen.

What types of conditions does it treat?

  • Skin texture and pore size
  • Fine lines
  • Mild Acne Scars
  • Stretch Marks

What is the treatment like?

The procedure is very tolerable, but we do use numbing cream for more aggressive treatments. It only takes 15-30 minutes depending upon the size of the treatment area.

What should I expect after the treatment?

Immediately post procedure you will be pink to red. The total healing time depends on the area and condition to be treated. Most patients heal completely within 24-48 hours.

Are there any side effects?

If you have a history of fever blisters please notify the physician so that we can pre-treat with an anti-viral prior to the procedure. Please notify the nurse or physician if you have a history of keloid scars also. Although the risk is low there is a possible risk of hypopigmentation (loss of color) or hyperpigmentation (increase of color). You also may have an increased risk if you take birth control pills or have been recently pregnant. As with everything at Ark-La-Tex Dermatology, our physicians carefully assess your skin and your medical history to determine what is appropriate for you. We want you to have the best possible outcome and care.

Are you a candidate for medical micro-needling?

This procedure can be performed on all skin types. However it is not suitable for patients who:

  • Have used Accutane (isotretinoin) within the last six months
  • Have open wounds, cuts or abrasions on the skin
  • Have had radiation treatment to the skin within the last year
  • Have any kind of current skin infection such as herpes simplex , bacterial/fungal infection
  • Rosacea patients
  • Scleroderma patients
  • Blood clotting disorders (PRP treatments only)
  • Pregnant

What do I need to do after a treatment?

Our staff will instruct you on all post care and the appropriate products to use after the procedure. It is important to follow these instructions to get the best possible results.

How often will I need to have the treatment?

Depending upon your needs you may need a series of treatments or just an individual treatment.

  • HA Serum Treatment - $350
  • Botox with Microneedling - $450
  • PRP Treatment - $600