With or without Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
collagen induction therapy for TRULY YOU to improve the appearance of fine line wrinkles, acne scars, overall texture and tone of skin
A new and effective way to rejuvenate the skin, not just the outer layer, but deep in the dermal layer, is to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin using a MicroPen. Similar to laser technololgy, but unlike lasers, microneedling is done without heat resulting in less downtime. Microneedling can be done on both body and face including delicate areas such as the decolletage. The automated microneedling creates superficial micro-channels that stimulates collagen production and elastin making skin firmer and improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Topical serums and Platelet- Rich-Plasma may be used to enhance and increase treatment efficacy.
Platelet-Rich-Plasma(PRP) is is a component of your blood that contains special proteins that help your blood clot and support cell growth. PRP is produced by isolating plasma from blood and concentrating it.
During the treatment, Dr. Visconti will draw a 10ml tube of your blood and then place it into a centrifuge that will spin and separate the platelets from the rest of your blood components.
Platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) is then applied topically or injected in target areas to help stimulate collagen growth.
Increasing the number of platelets in the skin can have a regenerative effect on the skin. As part of the body’s healing ability, platelets and other components in human blood migrate to the site of injury. Platelets are well known to release numerous growth factors that respond to tissue injury, and initiate and promote healing. By concentrating platelets at the site of injury, we have the potential to enhance your body’s own regenerative potential. Utilizing platelet-rich-plasma(PRP) topically during a Microneedling treatments is optimal.
Are The MicroNeedling Treatments Painful?
No. Prior to initiating treatment, we will apply a topical numbing cream for approximately 20 minutes. This should make your treatment very comfortable – most patients report a vibrating sensation similar to microdermabrasion.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
The number of treatments depends on your concerns and your goals. We will most likely recommend a series of 3-6 treatments.
What Can I Expect During a MicroNeedling Treatment?
We will apply a topical numbing cream for approximately 20 minutes. Your face will be cleansed and the treatment will begin. A hyaluronic acid (HA) will be applied to your face to allow the MicroPen to “glide” across your skin. The treatment will take 15-30 minutes. After the treatment, we ask that you cleanse with a mild cleanser for two days – you will need to stay out of the sun for several days (you can apply sunscreen 48 hours after treatment). Products applied post-treatment are extremely important for optimal results. We have a post-treatment kit that we highly recommend to all clients.
When Will I See Results?
The MicroNeedling treatment is promoting collagen growth which will take several weeks. But most patients notice an improvement in texture almost immediately after treatment.
About Our Services
Breast Care Center
The Visconti Breast Care is an independent state-of-the-art outpatient diagnostic imaging center serving all of Northern Michigan from its location in Petoskey. Board certified radiologist, Matthew L. Visconti, MD, provides the highest level of quality diagnostic patient care through the latest Digital Mammography and Ultrasound technology.
Visconti Medical Spa is a full service medical aesthetics center located in Petoskey, Michigan. Our primary focus is to make you feel and look restored, while maintaining your natural appearance. We never want any of our clients to look “done” or “over-done”. Sandi Visconti, our dedicated aesthetics specialist, will discuss your goals and treatment options at your initial complimentary consultation.
Call 231-347-7546 (SKIN)