SkinPen® microneedling fights the signs of aging and delivers fresh, rejuvenated skin. The providers at Beautifeye in Edina and Excelsior, Minnesota, offer microneedling with or without the addition of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to diminish wrinkles while improving your skin’s tone and texture.
The SkinPen is a state-of-the-art medical device used to perform microneedling. The microscopic punctures made during microneedling trigger the production of collagen and elastin -- proteins that are essential for strong, elastic, healthy skin.
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, contains a concentrated amount of platelets in a small volume of plasma. Platelets are sources of proteins called growth factors, which naturally promote healing by stimulating the growth of new cells and tissues.
PRP is made from your own blood, so there’s no risk of disease transmission or allergic or immune reactions. Your provider at Beautifeye applies PRP to your skin, then performs SkinPen microneedling, allowing growth factors to penetrate deep into your skin. Over time, PRP regenerates your skin as it repairs damaged tissues and boosts the growth of new collagen and blood vessels.
The healing properties promoted by growth factors in PRP can:
Many patients see overall improvement within a few weeks, but the positive changes from microneedling should continue for about three to six months. After the last treatment, a series of treatments is necessary.* With PRP, the results can last one to two years, depending on the individual.
*Individual results may vary.