Microneedling

Vintage Wellness and Aesthetics

Medical Spa located in Northwest Houston, TX

If the idea of stimulating your body’s natural processes to obtain radiant, smooth skin appeals to you, microneedling with or without platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy may help you achieve your anti-aging goals. At Vintage Wellness and Aesthetics in Houston, Medical Assistant Myriam Lopez and Certified Esthetician Jessica Acosta provide treatments that improve the look and feel of your skin. Schedule an appointment today by calling the office or going online.

Microneedling Q & A

Vintage Wellness and Aesthetics

What is microneedling?

During a microneedling procedure, your Vintage Wellness provider uses a special device equipped with very fine needles to create many tiny puncture wounds in your skin. These micro-injuries stimulate your skin’s natural healing response, resulting in rejuvenated, healthier skin.

By inciting your body’s ability to heal, microneedling increases the production of collagen and elastin, proteins that support your skin and structural tissues, leading to skin that looks smoother and more luminous. After healing from a microneedling treatment, you and your skin appear more youthful.

Although few risks are associated with microneedling, some men and women aren’t candidates for this procedure.

What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy offers an innovative way to improve your skin by using your own body’s regenerative ability. To begin the treatment, your Vintage Wellness provider withdrawals a vial of your blood and places it in a centrifuge, where it spins, separating the growth factors and platelets from the rest of the blood.

Next, Medical Assistant Myriam Lopez or Certified Esthetician Jessica Acosta prepare the plasma and the microneedling device. In some cases, she may smooth the solution over your skin then use the microneedling device. This process pushes the PRP deep into your skin, where the micro-injuries occur.

Microneedling with the regenerative solution stimulates and enhances your healing process. The growth factors and proteins in the PRP draw stem cells to the area and provide the skin with everything it needs to renew.

Why do microneedling and PRP work well together?

Microneedling triggers your body’s natural healing responses, and PRP adds growth factors that enhance those healing responses. For instance, microneedling stimulates collagen production, and PRP accelerates it.

The combination of microneedling and PRP can:

  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce sun damage
  • Reduce acne scarring
  • Tighten skin around the eyes, neck, and chest
  • Improve skin texture
  • Reduce under-eye circles

Not everyone is a candidate for microneedling and PRP. If you’re curious about this procedure or have specific questions about how it might affect your skin, schedule a consultation at Vintage Wellness today by calling or going online.