At Aqua Medical Spa, we know a professional skin care regime can help you maintain, preserve and protect your skin from sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, but as we age our collagen production slows and topical treatments by themselves are no longer the answer. And when this is where you find yourself, it may be time to take a look at how microneedling may be the right treatment option for rejuvenating your skin and improving its overall appearance.
Microneedling is a proven treatment that involves the use of tiny needles that produce micro-injuries to the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural collagen production – the substance that provides flexibility and strength to skin and body tissue.
Microneedling can be used in several different areas of the body, including the face, neck, arms, décolletage, arms, abdomen, back, hands and legs.
Microneedling is a safe and effective treatment for all skin types with the depth of the microneedle being adjusted and customized for every individual and the body area(s) being treated.
Yes, at select locations. Please contact us to find out more.
PRP actually comes from the serum portion of your blood, which contains platelets. These platelets contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors, which are very important for healing injuries, especially to the surface layers of the skin. In other words, the serum portion of our blood, hyper-concentrated with these growth factors, essentially becomes an energy booster for our skin. The results: an increase in everything from collagen and elastin production to delivering highly beneficial antioxidant and hydrating properties to our skin.
PRP is created from a person’s own blood and is a concentrated blend of plasma cells and specific growth factors. When injected into tissue, it bathes the cells to naturally stimulate the healing process. This advanced technique is often used by professional athletes who need to recover as quickly as possible, to help to reduce recovery time. As a regenerative technique that accelerates the body’s natural healing processes and in conjunction with microneedling, the treated area of skin can restore and rejuvenate for a firmer, more youthful texture and flexibility.
On the day of your procedure, our team will take a sample of your blood and then run it through a centrifuge here at the spa to separate the platelet-rich plasma from your blood. The PRP collected from your blood sample will then be applied topically and massaged into the treated area of skin following the completion of your treatment to promote recovery and new skin cell growth.
It usually takes about a day or two of downtime before you feel like returning to work or your normal routine, all depending on how aggressive your treatment was.
Because the depth of the needle can be adjusted to your individual needs, we find that most adults are good candidates for microneedling.
To learn more about microneedling, get answers to any questions you may have or determine whether you’re a good candidate, we encourage you to schedule a complimentary skin health consultation with our spa team.