Minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation procedures are becoming increasingly popular among residents of Oklahoma City largely due to their proven ability to enhance the appearance of skin without some of the hassles associated with conventional cosmetic surgery. If you are looking for a way to make your skin look more youthful, you are in luck. Minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments like microneedling tend to lead to fewer complications and far less downtime. In spite of many people’s belief, these types of skin treatments offer real results that rival those of traditional cosmetic surgeries.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a skin treatment that involves the controlled injury of the surface of the skin to promote the development of new collagen and elastin fibers to renew the appearance of your skin. Microneedling has been found to be a powerful treatment in the reduction of skin problems like scars, wrinkles, creases, and other blemishes.
What is a Treatment Like?
We conduct a microneedling treatment in Oklahoma City by moving a special device over the surface of your skin repeatedly. Each time we do this, many tiny micro-channels are formed, which triggers your body into a self-repair process that involves skin remodeling. In effect, we are forcing your body to “take out the trash” and replace old skin with new skin.
Most patients in Oklahoma City experience microneedling as a light stinging or tingling sensation that fades rapidly after the treatment is over. For several hours to a day or two, you may experience temporary side effects like redness or swelling. These effects are considered normal and are part of the skin rejuvenation process triggered by the treatment.
What is PRP Therapy?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a treatment developed to speed healing to damaged tissues. The process involves the extraction of your own blood to be spun in a centrifuge, separating out platelets. The resulting product is rich in platelets, which speeds healing in tissues that have been slow to heal.
The skin has an outer barrier called the stratum corneum, which prevents molecules of a larger size from penetrating. The microneedling process creates many micro-channels that help the PRP product bypass this natural barrier, greatly increasing the effectiveness of the treatment.