Over time, our skin begins to show signs of lifestyle-induced or sun-induced damage such as fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores and uneven skin texture. These visible skin problems can cause distress and can have a negative impact on our self-esteem. That’s left many men and women to seek out non-surgical solutions to improve and rejuvenate their skin for a more vibrant and youthful appearance.
At Levy Dermatology, one of our go-to rejuvenation treatments is SkinPen® – the world’s first, and only FDA Approved device to revolutionize Microneedling with PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma). It’s a fast, convenient procedure done in a simple office visit. This procedure offers effective results and a quick recovery time without the side effects that are associated with more invasive treatments.
Microneedling with PRP is an FDA-approved treatment that involves the use of two procedures which work synergistically to rejuvenate skin. The PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma) procedure begins with an initial blood draw upon arrival to our office. Your specialist will then separate blood platelets and prepare the enriched plasma (growth factors, platelets, and stem cells) for reinsertion to predetermined treatment areas.
The second part of the procedure involves Mirco-Needling, using the world’s first (and only of its kind) SkinPen® device. The revolutionary SkinPen® device uses a single-use micro-needle attachment that is adjusted to your skin type and thickness. It is a safe, non-invasive device that offers the most effective patient outcome with the least amount of recovery time.
The SkinPen® device passes along the surface of the skin to create controlled micro-injuries or channels that stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process. During this healing response, collagen and elastin are produced resulting in firm, even skin tone and texture, as well as a healthy looking complexion.
Most patients experience minimal discomfort during the Micro-needling treatment. You may feel a sensation similar to light sandpaper or a dry brush being moved across the surface of the skin. The procedure can take as little as 30 minutes.
Microneedling using the SkinPen® device produces minimal side effects. You may experience slight redness, dryness, or tenderness after your treatment. These symptoms will typically subside within a few days, similar to a sunburn.
You will begin seeing results almost immediately following your treatment. You’ll notice a more even, radiant complexion. As collagen production continues over the next few weeks, your skin will continue to gradually improve.
Many patients note significant benefits with just one PRP Microneedling treatment session; however multiple sessions may be necessary depending on your end-goals. Your Levy Dermatology provider will consult with you and perform a full facial evaluation before developing a treatment plan customized to your needs and ultimate desires.
To learn more about improving skin health and complexion using SkinPen®, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling Levy Dermatology, serving Memphis & Collierville at (901) 295-0183. We look forward to working with you!