Fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars can age your appearance and make you feel self-conscious. Microneedling is a treatment that can help improve the texture of your skin and stimulate collagen production with little to no downtime. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) helps to provide optimal results.
The Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa was founded in 1997 in Houston, Texas, and has a fully integrated medical spa. Dr. Richard LeConey and his wife Dana have developed comprehensive personal anti-aging, wellness, hormone, and skincare programs for both men and women.
Our motto is: “Feel as good as you look, and look as good as you feel.”
We believe that there is simply no reason for you to look or feel your age. We are here to help create personalized treatment plans to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Dr. LeConey is board certified in emergency medicine, is a certified Allergan trainer, and trains physicians and nurses in the injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, and KYBELLA®.
Ideal candidates for SkinPen® Microneedling with PRP are in good general health and are looking for a minimally invasive treatment to address the following aesthetic concerns:
SkinPen® uses thin needles to create micro-channels in the skin, stimulating the body’s healing response. The body begins to produce more collagen over time, providing smoother, firmer, more youthful skin. A topical numbing cream may be applied before your treatment for your comfort.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentration of platelets in the blood that are crucial to wound healing. When used for skin rejuvenation, PRP releases growth factors into the skin to expedite the body’s own repair process and stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin. With a simple, quick, and advantageous process, your PRP professional is able to derive a high concentration of biological nutrient-rich cells and create autologous platelet-rich plasma. Since the autologous platelet-rich plasma is processed from the patient’s own blood, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection.
When adding PRP to your microneedling treatment, your blood will be drawn and used to derive the platelet-rich plasma for application with the SkinPen®.
Most patients experience some minor redness and swelling for one to three days after treatment. Some may experience You will be provided with aftercare instructions that should be followed carefully to avoid complications and achieve the best results possible.
You may see some improvement after your skin heals. However, microneedling with PRP relies on the body’s healing ability, so your skin will continue to improve over the next three to four weeks. A series of treatments may be recommended, depending on the cognition being treated.
The SkinPen® uses a sterile needle-tip containing 14 tiny micro-needles to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin. This initiates the skin’s repair process to naturally produce collagen and elastin, ideal for smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars traumatic scars, and stretch marks. Micro-channels created by the treatment allow for optimal absorption of topical products and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), enhancing their effects in the deeper layers of skin.
Micro-Needling feels similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin. Topical numbing is applied prior to your procedure, but no anesthesia or medications are necessary.
The skin will be red and flushed, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn, for 12 hours to 3 days. You may also experience mild swelling, tightness, and/or mild peeling. Side effects are temporary and typically resolve within 3 days. Total healing time depends on the depth of the treatment, skin type, and skin condition, and some patients may heal completely in 24 hours.
Patients typically notice an immediate glow, but visible improvement will take about 2-4 weeks and can continue for up to 6 months.
A series of 4-6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart is ideal for optimal results. Some conditions like deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks, and acne scars may require 6-8 treatments.