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.
- Little to no downtime
- FDA cleared
- More youthful skin without surgery
Why Choose The Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa?
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:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Sun damage
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®.
Recovery and Results
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.