Jordan Valley Dermatology Center
Dermatologists & Cosmetic Dermatologists located in South Jordan, UT
If you dream of clearer, smoother skin with a healthy glow, microneedling is an increasingly popular treatment option for roughness and scarring. At Jordan Valley Dermatology Center in South Jordan, Utah, dermatologist Douglass Forsha, MD, and his team offer microneedling treatments with and without platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to improve the way your skin looks and feels. To learn more about microneedling, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Microneedling Q & A
What is microneedling?
Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive treatment that boosts your skin’s ability to produce collagen. While your skin produces collagen — a structural protein — naturally throughout your life, you start to lose it with age. This is a major reason why you develop wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin.
During a microneedling treatment at Jordan Valley Dermatology Center, Dr. Forsha and his team use the Eclipse MicroPen® system to make shallow, even punctures across your skin’s damaged surface. The device is automated and does much of the work itself.
Each tiny injury in your skin’s surface from the microneedling pen causes a restorative reaction deep within your skin. Your skin begins to heal itself, just like when you get a papercut or scrape your knee. Part of the healing process is collagen growth, earning microneedling its nickname.
How does microneedling change my skin’s appearance?
Microneedling gives your skin a renewed glow, making it look healthier and more youthful. The treatment also provides more specific benefits by minimizing or eliminating:
- Rough skin
- Fine lines
- Acne scars and other small scars
- Stretch marks
- Large pores
With microneedling, you can target any imperfect area of skin. Many patients choose to target their face because that area gets a lot of sun exposure and consequently incurs a lot of damage.
How often can I get microneedling treatments?
For many people, microneedling isn’t a one-time treatment. With regular microneedling sessions at Jordan Valley Dermatology Center, you can continuously improve your skin as it gathers new age-related damage.
Dr. Forsha typically recommends getting no more than one microneedling treatment per month.
What are my options for microneedling add-ons?
Dr. Forsha and his team offer enhanced microneedling treatments using platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a substance they make using your own blood.
PRP includes platelets and plasma, two parts of your blood that aid in the healing and rejuvenation process. PRP contains essential proteins like growth factors and cytokines to speed up the healing process that microneedling starts.
If you want to add PRP to your microneedling treatment for better results, the team takes a sample of your blood and processes it using a centrifuge. Once they have the PRP, they apply it to your face or another treatment area during your treatment.
To find out more about microneedling benefits and results, call Jordan Valley Dermatology Center or book an appointment online today.
*Individual results may vary.
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