Micro-needling

At Coastal Aesthetics Medi-Spa we are proud to offer micro-needling with FDA approved Rejeuvapen™ for skin rejuvenation. Micro-needling can be used in combination with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), stem cells, or peptide solution, depending on desired effects and needs.

Clients who undergo a course of micro-needling report a 60-80% improvement in their skin. For those clients with scarring, 89% of trial subjects report a significant improvement in appearance with micro-needling. 


 
 

What is Micro-needling?

Micro-needling (originally termed collagen induction therapy or CIT) is a highly effective, minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment option to diminish wrinkles, fine lines, large pores, acne, scarring and stretch marks, as well as stimulate wound healing and improve skin tone and texture. It can be used on the face, neck, and chest. Micro-needling has minimal downtime (when compared to laser therapy or IPL treatment) and side effects but offers long-lasting results. 

 


What is PRP?

We take micro-needling to the next level by offering micro-needling in combination with PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP utilizes the body’s own materials to create a serum that increases the growth factors of your skin. The extracted platelets from your blood are associated with the healing process. The PRP solution is applied to your face during the micro-needling treatment as a lubricant, increasing the degree of healing.

Benefit of Micro-needling in Combination with PRP

PRP is a natural way to enhance the healing of your skin cells from the micro-needling treatment. The two therapies (micro-needling and PRP) work in synergy to create a treatment that delivers accelerated results capable of bringing better outcomes than each part could alone. Results may be seen immediately following treatment with more results showing over the next 4-6 weeks. The largest of the results will occur over the next six months as your body naturally treats itself while utilizing the PRP to heal.


What Should I Expect During My Treatment?

First, a small amount of blood will be drawn from your arm and spun in a centrifuge to separate your cells into red blood cells, platelets, and plasma creating PRP.  While your blood is undergoing the separation process, we will cleanse your face and prepare it for treatment by applying a topical anesthetic (numbing cream), which will help to diminish any pain that may be experienced during the treatment. Treatment will be performed by our Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner in office and is done with a pen called Rejuvapen. The pen has 6 very fine needles. These needles gently puncture the skin at various depths to create a controlled skin injury, which stimulates the release of growth factors and cytokines. The PRP solution is applied topically to your facial skin at the same time as the micro-needling is performed. After the treatment is completed a specialized ointment will be applied to your face to help aid in the healing process. You will be sent home with a post-procedure kit consisting of 3 topical solutions for combination treatment. The kit has easy to follow instructions explaining when to apply the solutions, which will help you maximize the effects of your treatment. 


Sneak peak of micro-needling with PRP and injection. Micro-needling can help improve the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, help reduce appearance of scars (trauma and acne produced), hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and overall rejuvenation.

Sneak peak of micro-needling with PRP and injection. Micro-needling can help improve the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, help reduce appearance of scars (trauma and acne produced), hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and overall rejuvenation.

What Should I Expect During My Treatment?

It is typical to need at least 3 treatments, 4 weeks apart; however some people may experience desired results in fewer treatments. Call us at 207-363-2300 to schedule your complimentary consult and we can determine the projected treatment course. 


What Can I Expect Post-Procedure?

The skin will be red and flushed, similar to a mild sunburn, for the first 12 hours to 3 days. You may experience some mild tightness, swelling, and/or peeling. Side effects typically resolve within 3 days.