At Purist Natural Medicine, we use the SkinPen, an FDA approved micro-needling device designed to stimulate the skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen and elastin for healthier, younger feeling skin. This treatment is designed to utilize the body’s own physiological wound healing process to increase collagen formation. This means nothing fake or synthetic is used during the processing or treatment.
What is micro-needling? Micro-needling is a controlled “micro-trauma” to the skin tissue creating microscopic channels which allows for platelet rich plasma (PRP), obtained from your own blood to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin where collagen is produced. When the platelets from your plasma are applied topically to the “traumatized” tissue, they send signals to the local cells to proliferate. This process may accelerate tissue repair and remodeling resulting in increased collagen formation and skin tightening.
Micro-needling is appropriate for individuals who would like to address: Sun-damaged skin, fine lines and wrinkles, large pores and acne scars. Micro-needling combined with PRP is normally completed within 60-90 minutes depending on the required treatment and anatomical site(s).