PRP with Collagen PIN
Collagen percutaneous induction needling (PIN) or micro-needling is a facial rejuvenation procedure that involves the creation of microscopic injuries to the skin that triggers a natural healing process with the production of collagen and elastin, proteins that help repair and smoothe the skin. This therapy may be enhanced by the topical application of platelet rich plasma.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a product obtained from your blood by processing it to concentrate platelets. It contains growth factors that enhance healing and new cell production. It also stimulates the production of collagen.
When combined with collagen PIN, PRP enters the micro-punctures and are distributed evenly into the deep layers of the skin thus making treatment more effective. It helps manage skin problems such as acne scars, crepey skin, stretch marks, wrinkles and fine lines thus rejuvenating the skin of the face and neck.
For the procedure, your doctor will use a small hand instrument with multiple fine needles, approximately 15-25. The skin is first numbed with a topical anesthetic and the instrument is then glided over the skin creating the micro-punctures. The length of the needles is adjusted according to the area being treated. Following this, PRP is applied topically and penetrates the deep layers of skin.
The effects of treatment become apparent in abut 2-4 weeks. For optimal results, you will require 3-6 treatments each 4-6 weeks’ apart.