About Microneedling (SkinPen) at Skin Care Institute
For brighter, smoother, younger-looking skin, advanced microneedling is hard to beat. Microneedling in Tulsa can help reverse acne scarring, stretch marks and other complexion irregularities for dramatic improvements to the tone and texture of your skin with minimal downtime. A series of treatments is often recommend to achieve optimal results.
We proudly offer microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, with SkinPen®, an FDA-cleared treatment that penetrates the skin with tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries, triggering the skin’s natural healing response and spurring vibrant new collagen and elastin growth. Performed on its own, microneedling’s ability to prompt your skin’s natural repair process results in a thicker dermis and a softer complexion.
For even more skin-renewing benefits, we can boost your microneedling treatment by adding platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to your treatment. PRP is a concentrated portion of your own blood that’s filled with potent growth factors that help boost cellular renewal and speed the body’s healing response. This potent combination of microneedling and PRP creates a synergistic punch of rejuvenation for dramatic complexion benefits anywhere on your body.
In addition to PRP, microneedling can also be combined with laser skin treatments, chemical peels, HydraFacial®, and clinical facials. During your consultation, we’ll help you devise your ideal skin care regimen to meet your unique needs and goals.
Microneedling provides a wide range of complexion improvements, including:
- Smoother skin
- Diminished acne scars and stretch marks
- Reduced redness
- Reduced age spots
- Smaller pore size
- Diminished lines and wrinkles
- More even skin tone
FAQs About Microneedling in Tulsa at Skin Care Institute
What happens during a microneedling session?
Before your treatment, we will apply a thin layer of topical numbing cream to your skin to ensure your comfort. We will then select the appropriate microneedling treatment depth based on your individual needs, and then apply the microneedling wand against your skin, creating thousands of micro channels, until the entire area has been treated. These micro channels, or “controlled injuries,” are literally stimulating your skin’s natural healing response, triggering the growth of supple new collagen and elastin for smoother, more radiant skin exactly where you need it.
How is microneedling with PRP done?
We will draw your blood before your microneedling session begins, and implement a process that separates the potent growth factors that make up the PRP from your blood. After this process, which takes only minutes, we will apply PRP topically over your treatment area at the same time as your microneedling treatment. The microneedling will create micro holes in your skin, enhancing your skin’s absorption of PRP while also boosting your skin’s natural healing response for a renewed, intensely revitalized complexion.
Does microneedling with PRP hurt?
Most patients experience little to no pain, and our staff works to ensure treatment is as comfortable as possible.
When will I see my results with microneedling?
Significant results can be seen in the following days and weeks, with continued improvements for up to 6 months as your skin produces new collagen. For optimal results, a series of treatments at regular intervals may be recommended.
Is there downtime following my treatment?
Patients may experience redness immediately after the treatment, with possibly 1-2 days of social downtime.
How many microneedling treatments will I need?
Optimal results are achieved with a series of microneedling treatments. We’ll help you plan the ideal treatment regimen to meet your goals.