Last week I visited the ladies at Radiant by MD in Marlboro. This was my first time trying microneedling and PRP, and I’m really loving the results so far!
Both treatments improve the skin’s appearance, with little downtime. As you can see, I was only red for a day. Read more about microneedling and PRP on our blog below and mention THEMONMOUTHMOMS at Radiant by MD for 25% off any treatment this month!
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure in which tiny needles penetrate the skin’s surface to induce the healing process so that it produces more collagen and elastin. This treatment helps enhance the skin’s appearance by helping smooth wrinkles and fine lines, even
out skin tone, decrease pore size, improve the appearance of stretch marks and acne scars.
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as “Liquid Gold” is made up of growth factors and nutrient rich
cells taken from your own blood. It is applied to the face and absorbed into controlled damage
areas to calm the skin and provide more vibrant results. PRP stimulates improved healing and
production of collagen.
Why do moms love microneedling?
Moms love microneedling because it gives great results with only a short amount of down time. By drawing increased blood flow to the skin, microneedling can address hyperpigmentation including sun spots and melasma, as well as blemishes like acne scars and
enlarged pores. The result is a more even, fresh and bright complexion.
What are things to keep in mind before microneedling?
The skin should be in a calm state prior to microneedling treatment. Avoid retinoids, topical antibiotics, exfoliants, hydroquinone, direct sun exposure, and benzoyl peroxide for approximately 1 week prior to your microneedling procedure. Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Motrin for 3 days prior to the treatment. You should not have an active breakout, active cold sores, or open lesions. If this occurs, your microneedling treatment should be rescheduled. Do not have microneedling treatment if you take Accutane or have been on this medication within the last 6 months. If you are prone to cold sores an antiviral medication can be prescribed to prevent an outbreak.
How much downtime is needed?
Redness and swelling can occur for a day or two (although this is decreased if PRP is used). Patients can return to normal activities and conceal most of the mild side effects with make-up after just one day.
Do you need more than one treatment?
For most people at least 3 sessions at 4-6 week intervals are recommended for best results.
How long do skinpen results last?
Results from a series of microneedling treatments can last for several months up to a year depending upon several factors including the severity of the concerns being treated, the daily skincare routine and individual characteristics.