Stimulate new collagen and elastin through SkinPen® microneedling or PRP.
SkinPen® is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device. It causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. It’s highly effective in stimulating new collagen and elastin, remodeling of scar tissue while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact and is great for all skin types.
There are three phases to the wound-repair process:
Phase I: Inflammation. Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow and begin to create new tissue.
Phase II: Proliferation. The wound is rebuilt with new granulation cells, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
Phase III: Remodeling. The wound is replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels.
SkinPen® microneedling is a 60 min procedure. This is one of Cherry’s favorites!
PRP stimulates a more youthful look and can be used to enhance dermal fillers. Platelets are key factors in hard and soft tissue repair mechanisms. They provide essential growth factors which are involved in stem cell migration, using the patient’s own blood. Plasma contains many factors essential for cell survival including nutrients, vitamins, hormones, electrolytes, growth factors and proteins. A simple blood draw is performed and PRP is injected under the eyes (tear troughs) to reduce dark circles and under-eye sagging or in the cheeks for a cheek lift. Procedure takes 30-45 minutes.
PRP Facials is a combination treatment of SkinPen® Microneedling and Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP). This is the best of both worlds. Your plasma will be microneedled into the skin and applied topically following the microneedling. This will improve skin tone, texture, smooth fine lines, accelerate the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin to provide overall skin rejuvenation. A simple blood draw is performed, topical numbing agent is applied to the face for 30 minutes, cleansed and then you will receive the microneedling treatment with PRP. Procedure takes 60-115 minutes.
RF Microneedling uses ultrafine needles that gently penetrates your skin and delivers RF energy, which triggers the healing response of new collagen and elastin production. This anti-aging system has been cleared by the FDA for skin tightening and lifting, scalp tightening, treatment of pores, scars and photoaging. While there is immediate post-procedure visible improvement, it takes 3 months to see the full effect of treatments and results can last up to 12 months.
Microneedling and PRP are primarily used on the face to fade acne scars, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, reduced skin elasticity, and uneven skin tone.
You’ll see results within a week after your treatment. Your skin continues to improve for 3-4 weeks after treatment.
To prepare for an effective treatment, avoid:
Cleanse your skin with a mild facial wash and water on the day of your treatment. Don't wear makeup or topical products. Shave your skin a day before the procedure.
Use a gentle cleanser and lukewarm water to cleanse your skin. Massage a natural moisturizer on the treated area as needed. Avoid anti-inflammatory medications such as Advil, Motrin, or Ibuprofen. Limit sun exposure and wear an SPF moisturizer. You may continue using your skincare and makeup products after 4-5 days. Your skin will improve for three months. The new collagen takes 4-6 weeks to produce on your skin. For optimal results, schedule 3 follow-up treatments four weeks apart.
Your results last 8-12 weeks. If you have a healthy skincare routine, results may last longer.
Yes. You may get mild skin irritation or redness that dissolves within a few days.
We recommend booking a free consultation before your first visit. Cherry Medical Team will help you determine what's best for you!
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