Many factors such as aging, injury, and environmental factors can wreak havoc on your skin, which can lead to discoloration, fine lines, and unwanted scars and blemishes. The dedicated team at The Alternative Touch Wellness in Waco, Texas, offer microneedling treatments to reduce the appearance of these and other skin issues. To learn more about microneedling and if it's right for you, call the office today or request an appointment online.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive aesthetic procedure that stimulates your skin’s own natural healing process to improve the appearance and texture of your skin.
During microneedling, your provider uses a pen device or roller containing very fine needles to create micro punctures in your top skin layer.
This slight injury triggers your skin’s healing elements to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, the proteins found in your skin that provide strength, support, and flexibility. After the procedure, you’ll notice smoother skin with less visible imperfections.
As the skin repairs itself after microneedling, your skin may appear:
In addition to treating aging facial skin, microneedling can also be used to address stretch marks and other skin issues on the stomach, neck, arms, and legs.
Microneedling is a quick and effective treatment that naturally enhances the appearance of your skin. Although the team at The Alternative Touch Wellness do their best to minimize any discomfort during treatment, you may feel some mild pain during your microneedling treatment as the tiny needles penetrate the surface of your skin. Be sure to inform your specialist if you’re sensitive to pain so your treatment can be adjusted.
As part of microneedling treatment, your provider may recommend the use of platelet-rich plasma, or PRP.
PRP is a therapy that uses platelets from a patient’s own blood to stimulate cell regeneration and speed the body’s healing process. PRP treatment stimulates new skin cell growth and increases collagen and elastin production.
With PRP treatment, your practitioner takes a sample of your blood and spins it in a centrifuge to separate platelets from the rest of the blood. The plasma contains more platelets than regular blood. The plasma solution is then injected into your skin during the microneedling session.
The result is fewer fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and more. PRP treatment is a noninvasive way to take years off your appearance without surgery or downtime.
When you’re ready for a revolutionary treatment that restores youthful beauty, schedule a microneedling and PRP appointment with The Alternative Touch Wellness by phone or online today.