Effective in treating aging skin, fine lines and wrinkles, scars, stretchmarks, tone, texture, and hair restoration and more. Especially effective when used in conjunction with Hyaluronic Acid (HA) or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Eclipse Microneedling: How Does It Work?
As our skin ages, its repair and rejuvenation mechanisms begin to decline naturally. This begins in our mid- to late twenties and collagen density in our skin decreases as a result. Micro-needling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that naturally helps trigger collagen and elastin synthesis within the skin with maximum results and minimum down-time. It’s safe for all skin types. An initial free consultation with our client treatment coordinator is recommended.
The technique works by creating microscopic channels (invisible wounds) in the skin while still keeping the skin intact. This process actively produces growth factors which induce collagen producing cells known as fibroblasts to produce fresh new collagen and elastin which are essential in keeping the skin elastic and resilient - thus firmer, wrinkle-free and glowing.
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Microneedling with Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
What Is Hyaluronic Acid and Why Is It Important?
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is available in a serums, creams, supplements and injectables and is a very important part in keeping your skin young. HA actually occurs naturally in our skin but less of it is produced as we age. Hyaluronic acid plays a critical role in skin health with its unique ability to hold in moisture (1000 ml of water per gram of hyaluronic acid). As we age, skin moisture can drop significantly, which makes the skin lose elasticity and prone to additional aging. Just like the collagen loss, when hyaluronic acid levels drop, the skin has less support.
Additionally, one of the most skin damaging elements are UVB rays from the sun. Hyaluronic acid benefits the skin as it protects the skin from UVB rays which can cause sunspots. Our bodies are constantly making and absorbing HA, but we just don't make as much of it as we once did. This degenerative effect reduces structure and volume from the face, causing wrinkles and folds to become more pronounced
Why Is Microneedling So Much More Effective With Hyaluronic Acid (HA)?
The creation of the micro-wounds during the microneedling treatment allows topical products to penetrate much deeper into the skin than they normally would. Using Hyaluronic Acid when doing a microneedling treatment has the added benefit of better absorption into the skin. This increases the skin's ability to utilize the nutrients by up to 3,000 percent!
Hyaluronic acid is actually a sugar that binds to and absorbs water, it gives a fullness and plumpness to the skin. As water is absorbed by the acid, volume is created. It acts like a sponge, soaking up water and becoming full, seeking to even out and smoothe even the smallest crevices. This is the same goal we have with our skin, and can be most taken advantage of when combining Hyaluronic Acid with a Microneedling treatment.
Combining Microneedling with Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Serum Treats the Following:
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Premature Skin Aging
- Skin Tone/Texture and Tightening
- Age Spots
- Large Pores
What Is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP is a natural product produced from your own body. Through a simple blood draw, a little amount of blood is drawn from an individual into a sterile tube. Using a unique centrifuge machine, the blood is spun down in order to take out and concentrate the stem cells, growth factors and platelets that are very important for tissue healing. This little amount of blood with a high concentration of platelets and growth factors is referred to as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
Skin Rejuvenation: Microneedling and PRP
FOR TEXTURE, TONE, FINE LINES, WRINKLES AND SCARS
Eclipse Micro-Needling with PRP is a combination of services which uses microneedling to penetrate to the platelet-rich plasma which is activated to release growth factors and proteins which stimulate collagen and growth factor. PRP is best known for its wonderful act of skin rejuvenation. When PRP is injected into particular parts of the skin, its high platelet concentration functions as a matrix that stimulates the growth of new collagen, revitalizes skin tissue and hence leads to naturally smooth and firm skin. As a result, PRP treatment gets rid of wrinkles, stretchmarks and much more. This creates a smoother skin feel and tone.
During the procedure, the registered nurse does micro-needling of the area to further improve the results. The micro-needling causes micro-injuries, which create inflammation and increases blood flow to the injured area.
This combination of injecting and micro-needling with the growth factors in the PRP, further enhances the results. This treatment is finished off with a Valmont Collagen mask (patent medical grade collagen used to heal burn victims) which heals & hydrates the skin and helps with inflammation and redness. Prior to injecting PRP, a topical anesthesia can be used around the area to make the process as painless as possible.
Treatments are scheduled about 1-2 months apart and 3- 4 treatments are recommended with follow up treatments at 6 months to 1 year apart. The treatments must be continued periodically to maintain improvement.
Hair Restoration: Microneedling and PRP
FOR STIMULATION OF HAIR GROWTH IN HAIR LOSS CONDITIONS
PRP therapy is a proactive therapeutic option for male and female patients experiencing hair loss PRP can be injected into the balding scalp to potentially stimulate thin (miniaturized) hair to grow into thicker (terminal) hairs. Patients with thinning, but not totally bald, areas would be the best candidates. Platelet rich plasma is obtained from the patient’s own blood- it is considered ‘autologous’ - from the patient (just like fat transfer is considered autologous as we use the patient’s own fat). Blood is centrifuged which separates it into layers; red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma. PRP is separated from the other components and carefully injected into the treatment areas- thinning hair on the scalp or into the face to rejuvenate the skin (has been referenced as the vampire facial). The platelets are activated during the injection process.
During the procedure, the registered nurse does micro-needling of the scalp to further improve the results. The micro-needling causes micro injuries to the scalp, which creates inflammation and increases blood flow to the hair follicles. This combined with the growth factors in the PRP, further enhances the results.Prior to injecting PRP, a topical anesthesia can be used around the area to make the process as painless as possible.
Treatments are scheduled about 1-2 months apart and 3- 4 treatments are recommended with follow up treatments at 6 months to 1 year apart. Some improvement (in reversing miniaturization) can be expected in the first 2-3 months. The treatments must be continued periodically to maintain any improvement.