Micro-Needling & PRP
Why are celebrities, including Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Aniston, lining up to have their faces poked with tiny needles?
Redwood Medi Spa & Wellness Centre has the answer!
What these celebrities are doing is called micro-needling, and it has quickly become one of our most popular procedures. Read on to learn about how this skin rejuvenating treatment works, as well as its benefits.
What is micro-needling?
Micro-needling is also called collagen induction therapy, and it is a minimally invasive, reinvigorating procedure for the skin. Improvements can include better texture and firmness and a decrease in scars, stretch marks, and sizes of pores. Plus, the treatment only takes about 30 to 40 minutes.
Redwood Medi Spa & Wellness Centre uses the Eclipse Micropen® in combination with the Eclipse PRP® (“platelet-rich plasma”) for our micro-needling procedures. The Micropen® is the most advanced, medical-grade, automated micro-needling device on the market today while the PRP accelerates recovery so you can regrow stronger and healthier skin.
How does the Eclipse MicroPen® work?
The Eclipse MicroPen® is used to create controlled, micro-injuries to the skin in order to stimulate and promote collagen and elastin production. Moreover, by creating these micro-channels to the skin, the Eclipse MicroPen® will also make the penetration of active ingredients in your creams and serums deeper and more effective.
What can I expect during a micro-needling treatment?
First, a small amount of your blood is drawn, and then the red blood cells are isolated from the platelet-rich plasma (PRP). There is virtually no risk of allergic reaction because we process the autologous PRP from your own blood.
The PRP is applied to the skin’s surface to release essential healing growth factors to the dermis of the skin. 12 tiny micro-points in a sterile cartridge are then attached to the Eclipse MicroPen®. We then apply sterile saline to the skin and choose a treatment setting based on your skin’s individual needs. The pen is then simultaneously pressed gently against and glided across the treatment area.
Youthful results are triggered by your own body’s natural response without the use of chemicals. And because there is no heat involved in this procedure, recovery time is minimal.
How does micro-needling work?
When something injures the skin, your body’s natural reaction is to heal the surface and regrow skin. The process of micro-needling triggers this natural reaction and encourages collagen production to help skin shrink and tighten. Collagen production decreases as we get older, so increasing its production is important for a rejuvenated and vibrant complexion.
What does micro-needling feel like?
The Eclipse MicroPen® against your skin can feel like sandpaper is moving across it, and some treatment areas will be more sensitive to it than others. However, the micro-needling tip’s speed makes the process feel more comfortable.
How long does it take to recover?
On average, patients experience redness for two to four days. However, some patients heal completely in just 24 hours.
When will I be able to see results?
After the skin heals, patients may take note of a glow to their skin immediately. Otherwise, skin will transform over several weeks and results can be seen to improve for up to 6 months after the procedure is completed.
How many treatments will I need?
It is recommended that patients undergo two to three treatments with about six to eight weeks in between. If you have more significant skin concerns, such as acne or scars, it is recommended that you receive six to eight treatment sessions every six weeks.
If you are interested in learning more about micro-needling with PRP, contact our Toronto spa and wellness centre. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and assist you with scheduling an appointment.
Hair loss can be an embarrassing issue that affects men and women alike, and can leave you feeling helpless. Many available treatments, such as prescriptions drugs, are often ineffective and carry the potential for unwanted side effects. Surgical hair restoration can be expensive and does not treat underlying medical problems.
Fortunately, there is another option. Doctors are discovering the hair-thickening and regrowth benefits of PRP treatment. With PRP treatment, your growth factor and stem cells work together to wake up dormant hair follicles and kick them back into the growth stage. Redwood Medi Spa & Wellness Centre is proud to offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment in Toronto for hair loss. Read on to learn more about how it works.
How does PRP treatment for hair loss work?
First, a small amount of your blood is drawn and the red blood cells are isolated from the platelet-rich plasma via centrifugation. Next, the platelets are concentrated and drown up into a syringe. Finally, using a small needle, the platelets are injected strategically into your scalp in the areas that need improvement.
What are the benefits of PRP injections for hair regrowth?
The PRP decreases hair loss by boosting the blood supply to the follicle, thickening the hair shaft, and stimulating and sustaining the growth phase of the hair.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required will depend on the individual’s needs. Initially, our provider may recommend several treatments spaced one month apart. After that, the area will be reassessed and the patient will be placed on a maintenance program.
How long does the procedure take?
Collecting the PRP only takes about 10 to 15 minutes, and the PRP treatment itself is very fast. It often takes 10 to 15 minutes as well.
Do the PRP injections hurt?
There may be some sensitivity following treatment. However, at Redwood Medi Spa & Wellness Centre, we use effective anesthetic solutions to minimize any potential discomfort.
How long will recovery take?
There is no long recovery time with PRP treatment for hair regrowth. You may take a warm shower after the treatment. In addition, it is advised to avoid using any harsh dyes or chemical on your hair for at least 48 hours.
To learn more or to find out if PRP treatment for hair loss is right for you, contact Toronto’s Redwood Medi Spa & Wellness Centre to schedule a consultation.
Sea Magic is an innovative natural herbal treatment. This sea plant based treatment resurfaces and enhances the body’s intake of nutrients. Jaloux is a complex array of siliceous and seaweed threads arranged into needle like microscopic crystal formations.
These micro crystal pins will penetrate into the skin, bringing along with it nourishing particles, that dissolve together with the crystal pins when it reaches the lower dermal, therefore induces deep dermal nourishment. This treatment activates the skin’s normal restorative wound healing process, which helps stimulate new cell growth, collagen and elastin production.