SkinPen® Microneedling With Growth Factors
what is SkinPen® microneedling with growth factors?
Microneedling is a rejuvenating skin treatment. At Central Oregon Aesthetics, we are pleased to offer SkinPen®, the only FDA-approved microneedling device on the market today. Using a single-use tip with stainless steel needles, this technique creates microscopic channels in the skin without the use of lasers. Using needles, a controlled “injury” is caused on the skin in order to stimulate collagen production. This process will leave you with smoother, firmer, and healthier skin. Adding natural growth factors during SkinPen® microneedling will increase the healing process and boost the results.
SkinPen® Microneedling with growth factor may be right for you if you would like treatment for:
frequently asked questions
How SkinPen® microneedling works?
SkinPen® is a medical pen-like device consisting of very fine needles that is used to puncture the skin at various depths & speeds to create a controlled skin injury. These micro-injuries induce collagen growth, improve the resilience and elasticity of the skin, and develop new blood vessels. Then, we’ll apply the growth factors directly onto the skin where the treatment was done to further enhance the healing process and collagen production.
What to expect with SkinPen® microneedling?
While the typical SkinPen® microneedling service improves skin in several areas, the addition of growth factors helps to improve your skin’s texture and hydration to a higher degree. For certain conditions, such as scarring, adding growth factors to the treatment amplifies the results and speeds recovery.
What's the difference between microneedling and microneedling with growth factor using SkinPen®?
While the typical microneedling service improves skin in several areas, the addition of growth factors helps to improve your skin’s texture and hydration to a higher degree. For certain conditions, such as scarring, adding growth factors to the treatment amplifies the results and speeds recovery.
What are growth factors?
Growth factors are a group of specialized proteins found in many different cell types within the body. Growth Factors have been shown to reduce aging signs, fine lines, and wrinkles by increasing dermal collagen synthesis. Also, shortened healing time of burn scars and restored normal hair growth have been outcomes.
Where do you get the growth factors from?
We apply growth factors that are derived from your own body. Once you arrive for your treatment, we will draw a small quantity of blood. It is placed in a centrifuge for a few minutes to separate the red blood cells to create platelet-rich plasma loaded with natural growth factors that aid in repairing injured tissue. We’ll apply these growth factors after your SkinPen® microneedling session. This will help accelerate healing and tissue generation.
How many SkinPen® microneedling sessions will I need?
We recommend a series of treatments to see the full benefits of SkinPen® microneedling with growth factors. The procedure lasts about 30-45 minutes. Immediately after treatment, a cool mask is applied to help soothe any redness and irritation on your skin. You may feel slightly sunburned. For most people, recovery is around 24-72 hours. However, improvements will continue over time because the body’s collagen production usually takes about 4-8 weeks.
How long will the results last?
Generally, your results will last between three to five months. Many of our patients schedule follow-up treatments twice a year to maintain their results. However, the number of treatments you’ll need to achieve your skincare goals will depend on your age, skin concerns, and skin health.