Step One: Numbing Cream
The estheticians at our medical spa in Reno, NV, will begin the treatment by applying a topical numbing cream to your skin. This topical solution is not intense, but it's powerful enough to eliminate any discomfort from the needles.
Step Two: Microneedling
Next, we will gently move the SkinPen or Potenza device across your skin. It will safely and precisely make tiny wounds in order to induce the body to produce collagen.
The Potenza system also delivers radiofrequency energy to produce even more collagen. Some patients may experience very minor bleeding which won't last long.
Step Three: Serums and Creams
After the needling is complete, our skin care professionals will apply topical serums and creams to the treatment area to cleanse and protect the skin. At this point, patients who choose PRP will have the plasma applied to their skin.
Step Four: Recovery and Further Treatment
Some patients may feel very minor discomfort after the treatment, but this usually subsides quickly. Patients often have skin redness around the treatment area that should disappear in about a day.
Patients need to keep in mind that this is not a quick-fix procedure. As the body sends collagen to the micro-wounds, patients will notice their healthier skin gradually appear over a period of days or even weeks. For the best results, many patients require two or three treatment sessions.