Sandy Springs MesoNeedling
Nina Ross Hair & Skin Therapy
Skin needling – also known as automated micro-needling or collagen induction therapy – is a recent innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and stretch marks.
During this procedure tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin production. At Nina Ross Hair & Skin Therapy we use Meso Serum therapy, the most advanced medical-grade automated micro-needling device on the market. It's a great solution for all skin types.
How does micro-needling work?
Micro needling is a form of collagen induction therapy. To begin we either apply a hyaluronic serum or the client’s platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to the skin. After selecting the proper settings for the targeted areas, we then perform the Meso Serum treatment using a 12-point sterile cartridge tip.
What is platelet-rich plasma, aka “Liquid Gold”?
collagen before and after Using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) during micro-needling can stimulate collagen production by 1000% after only two treatments. This is done by mixing a small sample of the patient’s blood with a special reagent. The platelets in the blood contain growth factors that promote cellular regeneration and accelerate the healing process, giving your skin a fresher, more youthful appearance.
Before beginning the micro-needling treatment, a medical provider draws a vial of the client’s blood and places it in a centrifuge. The spinning separates the platelet-rich plasma, which is then extracted from the vial.
The application of platelets stimulates different types of growth factors in the area that is being treated:
Fibroblast growth factor for collagen production and tissue repair
Epidermal growth factor, which helps promote wound healing, epithelial cell growth and angiogenesis
Platelet-derived growth factor for collagen production and cell growth, as well as regeneration and repair of blood vessels
Vascular endothelial growth factor for the generation and growth of vascular endothelial cells
Transforming growth factor Beta 1, which promotes wound healing and the growth of endothelial and epithelial cells
Keratinocyte growth factor for the generation and growth of new keratinocytes
How long does the procedure take?
The micro-needling treatment itself does not take that long to perform. In most cases it’s completed within an hour. The actual application of the Meso Serum therapy averages from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the area treated and the skin’s condition.
Which areas of the body can be treated?
Micro-needling can be used on all skin types to address a variety of concerns. The most common areas for rejuvenation are the face and décolleté. Unless your medical provider determines otherwise, almost all areas of the body can be treated.
Is there any downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will experience a feeling of sunburn, and your skin might take on a pink to bright-red appearance. Downtime typically ranges from 24 hours to 72 hours, but in most cases clients are up and running the following day.
Your skincare specialists will suggest the right post-treatment skin care products to reduce discomfort and speed up recovery, based on your skin type and personal needs.
When will I see results?
You will begin to see changes directly after your treatment, and in the six following months. Once the redness has cleared up, you will experience a little dryness and then a beautiful glow. The healthier the skin is before treatment, the quicker you will see results.