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Microneedling with Plasma

Medically Reviewed April 2023, by Dr. Ayad Harb, one of the world's leading plastic surgeons

What is Microneedling with Plasma?

Microneedling with Plasma stands as an innovative approach to skincare, representing a harmonious blend of nature and science. The procedure, though sounding intricate, is founded on straightforward principles: leveraging the skin's innate ability to heal and rejuvenate itself when subjected to minor stimuli. It's a treatment that unearths the potential of your skin and provides a refreshingly natural solution to age-old cosmetic concerns.

Microneedling, at its core, involves the application of numerous tiny needles to create minuscule injuries on the skin's surface. Now, these are not injuries in the sense of wounds that might require bandages or cause any genuine discomfort. Instead, think of them as microscopic signals, nudging your skin into a heightened state of self-repair. These micro-injuries are akin to revving up the engine of your skin's regenerative mechanisms. When the skin is introduced to these controlled 'disruptions', it responds by embarking on a collagen-producing journey. Collagen, a protein abundantly found in our skin, is the linchpin of our skin's elasticity and tone. As we age, the production of this pivotal protein dwindles, leading to sagging skin, wrinkles, and the gradual loss of youthful vigour.

Enter Plasma. This element is not a product of the latest laboratory innovations but is derived from your very own blood. The blood, when spun in a centrifuge, divides into various components. One of these is Plasma, teeming with growth factors - the 'commanders' that guide cellular behaviour and healing. So, when you introduce Plasma into the microneedling equation, you're essentially supercharging the entire process. The micro-injuries created by microneedling are now drenched in a pool of Plasma, ensuring that the healing process is not just accelerated but also optimised. Imagine the construction of a building being overseen by a team of the world's best architects; that's the role Plasma plays here.

The results of this tandem treatment are truly transformative. When one observes their reflection post-procedure, the glow isn't just superficial. It's a radiant testament to the rejuvenation that has occurred layers deep, all thanks to the combination of micro-injuries and Plasma's healing touch. This process effectively combats the signs of ageing, acne scars, enlarged pores, and even stretch marks. But perhaps the most reassuring aspect of Microneedling with Plasma is its safety profile. Given that Plasma is derived from the patient's own blood, the risks of allergic reactions or any adverse outcomes are greatly diminished. It's a procedure that harmoniously marries your body's intrinsic healing capabilities with nuanced medical techniques, offering a solution that is as effective as it is natural.

The world of cosmetic treatments is vast and often daunting, with numerous procedures vying for attention. However, Microneedling with Plasma distinctly stands out. Not just because it promises results, but because it respects the skin's inherent rhythm, working in tandem with it rather than imposing upon it. In an era where everyone seeks authenticity, what could be more genuine than a treatment that amplifies your skin's natural capabilities and gifts you a rejuvenated complexion that truly lasts?

At a glance

Treatment Time

60-90 minutes

Mobility

Immediate, though mild redness may be observed

Hospital Stay

Not required

Full Recovery

24-72 hours

Time off work

Up to 24 hours, depending on skin's sensitivity

Shower

After 24 hours

Exercise

72 hours

Driving

Immediate

Benefits of the treatment

The allure of Microneedling with Plasma isn't confined to its scientific intricacies or the advanced techniques employed. Instead, it's the myriad of tangible benefits that have positioned it as a front-runner in the realm of cosmetic treatments. Among these advantages is the powerful aspect of natural rejuvenation. When individuals opt for Microneedling with Plasma, they're choosing a treatment that doesn't impose an external solution but instead amplifies the skin's inherent healing capabilities. This approach ensures that the results obtained resonate with authenticity, echoing the skin's organic rhythm and vitality.

Collagen stands at the heart of our skin's youthful exuberance. It is the unsung hero that grants our skin its elasticity, suppleness, and that much-coveted youthful bounce. As time progresses, our collagen reserves naturally deplete, giving way to sagging skin, fine lines, and a general loss of vigour. Microneedling with Plasma offers a compelling response to this challenge. By instigating controlled micro-injuries, the skin's collagen-producing machinery is revived into action. As a result, one witnesses a discernible increase in skin tightness, a reduction in wrinkles, and a return of that youthful radiance that tends to diminish with age.

Beyond the realm of ageing, Microneedling with Plasma has showcased pronounced effectiveness against an array of skin imperfections. Acne scars, which often remain as stubborn reminders of turbulent skin phases, are visibly reduced. Stretch marks, often a testament to rapid body changes, are diminished. Even enlarged pores, those pesky gateways to potential skin issues, are tightened, paving the way for a smoother, more refined complexion. The treatment is not merely a surface-level solution but a deep, transformative experience for the skin.

Safety, in the vast ocean of cosmetic treatments, is a significant lighthouse. Many treatments promise transformative results, but often at the cost of potential side effects. Microneedling with Plasma distinguishes itself in this regard. Given the treatment's foundation on Plasma derived from the patient's blood, the risks associated with allergic reactions or complications are drastically reduced. It's a procedure that offers peace of mind alongside its cosmetic benefits, a combination that's undeniably compelling.

Microneedling with Plasma is more than a treatment—it's a pledge to your skin. A promise of rejuvenation, restoration, and above all, a return to natural radiance. In an era where genuine solutions are sought after, this treatment shines brightly, offering authenticity and effectiveness in equal measure.

Is The Treatment Painful?

The very mention of needles can understandably raise concerns about pain. Microneedling, despite involving the use of tiny needles, is designed to be as comfortable a process as possible. Prior to the procedure, a topical numbing cream is liberally applied to the treatment area. This ensures that any sensation felt during the treatment is considerably muted, often described by patients as a mild tingling or a light pricking sensation. It's essential to understand that the needles used are incredibly fine, and they penetrate only the superficial layers of the skin, minimising any discomfort. Additionally, post-treatment, any residual sensations of tenderness tend to dissipate quickly, leaving behind only the anticipation of rejuvenated skin.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

The path to optimal skin rejuvenation is often a journey rather than a single step. While many patients report noticeable improvements after just one session, achieving peak results generally requires multiple treatments. Typically, a series of 3-6 sessions, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, is recommended. This spacing allows the skin adequate time to heal and regenerate between sessions. Personal skin goals, the specific issues being addressed, and individual healing rates can influence the number of required sessions. A comprehensive consultation prior to beginning the treatment helps in tailoring a specific plan for each individual.

Are There Any Post-Treatment Precautions?

Aftercare plays a pivotal role in ensuring the best outcomes from Microneedling with Plasma. Direct sun exposure should be conscientiously avoided for a few days following the treatment. The skin, having undergone a rejuvenative process, is more susceptible to the harmful effects of UV rays. Hence, wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen becomes paramount. It's also advised to abstain from applying makeup for at least 24 hours post-treatment. This period of abstention allows the skin to breathe and recover without being subjected to potential pore-clogging agents. Additionally, gentle skincare products are recommended to soothe and aid the skin in its recovery phase.

Can All Skin Types Undergo Microneedling With Plasma?

One of the distinguishing features of Microneedling with Plasma is its adaptability to a vast range of skin types. However, like all treatments, certain contraindications exist. Individuals with active skin infections, certain inflammatory skin conditions, or those on specific medications might need to exercise caution. It's essential that a thorough consultation is undertaken before the procedure. During this consultation, a detailed skin assessment is conducted, ensuring that the treatment is tailored to the individual's unique skin profile, maximising both its safety and efficacy.

How Does Plasma Enhance The Microneedling Process?

Plasma is often likened to liquid gold in the dermatological realm, and for a good reason. Rich in growth factors, plasma accelerates and amplifies the skin's healing process. When integrated with microneedling, these growth factors permeate the skin's deeper layers, optimising the rejuvenation process from within. As the micro-injuries signal the skin to embark on a repair journey, Plasma ensures this journey is supercharged, leading to results that are not just rapid but also pronounced. In essence, while microneedling prepares the canvas, plasma ensures the masterpiece's creation is both vivid and lasting.

About Our Clinic

Located in the heart of Ascot, Bicester, and London, the SRGN Clinic exemplifies afusion of cutting-edge science, unparalleled skill, and an unwavering commitment to patient care. The clinic stands as a beacon of excellence in thefield of aesthetic and plastic surgery.

Leading the team at SRGN is Dr. Ayad Harb, a renowned plastic surgeon and aesthetic trainer. His expertise, honed by years of experience and a genuine passion for improving lives, defines the very core of the clinic's ethos. Dr. Harb's innovative techniques, combined with an artistic eye for detail, enable him to deliver consistently exceptional results that are tailored to each patient's individual needs and desires.

At SRGN, we believe in the transformative power of aesthetic and plastic surgery. Our treatments, ranging from non-invasive procedures to complex surgical interventions, are designed to enhance and accentuate your natural beauty. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable, and confidential environment where you can discuss your aesthetic goals openly, and together we create a treatment plan that brings these goals to life.

Every member of the SRGN team shares a deep commitment to patient care. We prioritise your comfort, safety, and satisfaction from the moment you step into our clinic. Each of our facilities mirrors the luxury and tranquility of their surroundings, offering a serene space where you can embark on your journey to self-improvement.

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