Microneedling with 

Over time, skin begins to lose collagen and elastin. Collagen is a protein which helps to provide structure to skin. Elastin, as its name suggests, helps to maintain the elasticity or suppleness of skin. When collagen and elastin decrease, the skin appears uneven and dull. By stimulating skin to increase these proteins with the use of microneedling and a special serum, the result is a healthier, more youthful skin appearance.

Microneedling works by causing a controlled “micro-trauma” to the skin. With standard microneedling or with dermarolling, the results can cause irregular channels, which do not allow the serum to penetrate evenly. With regular microneedling, a pen is dragged across the skin surface, which causes a lot of scratching and scaping. The micro-trauma causes an inflammatory process, which initiates the formation of new collagen and elastin.

With ProCell technology, precision micro-needles are tapped into the skin at a uniform depth. This creates hundreds of thousands of microchannels of consistent size and distribution. This allows for the penetration of the ProCell serum into the skin. Without causing the scraped surface, the recovery time from a ProCell treatment is much shorter than with standard microneedling.

Procell vs others

The ProCell serum contains growth factors and other peptides (TGF-B3) to provide anti-aging, pro-healing and anti-inflammatory benefits.  The serum is created from bone marrow cells grown in culture. The original cells were harvested from healthy young people with robust cells. Through the purification process, there is no risk to you to obtain an infection from the serum. The content of this serum is what is sought after when using Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) in conjunction with microneedling, as with the popular facial that names a certain blood-drinking monster.  Because the serum is processed to high standards, there is also a consistent concentration of growth factors and peptides.

The treatment begins with a numbing cream applied to the face, neck and/or decollatage. The cream is then washed off, and your skin is prepped with an alcohol pad. The ProCell treatment is then applied, which takes about 15-20 minutes. Afterward, you can relax and luxuriate with a hydrating mask. Most people leave with a mild redness, which may look and feel like a light sunburn.

Your first treatment will include a sample of a soothing silicone gel and another hydrating mask for later application.

Your skin will be very sensitive. Please make every effort to protect your skin- avoid sunlight for the first 24 (48 if you can) hours, and be sure to wear your sunscreen afterward! You can use pure aloe vera (no lidocaine as found in some burn gels or preservatives- the best is from the plant itself) and cool compresses. You can also place the aloe in the refrigerator to make it cooler for application. You may notice skin peeling within the first week. This is normal- please do not peel or scrub your healing skin.  Also, if you have “active” skincare- scubs, brushes, retinols/retinoids- it is recommended you discontinue this for the next week. Any other dermarollers, lasers, etc, please discontinue use for 1 month while your skin rebuilds.

You will see results at the end of the 1st week. The collagen rebuilding will be noticed in about 3 weeks. For best results, most guests need 3 or 4 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Then occasional follow-up treatments are as needed (about every 3 -6months).