Everyone can attest to the popular mantra “Look good, feel good.” Here at Dr. 95350, we’re happy to help you with both! Dealing with acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, hyper-pigmentation, sun damage, large pores, or simply uneven skin texture, create daily struggles for many people. Today, we review the process & procedures involved in one of our popular healing techniques, The Twilight Facial.
Our Twilight Facial is a minimally invasive procedure, usually requiring 24-72 hours of downtime, that enhances the body’s natural collagen production. There are two steps to this process, Microneedling and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), which we will explore below.
Microneedling is completed with the use of a handheld automatic tool. Small channels are created in the skin’s surface as the micro-needles of the tool pass over the skin. Healing of the channels begins almost immediately, and consists of collagen and elastin production. This is where the second step, PRP, comes in.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is produced in human blood naturally. A blood sample is taken from the patient, and using a centrifuge, the blood is separated from the PRP. Highly concentrated amounts of natural growth factors are found in PRP. Applying a patients PRP directly to the treated skin stimulates the natural healing process and creation of collagen.
After treatment your skin may appear a soft shade of pink, and be slightly tender to the touch, much like with a sunburn. In 24-72 hours, your skin should reach complete recovery. Because collagen production occurs for 4-8 weeks, you may see increased results throughout this time period. Depending on your desired level of change, we recommend 3 or more sessions, 4-weeks apart. Each session requires approximately 60 minutes.
If you’re ready to Enhance Your Beautiful with this procedure, or wish to explore other options, we look forward to scheduling your consultation.