Microneedling Specialist

Manuel A. Lopez, MD, FACS -  - Facial Plastic Surgery

Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery

Manuel A. Lopez, MD, FACS

Facial Plastic Surgery located in Boerne, Alamo Heights, New Braunfels, Spring Branch, & San Antonio, TX

If your skin is lackluster, scarred, or droopy but you’re not ready for a face-lift or scar surgery, you may not need them. Microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy at Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery tightens, lifts, and smooths your skin without an incision or stitch. If you’re a woman or man in Alamo Heights, Boerne, or San Antonio, book a microneedling with PRP treatment at your local Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery office. Call the friendly staff to make an appointment today.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is an in-office aesthetic procedure that rejuvenates, tightens, and refreshes your skin by stimulating its healing capabilities. At Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, the aesthetic professionals use the FDA-cleared SkinPen® microneedling device to improve your skin quality, thickness, and resilience. 

SkinPen microneedling treatments make your skin:

  • Tighter
  • More lifted
  • Firmer
  • Stronger
  • Smoother
  • Free of scars and acne
  • Free of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Free of brown spots and spider veins

You can also increase the power of your SkinPen treatment by adding platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to accelerate healing and collagen production.

How does microneedling work?

The SkinPen has single-use, disposable cartridges that contain very thin needles of varying lengths to treat different areas of your face, neck, and body. After your aesthetician cleans and numbs your skin and treats it with the special SkinFuse® solution to minimize friction, they pass the SkinPen over all of your treatment areas.

The tiny needles create narrow, vertical wound channels that reach into the deeper layers of your skin. The small wounds signal your skin to begin repairing itself. The process also causes your body to create new blood vessels in the area, so the wound channels are suffused with nutrients and oxygen.

Over the following weeks, your skin rebuilds itself with newly produced strands of collagen, which make your skin strong, thick, and firm. Your skin also creates new elastin, which makes your skin resilient. Within six months, your skin is younger, firmer, and more lifted.

What is PRP?

PRP uses your own blood to create a powerful healing serum. Your doctor takes a small amount of blood from your arm and processes it to separate the healing platelets from the liquid portion, known as plasma. By mixing the platelets with a small amount of plasma, they create a super-powered healing serum that has about 8 times more potency than regular blood. 

After your microneedling session, your doctor brushes the PRP serum on your face. The micro-wounds absorb the PRP and use the platelets to accelerate healing, collagen remodeling, and skin rebuilding. 

You may need a series of microneedling with PRP treatments to reach your aesthetic goals. Each session requires 3-5 days of mild downtime.

Join the 90% of satisfied SkinPen patients by phoning Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery.