The most beautiful, youthful looking skin is soft, luminous and glowing. Yet time can diminish that glow as the complexion becomes damaged by sun and other changes associated with aging. These changes can include fine lines, discolorations and wrinkles. Terry Conrad APRN and her team at Naturallyou often treat her patients concerned about these age-related issues using mirconeedling, or collagen induction therapy, to stimulate the skin.
While microneedling is highly effective on its own, Terry often recommends combining this non-invasive treatment with clinically-proven PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, to diminish signs of aging and regenerate the complexion. This potent dual therapy allows Terry to deliver a super-charged treatment that boosts the results and remarkably enhances the effects of a microneedling procedure.
During a consultation at Naturallyou, Terry will discuss the benefits and options for performing a microneedling procedure with or without PRP added therapy.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a safe, effective method for skin rejuvenation. This state-of-the-art procedure involves stimulating the skin by using a rolling device outfitted with tiny needles, each as thin a strand of hair, to gently prick the skin. This carefully controlled pricking slightly and temporarily damages the skin, helping to help stimulate new collagen production.
What is Microneedling used to treat?
This remarkably gentle process helps diminish multiple signs of aging while regenerating the complexion in a manner appealing to anyone interested in taking a natural approach to skin revitalization. Terry finds microneedling especially effective for treating hyperpigmentation and skin discoloration; evening skin tone and diminishing pores; reducing fine lines and wrinkles and improving the appearance of acne scarring and other skin damage.
Why choose Microneedling over other facial treatments?
The benefits of microneedling therapy include:
- No downtime
- A skin-stimulating treatment which requires no anesthetic.
- The ability to safely and effectively treat hard to reach areas around the lips and eyes.
Terry Lynn Conrad, APRN
OWNER & MEDICAL AESTHETIC DIRECTOR
Terry treats every patient who comes to Naturallyou like part of her family, spending as much time as needed to ensure a safe, positive experience and outstanding results. She's one of the top injectors in the country, selected by product manufacturers to train other aesthetic professionals.
How Does The Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) & Microneedling Treatment Work?
PRP treatments are a form of advanced stem cell therapy which uses small amounts of a patient’s own blood supply to heighten the healing power of a microneedling treatment. To yield the PRP for treatment, a small amount of patient blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge to extract the growth factors and stem cells that promote healing and rejuvenation. During a treatment that combines microneedling or Vivace™ RF microneedling with PRP therapy, Terry gently massages a patient’s PRP into the skin. Because the needles gently penetrate the skin, the PRP is able to more deeply penetrate the layers. The rejuvenating results of this treatment, sometimes called a Vampire Facial, appear over a period of several weeks.
What Results Can You Expect After a PRP Microneedling Treatment?
Most patients experience some slight redness immediately after the procedure that may last a day or two, but should be able to resume regular activities immediately. To maintain results, repeating the treatment process at least once a year is recommended.
Read What Terry's Patients Have to Say!
Terry Conrad is so unique to her industry and our times that it would be extremely difficult for me to ever replace her level of care, empathy, only doing what is going to be “natural” and not look like oneself after her consultations….I have been with Terry for many years… she is the best at what she does!! I never found this type of concern and helpfulness with any other practitioner. She is hightly qualified and continually keeps up on the latest techniques and procedures.
- Barbara, Greenwich
Additional Microneedling Combinations
Microneedling With AquaGold
Terry sometimes uses microneedling to administer AquaGold® a potent anti-aging cocktail directly to the dermis. The benefits of the AquaGold fine touch treatment include all the benefits of microneedling plus: