Medical Spa & Wellness Center located in Frederick, MD

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Microneedling services offered in Frederick, MD

Collagen is an essential protein that firms and tightens your skin. If you’re experiencing natural collagen loss from aging, Sheila K. Rohe, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C, offers microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) at Bloom Health NP in Frederick, Maryland. Microneedling is a minimally invasive solution that can help boost collagen in your skin. Call the medical spa and wellness center today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Microneedling Q&A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that uses dozens of hair-thin needles to create micro-wounds in the skin. Also called collagen induction therapy, microneedling helps firm and tighten the skin while correcting pigmentation and textural concerns.

Collagen is a protein in your connective tissues that keeps your skin supple and tight. This essential protein is abundant in youth. Around age 30, collagen production slowly declines. Your skin may appear thinner, saggier, and less responsive than before. 

Microneedling triggers your body’s healing response. When you have a wound, your body creates new collagen to help repair the damage. Creating small punctures in your skin stimulates collagen production for more youthful-looking skin.

Sheila also offers microneedling with hyaluronic acid or PRP. These therapies can deliver enhanced moisture to your skin and regenerative tissues at the cellular level. Patients typically require four treatments spaced one month apart, with quarterly treatments recommended afterward to maintain your results.

What is microneedling with PRP?

Microneedling with PRP, also called a Vampire Facial®, is collagen induction therapy with platelet-rich plasma. PRP is a component in your blood that contains growth factors, proteins, and other substances that can help accelerate healing. PRP may help strengthen your microneedling treatment for heightened efficacy and more substantial results.

What can I expect from microneedling?

Sheila uses the Candela Exceed microneedling platform to deliver noticeable results with minimal downtime. Exceed combines microneedling with radiofrequency technology to:

  • Minimize fine lines and wrinkles
  • Active acne or acne scarring
  • Tighten sagging skin
  • Reduce hyperpigmentation and brown spots
  • Enhance dull skin
  • Even out tone and textural concerns
  • Promote healthy skin rejuvenation
  • Smooth stretch marks

When the needles penetrate your skin, they release radiofrequency energy that promotes firmer, tighter skin. Sheila can adjust the depth of the needles for a customizable treatment.

After administering a topical anesthetic, Sheila uses the handheld microneedling device to create micro-injuries in your skin. The treatment takes about 30 minutes to one hour.

If you choose microneedling with PRP, Sheila draws your blood before the treatment. She runs your blood through a centrifuge to isolate the PRP. After performing the procedure, Sheila applies the PRP to your skin.

How many microneedling treatments will I need?

Most men and women need at least 2-4 treatments spaced four weeks apart to see visible improvements from Exceed microneedling treatments. Sheila can create an individualized treatment plan to determine the right number of treatments for you.

Call Bloom Health NP or schedule an appointment online to learn more about microneedling.