Dermapen 3 Platelet Rich Plasma – PRP
The Dermapen 3, an FDA-approved device, is the newest and most advanced model of the Dermapen micro-needling system. The Dermapen 3 replaced the original Dermapen platform and is considered the “gold-standard” of micro needle technology. As of November 2015, Dr. Thornton upgraded to the Dermapen 3 platform and is currently offering to his interested clients.
The Dermapen 3 is cutting-edge micro-needling technology used for skin rejuvenation, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, improvement in abnormal pigmentation and the treatment of facial acne scars, and surgical scars. It was awarded “First Place” as the Best Professional Skin Rejuvenation Device at the Aesthetic Show.
Dermapen 3 is a unique hand-held device that uses an automatic spring-loaded disposable needle with a vibrating stamp-like motion that creates tiny micro-needle holes in your skin. This procedure naturally stimulates the production of collagen with minimal epidermal damage or trauma. The Dermapen 3 technology is as effective as fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing but provides a shorter recovery period without thermal healing caused by laser skin resurfacing. Most importantly, the use of a disposable one-time needle cartridge means no risk for cross-contamination to ensure the highest in sterility and patient safety.
Dermapen 3 has an additional advantage by acting as a “dermal infusion device” by topically delivering medical-grade cosmeceuticals directly into the dermis through micro channels to accelerate the healing process and promote collagen development. One such product we use is platelet rich plasma or PRP that is separated from your own blood.
The Dermapen 3 | PRP facial resurfacing treatment is an in-office procedure performed by Dr. Thornton that takes 30 to 60 minutes to complete, depending upon the area(s) treated along with the preparation of platelet rich plasma. To minimize discomfort, we apply a topical numbing gel prior to the procedure and your post procedure downtime lasts a few short days.
We offer single treatments or package specials with or without the addition of platelet rich plasma (PRP). You will see spectacular results from one single treatment but the best results will be obtained from our multi-procedure packages.
We also offer an “Acne Scar Package” that combine one session of PRP injections directly into the acne scars with three Dermapen 3 treatments over 6 weeks. Good for all skin types.
What can I expect during my consultation?
During your Dermapen 3 consultation, you will meet privately and exclusively with Dr. Michael Thornton where you will collectively share in the decision making process about your personal needs, desires, and expectations. Although well qualified, we choose not use patient coordinators, nurse practitioners, or physicians assistants to perform your consultation.
Expertise of Dr. Michael Thornton
Dr. Michael L. Thornton is a fellowship-trained, dual board certified Cosmetic Surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and was specifically trained in both traditional and modern techniques in facial cosmetic surgery and skin resurfacing techniques. Dr. Thornton attends yearly national cosmetic surgery meetings and participates in advanced courses to offer you the latest techniques in facial cosmetic surgery.