Micro needling is also known as collagen induction therapy. It is the process where thousands of micro channels are placed in the skin. This helps get rid of some of the dead skin on the top layer as well as stimulate the deeper skin layers to rejuvenate themselves. This Rejuvenation helps stimulate collagen production which is vital to the structure of the skin to maintain it’s smooth and full appearance. The micro-needling also helps the skin remodel which may help in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Results have also been seen after micro-needling where skin tone and color is more uniform in appearance. DaVinci Medical has been providing these services to people in the Peoria, Morton, East Peoria and Tri-County area.

Dr AJ Cummings finishing up a micro needling session
Dr AJ Cummings finishing up a micro needling session.

The procedure generally has very little down time and by the next morning any skin redness has usually resolved. At DaVinci Medical Doctor A J Cummings applies a numbing cream to help with any discomfort. In fact many patients says the procedure feels good and relaxing.

Oftentimes patient select to combine platelet rich plasma, also known as PRP, to the micro-needling procedure. This allows Dr. Cummings to use your own bodies healing power to place the platelet rich plasma serum into the deeper layers of the skin. PRP has healing and regenerative medicine properties and has been widely used in sports medicine and cosmetics.

Dr Cummings extracting the PRP from the processing container for micro needling
Dr Cummings extracting the PRP from the processing container for micro needling