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PUR Micro-Injection vs Microneedling: What's the Difference?

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by kathleen neves | PUR Micro-Injection Treatment

Looking for a painless treatment that will help improve the overall look and health of your skin with little to virtually no downtime? Here at PUR Skin Clinic, we offer treatments that help improve the overall health and quality of the skin including traditional microneedling and PUR Micro-Injection treatments, but what’s the difference?

What is a PUR Micro-Injection Treatment?

Each PUR Micro-Injection treatment uses the AQUAGOLD® fine touch device, a revolutionary new micro injection device that delivers small amounts of anti-aging products including BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) directly into the skin, making this a virtually pain free treatment without any downtime. The AQUAGOLD® fine touch device allows the medical provider to create a customizable cocktail specifically designed for the patient’s concerns, consisting of BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers and/or PRP. This customized cocktail is then microinjected evenly into the tissue of the skin, throughout the treated area, leaving the skin looking supple, refreshed and glowing.

A PUR Micro-Injection treatment is a quick and simple treatment that improves skin quality and can be performed in a matter of minutes, depending on the area being treated. The twenty 24k Gold microchannels on the AQUAGOLD® fine touch device are thinner than human hair, making this treatment virtually painless, while delivering the maximum results.

Using a combination of BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal filler and PRP, PUR Micro-Injection treatments can be designed to help treat fine lines and wrinkles in more delicate areas of the face, shrink pores, smooth skin, improve superficial acne scarring, improve skin rejuvenation and texture all while creating a luminosity and dewy glow of the skin by boosting hydration of the skin from within.

What is Microneedling?

At PUR Skin Clinic, we offer both SkinPen Microneedling and Potenza RF Microneedling as a way to increase the overall health and quality of the skin by triggering the body’s own natural healing process to build new collagen and elastin, resulting in fresher, more youthful and radiant skin. Microneedling treatments can be customizable for individual skin types, concerns and conditions.

A SkinPen Microneedling treatment consists of a hand-held device with 12 tiny needles that’s used to create tiny micro-injuries in the skin, which then responds with the body creating new elastin and collagen. Immediately after treatment, a variety of different serums including hyaluronic acid, growth factors and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are applied to the treated area, resulting in deeper product penetration. SkinPen Microneedling treatments are designed to address a variety of skin conditions and concerns including acne scarring, superficial scars, skin discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture and pore size.

A Potenza RF Microneedling treatment uses ultrafine needles and delivers focused radiofrequency (RF) technology to heat the skin. Using RF technology helps trigger the body’s natural response to create an increased level of collage and elastin production, resulting in more dramatic and visible results, faster than traditional microneedling treatments. In addition to tightening and plumping skin, reducing wrinkles, shrinking pore size and diminishing pore size, Potenza RF Microneedling treatments can also target blemishes for a smoother, more radiant complexion, increase the efficacy of topical products by helping them penetrate more deeply and provide a fast healing process with minimum downtime.

How is a PUR Micro-Injection treatment different than Microneedling?

Both SkinPen Microneedling and Potenza RF Microneedling treatments create micro-injuries to the skin, which then trigger the body’s natural healing response to build new collagen and elastin. Immediately after both of these treatments, a variety of serums and/or products are applied to the treated area to help accelerate and support the skin’s healing and repair process.

The biggest difference between microneedling and a PUR Micro-Injection treatment is when and how the anti-aging products are delivered to the skin. A PUR Micro-Injection treatment targets a specific layer of the dermis and “micro injects” anti-aging products directly into the skin, instead of applying them to the skin after treatment using the twenty 24K Gold microchannels (needles). The AQUAGOLD® fine touch device is a microinjection device, not a microneedling device. This device allows the customized cocktail of anti-aging products to be delivered into the skin automatically in a precise location at a fairly shallow depth into the skin. As a result, it’s generally less painful and there’s less downtime.

Why A PUR Micro-Injection Treatment?

With a PUR Micro-Injection treatment, a variety of anti-aging products are infused into the AQUAGOLD® fine touch device, resulting in a personalized and customized treatment for the patient. A patient’s results will vary according to the anti-aging products used during treatment. The use of BOTOX® Cosmetic can help shrink pore size. Dermal fillers are used to smooth skin, improve acne scarring and give the skin a plump and dewy quality. PRP contains natural human growth factors, which helps ramp up stem cell production, resulting in skin rejuvenation and improved skin texture.

Patients wanting to have an injectable treatment such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and/or dermal fillers can also schedule to have a PUR Micro-Injection treatment during the same day.

With PUR Micro-Injection treatments, patients get amazing results with less invasiveness, resulting in minimal to no downtime. Patients may experience anywhere from four to 24 hours of mild redness after treatment and can resume normal daily activities immediately. After treatment, we recommend patients refrain from washing the face for four hours. This allows for any remnant fluid on the skin’s surface to penetrate deeper into the dermis. We also recommend patients avoid makeup for 24 hours and “active” skin products like vitamin C, Retinol and AHA/BHA for four days after treatment.

The collagen and elastin boost a patient will receive from a PUR Micro-Injection treatment will last up to three to four weeks for most patients. For patients undergoing multiple treatments, this boost can last up to six months. For best results, we recommend patients get a series of three treatments, spaced a month apart, followed by treatments every three to six months to maintain results.

To determine if a PUR Micro-Injection treatment or any of our microneedling treatments would be a good treatment for you, book a consultation with one of our providers who will discuss your skin care goals and concerns and determine which of these treatments you’d be a good candidate for.

Pūr Skin Clinic offers the highest level of personalized care with advanced skin treatments performed by caring experts. Schedule your consultation with us for a truly one-of-a-kind experience and radiantly natural results designed specifically for you. We proudly serve patients in the Edmond, Shoreline, Mill Creek, and Wallingford/Seattle areas, as well as our destination patients from around the country and the globe.

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