Microneedling is a time tested skin rejuvenating concept which has recently regained widespread popularity with improvements in technology.  Microneedling works through a process of collagen remodeling where skin is finely and precisely punctured with microneedles and new collagen forms in these zones of injury.  Microneedling works in a similar way to fractionated or pixilated lasers where enough native tissue is left in tact to allow for rapid healing and natural results.  
Microneedling can be used to rejuvenate skin and improve skin tone, texture, pore size, color, and to treat fine lines and wrinkles.  A series of treatments are recommended to achieve optimal results.  To maintain youthful skin, microneedling can be done periodically as part of a skin care program to encourage constant turning over of the skin through continuous collagen remodeling.
In addition to skin rejuvenation, microneedling has other applications including improvement of surgical scars, acne scars, and skin pigmentary problems such as melasma,  

Microneedling with PRP

This exciting new technology has rapidly evolved over the past several years to become the preferred method of face and skin rejuvenation for the face and body.  Platelet rich plasma has a long history in surgery as it has been used to heal the body after surgery.  Platelets are the component of blood involved in wound healing and collagen regeneration. 

PRP therapy is a simple office procedure with minimal downtime. Dr. Burns uses the Eclipse PRP system which has been proven to deliver the most pure and highest concentration PRP for superior clinical results. PRP is usually done in conjunction with microneedling which places extremely small holes in the skin where the PRP can penetrate. PPR can also be placed using a microcannula to limit pain, bruising and swelling. The combination of microneedling with PRP provides a double stimulus for collagen regeneration: both from the microneedling collagen induction process and from the PRP growth factors. In places where microneedling will not deliver the PRP; microcannula injection can place the PRP without bruising. Common areas for microcannula technique are lower eyelids, neck, chest and hands.

Microneedling works best when combined with a hyaluronic gel interface to infuse hyaluronic acid into the skin during treatment.  Post treatment a growth factor based skin care regimine provides all the necessary growth factors for optimal healing and result:  Regenica Repair Complex.

Skin Rejuvenation:  Lift and Fill Facelift:  Face and Neck Lift with Fat Transfer to Face and Skin Resurfacing with Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma



Acne Scars


Stretch Marks


Surgical Scars





1 hour


General or local with sedation




Temporary swelling, raw skin surface, and some pain


Pain, bleeding, infection, pigment problems, prolonged redness


Back to work: 5 - 10 days (coverup makeup can be applied at this time)


3 months


5 - 10 years depending on the postoperative skin care program