Microneedling

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Spiro Plastic Surgery is excited to introduce a new non-surgical skincare treatment to our patients! We have spent more than one year researching different microneedling systems. These systems included stand-alone skin pens for microneedling only, combination of systems including the SkinPen and PRP (platelet rich plasma) systems, and finally an all in one system of SkinPen combined with a PRP system simplified to expedite the processing and delivery of the PRP back to the patient. Our staff volunteered to receive the treatments and we closely monitored and managed their experience, recovery, and outcomes. We trialed several systems in our office. Dr. Spiro received a treatment from each system as well. After comparing different experiences and results, we are proud to now offer our patients SkinPen® from Bellus Medical and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) centrifuge system from Regen Lab. SkinPen® is the only legally marketed & FDA cleared Microneedling device in the US.

The centrifuge system from Regen Lab has a simple, quick and effective method to process the patient’s own blood to produce autologous PRP. PRP is produced by drawing the patient’s own blood and spinning it in the centrifuge. This separates red blood cells and platelet rich plasma. The Regen lab system allows for 6 cc of PRP to be acquired from a single 10cc blood draw. (This is a large amount of PRP for a single blood draw!)

Using an FDA approved SkinPen with PRP can reduce acne scars, improve skin texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and rebuild elasticity. It is also used for scar revision therapy. The microneedles create microscopic channels and then PRP is applied on the skin. This stimulates the skin’s natural healing process and encourages the production of new fibroblast, collagen, and elastin.

The treatment is done in the office by our Medical Aesthetician. Numbing cream is applied to the treatment area and the patients’ blood is drawn by one of our nurses. The treatment begins by cleansing and lightly exfoliating the skin. While the treatment area numbs, the blood is spun in the centrifuge and the PRP is prepared. The PRP is applied as the microneedling is performed, with minimal discomfort. The skin will take 3 to 5 days to fully recover and the patient may experience some redness, dryness, and itching for the first one to two days. Our staff had only one to two days of redness!

Patients will consult with our aesthetician to determine if they are candidates for treatment. For best results, a series of 3 treatments one month apart is recommended. We are offering Microneedling with PRP for $800 a treatment or a package of 3 with a 15% discount at $2,040. Microneedling will be $400 a treatment or a package of 3 with a 15% discount at $1,020.

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I finally went for a consultation with Dr. Spiro after several other consultations and never looked back.  First, Dr. Spiro’s office is meticulously clean and organized.  He is running a tight ship, and it made me feel very good.  Second, he showed me his past examples of before and after procedures and answered all my questions.  Finally, when I decided to move ahead with the procedure, he and his team prepared me ahead of time with the instructions, encouragement and support.  The surgery went great and the “before and after” is unbelievable!  I am very happy with the results – the best decision I made! Dr Spiro is an amazing surgeon, a professional and an artist in his own right.  He gave me so much confidence and I feel that I got my body back – even better than what I had before kids.  I would recommend this doctor without any hesitation and also this procedure – it has changed my life.

Dr. Spiro and his staff explained all details of the surgery beforehand; he has a very comforting and kind attitude. I was pleasantly surprised that despite descriptions that I had read on the internet about patients’ experiences in other practices (you should never do this!) i did not experience any true pain once I left the hospital 24 hours or so after surgery. There was more what I would describe as discomfort, and only really for the first week. Dr. Spiro’s staff was available and attentive throughout the process and explained to me exactly what I should and should not do each week. Following all of Dr. Spiro’s advice, I was able to return to work about ten days after the operation, and was able to resume my daily activities, little by little, over the next six week. After six weeks I was running, swimming, hiking, and biking, without any discomfort. My stomach is amazingly flat and finally seems to fit with the rest of my body! 

Dr. Spiro is an exceptional plastic surgeon and I am very grateful that he was recommended to me. I had two separate surgeries with him. I think this in itself speaks to the level of confidence I have for both him and his staff. The first surgery was in 2014 — an abdominoplasty (full tummy tuck). Dr. Spiro and his staff were extremely thorough in preparing me for this surgery as I had to first have a hysterectomy performed by my gynecologist with the tummy tuck immediately following. Since I am anemic, Dr. Spiro and his nurses made sure they monitored me very carefully before the surgery and worked directly with my blood management doctors at St. Barnabas.

I needed the hysterectomy due to my anemia, I was so happy with Dr. Spiro that I decided to have a second surgery in 2015, an auto-augmentation with breast lift. I had very large breasts for my body frame which prevented me from feeling comfortable and confident in my clothing. It has always been difficult buying clothes, especially exercise bras and bathing suits. Being the gifted surgeon that he is, Dr. Spiro explained that he had a wonderful surgical trick for women like me who have very full breasts: Without even using an implant, he was able to achieve a beautifully shaped new breast by using my existing breast tissue, with a lift. To say the least, I am absolutely thrilled with the results! I can’t say enough about Dr. Spiro and his entire staff. They are professional, compassionate, and I felt the level of care both pre and post-surgery was exceptional. Thank you,

Dear Dr Spiro & Team: It’s amazing to look back on this journey and admire the results of my recent tummy tuck.  I feel like I am 29 all over again ! For me, this decision came after several years of losing 45 lbs post two children and recognizing that my 5-6/day wk workout and nutrition regimen was not going to show the hard work and results of my efforts.  I also wanted a strong core to take me to my next level of fitness. After 4 consults, I finally confided in a friend that led me to Dr. Spiro.  She raved about her own friends and family results, the attention to detail and level of personal care Dr Spiro brought to every case. What sets Dr Spiro apart are a few factors:  the artistry plus medical expertise he offers, the time & effort he patiently explains with all options, and the concern about the overall patients health vs the cosmetic outcome.  It was paramount to me that if I undertook a cosmetic procedure, that the scar would be minimized and that my health would not be compromised.