Microneedling With PRP: The All-Natural Combo for Younger-Looking Skin

There’s no shortage of products and services in the anti-aging field, which can make finding the right one a fairly daunting endeavor. But we’ve already done the work for you and sorted through the wide array of options to find the most effective tools that deliver the best results. One technique that we’re particularly pleased with is microneedling combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, which is a powerful combination that taps your body’s own natural resources to build healthy, younger-looking skin.

Headed by Dr. Dennis Clark, Laser MD Cosmetics in Long Beach, California, offers the most cutting-edge aesthetic tools available. We have done the research for you, and we can address your cosmetic concerns from head to toe. And when it comes to aging skin, microneedling with PRP therapy is one weapon worth having in your arsenal.

Aging skin

To better understand how microneedling with PRP works, let’s quickly review what’s happening in your skin as you age. First, years of exposure to the elements, primarily the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, leads to photoaging, or the premature breakdown of your skin cells.

Second, as you age, the proteins responsible for the elasticity and tone in your skin — collagen and elastin — begin to decrease. This gradual loss of structural support — which ramps up in women passing through menopause — can lead to sagging skin that’s far less toned that it once was.

Between the breakdown in your skin cells and the declining structural support, you’re left with sagging skin that’s increasingly riddled with wrinkles, fine lines, scars, and areas of hyperpigmentation.

Channeling youthful skin

Our microneedling technique alone is an incredible procedure that can address most skin issues, including wrinkles, age spots, and scarring. With microneedling, we create a network of tiny microchannels across the surface of your skin, which accomplishes two things. First, they break up areas of pigmentation and scar tissue. Second, they elicit a mild healing response in your tissue as collagen and elastin production increases to shore up these micro-injuries.

As your body produces these structural proteins to fill the microchannels we’ve created, it lifts the surface of your skin, creating a smoother, more youthful, complexion.

Introducing your platelets

While microneedling alone can garner incredible results, we can speed up and improve the rebuilding of your tissue by tapping the platelets in your blood. Your platelets are primarily responsible for clotting your blood, but they also contain powerful growth factors, or proteins, that help with rebuilding and repair.

To access these platelets, we draw a sample of your own blood and separate out the platelets in a centrifuge. We then inject these platelets into your tissue. Once injected, your platelets release their growth factors and the rebuilding begins.

The road to younger-looking skin

Because we’re tapping your natural resources, you need to be patient for your results. Over the weeks following your visit with us, your body will be busy working to rebuild on a cellular level. Over the course of 4-6 weeks, your patience will be rewarded as new collagen and skin cells synthesize and your skin becomes firmer and clearer.

If you’d like to learn more about microneedling with PRP therapy, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

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