Microneedling combined with platelet-rich plasma therapy is a revolutionary way to fight back against the signs of aging. At Laser MD Cosmetics in Long Beach, California, Dennis L. Clark, MD, offers this facial treatment that smooths lines and wrinkles and reduces the appearance of scarring. To learn how you can benefit from microneedling with PRP and its minimal downtime, call the office or schedule an appointment online.
Microneedling uses a specialized device equipped with dozens of tiny needles to poke micro holes in your skin. These controlled wounds trigger your body’s natural healing response to boost collagen production and circulation. The wounds made during microneedling are so small, they heal almost immediately, but your body floods the area with regenerative compounds to create an enhanced, more youthful and radiant complexion.
PRP is platelet-rich plasma, a healing compound derived from your own blood. Dr. Clark takes a sample of blood from your arm and spins it down in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets, which have enormous healing and regenerative properties. This PRP can be used for a number of healing modalities, including joint pain and skin rejuvenation.
Immediately following microneedling, your skin is extra receptive to topical creams and serums. The micro-holes make it better able to absorb the ingredients in these topicals. The skin is also extremely receptive to the healing capacity of PRP.
After creating the micro wounds, Dr. Clark slathers your skin with the PRP, which enhances cellular repair and collagen development.
Microneedling improves the appearance of skin imperfections, including:
When combined with PRP, the positive effects of microneedling are amplified.
Microneedling, even with PRP, is a relatively quick procedure that requires very little downtime, especially compared to more extensive treatments such as laser resurfacing. You may have some swelling and pinkness for a few hours, but you can go about your daily activities afterward.
Dr. Clark gives you comprehensive aftercare instructions and may recommend products, such as gentle cleansers and moisturizers, to enhance your results. Following microneedling, be sure to wear sunscreen as your skin is temporarily extra sensitive to UV rays. Sunlight accelerates the impact of aging, too, by hastening collagen loss, causing sun spots, and increasing skin laxity.
To get the beneficial effects of microneedling with PRP, call the office or schedule an appointment online.