Microneedling and PRP
Get Double the Rejuvenation at the Los Angeles Area's Cosmetic Surgery Institute
Stimulating the production of collagen is an ideal strategy for skin rejuvenation, because the structural protein is largely responsible for maintaining a smooth and youthful look. Two of the best rejuvenating treatments can be performed separately, but accomplish even more when they work together: PRP and microneedling. The Los Angeles area's Cosmetic Surgery Institute offers this powerful pair, with microneedling triggering natural repair processes in the skin and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) encouraging a healing boost.
Women and men alike choose microneedling and platelet-rich plasma to get a more even tone, as well as smooth out fine lines and address various signs of aging and sun damage.
What to Expect from a Microneedling and Platelet- Rich Plasma Session
Since this treatment has two parts, it involves separate steps that make use of different techniques.
Microneedling involves the creation of a series of small channels in the treatment area, each made by an incredibly fine needle. The skin reacts to each channel as a tiny wound, quickly surrounding it with healing cells to close the perforation and smooth out the surface. Since these numerous "wounds" are so slight to begin with, the healing processes serve mainly to rejuvenate all of the skin in the area as collagen molecules provide structure, flexibility, and a framework to house moisture-holding hyaluronic acid.
PRP involves the withdrawal of a small amount of blood, which is spun in a specialized device to separate out the desired platelets (the first "P" in PRP). Platelets are pieces of cells that help with wound closure and more general healing. Their presence in medical and cosmetic treatments has been growing as an increasing number of doctors recognize the possibilities offered by platelet-rich plasma treatments.
Once collected and condensed, the platelet-rich plasma is applied to the treatment area, where it further stimulates the skin's natural rejuvenation.
The initial microneedling treatment can cause some redness and sensitivity, which will fade in three to five days after a treatment session. Patients are quickly able to enjoy their typical daily activities again, while their skin continues to improve.
Our Approach to Microneedling with PRP
The Cosmetic Surgery Institute approach to rejuvenation—whether it involves microneedling, platelet-rich plasma, or something else—is based on a desire to provide customized results that meet each patient's goals while fitting their budget, schedule, and lifestyle.
More Ideas for Rejuvenation
Why stop at two good things, when you could have three? BBL™, a form of intense pulsed light (IPL), can also partner with microneedling and platelet-rich plasma to give the skin a clear, smooth radiance that projects health and vitality. Talk to the Cosmetic Surgery Institute team to find out which combination of treatments will best deliver your desired results.
Discover a range of further rejuvenating options at Cosmetic Surgery Institute, including chemical peels, dermaplaning, and skin care products for use at home. Injectables and lasers and lights are also available to help produce a more youthful look.