Dedicated to helping you unveil healthier, more youthful skin, our medical office continues to offer the latest techniques in anti-aging and skin rejuvenation. Signs of aging typically come to light as patients approach their late twenties and thirties. Age, sun exposure and gravity all contribute to the loss of volume, skin laxity and wrinkles that begin to appear over time. Even harmful chemicals and environmental toxins take their toll on our face, producing effects that can be difficult to reverse. For patients with these concerns, we have adopted cutting-edge facilities and highly advanced technology to create effective and lasting solutions.
At our medical office in Newport Beach, we help a diverse clientele of all ages care for their skin, and assist men and women in the process of aging gracefully. We understand the complexities of how aging affects the face over time, and the importance of consistent, effective care. With this high level of expertise, we can work to prevent further cellular damage and help you take control of your skin. Among the procedures we offer, we highly recommend a leading rejuvenation treatment designed to restore the skin on a holistic, comprehensive scale: a combination of Microneedling and PRP.
Benefits of PRP and Microneedling Combination Therapy
- Stimulates cell regeneration
- Promotes growth and healing
- Eliminates pigmentation and spots
- Reduces acne scarring
- Removes wrinkles
- Stimulates collagen production
- Increases circulation
- Hydrates the skin
- Softens stretch marks
- Evens skin tone
- Reduces pore size
- Reduces spider veins and broken capillaries
- Restores a natural glow to the face
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a minimally invasive procedure designed to stimulate collagen production. Collagen is crucial for maintaining healthy and youthful skin. As we age, the body produces less of this essential protein, which typically causes the face to lose its smooth texture and its plump, radiant complexion. As a result of the aging process, the skin also takes longer to heal from external damage. Microneedling works deep within the underlying tissue to strengthen the dermal structure and revitalize the surface skin.
The procedure uses a device to create controlled micro-wounds in the dermis. The micro-injuries trigger the body’s natural healing response, encouraging the production of new collagen and elastin to heal the perceived wounds and restore the skin tissue. With versatile technology and an adjustable depth, the treatment can be customized to the needs and concerns of each patient. The result is an improved tone and texture and a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks and acne scars. Microneedling also creates micro-channels within the skin, allowing for optimal absorption of nutrients like Hyaluronic acid or our body’s own PRP.
What Can Be Treated with Microneedling?
By targeting the dermal structure, microneedling can address various concerns and conditions, including:
- Mild to moderate acne scarring
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loose and lax skin
- Skin tone and texture
- Pore size
- Sun-damaged skin
- Superficial pigmentation
- Surgical scars
- Stretch marks
- Hair loss
SkinPen Microneedling: FDA Approved Medical Microneedling
At our medical office in Newport Beach, our experienced cosmetic nurse performs microneedling with the innovative, highly advanced SkinPen device. While there are various devices used for this procedure, the SkinPen is the only one on the market approved by the FDA. It has been cleared for use in patients aged 22 and over to treat facial acne scars. The SkinPen has also proved beneficial for reversing early signs of aging and particularly in conjunction with topical serums that work to accelerate healing and enhance the results of skin treatments. The highly developed microneedling device works on all skin types and tones, its versatility making it a suitable treatment for nearly all patients seeking to restore and rejuvenate their skin.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
A Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment uses blood platelets taken from the patient’s own blood supply. These platelets are rich in healing properties and restorative agents, such as growth factors and anti-inflammatory proteins. PRP is used to promote the regeneration of cells, stimulate collagen production and accelerate healing. It can also help
to repair damaged tissue and strengthen the skin structure. PRP acts as an ultra-effective, all-natural skin serum; it is among the most natural methods of cosmetic restoration offered today.
To gather the PRP, we typically draw a vial of blood from the patient’s arm. With a unique device, the blood is centrifuged to separate the plasma and platelets from other components of the blood. This process is completed as we clean and prepare the skin for treatment. The blood separates into a few layers, revealing the golden PRP serum, which we then place into a syringe to prepare for use. Once collected, the PRP Serum can either be injected into the skin or applied topically. PRP is
often applied during the microneedling treatment to enhance its penetration into the deeper dermal layers of the face. This enhances its effectiveness and results, helping to restore radiance to the skin and volume to the face.
PRP Microneedling – A Combination Treatment
For patients seeking a more comprehensive rejuvenation treatment, microneedling combined with PRP can truly transform your complexion. At our medical office, this procedure is performed by our registered aesthetic nurse. Before beginning the microneedling treatment, a topical anesthetic is applied to the surface skin, and the face is thoroughly cleansed. A layer of PRP is massaged gently into the target area, where microneedling is then performed to induce collagen production and create micro-channels for the serum to absorb into the skin.
When performed as a combination treatment, microneedling works to create the micro-channels required to deliver the PRP deep within the facial tissue. These channels allow the PRP serum to infuse thoroughly into the dermal layers and heal the controlled micro-injuries formed by microneedling. Working deep within the dermis, the serum’s healing stimulants and growth factors promote in-depth and thorough restoration of the skin and connective tissue. During this healing process, collagen fibers grow into a matrix of protective tissue to support and strengthen the underlying structure
The SkinPen’s versatile technology means that we can adjust the needle depth according to your skin’s damage and current condition. By combining microneedling and PRP, we can help patients correct discoloration, acne scarring, rough texture and large pores, as well as aging signs like skin laxity and wrinkles. The procedure is relatively comfortable, minimally invasive and causes little side effects since your own fluids are used to treat the skin and trigger the body’s natural healing processes. Ultimately, this treatment draws on a method of micro-damage, where the PRP serum works to regenerate new cells and replace the damaged tissue caused by microneedling. This combination treatment is one of the most effective natural-based techniques for skin restoration and rejuvenation available today.
What Areas Can Be Treated with Microneedling and PRP?
PRP Microneedling can be performed on multiple areas of the body, including:
- Areas with scarring
PRP and Microneedling Results and Recovery
Immediately after treatment, you may experience some redness, swelling or irritation, though these side effects should subside within a day or two. We generally recommend a recovery period of three days to allow the skin time to settle and heal. Once your procedure is complete, we will discuss a detailed skincare plan designed to help you achieve and maintain your desired result. After undergoing PRP Microneedling, it is essential to hydrate and protect the skin with unique cosmeceutical creams to support the regeneration of cells. We provide you with all the necessary materials and ensure you are fully aware of how to care for the area after treatment. Most of our patients see optimal results in just two weeks, flaunting smoother skin and a beautiful, natural glow.
Who is a suitable candidate for PRP Microneedling?
Microneedling with PRP is a safe and effective treatment for adults of nearly all skin types and concerns. It is especially suitable for those seeking to address skin irregularities or improve their skin quality. This combination treatment is often a useful option for those who are not suited to laser therapy, such as those with darker skin tones. In your consultation, our nurse will examine your skin and discuss your concerns to determine whether PRP Microneedling is a suitable treatment for you.
Schedule Your Consultation at Our Medical Office in Newport Beach, CA, Today!
We have a passion for creating naturally convincing, beautiful results with cosmetic medicine. Our team strives to develop strong relationships with all of our patients, providing high-quality care during all stages of their treatment. To create personalized results, we will carefully tailor each treatment to the aesthetic needs and expectations of each patient.
Our commitment to patient satisfaction, combined with our many years of industry experience, enables us to achieve fulfilling, transformative results. If you would like to clarify, strengthen or improve the quality of your skin, PRP Microneedling could be the treatment that works for you. Contact our medical office in Newport Beach at (949) 515-9377 to schedule a consultation and find out how microneedling and PRP can benefit you.
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