Rejuvenate Your Skin With Microneedling and PRP

As you age, time leaves its mark on your skin in the form of wrinkles, fine lines, and droopy skin. And in sunny California, the added sun exposure that kisses our skin also creates dark spots and sun damage.  

At Apex Dermatology, located in Westlake Village, California, our goal is to help you achieve optimal skin health with state-of-the-art treatments and services. Dr. Karin Harp, Kristin Rupert PA-C, Eva Hurst PA-C, and Lani Keene LME, and our compassionate staff understand the challenge aging skin brings and the best ways to fight back. 

There’s good news for those hoping to reverse these signs of aging and even to prevent the signs of aging for those who wish to rejuvenate. The struggle against aging skin is now easier thanks to two tools that rejuvenate your skin without the need for invasive surgery — microneedling and PRP therapy. 

That’s why our office offers microneedling with PRP. This effective treatment combination rejuvenates your skin and prompts your own healing capabilities for rejuvenated, younger-looking skin that lasts. 

Read on to learn more about how microneedling with PRP can rejuvenate your skin. 

What is microneedling?

Microneedling refers to a process that pushes tiny needles into the outer layer of your skin. While these microscopic pricks are too superficial to cause bleeding, they do create minuscule wounds on the surface of your skin. 

When your skin is wounded, signals are sent to increase collagen production. Collagen is the key component in new cell growth, and as new skin forms on the surface of your face it erases sun damage, reduces scarring, and smoothes away fine lines and wrinkles. 

The result? A smoother, brighter, firmer complexion. And because collagen production operates using the domino effect, the more collagen you have, the more you continue to produce, helping your results last longer. 

What is PRP?

PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, therapy is a revolutionary treatment that uses your own platelets to boost healing and new cell production. Platelets are the cells that hold important nutrients and growth factors to stimulate new cell growth.  

When you have PRP, an adjacent labs at Apex Dermatology draws a small amount of your blood and uses a centrifuge and very special vials to separate the platelets and create a plasma. Via this special process, your fresh platelets will spill their multitude of natural growth factors into that serum layer.  Your provider then injects this highly concentrated solution of platelets into your skin to promote new cell growth. 

How can microneedling with PRP help my skin?

PRP augments the effects of microneedling by further increasing collagen production and maximizing the effects of treatment. PRP also increases the speed of your natural healing process that microneedling and fractional laser treatments trigger, meaning you’ll see results faster.

This combined treatment also helps you:  

1. Say hello to smoother, firmer skin  

As you get older, your skin’s elasticity diminishes, making it less and less likely to move back into place after you smile or frown. That’s when fine lines and wrinkles appear. Since microneedling and PRP increase collagen production, your skin becomes smoother and firmer. 

2. Say goodbye to sun damage

Skin damage and photoaging, or an increased aging process, happen as UV rays from the sun hit your skin, something that’s hard to avoid in sunny California. Microneedling with PRP fights back against the effects of the sun, giving you clearer, more even skin. 

3. Scars become a thing of the past

No one enjoys looking at recent or decades-old acne scars. Microneedling with PRP can fill in the scars as your natural collagen production improves skin texture. This is great news if you have darker skin since, unlike other treatment options, microneedling with PRP works with all skin tones. 

4. No more pigment problems

When melanin, or skin pigment, is distributed unevenly across your skin, you end up with hyperpigmentation or areas of darker skin. Because microneedling with PRP replaces the outer layer of skin, your new complexion will find improvement from pigment problems. This treatment can also be combined with our top of the line skin products to improve tone and reduce discoloration.

5. Results that last and last

Microneedling with PRP increases collagen production helping your results last longer than topical treatments. With this combined powerhouse, your rejuvenated skin looks younger, longer. Your skin still ages, so booster treatments over time are recommended. 

Can I combine the power of PRP with other treatments?

Yes! It’s possible to combine PRP with other treatments we offer. For example, you can add PRP to  Clear + Brilliant Laser treatments. This safe, nonsurgical treatment improves skin tone and texture, making your skin radiant and youthful. PRP boosts its effects and helps your skin heal faster. You can also add PRP to other services, like the Fraxel Dual Laser, a fantastic option for skin resurfacing, Fractional Erbium rejuvenation and the Juliet treatment, a groundbreaking method for vaginal revitalization.

Ready to learn more about rejuvenating your skin with microneedling and PRP?

If you’re ready to rejuvenate or prejuvenate your skin in time for the holiday season, don’t wait. Contact our office or request an appointment online today!  

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