If you’re looking for an effective aesthetic treatment that leverages your body’s natural healing power to achieve results, microneedling is worth consideration. Under the direction of plastic surgeon Michael Schwartz, MD, the team at Skin Deep Laser Medspa provides top-quality microneedling to men and women from in and around Pasadena, California. To learn more about how this approach can help you reach your aesthetic goals, visit the simple online scheduling tool or call to speak with a member of the administrative staff today. 626-344-2518 Book Now
Microneedling Q & A
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that stimulates your body’s innate healing response to achieve results. The process works by creating hundreds of tiny punctures in the dermal layer of your skin. Each of those microinjuries prompts the development of new blood vessels and new collagen.
As your body builds those new structures, your skin is naturally plumped and smoothed. Those effects occur without the need for invasive cosmetic procedures, anesthesia, or significant downtime.
What role does platelet-rich plasma play in microneedling?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a solution created from a small amount of your own blood. The blood is spun in a centrifuge until the platelets separate from the other solids and can be reintroduced to the now-cleared plasma.
Your platelets contain growth factors which boost healing and enhance cellular turnover. PRP is incorporated into microneedling to create even more impressive results. Each of the tiny channels created during microneedling allows the platelet-rich plasma to reach the deeper layers of your skin, where it turbocharges the healing process.
What can microneedling with PRP treat?
The combination of microneedling and PRP can improve many skin issues. The most commonly treated skin issues at Skin Deep Laser Medspa include:
- Lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Loose skin
- Pigmentation irregularities
The process of microneedling with PRP also delivers overall improvements in your skin’s texture and appearance.
Are there any risks associated with microneedling?
Microneedling is safe and effective, and carries a low risk of side effects. In some cases, you may experience swelling, redness, dryness, bruising, or mild discomfort after your microneedling sessions. These issues resolve as your skin adapts and begins to heal.
If you’re taking medications or currently being treated for a medical condition, be sure to discuss the matter with your practitioner at Skin Deep Laser Medspa prior to your microneedling treatment. If you have a bleeding disorder or are taking blood-thinning medication, you may be advised to try a different treatment.
When you’re ready to try microneedling, with or without PRP, call Skin Deep Laser Medspa or use the online tool to set up your visit.