Medical science continues to research and improve nonsurgical treatment options designed to erase fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of scars, tone and lift sagging skin, and otherwise decrease the appearance of aging.
The good news? Many of these treatments work as promised when delivered by expertly trained skin care professionals.
The bad news? Chemical peels, laser peels, and a wide variety of other facial rejuvenation treatments can leave you hurting and hiding out at home while your skin heals.
That’s why the team at Orange Coast Dermatology often encourages their patients to learn more about the benefits of microneedling.
Microneedling with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) combines two treatments that are clinically proven to stimulate natural collagen production and improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and other skin flaws.
Microneedling and PRP therapy can be used independently of one another. Both offer impressive results in reducing the effects of aging on facial skin. Combining the two-in-one treatment can bring results to the next level.
During a microneedling treatment, your skin care expert uses an instrument fitted with multiple tiny needles to create numerous microscopic wounds in the targeted skin. The injuries trigger your body’s natural healing response. This stimulates increased production of collagen and growth factors to repair and rebuild the skin tissue in the treatment area.
Sounds painful, but it’s not. At Orange Coast Dermatology, we offer state of the art microneedling treatments. This medical-grade device has improved precision and control compared to standard dermal rollers, providing more consistent results with less patient discomfort.
The instrument glides gently across your skin, the needles are quite small, and the process is very fast. Most people report it feels about the same as lightly wiping your face with a rough cloth. You’re left with a little redness that may linger for a day or so, but the micro-punctures typically close within 10-15 minutes.
PRP contains numerous natural growth factors and other substances that stimulate collagen production and wound healing. We obtain the platelet-rich plasma from a sample of your blood, about the same amount that’s withdrawn when you have certain labs. We then spin the blood sample very quickly in a centrifuge machine to separate the PRP from other blood components.
PRP can be delivered via an injection and is often used by surgeons, dentists, and other physicians to speed wound healing.
For a wide range of medically sound aesthetic services that offer lasting results, schedule a visit at Orange Coast Dermatology. Call our office or book your appointment through our online tool.