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Microneedling With PRP Specialist

Los Angeles Primary Care

Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA

Microneedling with PRP is a powerful treatment that can address numerous skin conditions at once. Sera Ramadan, DO, and the team at Los Angeles Primary Care in Silverlake proudly offer this advanced medical aesthetic treatment to residents in and around Los Angeles, California. To explore this option in greater detail, call to set up a consultation or use the easy online booking tool to find a time that fits your busy schedule.

Microneedling with PRP Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a medical aesthetics treatment that prompts your body to create new collagen cells. Children and young people have a thick layer of collagen just beneath the surface of the skin, creating the soft, rounded contouring giving a youthful appearance.

As you age, you lose much of this collagen, leaving your skin to sag into lines, folds, and wrinkles. Without intervention, your body won’t produce new collagen. 

Microneedling works by using a treatment device covered in tiny, sterile needles that make small channels into your skin. The device is moved across your face or other treatment area, creating thousands of micropunctures.

Your body perceives each of these punctures as a microinjury, so it launches a healing response. New collagen cells are created, and circulation to the area improves. 

What can be treated using microneedling?

One reason for the popularity of microneedling is that it can treat numerous skin conditions at the same sitting. Some of these skin conditions include:

  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Surgical or acne scarring
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Irregularities in skin texture or tone

Many people see outstanding results after only one treatment, but it might take several sessions to achieve optimal results. 

What is PRP, and how is it incorporated into microneedling?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a powerful solution created from a small sample of your own blood. The blood is spun at a high rate of speed using a centrifuge. 

This separates the solid components from the liquids and allows the technician to remove the platelets and reintroduce them into the now-cleared plasma. Platelet rich plasma accelerates healing and promotes new cell growth. 

Once prepared, PRP can be applied to the microneedling treatment area, allowing it to penetrate into the microchannels and reach the deeper layers of your skin, where it goes to work and helps speed up healing and promotes new cell development while also reducing swelling. 

If you have additional questions about PRP and microneedling, call the office to schedule a visit, or spend a few moments on the online booking tool.