What Can SkinPen® and PRP Accomplish?
Microneedling at the Los Angeles area’s Sunset Cosmetic Surgery, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment where hundreds of micro-channels are created in the outer layers of the skin with multiple tiny needles. This stimulates the body’s need to heal itself, which forces new collagen to grow, reducing the appearance of fine lines, rough textures, and acne scars and gives you softer, firmer skin.
Here at Sunset Cosmetic Surgery, we are proud to offer an innovative procedure that delivers fantastic results without the need of surgery or downtime. Microneedling is performed using SkinPen®, a medical-grade, state-of-the-art microneedling tool available only through medical professionals. The treatment typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and number of areas treated and the degree of treatment requested by the patient.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP, “Platelet Rich Plasma,” is a minimally invasive procedure performed completely in our office with minimal down time or discomfort. A small amount of the patient’s blood is extracted and processed on site to produce a solution that contains a high concentration of platelets and growth factors. This solution is then both injected into the skin and applied topically. The PRP has been shown to cause the release of additional growth factors, which stimulate the treated area to produce collagen and other components of skin. It also stimulates the regeneration and synthesis of blood vessels, fat, muscle cells, and bone. This results in the injected areas appearing revitalized, fresh, and glowing. Since PRP is made from your own blood, there are minimal side effects. Swelling and discomfort are mild, and there is no risk of allergies.
What is Microneedling with PRP?
Microneedling with PRP is a very safe and effective way to treat deeper acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, pigmentation, and even hair loss! Topical application of the PRP solution is preceded by a process called microneedling, where a specialized device uses a series of small quickly moving needles to create thousands of “micro channels” (holes) in the upper layers of the skin. By itself, this procedure will stimulate collagen formation, resulting in a thickening of the upper layers of the skin, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, shrinking of the pores, and stimulating hair follicles to produce new hair growth. When used in combination with PRP, microneedling is even more effective. Topical application of the PRP solution after microneedling permits the growth factors to access the deeper layers of the skin, enhancing the effects of collagen growth and cell turnover. A “PRP facial” with microneedling provides your skin with a wonderful youthful glow with minimal downtime, as the PRP actually speeds the healing process.ESTD