Your skin is your largest organ and the first thing many people notice about you. And while changes in your skin’s suppleness are a natural part of aging, you don’t have to attempt to grin and bear the shifts you don’t like.
At LA Medical Clinic Inc in Glendale, California, board-certified nurse practitioner Lusine Apikyan NP and her team offer microneedling with PRP to help you achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
Here’s a closer look at this popular treatment, including benefits you can anticipate.
Factors that fuel ‘old-looking’ skin
As you age, especially from middle-age on, your skin becomes thinner. You also lose fat within the skin’s surface and produce less collagen and elastin, all of which lead to an older appearance.
In addition to fine lines and wrinkles, these changes may make bones and veins more visible within your face, while issues like acne and scratches take longer to heal.
Lifestyle habits that may expedite or increase these changes include:
- Drinking alcohol in excess
- Spending time in the sun without ultraviolet (UV) protection
- Tanning, whether outdoors or in salons
Genetic factors may also contribute to how — and how quickly — your skin ages.
How microneedling with PRP helps
Microneedling with PRP uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your own blood to spur natural healing processes within your skin for a more radiant look.
After taking a small sample of your blood and processing it to separate out the platelet-rich plasma, your provider injects the PRP into the treatment area using ultra-fine needles.
At LA Medical Clinic Inc, we use SkinPen® microneedling and Morpheus8 technology, which pairs microneedling with radiofrequency energy for added perks.
Your treatment takes 30-60 minutes, depending on the specifics of your skin and your goals.
Rejuvenating benefits of microneedling with PRP
Microneedling with PRP results vary, but you’re likely to notice some immediate improvements in your complexion that gradually increase in the following days or weeks.
Popular skin benefits of microneedling with PRP include:
- A healthy glow
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
- Firmer, tighter skin
- Increased collagen and elastin production
- A more youthful and rested look
And because we personalize your treatment, we can target specific trouble areas and issues as well. If you find particular fine lines bothersome, for example, your provider applies more microneedling there.
Microneedling with PRP also brings advantages over cosmetic surgery, such as a generally painless process with no downtime required for recovery. Promptly after your treatment, you can get back to your usual daily activities.
To learn more about microneedling with PRP or get on track with your own, call LA Medical Clinic Inc or book an appointment online on our website today.