Micro-Needling with PRP Therapy
Beverly Hills & Los Angeles
More and more, people are looking for ways to maintain the health and beauty of their skin without invasive surgical procedures. Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Ashkan Ghavami hears this concern from his patients regularly, and is proud to offer an innovative procedure that delivers excellent results without the need of surgery or downtime. Micro-needling with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) combines the best of two leading-edge treatments to address common age and sun-damage related issues. The treatment uses the body’s own healing process to rejuvenate the skin, creating a younger, softer complexion.
The results from micro-needling are stunning, which is why it’s no surprise more people are choosing the treatment, including celebrities! Amber Rose, Ashley Martelle, Val Mercado and, most recently, Iggy Izalea have turned to Dr. Ghavami to enhance their appearance through micro-needling with PRP. Whether you want to refresh your skin or dramatically enhance your appearance, we invite you to learn more about micro-needling with PRP.
About Micro-Needling with PRP
Micro-needling, also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT) is a minimally invasive treatment where hundreds of micro-channels are created in the outer layers of the skin with multiple tiny needles. This process stimulates the body’s natural healing process, promoting collagen growth. As a result, skin becomes firmer, reducing the appearance of fine lines, blemishes and acne scars.
While micro-needling has proven to be an effective method for skin rejuvenation in its own right, advances in skin treatment have made it possible to enhance the procedure with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Platelet-rich plasma is found in the blood and contains platelets and growth factor that help tissues heal and generate new cells. These growth factors speed up your body’s healing process and stimulate new collagen growth. The PRP injected via micro-needling gives your body’s collagen regeneration process a jumpstart. The result is healthier skin that looks tighter, younger and more beautiful.
Am I a Candidate for Micro-needling with PRP Treatment?
Micro-needling with PRP can be used on the face, arms, chest, neck, hands, abdomen, back and legs. Ideal candidates for PRP treatment are those who wish to:
- Improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improve the appearance of acne scars
- Tighten and tone sagging skin
- Improve the appearance of skin tone
- Minimize pores and blemishes
- Restore collagen and volume loss
- Improve the appearance of dark circles under the eyes
- Improve the appearance of redness caused by rosacea
Micro-needling with PRP can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area. Once you arrive at Dr. Ghavami’s office, you will be taken to a private room where your skin will be prepared for treatment. Your skin will be thoroughly cleaned, and a topical numbing cream will be applied to increase your comfort during the procedure. Your blood will be drawn and placed into a two-stage centrifuge and spun to separate the red blood cells, white blood cells and plasma, only leaving behind the platelet-rich plasma. This platelet-rich plasma is then injected back into your skin though tiny punctures. To do this, Dr. Ghavami uses the MicroPen, an advanced micro-needling device that allows the doctor to control the depth at which the needles will penetrate the skin for each patient.
Following treatment, your skin will be slightly red and mildly swollen for the first one to two days. For the first two days you will need to gently wash the treatment area with only bottled water and avoid sun exposure. There is no downtime with micro-needling and you can resume your normal routine immediately after treatment. You will begin to notice an improvement in your skin within two to four weeks.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Ghavami Today
To learn more about how micro-needling with PRP can help you achieve a younger-looking, refreshed appearance, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ghavami. The experienced doctor will gladly meet with you one-on-one and discuss your skin concerns and treatment options in detail with you. Please call his Beverly Hills office at (310) 275-1959.
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