Microneedling With PRP in Beverly Hills
Facelifts are ideal for men experiencing the common signs of aging like wrinkles and sagging skin. However, the texture and tone of a man’s skin can also be a dead giveaway of his age. Smoking, dehydration, poor diet, lack of exercise, and sun exposure can leave you with creases in the skin, sun spots, and other signs of aging.
Microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a popular skin rejuvenation technique for men that stimulates regeneration and activates healing for a rejuvenated complexion. This treatment applies fine needles and a patient’s own blood platelets to smooth scars and wrinkles while reducing sun damage.
What Is Microneedling With PRP Good For?
Wrinkles and Fine LinesPRP microneedling punctures the skin to stimulate the natural healing process and collagen and elastin, which improve the skin’s elasticity and tightness. This can smooth fine lines, wrinkles, and creases on the skin for a youthful appearance.
Acne Scarring and Other Facial ScarsThis treatment can restore lost facial volume to smooth pitted, depressed scars such as those from acne. As new collagen in the skin is produced, it plumps the skin for a healthy, rejuvenated skin texture.
Hyperpigmentation (Dark Spots)Discoloration and dark spots (also known as sun spots) on the skin can mar your youthful complexion. PRP microneedling can address these signs of sun damage to produce a more even skin tone.
What Is the Microneedling With PRP Treatment Like?
Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Renalto Calabria believes that both the texture and tone of a man’s skin should always be addressed.
During your consultation with Dr. Calabria, he will examine your facial anatomy and trouble areas on your body that could benefit from the PRP microneedling treatment.
After your meeting, you will be provided with instructions about how to prepare for your treatment, which may include avoiding things like high-intensity activities, smoking, and taking prescription medications.
Dr. Calabria will first clean the skin and prep the treatment area(s) with a numbing gel. Then, he will gently apply the handheld device that will create tiny punctures into the dermis of the skin. This initiates the body’s healing process to produce collagen and elastin to improve the skin’s texture.
The feeling is described as light stings on your skin. Depending on the areas being treated, microneedling generally lasts between 30 minutes to one hour.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of the patient’s blood platelets to promote healing and skin rejuvenation. A simple blood draw uses a needle to harvest the patient’s blood. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets, which are then applied to the skin.
PRP contains proteins, including growth factors that are essential for skin health. Some of these growth factors include:
- Epidermal growth factor
- Transforming growth factor
- Fibroblast growth factor
- Platelet-derived growth factor
- Keratinocyte growth factor
Have More Concerns About Microneedling With PRP?
PRP microneedling is a minimally invasive facial rejuvenation technique that requires little to no downtime.
The treated area(s) will likely be red and sensitive for a few hours after the session. Sun protection after each treatment will be recommended and is highly important to protect the skin and produce optimal results.
More than one PRP microneedling treatment will likely be necessary to achieve your desired aesthetic results. The results of your treatments are meant to be long lasting, and patients often schedule touch-up sessions once or twice a year.
The cost of your microneedling treatment will vary depending on the extent of corrections needed and the areas being treated.
Generally, the cost of one PRP microneedling session can range from $200 to $700. Dr. Calabria will provide you with a cost estimate at your consultation.
The treatment is typically performed under local anesthesia to help offset any discomfort you may feel during the treatment. The microneedling treatment itself is described as being gently snapped by a rubber band.
You may be the right candidate for a PRP microneedling treatment if you want to look fresh and see a dramatic improvement in the tone and texture of your skin. Dr. Calabria recommends regular microneedling treatments for all of his male facelift surgery patients who want to maintain their results and reduce the appearance of their facelift scars.
During your consultation, Dr. Calabria will advise you on whether PRP microneedling or another non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment is best suited for you.
Microneedling is safe to use on different parts of the body that need to be rejuvenated. It can be used on the face, neck/décolleté, chest, hands, arms, abdomen, and legs. The treatment can restore an even complexion that is free of skin discoloration. It can also improve skin tone and texture and reveal smoother skin.
The PRP microneedling treatment is minimally invasive, which means it does not require much of a healing process.
After your treatment, you can expect to resume your daily activities immediately. The surface of the skin may be slightly red and irritated for a few hours.
No, the PRP microneedling treatment is not painful. The extent of any discomfort you may feel during the treatment are small stings on your skin from the roller device. The process to harvest the PRP is nearly the same as a regular blood draw you’d get at the doctor’s office and relatively painless.
The amount of microneedling treatments needed to see results will vary on a case by case basis.
Generally, four to five treatments will be necessary to see the desired results.