Mill Valley Dermatology
Dermatologists & Cosmetic Dermatologists located in Mill Valley, CA
While microneedling has long been a favorite of aesthetic experts, board-certified dermatologist Haydee Knott, MD, takes it to the next level at Mill Valley Dermatology in Mill Valley, California. She offers microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). This highly effective treatment helps clear imperfections from your skin while giving it what it needs to look its best. To learn more about microneedling with PRP, call Mill Valley Dermatology or make an appointment online today.
Microneedling with PRP Q&A
What is microneedling?
Dr. Knott uses microneedling to reduce the signs of aging, break up scars, and help your skin glow. During this treatment, she moves a specialized device over the surface of your skin. As it moves, the device creates tiny pinpricks in the surface of your skin.
Your skin registers these pinpricks as injuries and sets to work healing the area. This means it creates new collagen and elastin, the proteins that keep your skin tight, smooth, and supple. As you age, your body creates less of these key proteins. Microneedling gives you a way to turn back the clock and revitalize your skin.
But Dr. Knott doesn’t stop there. She pairs microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
What is PRP?
Dr. Knott gets PRP by taking a small sample of your blood, placing it in a centrifuge, and separating out the platelets. These platelets contain growth factors, your body’s tool to stimulate and support healing.
Once prepared, Dr. Knott uses the PRP to give you even more dramatic results after your facial treatment.
How does microneedling with PRP work?
The microneedling treatment creates tiny channels in the surface of your skin. When Dr. Knott applies PRP to the surface of your skin after microneedling, those channels create pathways for the PRP to penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin.
As it penetrates, the PRP delivers growth factors to support the production of collagen, elastin, and new, healthy skin cells. As a result, microneedling paired with PRP helps to minimize the appearance of:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Age spots
- Large pores
- Acne scars
After your treatment, expect some redness for a day or two. In the coming days and weeks, your body harnesses the PRP to revitalize your skin. You’ll notice your results improve over time.
Some people achieve their cosmetic goals with one microneedling with PRP treatment, while others choose multiple treatments for more dramatic results. For example, if you want to clear acne scars from your skin, you’ll most likely need multiple microneedling with PRP treatments.
To find out how this innovative treatment can help you reach your cosmetic goals, call Mill Valley Dermatology or make an appointment online today.