About Microneedling with PRP
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen offers microneedling, a treatment that safely creates micro-injuries on the skin, to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. As an additional benefit, your platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be applied to the same area to help tissue heal and permit the skin to grow new cells. When paired together, these two treatments can decrease the appearance of wrinkles, scars, spots, and other skin conditions. With this treatment, the texture of your skin can improve greatly even appearing smoother and softer without makeup. If you would like to learn more about the microneedling with PRP treatment, schedule a one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Katzen at his office in Beverly Hills, CA.
"My experience with Dr. Timothy Katzen is wonderful. His surgical skills are top notch and he has great bedside manner. I have had 3 procedures with Dr. Katzen and happy with all three."- K.Y. / Google / Nov 05, 2019
"Dr. Katzen is amazing. His knowledge and bedside banner area impeccable. He kept me informed every step of the way. His staff is just as impressive, they are patient and responsive 24hrs a day. He is great with the bariatric patient community, he knows how to get rid of our loose skin and hide all the scars. Thank you for all your help!"- C.R. / Google / Jan 18, 2020
"Dr Katzen Saved my Life! - No amount of words can describe how grateful I am to have found this doctor! I had illegal silicone injected in my buttocks when I was 23. Little did I know that they will almost kill me 10 years later! End stage renal failure and dialysis is not exactly what I wanted to hear at 33 years of age. There was no significant evidence to prove if the free floating silicone was responsible for any of it but it was a theory from my amazing kidney doctor. For 2 years I researched all the facts, had to get on the transplant list, paid doctors for consults to see if anyone can help me and all I seemed to find was Drs that either wouldn’t operate on me stating that I’m a “liability” or drs that said well it looks fine maybe you shouldn’t touch it. Finally I found Dr Katzen! I watched his videos, read the reviews and somehow felt that maybe there might be hope for me still. I had scheduled a consult with Dr Katzen via SKYPE and it was for FREE! I made a list of so many questions or concerns I had and he answered them all. We spoke for nearly an hour. I never felt pressured of any kind and his team helped me with anything And everything! I needed to know I tried everything to save my life so after 4 months I scheduled my surgery. The dr and the staff gave me all the information I needed such as were to stay for the after care, how long to stay for and what I would need since I was coming from NY. So there I was going in to surgery and my future was in his hands. 8 hours it took to get this out of me! It has migrated to the hips and the groin area! But it was all out and I was alive! According to the other doctors I wouldn’t have made it thru a surgery like that. Yet in the hands of Dr Katzen there I was alive and happy. Fast forward 6 months after... I feel like a whole new person! The scars altho all the way around my body are tiny, my body looks better now then before, I feel amazing and the most important fact I no longer need a kidney transplant, nor do I need dialysis my calcium stabilized I’m no longer anemic and I get my period every month not 2 times a year like before. Thank you Dr Katzen and your whole teem for GIVING ME MY LIFE BACK! I sit here and cry happy tears because at 36 my life did not end, I now have a future, I now have hope and I will forever be grateful for you Dr Katzen who took a chance on me and saved my life! Thank you!"- Y. / RealSelf / Mar 18, 2020
"The Best and I Looked Researched Everywhere and Everyone - Body lift and thigh lift 11 pounds removed and I have my 19 year old body back [RSBleep], you know the body we had before the babies and the weight gains loses gains and loses ------ Dr. Katzen exceeded all my expectations with the surgical results and he has a mellow kind beside manner very UN-LA (thank goodness).The office staff is SUPER NICE (Kiara is great) I live in SF and traveled and stayed the 2 weeks in LA because he is the best. I am not posting body pics BC I am 7 weeks post op my scars look good but are PINK (that is how I scar) and my thighs look good (yes they are gapped now) but have 2 little incisions/suture healing spots - totally normal healing stuff.Will update with body pics in a few weeks."- J. / RealSelf / Mar 18, 2020
"Dr. Katzen is a True Gem!!!! - What makes Dr. Katzen stood out for me was his demeanor and how wonderful his patients talk about him. Dr. Katzen is a true gem and I am so glad I went with him. He stuck with me from beginning to end. I felt safe and comfortable with him the entire journey. I had the pleasure of meeting many of his post-op patients in the lobby. We all pretty much agree he is awesome!"- J.P. / RealSelf / Mar 18, 2020
The perfect candidate for microneedling with PRP would be any woman or man looking to alter the appearance or texture of the surface of their skin. Dry skin, uneven tone, rough texture, age spots, loose skin, wrinkles, acne, and scarring are skin conditions that could benefit from a microneedling with PRP treatment. This procedure can also be utilized to combat the effects of sun damage. Please inform Dr. Katzen or a member of his team if you suffer from any skin conditions, anemia, or blood disorders so we can determine if this combined treatment is a safe option for you.
Prior to the microneedling portion of your treatment, a member of our team will draw some of your blood for the PRP collection. This blood will then be taken to our lab for the separation process, wherein your viable cells, platelets, and growth factors will be turned into PRP. For the microneedling treatment, our Beverly Hills, CA office uses the innovative Eclipse MicroPen to create micro-sized injuries on your skin. The tiny needles used will not damage your skin, rather, they will help stimulate your body's production of collagen. Once your microneedling treatment is done, the PRP serum will be placed on the skin and given time to be absorbed. After the PRP is fully received, we will remove the leftover serum and cleanse your skin.
What to Expect
Following your microneedling with PRP procedure, you could experience some normal side effects, such as swelling, bruising, and redness. We recommend that you do not wear makeup, use abrasive skin cleansers, or submerge in pools for around 72 hours following the session. Activities like this could expose your skin to harsh chemicals and bacteria, which could lead to adverse reactions. You also need to intentionally avoid sun exposure and use protective measures when going outside. Your final results will be seen within several weeks as the skin works to repair and heal itself.
Restore and Revitalize
Combining microneedling with a naturally derived PRP treatment can be very effective for men and women looking to restore a youthful look and feel to their skin. It can help your complexion appear younger, smoother, firmer, and luminous all at once. Our skilled team of medical professionals invites you to learn more about this personalized service by arranging a consultation at our Beverly Hills, CA facility.