What is 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.
Microneedling with PRP Reviews
"I’ve been getting microneedling done by Talia, the PA for skin texture and overall skin quality and I am obsessed with my results so far! My pores have shrunk and I have noticed that my skin looks and feels healthier!"- R.K. / Google / Nov 12, 2022
"I had my first microneedling treatment done by Talia, Dr. Katzen’s PA a month ago. Talia explained the procedure and aftercare steps I needed to take. She used a numbing cream on my face to minimize the pain of the microneedles, and took breaks to make sure I was doing OK. About 2-3 days after the treatment, I started to notice my skin looking more refreshed and brighter. About two weeks in, I really saw a difference in the texture and overall complexion. I’ll get my second treatment in a couple of weeks and am really excited to see more improvement. This was my first real skincare "procedure" and Talia did a great job making me feel comfortable and answering all of my questions."- M.B. / Yelp / Nov 15, 2022
"I had my first microneedling treatment done by Talia, Dr. Katzen's PA a month ago. Talia explained the procedure and aftercare steps I needed to take. She used a numbing cream on my face to minimize the pain of the microneedles, and took breaks to make sure I was doing OK. About 2-3 days after the treatment, I started to notice my skin looking more refreshed and brighter. About two weeks in, I really saw a difference in the texture and overall complexion. I'll get my second treatment in a couple of weeks and am really excited to see more improvement. This was my first real skincare "procedure" and Talia did a great job making me feel comfortable and answering all of my questions."- M.B. / Google / Nov 15, 2022
Who is a Candidate for microneedling with PRP?
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.
How is microneedling with PRP performed?
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 can I Expect from microneedling with prp?
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.
Microneedling with PRP FAQs
How much does microneedling with PRP cost?
Treatments of microneedling and PRP will be priced based on the size of the area(s) receiving treatment. After your consult to develop your personalized treatment plan to fit your needs and goals, your cost can be reviewed. J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills often offers discounted packages of multiple microneedling with PRP in addition to monthly specials. You can ask about these and payment methods we accept when you schedule an appointment.
How effective are microneedling with PRP treatments?
The results from microneedling with PRP treatments may not be visible right away; however, the growth factors from the PRP (platelet-rich plasma) serum are meant to increase growth for a stronger, healthier skin. To see your ideal results, you may need to get several treatments initially and then switch to maintenance treatments. Your technician will go over what you can realistically expect in your initial consultation so you are happy with your results.
How many microneedling with PRP treatments should I get?
Initially, you might prefer to get a few treatments performed every couple of weeks. Based on the initial condition of your complexion and your specific goals, your aesthetician will develop a treatment plan to rejuvenate the health of your skin. In between microneedling with PRP treatments, you may want to schedule a facial or other skin treatment to remove dead skin layers and nourish the new growth.
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.