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Microneedling With PRP: It's the Hottest Duo for Younger-Looking Skin

Today, you can choose from seemingly countless cosmetic treatments to improve your skin. Many are synthetic, though, while others come with significant downtime. If you want to get younger-looking skin with safe, natural treatments and no extensive recovery period, you might feel stumped.

Luckily, Jennifer Baron, MD, offers exactly that at her office in San Jose, California. As a board-certified dermatologist with a specialty in cosmetic treatments, she uses the top treatments available today — including microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) — to give you radiant results. 

So what is microneedling with PRP and why are so many people excited about it? Let’s look closer. 

Turning back the clock with PRP

Over time, the building blocks that keep your skin smooth and young-looking (specifically, proteins called collagen and elastin) become weaker and less stable. Simultaneously, the long-term effects of sun damage (photoaging) begin to appear on the surface of your skin.  

This can leave with an uneven skin tone and texture, fine lines, dark spots, and other unwelcome changes. 

Fortunately, you’re not stuck with those things. Dr. Baron offers microneedling with PRP, which uses your body’s own rejuvenating power to give you younger-looking skin.

PRP is a concentrated serum of regenerative platelets derived from your own blood. To get those platelets, Dr. Baron draws a very small amount of blood from your arm. She then spins it in a high-velocity centrifuge machine to separate the platelets from the other components of your blood, creating a platelet-rich plasma. 

These platelets are so beneficial because they contain hundreds of bioactive growth factors that stimulate rapid tissue regeneration and cellular proliferation. When introduced to your skin, those growth factors trigger and support collagen and elastin renewal. 

Microneedling helps deliver even better results

To make the PRP reach the deeper layers of your skin where it will be most effective, Dr. Baron combines it with microneedling. During microneedling, she uses a special device to create a series of tiny punctures (microchannels) across the surface of your skin. These superficial wounds stimulate your body’s healing response.

Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy because it stimulates your skin’s production of collagen. 

At the same time, the microchannels created during the procedure provide a pathway for the PRP serum. When Dr. Baron applies PRP after microneedling, the serum can penetrate deeply into your skin to deliver even better results. 

Ultimately, microneedling with PRP can give you:

In short, microneedling with PRP improves your skin tone and texture to give you radiant, younger-looking skin. 

Dr. Baron usually recommends between two and four treatments of microneedling with PRP, each spaced 4-6 weeks apart, for the best results.

If you’re ready to see what this treatment that uses your body’s own regenerative power can do for you, give our office a call at 408-329-6056 today.

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