Microneedling

Jennifer A Baron, M.D. -  - Board Certified Dermatologist

Jennifer A Baron, M.D.

Board Certified Dermatologist & Mohs Micrographic Surgeon located in The Rose Garden, San Jose, CA

Microneedling is possibly the most ingenious procedure, utlizing the natural healing cascade without added chemicals or burning laser to improve acne scars, aging skin and overal skin rejuvenation of you!  Dr. Baron performs microneedling treatments at her medical and surgical clinic in San Jose, California. She combines microneedling with the healing power of platelet-rich plasma (either PRP injections and/or topical application during the procedure) to revitalize and tighten your skin, eliminating lines and wrinkles. Call our team to find out how microneedling with PRP can work for you.

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Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a special roller to create micro-wounds on the surface of your skin. These wounds trigger your body’s healing response and stimulate the increased production of collagen.

Collagen is an essential protein necessary for healthy skin. As you age, you lose collagen as your body decreases how much of the protein it creates. This collagen loss causes crepey skin, wrinkles, creases, and fine lines. You also lose volume in your face and hands.

To boost the effectiveness of your microneedling procedure, Dr. Baron offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and topicals.

How is PRP used in microneedling?

PRP enhances the results of a microneedling treatment by further stimulating your body to heal itself. PRP contains special growth factors that promote the growth of new, healthy skin cells to replace damaged cells.

Dr. Baron creates PRP from your blood for the procedure. After drawing a sample of your blood, she prepares it in a centrifuge, which quickly spins the blood and separates PRP from other materials.

You may benefit from a topical application of PRP, or Dr. Baron can inject PRP into specific areas of your face to improve the health and appearance of your skin.

A series of treatments may be necessary to achieve your aesthetic goals. Generally, you schedule two to four treatments six weeks apart. Dr. Baron can also recommend jbSKIN skin care products to nourish your skin and provides a complimentary private label silver ointment post-needling plus a deep-moisturizing face mask take-home kit.

When should I consider microneedling with PRP?

You may be a candidate for microneedling with PRP if your skin is generally healthy, but you are interested in firming loose skin on your face, neck, chest, hands, or forearms.

Microneedling with PRP can also address common skin flaws like:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Age spots
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation

Microneedling with PRP is a minimally invasive procedure that doesn’t require a long recovery time and has minimal risk for side effects. It’s an effective treatment option if you’re looking to optimize the health and texture of your skin without incisions or extended downtime.

Because Dr. Baron uses your blood for the PRP in your treatment, you don’t have to worry about adverse reactions. She also customizes your microneedling procedure to your specific needs, and her techniques minimize the risk of infection and scarring.

To find out if you’re a candidate for microneedling with PRP, schedule a skin evaluation online or by calling the office of Jennifer Baron, MD, today.