Microneedling

Mozhgan Ashtari, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Enliven Medical Clinic

Mozhgan Ashtari, MD

Internal Medicine & Medical Aesthetic Clinic located in Laguna Hills, CA

Microneedling offers an effective way to restore a youthful glow to your complexion. At Enliven Medical Clinic in Laguna Hills, California, Mozhgan Ashtari, MD, provides this innovative aesthetic treatment with or without platelet-rich plasma to help you achieve the healthiest possible skin. Call the office or book online to learn more about this rejuvenating facial treatment.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation technique that uses a device equipped with tiny needles to poke microscopic holes in the surface of your skin. These holes aren’t visible to the eye, but they stimulate your body’s wound-healing responses. 

Healing factors rush to the area and boost your skin’s health while the microneedling also promotes collagen development to create a smoother, tauter complexion. Collagen is a protein in your skin that provides strength and resiliency.

Following microneedling, your skin is temporarily more receptive to topical applications of serums and moisturizers as well as platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Which combination of these products is right for your skin depends on your aesthetic goals and needs.

What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma is derived from your own blood. Following a conventional blood draw, your sample is spun down in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelet count. Platelets contain immense healing factors that promote tissue regeneration and health. When the PRP is applied to areas that need healing, it can be highly effective in promoting new, healthy tissue.

What is microneedling with PRP?

After a microneedling session that creates the microtears in your skin, your platelet-rich plasma is applied to your skin. The tiny channels make your skin especially receptive to receiving this healing compound. Because it comes from your own blood, your body won’t reject or react negatively to the PRP.

What are the benefits of microneedling with PRP? 

The benefits of combining microneedling and PRP include:

  • Reduced appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Improved appearance of acne scars and stretch marks
  • More even skin pigmentation
  • Improved skin tone and texture

PRP works to help your body regenerate new, healthier cells to replace older, damaged ones.

When will I notice the results of microneedling treatments?

Many people notice a significant improvement in their skin’s appearance after a PRP facial. Over the course of three months, though, you see optimal results. With good skin care practices, the positive effects of your microneedling treatment can last up to a year or longer.

To learn more about how microneedling and PRP can revolutionize your look, call Enlighten Medical Clinic or book an appointment online.