For fine plastic surgeons like Brian D. Cohen, medicine is an art as well as a science. Dr. Cohen understands how important it is to provide his patients with emotional comfort in addition to first-rate medical care. Recognition by his peers and testimonials by his patients attest to his ability to offer both. Microneedling with PRP is one of many treatments available at his JEMA Beauty Medical Spa.
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, not only reduces pore size and reduces the visibility of scars, it balances skin tone to allow each individual’s natural beauty to shine through. Combining microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) accelerates the healing process by stimulating cell growth. When performed together, microneedling and PRP speed up facial rejuvenation.
What Microneedling with PRP Accomplishes
Microneedling with PRP is one of the very best effective treatments to:
- Minimize wrinkles and fine lines
- Reducing enlarged pores
- Eliminate or reduce facial scarring (as from acne)
- Even out skin tone, diminishing or eliminating hyperpigmentation (such as age spots)
- Diminish or eliminate stretch marks resulting from pregnancy, growth, or weight gain
- Reduce crepey or wrinkled skin
- Provide a youthful appearance and healthy glow
PRP utilizes the healing power of the platelets in your own blood to quicken the pace of cellular replacement. In this way, your body’s own natural healing ability revitalizes your skin and restores your face’s youthful radiance.
How Microneedling with PRP Works
Medical experts have long known that platelets have an extraordinary capability when it comes to repairing skin. This is the result of their ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production, both of which strengthen skin.
Basically, collagen firms the skin and elastin keeps the skin taut, so the two substances work in tandem to maintain a smooth, appealing complexion. During a microneedling procedure, Dr. Cohen distributes nourishing substances like vitamin C and antioxidants deeply into your skin. Not only is the procedure safely performed in our offices; it is nonsurgical and requires very little downtime.
Microneedling may be safely repeated every 4 to 6 weeks until the desired results are achieved. Typically, collagen induction starts with a recommended course of three treatments, although when microneedling is administered for purposes of scar reduction, a course of 4 to 6 treatments may be recommended.
The Microneedling Procedure
As with many aesthetic procedures, the first step is to apply a numbing gel over the site so that the patient remains comfortable during treatment. Once the area has been numbed, Dr. Cohen glides a skin pen, an instrument with many ultra-fine needles, over the patient’s skin, covering the targeted skin zones multiple times.
The skin turns pink and then slightly red, and small blood specks may appear. As the skin is punctured, with each microneedle contact PRP penetrates and promotes healing. The collagen and elastin produced cause the affected skin to tighten as it heals.
Once Dr. Cohen finishes the microneedling procedure, he cleans your skin with distilled water and sends you home with topical ointments designed to assist in healing. You can expect some flushing of the skin for a few days following treatment and are advised to avoid direct sunlight as much as possible.
Microneedling Is Not for Everyone
Dr. Cohen only performs microneedling on patients who are appropriate candidates for the procedure. Individuals who are prone to outbreaks of cold sores, herpes, or shingles may not be good candidates for microneedling, though in some cases prior treatment with antiviral medications may make them eligible for the process.
Why Microneedling May Be the Best Aesthetic Skin Procedure for You
Though our medical spa offers many skin treatments, it pays to consider the many advantages of microneedling with PRP which include:
- The procedure takes minimal downtime and minimal time for complete healing
- Unlike some laser techniques, it does not pose the risk of skin discoloration (a particular problem for people with darker skin)
- Even with multiple necessary treatments, microneedling is less costly than most other procedures
A high percentage of patients consider the results of their microneedling procedure with PRP excellent.
Why Dr. Brian D. Cohen Is the Best Choice for Those in Manhattan and Nassau County
When your procedure is performed by Dr. Brian Cohen, you have the security of knowing that you are being treated by a plastic surgeon who has been rated “exemplary” and compassionate by several of the finest medical schools and hospitals in the country. His credentials are impeccable; his testimonials effusive. When you decide to improve your appearance through an aesthetic procedure, you want someone who is experienced, caring, and has the best possible skill set for the job. Dr. Brian D. Cohen is that person. He is not only an outstanding surgeon, but an artist with comprehensive knowledge of his craft. When you put yourself in his hands, you can relax and look forward to seeing the new you.