The effects of growing older often show up on your face, causing sagging, wrinkled skin. If you’d like to reverse the signs of aging, Rumi Lakha, DO, of Alena Skin Care in Huntington Park, and Paramount, California, can help address your concerns with advanced microneedling treatments and platelet-rich plasma ( PRP) therapy. Dr. Lakha and his team have considerable experience using microneedling treatment to restore their patients’ youthful complexion, so call Alena Skin Care today at (562) 602-8877 (Paramount) or (323) 835-0882 (Huntington Park) to schedule a consultation.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is an aesthetic treatment that helps to rejuvenate your skin, giving you a younger, fresher complexion.

The microneedling device makes many tiny pinpricks in the skin on your face, which causes just enough damage to the tissue to activate your body’s natural healing processes. As part of the healing process, the tissues create new collagen fibers, which improve the elasticity and tone of your skin.

What is collagen?

Collagen is a substance that provides support and strength to your skin and underlying soft tissues. When you’re young, your body has plenty of collagen, so your skin is firm and taut. Over time, however, collagen production slows down, causing sagging skin and the development of wrinkles.

The microneedling process causes many tiny wounds to your skin that make your body produce new collagen to help repair the damage. As a result, your skin gets a natural boost of collagen that helps firm up sagging areas and fill in wrinkles.

What happens during the microneedling treatment?

When you visit Alena Skin Care for your microneedling treatment, your aesthetician makes you comfortable and applies a numbing cream to your face. After the desensitizing takes effect, you won’t feel any discomfort from the microneedling process.

The microneedling device moves across your face, creating an even distribution of tiny pinpricks. It takes about 30 minutes to carry out a microneedling treatment, after which you’re free to resume your normal activities.

Your aesthetician covers your face with a lotion to calm the skin when your microneedling treatment session is complete. You won’t be able to see the pinpricks as they’re so small, but your face might look red and feel a little sore for a few days.

What is microneedling with PRP?

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is made from a natural substance in your blood that contains growth factors. These growth factors help promote repair and the generation of new tissues, so injecting PRP into your skin after the microneedling treatment makes the process even more effective.

PRP comes from a sample of your own blood, making the treatment perfectly safe. Your provider takes a sample of blood, which is spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets. Your aesthetician then injects the concentrated platelet solution into your face, where the growth factors trigger new tissue development.

If you’ve been looking for a simple yet effective way to revitalize your skin, microneedling with PRP is the ideal solution. Call Alena Skin Care today to find out more or book an appointment online.