It’s the skin rejuvenation treatment everyone is talking about—and we can make microneedling even better with a PRP boost

Life can be tough on our skin. That’s evident whenever we look at pictures of our 20-something selves. While excellent skin care can put the brakes on signs of aging, if the damage is already done, you’ll need something more to restore smoother skin and a younger complexion—something like microneedling!

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a skin resurfacing treatment that uses a series of very fine needles to make microscopic “injuries” in the skin. It may sound strange that injuring skin can help it look better, but that’s exactly what happens: microneedling triggers your body’s natural healing response.

Following a microneedling treatment, extra blood flows to the skin, delivering proteins and growth factors to the area. Your skin uses these growth factors to build new collagen and regenerate healthy skin cells. As a result, your skin becomes firmer, smoother, and clearer.

At La Jolla Cosmetic Medical Spa, we use the Dermapen®

We’re not interested in anything less than the best for our patients, so after carefully testing a variety of popular devices on the market, we chose the Dermapen®. First, we loved the Dermapen’s comfort-minded design, which dramatically reduces risk of dragging or catching that is associated with some other options. Second, the patented Dermapen tip is highly customizable, so we can adjust the depth of penetration to your needs—which translates to more satisfying results with less discomfort.

Why our La Jolla patients ♥ Dermapen microneedling

  • Microneedling is safe and effective for almost any skin type or color.
  • It can be used safely on the face, neck, hands, or body to treat issues ranging from fine lines to acne scars.
  • No downtime needed after treatment—a mild sunburned appearance is usually the limit of the side effects.
  • It’s an affordable option to treat many bothersome skin flaws and achieve a healthier complexion.

What can microneedling treat?

At La Jolla Cosmetic Medical Spa, we find microneedling especially useful to:

  • Reduce fine lines around the eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Diminish acne scars or scars from surgery or injury
  • Smooth & tighten lax skin on the cheeks, neck, and décolletage
  • Help stretch marks fade
  • Minimize large visible pores
  • Provide an overall improvement in skin tone & appearance

Microneedling + PRP: get more mileage from your Dermapen treatment

Here’s where we make microneedling better: we can add platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP, to your Dermapen treatment. PRP contains a wealth of extra growth factors that your skin can use to repair cells and build collagen even faster. PRP is derived from your own blood sample, and adds only about 15 minutes to your treatments.

Ready to find out if microneedling is right for you? Call us today at 858-452-1981 for your free consultation.