PRP Microneedling for Dark Spots, Pigmentation & Sun Damage –
Pigmented lesions and discolorations of the skin can be caused by UV sun damage, heredity, aging, or even injury to the skin. The appearance of unwanted pigment of the skin has many names: melasma, age spots, dark spots, sunspots, liver spots, birth marks, freckles, lentigines and more. And these marks can appear not only on the face but also on the chest, neck and body – in a diverse range of colors and sizes.
While some pigmentation can be considered “cute” – like freckles and “beauty marks” – more often than not men and women feel that their pigmentation detracts from their appearance or makes them look older. This can undermine one’s sense of self confidence.
The good news is that Goldenberg Dermatology in New York, NY now offers new, 100% natural, PRP microneedling – a highly-effective, state of the art treatment for reducing dark spots, sun damage, and other unwanted pigmentation.
PRP Microneedling Repairs Dark Spots & Sun Damage
Microneedling is a type of “fractional” procedure that reduces pigmentation by rejuvenating the skin cells. Tiny needle pricks create microscopic “wounds” that stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. As the body goes to work “repairing” itself, it activates production of collagen and elastin to build new, healthy, clear skin cells.
The addition to the microneedling procedure of “Platelet Rich Plasma” (PRP) – extracted from the patient’s own blood – further helps facilitate the skin’s natural cellular renewal and repair processes. Combining PRP with microneedling is sometimes referred to commercially as a “Vampire Facial®” – made famous by actresses and influencers on social media.
How PRP Microneedling Reduces Pigmentation
A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm. Next the liquid “plasma” is separated from the solid blood cells using a centrifuge. This “Platelet Rich Plasma” is extremely high in concentrated levels of the body’s natural growth and repair factors.
During the microneedling, the extracted PRP is delivered deep into the lower layers of the skin (dermis) via extremely fine microneedles that create microscopic channels into the face. The growth factors in the PRP stimulate the skin’s cellular renewal process – regenerating the production of collagen and elastin. So, damaged, pigmented or scarred skin cells are replaced by new, healthy, clear, smooth skin cells!
Orthopedic doctors and sports medicine specialists have used Platelet Rich Plasma (“PRP”) to repair joints for more than a decade. Now this same technology is available at Goldenberg Dermatology in New York, NY to harness the body’s own healing processes – and minimize unwanted pigmentation, discoloration, dark spots and sun damage!
Additionally, PRP Microneedling also reduces fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin tightness and firmness, and can smooth out scars and stretch marks!
Advantages of PRP Microneedling for Reducing Pigmentation
Because PRP Microneedling uses the patient’s own blood cells to treat pigmentation, there is no risk of an allergic or adverse reaction. And, unlike many laser treatments for melasma and dark spots, PRP Microneedling is safe for every skin type and tone – including sensitive skin and darker skin colors.
PRP Microneedling is also more affordable than most laser pigmentation treatments. And PRP Microneedling offers the advantage of NO downtime – because it leaves the top layer of skin (epidermis) intact. Other than some slight pinkness, there are no other side-effects like peeling, blistering or post-procedure pain. So, most patients are able to return to their normal daily activities the same day.
And, because PRP Microneedling activates the body’s own repair processes, the treatment continues to produce improvements in skin clarity and smoothness for several months!
PRP Microneedling for Pigmentation & Melasma – New York, NY
Unlike Med Spas, where your skin care treatments are administered by an aesthetician, every patient at Goldenberg Dermatology is carefully evaluated by a board-certified Dermatologist.
Your unique pigmentation, dark spot and sun damage will be examined so that Dr. Goldenberg can prescribe the most effective and advanced pigment-reduction treatment for you, delivered through state-of-the-art technology, to get the clear, glowing skin you desire.
Schedule PRP Microneedling for dark spots, pigmentation or sun damage reversal – and then relax in our luxurious and discreet New York, NY dermatology office, while we make you look and feel younger and even more attractive!