PRF And Microneedling Specialist

Esther Chen MD

Aesthetics & Family Medicine Physician located in Los Gatos, CA

Achieve dramatic and transformative skin rejuvenation with PRF and microneedling. Offered at the practice of Esther Chen, MD in Los Gatos, California, this noninvasive procedure improves skin tone and texture, reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and revives dull-looking skin. Call today to schedule your consultation and session, or book using the online tool.

PRF and Microneedling Q & A

What is PRF?

You may have heard of PRP, or platelet-rich plasma. This compound involves spinning down a sample of your blood to concentrate the platelet content. Platelets contain numerous healing and regenerative properties that enhance recovery from injury and restoration of healthy tissue or skin.

PRF, or platelet-rich fibrin, is the newest generation of PRP. It’s still derived from your own blood, but goes through a few extra filtering and extraction steps to create an even more powerful healing product. PRF doesn’t have any chemicals or outside factors added – it’s simply a pure version of your body’s own healing compounds.

PRF causes your body to create a three-dimensional tissue matrix that boosts tissue strength and smoothness. PRF contains healing platelets in addition to many other key nutrients and proteins that enhance your skin health.

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a procedure that creates tiny micro-channels in your skin to boost collagen production and improve delivery of topical healing compounds. Dr. Chen glides a device equipped with dozens of tiny needles across your skin to create tiny injuries that rev up your body’s healing and cell turnover. These injuries aren’t visible to the naked eye and are so tiny they don’t cause bleeding.

Prior to microneedling, a technician applies a numbing agent to keep you comfortable.

What is PRF and microneedling?

Combining PRF and microneedling is an incredible way to boost your skin’s ability to rejuvenate and repair itself. PRF is applied following microneedling. The PRF seeps deep into your dermis through the microchannels created by microneedling to accelerate healing and boost cellular repair.

Why should I undergo PRF and microneedling?

PRF and microneedling address a number of common skin concerns. You achieve a glowing, rejuvenated look that includes:

  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • Reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Lightening of brown spots and other pigment irregularities
  • Brightening of dull, tired-looking skin
  • Resolution of puffiness and dark bags under the eyes

The procedure is FDA-cleared and scientifically proven to stimulate cell renewal and boost your production of collagen and elastin. PRF and microneedling is ideal if you want younger-looking skin that’s enviably smooth and radiant.

To learn more about PRF and microneedling and how this noninvasive procedure can revolutionize your complexion, call the practice of Esther Chen, MD for an appointment, or book using the online tool today.