Integrity Aesthetics MD

Roger W. Shortz, M.D.

Medical Aesthetics & Laser Center located in Pleasant Hill, CA

When paired with innovative microneedling treatments, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can turn back time and make you look years younger. Board-certified physician Roger W. Shortz, MD, offers regenerative PRP and microneedling treatments at Integrity Aesthetics MD in Pleasant Hill, California. Find out if PRP injections are right for you by booking your consultation online. You can also call the office directly to schedule.

PRP Injections Q & A

What can PRP injections treat?

PRP injections with microneedling are ideal for rejuvenating your skin and restoring your more youthful appearance. This modern anti-aging remedy might be right for you if you have:

  • Mild-to-moderate lines and wrinkles
  • Surgical, injury, or acne scars
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Enlarged pores
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots

No matter what it is that makes you feel uncomfortable about your face, neck, or décolleté, PRP and microneedling can often resolve your concerns.

How does PRP work?

At Integrity Aesthetics MD, your PRP treatment is derived from your own blood. Your platelets have growth factor molecules attached to them. These growth factors are the substances that jump into action and help you heal after an injury. It’s because of growth factors that you develop scabs.

The point of PRP is to gather a high concentration of those growth factors and inject them into targeted areas. Because growth factors are responsible for stimulating cell turnover, tissue regeneration, and even collagen formation, upon injection, new tissues start forming from your skin’s deepest layers.

When combined with microneedling, PRP can penetrate deeper. Plus, microneedling simultaneously creates tiny puncture wounds, which brings even more blood flow and thus more growth factors to your targeted area. As your skin heals, it becomes firmer, tighter, and more even-toned than ever before.  

What happens during a PRP session?

Your PRP and microneedling session at Integrity Aesthetics MD is an entirely invigorating experience. Before getting started, your skin is thoroughly cleansed and if requested, a topical numbing solution is applied. Dr. Shortz takes a small blood sample from your arm and processes it in a centrifuge to create your platelet-rich plasma.

The next step involves gliding the dermaroller instrument over your skin to create micro-sized puncture wounds, followed by using a very small needle to inject your PRP. Once your session is complete, Dr. Shortz counsels you on how to care for your skin while it heals over the following days — it’s important to wear sunscreen daily.

After about two to three days, initial redness and swelling start to subside. Then with each passing day, you start noticing dramatically younger-looking and feeling skin.

You can rejuvenate your skin with innovative PRP and microneedling offered at Integrity Aesthetics MD. Book your session today by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling the office.

Individual results may vary.