Dr. Michele Green Reveals Benefits To PRP Microneedling Treatment For Eye Area

Michele S. Green M.D., FAAD., is a Board-Certified Cosmetic Dermatologist, Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and has been an international leader in cosmetic dermatology for over 25 years. Upper East Side patients and those around the globe flock to her practice for cosmetic dermatology treatment. A graduate from Yale University, with an MD and Chief residency from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC, Dr. Green treats some of the most discerning, demanding women and men in the world, with issues ranging from premature skin aging to hyperpigmentation, rosacea, wrinkles, acne, skin laxity, hair loss, and sun damage.

24-year-old | PRP Microneedling and Facelift

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Envision a fast procedure that revitalizes your skin, reduces appearance of fine lines, acne scars, hyperpigmentation and improves skin texture without need for recovery time. Sounds like a dream, right? However, thanks to procedures like microneedling with PRP, this dream is in fact a reality. 

Microneedling with PRP is a very popular non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatment in the world of dermatology. It uses the body’s natural growth factors and restorative processes to promote smoother, revitalized skin. Microneedling treatment, also known as collagen induction therapy, uses small micro-needles in the skin to engage the body’s healing process, encouraging new collagen production. When combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), the skin is further boosted by your blood’s own growth factors and cytokines which leads to healthy, glowing skin. Due to its incredible nutrients, PRP treatment is also a popular option for those experiencing male and female pattern baldness. When microneedling is combined with PRP, it can improve the appearance of discoloration or acne scarring, as well as create firmer, healthier skin. 

Platelet rich plasma is a serum derived from a sample of the patient’s own blood. After collecting the blood, it is spun in the centrifuge to separate the plasma from the red blood cells. The plasma is packed with epidermal growth factors that enhance the production of new collagen within the skin. By taking advantage of the skin rejuvenating benefits of PRP, either with a PRP microneedling facial or with PRP injections, patients are able to enjoy a smoother, brighter, firmer complexion without any invasive surgery or extensive downtime. Dr. Green regularly treats her patients with cosmetic procedures that incorporate the use of platelet rich plasma to provide them with pan-facial rejuvenation.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Facials 

PRP facials are excellent facial rejuvenation treatment options that require very little downtime and can target a number of various skin concerns including stretch marks, acne scars, dark under eye circles, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and more. Whether applied via injection or topically, PRP Facials produce an overall smoother, firmer complexion, though the two procedures are very different experiences for the patient. Furthermore, while this is an excellent option for an overall rejuvenated and healthy-looking face, PRP microneedling can be used for more specific areas of the face. 

Female 40-49 | Cosmelan and Microneedling

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Microneedling Under Eyes

We’ve all woken up after a restless night to discover a pair of dark under eye circles or puffy eye bags that even our favorite concealer can’t quite cover. Getting some proper rest should usually resolve the problem, but when the eye bags and dark circles stick around, what’s the next step? Of course, anti-aging eye creams are an essential component in tackling such skin concerns, but thanks to Dr. Green’s expertise in microneedling techniques, there is a cosmetic procedure that can treat the underlying condition. 

Microneedling is done with a tool called a Micropen (or dermapen) that has tiny surgical-grade needles embedded in the tip. These needles are used to create microscopic wounds on the surface layer of the skin (the epidermis). Through the natural wound-healing process of the skin, these micro-injuries are repaired as new, healthier skin cells grow, and new collagen and elastin are produced. 

The effects of microneedling can be further enhanced by combining the treatment with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). PRP employs the cytokines and growth factors in plasma, derived from a sample of the patient’s own blood, to boost the effects of microneedling. The PRP is able to penetrate the skin more readily through the newly created micro-channels made by microneedles, helping to speed up the healing process and promote even more regeneration at the cellular level to rejuvenate your skin.

Additionally, Dr. Green can treat several conditions around the patient’s eye area in her New York Office. For instance, Under Eye Bag Treatment is a common solution for patients looking to get rid of that unfortunate tired and haggard appearance which under eye bags may cause. Dr. Green is a an expert in cosmetic dermatology, rejuvenating the under eye area with dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm, minimizing dark circles with Mesopeels and chemical peels, laser resurfacing procedures and reducing periocular wrinkles with Botox injections, eMatrix laser, and Thermage skin tightening laser. Dr. Green’s MGSKINLAB’s line of products contains some of the best skin care ingredients to improve both facial pigmentation and under-eye-circles.

Mesopeel treament

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Treatments to Combine with PRP

For individuals looking to reduce the appearance of aging around the eyes, there are a number of different eye rejuvenation treatments available that can be done in combination. Commonly, Dr. Green sees patients who choose to schedule multiple cosmetic treatments at the same time as PRP to take advantage of the skin rejuvenation effects offered by different types of procedures. 

Popular options include Mesopeel and Thermage. A Mesopeel is a specifically formulated chemical peel that can be used to address all types of hyperpigmentation in areas where skin is too sensitive to be treated with a traditional chemical peel, on the face, body, and under the eyes. Usually, patients are recommended to have a series of Mesopeels. Thermage, the non-invasive “eye lift,” is an FDA-approved treatment designed to reduce wrinkles in the upper eyelids and eye bag area and make the eyes appear more “awake.” 

How can you get started with PRP Undereye Treatment today?

If you’re looking to revitalize your skin, reduce the appearance of dark circles and under eye bags, Dr. Michele Green is here to help. Dr. Michele Green is an expert in cosmetic and medical hair loss treatments and one of the first dermatologists in New York to incorporate PRP for Under Eye Bag Treatment. Dr. Green has been consistently voted as one of the “Best Doctors” by Castle Connelly, New York Magazine, Super Doctors, and The New York Times as a pioneer in the field of cosmetic and medical dermatology. Please call the office today at 212-535-3088 or contact us online to schedule a consultation to discuss if you are suffering from undesirable signs of aging on the face or body, it’s time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michele Green in New York. 

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