Dr. Lara Devgan was recently the subject of conversation in David Pollock’s podcast, “Just Ask David” Episode 54: Microneedling: The Holy Grail of Skin Care With Special Guest Marisel Salazar.
Marisel Salazar, PureWow contributor and NYC lifestyle blogger, discussed her in-office PRP (platelet-rich plasma) microneedling experience with Dr. Devgan.
Microneedling involves using a mechanized device called a dermapen to make thousands of minuscule punctures in the outermost layers of the skin. By precisely controlling the depth, spacing, frequency, and pattern of these needle pricks, the dermapen stimulates your body to make more collagen where it needs it most.
Microneedling has been scientifically demonstrated to show improvement in fine lines, freckles and sun spots, scars, burns, pitted and non-pitted acne scars, stretch marks, and large pores.
The procedure is commonly referred to as the “vampire facial” and has become so trendy that Dr. Devgan even performed this treatment on Kim Kardashian.
Salazar explains, “The vampire facial, where you use your own blood, is actually PRP or platelet-rich plasma...you draw your blood...and separate the red from the white blood cells. In truth, we only actually use the white blood cells. Those are the ones that have the benefit of the growth cells that ramp up stem cell production in the microneedling treatment.”
Salazar praised the treatment, emphasizing how the procedure itself takes only around 40 minutes and that patients can expect to be at work the very next day. To learn more about microneedling, please schedule an in-office consultation with Dr. Devgan.