California Skin Institute’s medical providers offer microneedling as an option for treating acne scars and wrinkles.* This is a relatively quick procedure that can be performed in approximately one hour for a full face.* There is very little down time and patients can typically go back to their regular skin care routines the very next day.* For enhanced outcomes, our medical providers can even combine microneedling with other treatments, like PRP which uses your own plasma to reduce healing time and enhance skin rejuvenation.
How Microneedling Works
At the very core, the microneedling treats skin problems by stimulating the body’s natural healing response.* It does so by using small needles to create tiny puncture wounds in the skin. Microneedling requires a series of treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart for optimum results as the body slowly regenerates collagen and elastin in the treatment area. Each full face treatment lasts about 1 hour.
The microneedling tool has adjustable settings which allows your provider to adjust and customize the procedure to your comfort level, as well as your more troublesome areas, like deep wrinkles or acne scars.*
Microneedling provides another benefit, in addition to stimulating the body’s healing response; the micro channels allow for the penetration of serums and other skin care products. The needles will push the serum deeper into the skin as the puncture wounds are created, which aids the serum ingredients to penetrate deeper.*1
In addition, PRP may be applied to the skin after treatment to boost the healing process and production of new, healthy skin.*1 The micro channels created by microneedling will make it much easier for the PRP to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, where collagen and elastin fibers form.*
What Microneedling Treats
Microneedling has many benefits that can improve the appearance of your skin with regular treatment.* As a maintenance tool, microneedling may improve skin texture, reduce rough spots, and stimulate the production of collagen to increase skin elasticity and a smoother look.* However, this procedure can also address more specific skin problems, like acne scars, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.* Because of its versatility, microneedling can be used on all parts of the body and on all skintypes, light or dark.
Recovery after a microneedling treatment is relatively short, with most redness and discomfort subsiding within 24-48 hours. Of course every client is different, and those with sensitive skin may experience prolonged discomfort. However, most individuals can resume their regular skin care and makeup routine the very next day.*
If you’re interested in a microneedling procedure, please schedule a consultation with one of our medical providers at a practice near you, or just fill out the Contact Form below!
*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.
References: 1. Split Face Comparative Study of Microneedling with PRP Versus Microneedling with Vitamin C in Treating Atrophic Post Acne Scars. Simran Chawla. 2. Microneedling Therapy in Atrophic Facial Scars: An Objective Assessment. Imran Majid.
MicroNeedling Before and After Photo Gallery
– Photo courtesy of Micropen