What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a natural collagen induction therapy. This nonsurgical procedure uses tiny needles to puncture the skin. The damage caused by the needles encourages your body to send healing agents including elastin and collagen to the punctures to repair them. As the skin heals, you will be left with a radiant new complexion.
Which parts of the body can microneedling treat?
Microneedling is a specialized facial rejuvenation therapy that treats a variety of skin conditions.
- Acne and Acne Scars
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Loose Skin
- Aged Skin Texture
- Enlarged Pores
- Stretch Marks
- Skin Discoloration
Is microneedling right for me?
Microneedling is the perfect skin care solution for men and women of all ages with all skin types.
What can I expect the day I receive microneedling treatment?
Before the treatment begins, your microneedling specialist will thoroughly cleanse your skin. Then a topical anesthetic will be applied. After your skin is prepped for treatment, a specialized tool will be used to insert tiny stainless steel needles into the skin causing microinjuries or punctures. After the procedure, a collagen enhancing serum is applied to the treated area.
What is recovery like after microneedling?
Most people will notice redness and mild swelling similar to a slight sunburn, and you may have minor pinpoint bleeding or bruising. These will all heal within a week after your microneedling treatment.
Do I need to follow a special skin care routine after receiving microneedling treatment?
Your skin care specialist at LA Laser and Skin Center will give you detailed after care instructions based on your skin type and specific needs. Be sure to keep your skin well moisturized to maximize results, and wear plenty of sunscreen in the weeks following your microneedling treatment.
When will I see results after microneedling?
Your skin will be noticeably smoother and more radiant within a week or two of your first microneedling treatment. For optimal results, collagen induction requires at least three treatments, and scar reduction requires at least six. Full results will take a few months to appear after your final treatment. You may want to have a maintenance treatment once or twice a year in order to enjoy long lasting results.