What exactly is microneedling? According to Dr. Sheila Nazarian “”You can think of microneedling as collagen induction—or collagen induction therapy, which is another name for it—and the treatment creates micro-punctures from the needles in your skin. Your body treats a small wound the same way as a large wound, and sends fibroblasts to create more collagen in the affected area. We are basically tricking your skin into thinking it has been wounded, but as a result, we’re thickening the skin and improving the texture with this procedure.” If this sounds painful to you, have no fear! Here at Neu Look Med Spa in North County, we topically numb our patients for microneedling treatments at least 1 hour before the procedure. This ensures that you are comfortable and have minimal discomfort.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?
The benefits of Microneedling include tightening the skin, decreasing pore size, reducing fine lines and smoothing acne scars. This treatment can be done every 4-6 weeks, and most patients will need at least 3 sessions to see the best results. There is minimal downtime which may include dryness, redness, mild swelling and a slight sunburn feeling. Patients can go back to their regular activities including wearing makeup the next day. Neu Look Med Spa always suggests a mineral makeup with SPF to ensure that you are protecting your skin and not irritating it. Make sure to do a consult first with your nurse, nurse practioner or doctor to ensure you are a good candidate for this treatment. Microneedling should only be performed by a licensed nurse or doctor, not an esthetician. Book your appointment today to get the glowing, beautiful skin you deserve!