Microneedling is an aesthetic procedure that involves ultra-tiny needles making microscopic punctures in a client’s skin (usually the face). While the process is often painless and requires no anesthetic, the “damage” is enough to trigger the body’s natural healing response. The skin will then begin to grow new, healthier layers with more collagen to heal the tiny punctures caused by the needles. The result is younger-looking skin, fewer wrinkles, and acne scars, and more even skin tones, among other cosmetic benefits.
If you are located in Sherman Oaks and struggle with poor skin, especially in the facial area, then microneedling might be the perfect solution to your problem. At Glow Aesthetic Center, our medical team takes into account your beauty goals and designs a tailored treatment plan to get you back to looking your absolute best.
Schedule a consultation with our team, led by Dr. Homan Siman, by calling the Glow Aesthetic Center office at (818) 905-8815. You can also fill out the form on our contact page and we will respond to you as soon as possible.
How Microneedling Works
According to Healthline, microneedling is becoming an increasingly popular treatment. This is especially true for people whose skin has not responded well to at-home remedies, facial peels, masks, and other cosmetic and dermatological products and services. Part of the reason for its popularity is its lack of serious downtime and its ability to use the body’s own natural healing response instead of foreign substances.
The process works by “tricking” your skin into thinking there is significant damage that needs to be repaired. By making these tiny perforations, you tell your skin that it needs to create more collagen in order to heal. Collagen, the most dominant protein in your body, provides structure to your organs, including your skin. Think of it as the scaffolding or glue that holds you together. Pretty important, right?
With more collagen, your skin becomes more elastic, healthier, and smoother. This makes microneedling an effective treatment for:
- Acne scarring
- Under-the-skin scars (also known as atrophic facial scars)
- Age spots (also known as sun spots or liver spots)
- Discoloration or uneven pigmentation
- Saggy skin
- Age lines
Microneedling is virtually painless, though the name might scare a few of us who suffer from fear of needles. There should be NO bleeding or bruising when the procedure is done properly, such as by the skilled technicians at Glow Aesthetic Center.
What to Expect After Your Shermak Oaks Microneedling Treatment
Though microneedling is perfectly safe, there are a few side effects that you might notice after your session. Primarily, clients tend to see a slight bit of swelling and redness for a few days afterward similar to a mild sunburn. Use the following tips to protect yourself:
- Wear sunscreen whenever you are outside, as your skin will be vulnerable to sun damage due to the punctures.
- Wear makeup if you are concerned about the redness. Makeup should be safe for you to use after your microneedling session, though the redness usually dissipates and disappears completely within a few days.
On the plus side, you should not experience any serious alteration to your daily life. There is no downtime necessary after a microneedling session, meaning you can go back to work immediately!
The Effectiveness of Microneedling
Microneedling has proven effective for many clients, even when those clients have not seen results from other dermatological treatments. For example, the Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery reported on a study in which 80% of patients suffering from scarring reported “excellent” results from microneedling procedures. Harvard Health also reports that the last five years have seen the significant development of new microneedling procedures and techniques now that the treatment has become more mainstream.
At Glow Aesthetic Center, we stay on the cutting edge of cosmetic treatments. Our medical staff, led by Dr. Homan Siman, carefully plans a treatment program for each client designed to help them achieve their individual goals. Typically, we offer microneedling treatments in groups of four to six sessions, and clients may start seeing results within a few weeks. In some cases, the full “end product” of the microneedling treatment may not be visible for three to six months. That’s because it takes time for the body to produce more collagen, and everyone’s body is unique.
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At Glow Aesthetic Center, we’re here to help you regain confidence and attain the look you’ve been seeking. Our Sherman Oaks microneedling treatments can help you reduce unsightly blemishes and marks, add elasticity to your face, and appear younger and more vibrant.
If you’re ready to start seeing results, schedule a consultation with our team today. Call our office at (818) 905-8815 or fill out the form on our contact page to get started.